Just got word that Hecker's Shoes, on Silver Spring since 1957, is closing. My neighbor visited the shop and confirmed it, that they would stay open as their inventory depletes.
Looks like their website was abandoned a long time ago, but I was able to dig into the archives:
For four generations Hecker's Shoes has been a destination for families who care about quality footwear. Abe and Ann Hecker opened the store in 1957 focusing on men, women, and children's shoes, relying on the motto "proper fit and service makes all the difference". Hecker's Shoes has evolved into a children's shoes store based on the traditions and philosophies of the late Abe Hecker.
Now owned and operated by Marcia Hecker, Abe and Ann's daughter, the store specializes in children's footwear but carries a small selection of women’s shoes. The store stocks infant through *** shoes in narrow, medium, and wide widths, this is what sets them apart from other stores. According to Marcia Hecker shoes need to be fit properly to prevent irritation and discomfort. It is particularly important for young walkers to have the correct support while learning how to walk.
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