Since our Founding in 1946 by our namesake, Sid Boedeker, we have been servicing companies throughout the Midwest for their safety footwear needs.


Sid started our company after World War II, during which time he worked at an ammunition plant in Saint Louis, MO fitting employees there with conductive footwear to avoid explosions on the line.  Given his experience with safety footwear and his brief time actually making footwear with his father at the International Shoe Company, Sid felt it was only natural to open his own Safety Footwear Distributorship.


From the humble beginnings in the garage of a small house in Florissant, MO, to the first small bread truck converted to sell shoes, to expanding into four stores and 10 tractor trailers and straight trucks, we have been family owned and operated.  Our goal is to treat you the same way we treat our family. 


In 73 years, we have logged hundreds of thousands of miles brining safety footwear to you directly.  Our affiliation with Hytest Safety Footwear connects us to a network of independent safety footwear distributors that can service any customer nationwide. 


With over 53,000 pairs of safety specific footwear in over 200 styles in over 25 brands in stock between our physical retail locations and our trucks, we have the widest selection and the most inventory in the Midwest.  Whether you choose to purchase your safety footwear in store, on Shoemobile, online, over the phone, through fax, or over email, we have committed to get you your footwear so you can get to work.


Call us with any questions at 314-522-8180, we will be there with real, local people to help you with your needs.