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American-Made at The Batavia Bootery

Downtown Batavia has added a new store to its Main Street - the Batavia Bootery. Nestled between Main Street Pizza and City Church, the store was opened in April of 2017 and brought a retail shoe store back into downtown.

The Bootery’s purpose is a simple one – American-made shoes done well. And that they do. They are Batavia’s only high-end footwear center and each shoe is lovingly crafted. With rows of polished dress shoes, hearty work boots, and casual shoes for everything in between, the Bootery is like a step back in time. The store is reminiscent of years gone by, when streets and airports were lined with shoe polishing stations, there was never an occasion needed to dress up, and locally-made goods were the best of the best.

The Bootery is all about local – it’s in their founder’s history. They’re the flagship retail location for a partnership between P.W. Minor and Charles Men’s shop, two Batavia staples that know a thing or two about American-made goods. P.W Minor was founded in 1867 and is the oldest women's shoe manufacturer in the U.S., with all products produced at the manufacturing facility right here in Batavia, NY. Charles Men's Shop, Inc. has been Batavia family owned & operated since 1947.

On any trip to Batavia, stopping by the Bootery is a must. Upon walking in the door, you’ll be greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable, (and shoe-loving) employee, happy to help you find the perfect shoe for any occasion. Take your time – the Bootery believes finding the right shoe should be an enjoyable experience – and be sure to admire the craftsmanship and detail that goes into each item. The Bootery also has a line of specially crafted shoes with orthopedic support, so you never have to compromise style for comfort.

Batavia Bootery is a small shop on main street with a long history of locally made goods to keep you stylish. Every trip to the store will leave you satisfied with the service, and possibly wondering just how many shoes you can fit in your closet at home…

Check out the Bootery’s website for photos, hours and the contact form and their Facebook for sales, deals, and store updates. The Batavia Bootery is located at 210 E Main Street in Batavia NY.