Hyman’s Pennyworth’s, NewburyportPhilosophy: Started as a shoe repair business more than 100 years ago, Hyman’s Pennyworth’s aims to preserve a traditional level of service while meeting contemporary needs.
Standout Qualities: From polished dress shoes to rugged work boots (with plenty of sneakers and sandals in between), Hyman’s Pennyworth’s has men’s footwear for every need. The store prides itself on stocking hard-to-find sizes and widths so they have something to offer every man.
Fun Fact: The store has customers who started shopping with the company in the 1950s—and never stopped.
45 Storey Ave., Newburyport, 978-462-2711, hymanspennyworths.com
Mark Adrian Shoes, GloucesterPhilosophy: Customer service, comfort, fashion, and value are the hallmarks of Mark Adrian Shoes’ approach to business.
Standout Qualities: Owner Adam Farber has made a recent push to add more fashionable choices to the men’s shoe selection, in addition to time-tested practical favorites. Well-trained longtime staff provide impeccable service and dedication to finding just the right fit.
Fun Fact: Farber is the fifth generation in his family to work in the shoe business.
103 Main St., Gloucester, 978-283-4343, markadrianshoes.com