Shoe Sensation opens in Detroit Lakes
The shoe retailer is located at 1657 U.S. Highway 10 and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DETROIT LAKES — Shoe Sensation is officially open in Detroit Lakes. After a long hiatus of not having a shoe store in town, lakes area residents can forgo the hour drive to a larger city and shop locally.
Shoe Sensation had 230 stores nationwide, and was proud to welcome Detroit Lakes as its 231st store, said Shoe Sensation CFO Eddie Price. During the grand opening ceremony Friday, May 12, Price explained customers can try on shoes right off the shelf, or enjoy full-service assistance with foot size measurements and help finding the right size shoe.
Price added the company may be nationally known, but it is also known for being an active member of the local community it serves.
“It’s all about keeping it local,” he said. “We want to be involved in charities, city events, first responders, police departments — if there is something going on, we want to be a part of it.”
Theresa Borgen, the market president for Shoe Sensation, said the business had looked for a location in Detroit Lakes the past several years. With persistence and patience, she said they are “excited to finally be here.”
Shoe Sensation in Detroit Lakes will be managed by Vickie Ellingson. She will oversee about a dozen employees. Ellingson grew up in Cosmos, Minnesota, and moved to Willmar, Minnesota, to raise her three children, all of whom are now adults. Ellingson said she moved to Detroit Lakes about three years ago to be closer to some of her grandchildren.
Shoe Sensation is located at 1657 U.S. Highway 10 and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.