Bob Pearl

Owner   For more than half of his life, Bob Pearl has been a shoe man. Whether it's a shoe hook, a larrigan, or a shoe last, Bob can tell you what each of those words mean and how it helps improves the structure and fit of your shoe.

Kathleen Losier

Merchandise Manager   Working as the footwear and apparel buyer for all six of JL Coombs' stores, Kathleen sees first hand the latest and greatest in footwear fashion. As a frequent traveler and invited guest to fashion shows, Kathleen remains one step ahead of the hottest footwear fashion trends. At JL Coombs, she guides our team, and stocks our New Hampshire, Massachussetts, and Maine shoe stores alike with an expertly chosen inventory of stylish footwear and apparel.

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Featuring a unique selection of carefully chosen products in our Freeport, Portland, Portsmouth, and Newburyport stores, JL Coombs sells quality footwear and apparel that doesn't sacrifice fashion for comfort.

The assortment in JL Coombs' shoe stores is focused on fashion, comfort and outdoor shoes and apparel, but each individual store has its own unique mix of products.  For Dansko and professional shoes, check out our South Portland Dansko Headquarters; for our biggest collection of outdoor shoes and apparel, head to Freeport village; for quality discount shoes, visit our Freeport Outlet; and for a distinctive fashion collection take a trip to our downtown stores in Portland, Portsmouth or Newburyport.

Whether you are an outdoorsy type, a fashion conscious socialite, a hard working professional, or someone who just needs comfortable shoe to get from place to place, J.L. Coombs has the shoe for you.

With a 170-year heritage of Maine shoe fitting experience, JL Coombs is the oldest shoe company in the United States. Our Core brands include Dansko, Ecco, Cushe, Merrell, Hunter, KEEN, Born, Ahnu, Reef, Olukai, Ariat, Frye, Rieker, Naot, UGG, and Patagonia.

Duffel no. 4

Fjallraven

Cate The Great Deco

Sorel

Rucksack no. 21

Fjallraven

Hunter Original Flame Gloss

Hunter

Marshall Waterproof

Keen

Meryl

Prana

Original Tall Boot

Hunter

Pre-cip Jacket

Marmot

Paharita wedge

Söfft

Kanken Bag

Fjallraven

Clifton Creek

Teva

Hattie

Dansko

Classic Short

UGG

Austin

Keen

Dawson

Keen

Bethany

Dansko

Bailey Button

UGG

Josie

Prana

Tamarack

Ahnu

Nadia

Prana