Thompson Shoes

Shoes for the Entire Family


Established in 1972 and founded by Gary Thompson in Waverly, IA, Thompson Shoes quickly became a mainstay of the downtown community. Leaving to open a shoe store in Columbus, NE current owner, Don Johnson, returned to Waverly in 1993 due to Gary's passing. After securing the store and vowing to keep the name and reputation of Thompson Shoes intact Don set out to grow the business the way he knew best, one satisfied customer at a time.

In the Summer of 2007 Don expanded Thompson Shoes to a second location in Waterloo, IA with the largest inventory and selection of safety footwear anywhere in the area. In the Spring of 2021 operations began to double the Waterloo locations size and add more comfort, athletic, and outdoor brands and goods.

Thompson Shoes is now a family operation with Landon Johnson and Amber Nichols co-managing Waverly.


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Our business specializes in the best customer service the Cedar Valley has to offer. With our knowledgeable staff and immense selection, there’s no need to stress. We offer a wide variety of brands and styles to fit everyone in the family. Shop with us and see what your feet are missing.