Milwaukee-based Stan’s Fit For Your Feet is expanding into Chicagoland with the purchase of Waxberg’s Walk Shoppe.

Waxberg’s is in the Chicago suburb of Niles, which is Northeast of O’Hare International Airport.

According to a news release, the store will maintain Waxberg’s name. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Our family business histories and philosophies are so similar that this acquisition is a perfect match,” said Jim Sajdak, president, Stan’s Fit For Your Feet. “When we connected with the Waxberg family, we immediately were interested in continuing their 102-year-old family business legacy. Both companies are third-generation, family-owned and carry such brands as Alegria, Birkenstock, Brooks, Clarks, Dansko, ECCO, Hoka, Naot, Pikolinos, Taos, Hartjes, New Balance, and others. Both stores have certified pedorthists on staff along with fit specialists who measure the feet of every customer.

“We can appreciate the importance of Waxberg’s brand name in the community since they’ve established a wonderful heritage over the past 100 years, Sajdak said. “We want to honor their legacy and keep the Waxberg’s name. We are also proud to have their team joining our family to continue Waxberg’s legacy.”

Stan’s Fit For Your Feet has locations in Brookfield, Glendale and Greenfield in Illinois.

Photo courtesy Waxberg’s Walk Shoppe