About Us


Penn-Lee Footwear opened in 1961 as a full-service shoe store. It has been at the same location at 163 East Main Street (in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) for the past 47 years. Our store is one of the oldest privately owned shoe stores in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We only carry nationally known brand-name shoes that people recognize and trust.

We believe that “fitting you right is our full-time job.”  As it was done in the 1960’s,
we still measure our customers' feet, because most people today wear the wrong sized shoes. This is why we’re known as the “old-fashioned shoe store."


We are located at 163 East Main Street in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We are one mile down the road from the side entrance of the Mohegan Sun Casino and Pocono Downs Racetrack. Click here for map/directions

We are open:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.


"My name is Stan Zurek, and I started working at Penn-Lee Footwear in 1972 at the age of 23. I learned the shoe business from Leo Pensieri who started Penn-Lee Footwear in 1961. He taught me how to take care of customers, giving the customer service with a smile, having patience, and being honest and truthful.

"On April 13, 2003, I became the owner of Penn-Lee Footwear. I still believe in doing business the old-fashioned way. However, I have recently complemented my shoe store with a mobile shoe truck that sells safety shoes at manufacturing plants. This is an innovative idea that blends the old with the new."


In a world of self-service we offer full service:


We also carry the following brands of soft-toe shoes at our retail location:

Clarks – Born – Skechers – Red Wing - Sebago – Taos – Haflinger – Sperry - Keds
Toe Warmers - Rockport – Hush Puppies – Dockers – Trotters – SAS – Minnetonka Grasshoppers – Spring Step– Arcopedico – Timberland – Wolverine – Irish Setter Bostonian – Sanita - Rieker - Florsheim


Penn-Lee Footwear is well-known for its large selection of safety and soft-toe shoes and boots. We have men’s styles that go up to size 18 and women’s styles that go up to size 12. Some brands (not all) will have slim, narrow, medium, wide, extra wide, and double extra wide widths. Since we do measure feet and custom fit our shoes, we are able in most cases to accommodate customers that have foot problems or are hard to fit. We welcome the challenge!

Penn-Lee Footwear also carries SAS footwear - America’s #1 favorite comfort and walking shoe (soft-toe). These are made in the USA and come in men’s sizes 6-15 and women’s sizes 4-12. They are available in slim, narrow, medium, wide, & wide wide widths. Since we do not advertise these shoes on our website, just call our store for more information! We can do special orders.

(570) 825-5346