Luck Family Timeline
1919: Joe Luck opens the Lucky Store, a general goods store, in Firestone Park.
1946: Sons Milton and Leonard take over the business.
1955: Milton opens the family’s first shoe and accessory store, Lucky Shoes, in Fairlawn Plaza.
1973: Milton’s son Tom joins Lucky Shoes.
1976: Tom expands the Fairlawn store, taking over the 17,000 square-foot Acme grocery store. The expansion makes Lucky Shoes one of the first super shoe stores in the country and increases the business threefold in two years.
1981: Lucky Shoes expands to Canton.
1991: Tom’s son John joins the business.
1995: Lucky Shoes Fairlawn adds the Stride Rite Bootery.
1996: Lucky Shoes adds a third location in Strongsville that includes a second Stride Rite Bootery.
1998: A turning point in the history of Lucky Shoes, John Luck becomes a certified pedorthist and takes Lucky Shoes in a specialized direction.
1999: Tom opens his first two New Balance stores; Great Northern Mall and Fairlawn Town Centre.
2012: Lucky Shoes relocates and expands its Fairlawn location to 18,500 sq. ft. Opens the SAS Comfort Shoes store and now has nine New Balance stores.
2014: Lucky Shoes expands its reach to the Columbus area by opening a Lucky Shoes store at Easton Town Center