Robert Aday, also known as RC, was the father of Ron and Ken Aday. RC had originally opened College Shoe Shop in Redland, California. When RC opened a new location in Arkansas, he left his original shop in California for his son Ken to run. RC then opened up College Shoe Shop in Mountain Home. Business back then was slow so RC sold the repair shop and moved here to Fayetteville and opened College Shoe Shop in 1976 at its current location. RC retired and left the shop to Ron, who hired Duaine Peck. In 1998, Duaine bought College Shoe Shop from Ron and fruitfully ran the business for the following 18 years. Adam came to work with Duaine in 2007 and learned the ins and outs of the business. Adam purchased College Shoe Shop in 2016 from his business partner, Duaine. Although the repair shop has shut down in 2020, Adam and his crew continue to sell industrial footwear with the same welcoming customer service since 1976! Come on in and check it out for yourself!
The building has changed little over the years. We were originally a gas station but have been converted into the industrial footwear retail store sitting on Martin Luther King Blvd. today! Much has changed in Fayetteville, but the little red building on the corner has not.
Adam is more than just the owner of College Shoe Shop; he’s a fantastic leader, father to two amazing children – Isaac & Isabella – and a lucky husband to his wife – Heather. Most of his adult life has been dedicated to providing the best footwear possible for his customers and his passion for the business shows! Adam takes so much pride in his family, faith and his community by being the guy that everyone can count on. You can usually find him organizing the lighting and sound at his church, lending a hand at his local fire department, or helping a family member or friend when they need him. You’d be hard pressed to find a more honest, reliable, or welcoming sales experience than the one that Adam can provide. If you’re needing an expert opinion on what your feet need, stop by the store and ask for Adam today!
Katey is our main lady here at College Shoe Shop! She provides out of this world customer service that will knock your socks off. If you’ve got questions, just look for a bouncing blonde ponytail and she’ll give you some answers! Outside of work, she’s also a proud mama to her daughter K’Lynne, two puppies – Bear & Nova. She is newly engaged to her fiancé Lynn, they are busy preparing for their wedding this coming spring! A unanimous vote proves that she’s a fun lady to work with; but don’t let her great sense of humor fool you. She’s hardworking and strives to make all customer experiences the best they can be! Motivated by her faith and her family, Katey is driven to be the best mother she can be so that she is able to live a long and happy life. It wouldn’t disappoint her if she ended up in Ireland and Iceland at some point in her life though! Stop by and talk to Katey about your new shoe or shoe care needs today!
Jon will create an experience at College Shoe Shop that you will not forget any time soon! He’s usually completing repairs in the back of the store, but you’ll be able to tell he’s there without even seeing him. He’s got a zest for life and his shrieking shows it! Jon has every reason to be ecstatic about life with four wonderful children – Madison, Waverly, Jax & Pyper – and a beautiful, loving wife – Candace. He is involved in his local ministry through his talent on the drums and passion for his faith. He hasn’t made a bucket list (we think he’ll make “making a bucket list” #1 on it though), but he’s got aspirations to visit every state in the U.S. and share his musical talents. Come on by and talk to Jon about giving your boots new life or buying a new pair if you’re looking for stellar and friendly customer service!