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Family-run Uyeda Shoe Store has been helping customers find the perfect fit since 1915

  • Video by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com

    Uyeda's has been a fixture in Moiliili since 1957 mainly at University Square, serving generations of the same families and, since Claire Takashima has been in charge, providing comfortable shoes to people with foot problems.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At Uyeda Shoe Store, Claire Takashima, right, helps Lynn Kobayashi find just the right shoe for her vacation. Claire’s husband, Richard, is measuring the foot of another customer getting fitted for a shoe.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At Uyeda Shoe Store, Claire Takashima, right, helps Lynn Kobayashi find just the right shoe for her vacation. Claire’s husband, Richard, is measuring the foot of another customer getting fitted for a shoe.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                “There’s a lot of heart in this store. Whoever takes over — it can’t be for the money,” said Claire Takashima, Uyeda Shoe Store owner, pictured with the antique cash register that she still uses.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “There’s a lot of heart in this store. Whoever takes over — it can’t be for the money,” said Claire Takashima, Uyeda Shoe Store owner, pictured with the antique cash register that she still uses.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Claire Takashima takes pride in finding the right pair for her customers at Uyeda Shoe Store. “I love doing what I do,” she said. Takashima offers options to customer Lynn Kobayashi.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Claire Takashima takes pride in finding the right pair for her customers at Uyeda Shoe Store. “I love doing what I do,” she said. Takashima offers options to customer Lynn Kobayashi.

Claire Takashima has been following in her grandparents’ and parents’ footsteps since she was 11, and she got to wear nice shoes every step of the way, with her family owning the Uyeda Shoe Store since 1915. Read more

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