Hawley Lane Shoes has been in business since 1975, when we opened our first store in Trumbull in the Hawley Lane Mall. Our family-owned and operated company incorporates three generations of experience and is known throughout the tri-state area (CT, NY, and NJ) for our dedication to customer service, education outreach and healthy fitting.
Hawley Lane Shoes was started by the late Jack Smolensky, the family patriarch, whose vision was to provide customers with shoes that actually fit! His passion for this vision created a legacy which we have been building on and will continue to build on for many years to come!
Jack was one of the first Pedorthists to graduate from New York University. (A Pedorthist, or foot pharmacist, specializes in understanding the biomechanics of the foot and works toward long-term maintenance of individual foot health.) Jack’s sincerity with people complemented his enthusiasm to provide exceptional customer service and education about footwear and the far-reaching impact of foot care on overall health and well-being. It was therefore no surprise that he created a unique store environment which welcomed all foot types.
We have stayed true to Jack’s mission for over 40 years. The years have seen us through relocation and expansion to five locations in Connecticut, in: Stamford, Norwalk, Shelton, Orange and Danbury.