A timeline of Red’s Shoe Barn
Peter J. “Red” Murray starts Red’s Shoe Barn in a converted blacksmith’s shop in Dover, New Hampshire, buying shoes direct from the many local factories.
In response to his growing business, Red decided to put on an addition to the original blacksmith’s shop.
Red tears down the original building and addition to make room for a brand new building and more parking for his customers.
With a growing loyal customer base, the Plaistow, New Hampshire location was built in 1983, opening the door for Massachusetts customers to buy shoes tax-free.
Red’s Shoe Barn voted as the best shoe store in New Hampshire by the readers of The New Hampshire Magazine
Caring for Our Communities
Red’s Shoe Barn has always believed in giving back to the community, local kids, and their customers. That’s why Red’s has always supported local youth sports in Dover, even being part of the original founding board for Dover’s Pee Wee Football.
Because of Red’s mission to help all kids play sports, even if they couldn’t afford to play, they consistently contribute to and sponsor Little League teams, as well as being a sponsor to the Dover Ice Arena.
Then there’s the Red’s Annual Road Race for charity. The 38th annual race had over 1,000 runners and walkers from all over New England. Red’s partners with multiple local charitable organizations that are able to use the proceeds from the race to help local residents in need.
We do these things as a way of giving back to the communities and the people that have been our loyal customers over these last 60+ years—many of whom are also our neighbors and friends. It’s a small token of appreciation for supporting our business and providing a livelihood for our 100+ employees. As a small town business, we know better than most, that without you there would be no Red’s Shoe Barn. And for that we are eternally grateful.