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.

Paharita wedge

Söfft

Campus 14L

Frye

Cate The Great Deco

Sorel

Josie

Prana

Hattie

Dansko

Torrentshell Jacket

Patagonia

Marshall Waterproof

Keen

Rucksack no. 21

Fjallraven

Meryl

Prana

Olga

Dansko

Pre-cip Jacket

Marmot

Bethany

Dansko

Original Tall Boot

Hunter

Dawson

Keen

Clifton Creek

Teva

Duffel no. 4

Fjallraven

Baker

Dansko

Nadia

Prana

Hattie

Dansko

Hunter Original Flame Gloss

Hunter