An award winning, 4th generation family owned and operated sit and fit footwear store.
The Shoe Man
Here is where our footwear store legacy began...
It all started in January 24, 1907, when Samuel Fineberg started the Fineberg family legacy. Pictured here is an image of Samuel Fineberg and his business card, a true piece of Rutland Vermont history.
1941 — 1979
Ronay’s Famous Shoes
Continuing the tradition, the 2nd generation of Fineberg Family footwear stores.
Sam’s son, Max Fineberg continued his father legacy in 1941 opening the 2nd Generation Fineberg Family footwear store, Ronay’s Famous Shoes in downtown Rutland. Sadly, business came to an abrupt end December 23rd, 1979 when vagrants broke into an upstairs apartment breaking a sprinkler head, flooding Max’s store and destroying all of the inventory, that would be the last day Ronay’s Famous Shoes was open.
1982 — present
Continuing his father and grand fathers legacy...
Three years later in 1982, Max Fineberg's son Greg Fineberg opened his 5000 square foot family footwear store called Sensible Shoe. Continuing his father and grand fathers legacy, making him as the 3rd generation of the Fineberg family to own and operate a family footwear store in Rutland Vermont. After 40 years of working full time, Greg made the decision to work part time in 2015.
The Legacy continues
Carrying on the family tradition, starting the 4th generation.
While Greg is enjoying his semi-retirement status, his son, Joben Fineberg is now managing the daily operations of Sensible Shoe making him the 4th generation of Fineberg family footwear stores in Rutland, Vermont. Our decades of footwear industry knowledge, high level of customer service and extensive selection of over 100 top rated footwear brands make Sensible Shoe the ultimate destination for the entire family. Over the years the shoes have changed but the Fineberg family philosophy of helping customers find the best shoes at the best price in a comfortable atmosphere remains the same.
“My husband and I both have foot issues. The staff at Sensible Shoe is wonderful. They want to put you in the right shoe. They’re friendly, helpful, and go above and beyond. We’ll be shopping there for all future purchases.”
~ Angie R.
“Excellent customer service and very friendly staff, I’ve been buying my boots there for years and now getting my son and wife’s shoes there as well.Thank you again for all the years of Great service!!”
~ Brent L.
“Another great shopping experience today! They have the most amazing staff who get my foot issues and help me to select the most comfortable shoes possible. Thanks for another great experience, you have the best customer service around!”