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Our Story

TreadZ - The Comfort Shoe Store and More


Since 1993-94, Erin and Jon Zalinski have enjoyed living, working and playing in the Roaring Fork Valley.  They are involved in the community and are proud to raise their family here as well.


"We opened TreadZ in 2008 originally as the premier shoe store for Glenwood Springs and the surrounding areas.  Right when the economy crashed but we had a passion for finding quality products." Erin expressed.  "We matched that with our drive of providing personalized service with every shoe purchased.  We then evolved into carrying more products and eventually moved to a bigger location to meet the needs of our customers."


"We now consider ourselves as being the local shoe store AND more." Erin went on saying,  "You could say it is a Mountain Life store.  We want you to feel great about how you look while making great product choices. We want you to know that you're not just buying a pair of shoes or a shirt, you are making an investment in comfort and style."


"We are committed to finding great brands every season that we can stand behind, that align with our mountain life ideals.  Many of our lines are made from natural sustainable fibers, or recycled materials.  Some products are even made right here in the USA."


The mission at TreadZ is to combine legendary customer service with an exceptional selection of quality comfortable goods for men, women, and kids that benefit our community and environment. Erin summed it up by saying, "We pride ourselves in trying to be THE BEST specialty retail store our customers have ever been to."


"We hope you’ll come by to try on some shoes and see our  hand picked selection of great clothing as well.


We hope you enjoy our store and we thank you for your business."


The Zs

Erin and her daughter out for a fall hike.

TreadZ is your hometown retail shoe and clothing store. Come see us in our Glenwood Springs Colorado location at 812 Grand Avenue just over the bridge between 8th and 9th street. 


Because Glenwood Springs is between Aspen, Vail, and Rifle you can think of us as an Aspen shoe store, a Rifle Shoe Store, a Vail shoe store, an Eagle Shoe Store, a Basalt and Carbondale Shoe Store that carries men’s and women's clothes. 

We also opened our Toad & Co Glenwood store as an extension of our mission to bring great brands and quality goods into the Roaring Fork Valley.  

Come in and see our new store.  We think you will like what you'll see.

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