History

This year, Armstrong and Richardson is proudly celebrating 82 years of continuous service in Ottawa!

Thank you for your loyal support and for making Armstrong and Richardson your shoe store of choice!

Our company, founded in 1934 by the late Omar Armstrong and Clarence Richardson, has evolved and seen many changes over the years, but we have always maintained our emphasis on offering high quality merchandise and professional service.

Keeping it in the family

Our commitment to service and excellence in footwear has been upheld by four generations of Armstrongs. First by Omar Armstrong, then by his son Blair Armstrong who joined the company in 1956.

In 1979, Blair was joined by his son Eric and then by his daughter, Deanna, in 1981. Eric’s daughter, Jessica, joined the business in 2003.

Our Selection

Armstrong & Richardson continues to provide one of the best selections of Men’s and Women’s footwear in Ottawa. Our merchandise mix offers casual, business, and dress footwear, as well as sandals, winter boots, slippers, handbags and accessories from Canada and around the world. Brand names include: Clarks, Rieker, Pajar, Josef Seibel, Cobb Hill, Florsheim, Sorel, Blondo, Merrell and many more! An extensive range of sizes, widths and exciting colours are available in our 6 Ottawa locations.