Johnny’s Story

Family owned and operated since 1967 from two locations in Kingsport and Gate City, Virginia

It began with service…

From the very beginning, Johnny’s Shoe Store was built on service.

The year was 1967 and buying a pair of shoes was an important purchase. Ankle high boots and moccasin shoes were popular. Instead of a closet, most hard-working people had a few pairs and they took care of them. If you had a problem with your shoes – you took them to Johnny’s and you got them fixed.

Johnny Farner opened the doors to Johnny’s Shoes on Center Street in Downtown Kingsport. Together with his wife Ellen, the Kingsport natives opened a small business in the vibrant “City of Industry.” Ellen worked the floor while Johnny helped fix the shoes for the factory workers at Tennessee Eastman and the paper mill as well as the contractors and construction workers shoes in the region. It wasn’t long before their business expanded into Weber City and they moved the store closer to Eastman at Green Acres Shopping Center

As the city grew, so did Johnny’s and the needs of their customers changed too. Dress shoes for church on Sunday and tennis shoes for kids in school – Johnny’s was the place to go for the best in name-brand shoes at a price your whole family could afford. There were boots, unique sizes, shoes for nurses, shoes for comfort – you name it, Johnny’s had it all and you could find them in two locations.

Fast-forward to 2014 and Johnny’s still has two locations and they’re now in their third generation of family serving families. With their 7,000 sq foot store on North Eastman Road and the 3,000 sq. ft. store in Weber City, locals know that if you want a good shoe store with good value and good service – Johnny’s is the place to go.

You’ll find high-quality footwear every day of the week. From hard-working steel-toed boots, name-brand Western boots and the area’s only dealer of popular and comfortable S.A.S footwear, Johnny’s Shoe Store is a local favorite. They’re the area’s largest independent, locally owned shoe store still run by the family who began the store so many years ago. Stop by Johnny’s and visit our new website often on your smartphone of tablet computer. We upload sales every week and we look forward to serving you.

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Johnny’s Shoe Stores has two locations to serve you. Both locations are open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. If you’re looking for something special, don’t hesitate to give us a call at the numbers below or fill out the form at left for immediate attention.

 

Johnny’s Shoes – Kingsport, TN

731 N. Eastman Road
Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone number (423) 247-7861

Johnny’s Shoes – Weber City, VA

95 US Hwy 23 N
Weber City, VA 24290
Phone number (276) 225-1330

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