Quality Footwear

Since 1962

For 57 years, we have proudly served hundreds of thousands of customers top-of-the-line brand named footwear for all occasions of the year. Since then we never stopped searching for insight for that goal, we look for an array of products that tailor to current trends, seasons, styles and technological advancements in the footwear industry. Footwear that speaks personality, expresses a style that correlates to your tastes, with a durable nature that is guaranteed to last. Durable in a physical sense, and in comfort for your precious feet keeping them healthy for the years to come. Its Shoes for the Family.

A short while later, Vern H Rist purchased the business and assumed responsibility for the management. He later on closed off the repair service, adding more emphasis to the footwear industry. He continues to take full roll. Today the enterprise has become a destination store, customers come from all over the province and beyond the shop and take a look at what they offer. It’s only fair to say that anyone stepping inside will very soon realize the store’s popularity is due in no small measure to the owner himself. His knowledge of footwear, along with his enthusiastic way of putting it across, is a service that customers really appreciate. The enterprise has become one of the town’s success stories. The operation expanded to three stores with branches in Three Hills and Olds.

Although the former Three Hills facility was closed and sold in 1996, the Olds location continues to operate for over 30+ years. The Trochu location later received a face-lift in early 2004, with current plans of a face-lift and add-on happening soon in the Olds locations. Today Henry’s has over 200,000+ registered customers from all around the country, and with over 100,000 pairs of footwear to choose from. The store is known for having an extreme selection of products from uncountable brand names that are only growing, continuing to wow our visitors, and provide an experience like no other competing shoe enterprise. Giving the customer more choice and personality with there footwear, almost always having them leave with a smile on there face! For 58 years we have and will continue to live up to that standard. One that Henry once saw 58 years ago with the ambition to create a shop with shoes for the family.

The shop started its humble beginnings back towards the founding of the town of Trochu Alberta (1912). Back in 1913 the original facility was built and owned by the Roach Municipal District Office, it stood where Henry’s Shoes is located today. The front part of the building was occupied by the Imperial Bank of Canada. Later on, moving across the street. In the 1930s, W.S. Garrick sold the building to Emil Fiala Sr. Who moved in with his Shoe and Harness Repair Shop, afterward changing the name to the Trochu Shoe Hospital. Emil Fiala Jr. also started his radio shop in this location after the war before he moved to the Arena Avenue location.

 

Emil Sr. died in 1962 and the business was purchased by Henry Rist, who had learned the shoe trade in his native country, Germany. With beginning renovations and retouching to the facility, Henry and his family opened Henry’s Shoe Shop “Shoes for the Family, All Repairs” Focusing on handcrafted shoes by Henry himself, some footwear and clothing brand sections and a full shoe repair workshop; Henry’s Shoes was born. He very soon added twenty feet to the rear of the store, with a further sixty feet in 1968. During that time Henry’s plans were to open a shoe manufacturing plant in Trochu with the support of the provincial government. Henry left for Europe to find the right equipment for this venture. After seven weeks, he returned in ill health and suddenly passed away on April 25, 1969. His wife, Ruth, and son, Vern, continued to operate the store.

Our Story

OUR LOCATIONS

 

You can stop at one of our two locations.

Trochu

Main Location

Mon - Sat 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday CLOSED

217 Main St, Trochu, AB T0M 2C0

Olds

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Mon - Sat 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday CLOSED

5023 51 St, Olds, AB T4H 1E6

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Contact us for customer service, checking your size and more.

Trochu Store: (403) 442-3065

Olds Store: (403) 556-8883

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Trochu Hours

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  • Tuesday

  • Wednesday

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  • Friday

  • Saturday

  • Sunday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

CLOSED

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  • Wednesday

  • Thursday

  • Friday

  • Saturday

  • Sunday

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

CLOSED

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