Our Story
It all started in 1951 when our founder, R. Newton Riley, began working at a Dryer’s Shoe Store in his hometown of Lebanon, MO while in high school. In 1956 at the age of 20, he decided to move his family to Columbia and open his own shoe store which is still in the original location. Out of respect for the business that got him started, he decided to keep the name Dryer’s Shoe Store with the approval of his former employer. Once in Columbia, he decided to stock the business with the latest trends in footwear and was dedicated to providing the best customer service for his customers. Over the next 60 years and three generations later, our business has stayed true to our roots. Providing our Community with the the highest quality of footwear, latest trends and of course great customer service. As one of the oldest Downtown retailers, we invite to you stop by and experience a piece of Columbia history.

Your footwear fix since ’56

Our Mission
Fashionable, comfort footwear is our passion. Since 1956, we strive to provide our customers with the knowledge and products to achieve whole body wellness, shoes that are good for the body and styles that excite the soul. Our goal is to bring the latest in fashion trends without compromising comfort. We have shoes to fit all your lifestyle, athletic, and occupational needs. So whether you are at work or play, you can be sure we have what you need to look and feel your best!

  • 30 days for a full refund
  • Refunds will be given in form of payment EXCEPT cash will be refunded as check
  • No box, no receipt, no refund.
  • Check refunds will be granted 10 days after original purchase
  • Sale rack shoes are FINAL SALE
  • Within 60 days, UNWORN shoes may be EXCHANGED or returned for STORE CREDIT
  • Refunds will only be granted on UNWORN shoes in resale condition
  • NO EXCEPTION! Original box and receipt must accompany shoes to be returned!
  • No refunds on exchanges after 60 days
  • If shipped, shipping charges will not be refunded
  • Credit card refunds will be issued to the same card the original purchase was made on