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About Us


 Metzler Shoes, Nappanee Indiana, first opened its doors in October 1924. Ralph Metzler and brother-in-law Ora Smucker invested  together to open a family shoe store. Shortly after, Ralph and brother Dan Metzler became partners. For generations, Metzler shoes  has been a landmark in the heart of downtown Nappanee.

 In the years to follow, Metzler Shoes became known around Northern Indiana and beyond for exceptional customer service  specifically designed for those with unique fitting circumstances. With the introduction of European styles into the U.S. market, Metzlers expanded to include the best of both European and American fashions. Over the years we have accumulated an extensive mailing list with our customers' specific footwear preferences in order to better assist them in future footwear purchases.

Values and Philosophy

Although our business environment has changed significantly over the years, our philosophy has remained the same. The Metzlers founded the business on the Golden Rule - to treat others as you would want to be treated.

Customers are greeted by a knowledgeable and friendly sales staff that strives to take the same level of service and caring with our customers whether or not they are physically present or are shopping with us online.

Many who have stopped in our store are impressed and comment that they have never seen so many beautiful lines of comfort shoes in one location. From Crocs to the finest European shoes in the world, we offer a variety for men and women that has existed for over 80 years.