Footwear for Every Occasion

Stouts offers a wide variety of footwear to suit every style, occasion, and individual. We understand that each customer has unique preferences and requirements, and we strive to provide an extensive selection that caters to diverse tastes.

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As Stout's has changed over the years, we have evolved into a mecca of high-end, quality footwear accompanied by an environment of full-service, custom fitting. Each customer is still individually measured and fit according to their footwear needs. We offer a wide range of sizes and an abundant selection of quality footwear.

  • Quality

    We pride ourselves on offering exceptional quality footwear that exceeds customer expectations. Our commitment to quality is evident in every aspect of our store, from the selection of brands we carry to the attentive service we provide.

  • Community

    We are deeply committed to being an active and engaged member of our community. We believe in giving back and making a positive impact on the lives of those around us.

  • Relationships

    We believe in the power of relationships. We understand that our success is not just about selling shoes but about fostering genuine connections with our customers.

History of Stout's Footwear

In 1886, Harry Stout and William Bristor established Harry Stout & company, a boot and shoe store at 318 Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis. In a time of hand-cobbled shoes, an off-the-shelf shoe store was a new concept. Stout's father, Benjamin, who died is 1875, ran a grocery and dry goods business. Harry's widowed mother, Elizabeth, ran the growing business while he finished his engineering degree at Purdue. Edward Stout, Harry's brother, replaced Bristor as partner in 1891. Harry Stout attracted customers by selling name-brand shoes at a discount, and by stocking a wide variety of sizes and widths.

Our History