About Us

Diane Holdaway

Diane is a retired podiatrist who understands the detrimental effects of poor shoe size and wearing the wrong shoe for your foot.  Her goal is to help people find the right fit and shoe for their foot so they can have less pain and stay active.

Peter Holdaway

Peter is volunteering at the store.  His passion is to help athletes find the solution to their foot gear needs so they can stay active with less pain. 


Dee has been fitting people with shoes for about 20 years.  She enjoys people and the challenge of getting each person the right fit. 

The Right Fit For Your Sole

Beginning October 31 we will have new hours.  We will be open on Mondays by appointment.  Call 717 762-1945 for a 45 minute fitting appointment.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday we will be open 10-4 and on Friday 10-6.  Monday appointments are great for people who have difficulty with fit or runners who need to find the right sneaker for their foot or anyone having trouble finding the right shoe for their foot and activity.  There is no fee for an appointment.

James Shoes is under new ownership as of January of 2022. The new owner is Diane Holdaway, a retired podiatrist, with 20 years of service to the medical community. She will now transition to ownership of the store where she will utilize her knowledge of the foot and ankle to help fit you with the best shoe for your sole. She will carry on the fitting tradition of the previous owner, Barb Chandler, as well as the customer service that James Shoes patrons are accustomed to. Diane believes that investing in the correct, well fitted, shoe or sneaker for your feet can help you stay active and live a healthy lifestyle.

Diane’s husband, Peter, a podiatrist in the Chambersburg, Waynesboro area, will be volunteering at the store. He is an avid runner and will be happy to help you choose the best sneaker to keep you running for many miles. James shoes has a variety of running and trail shoes to help keep you moving on happy feet.

James Shoes carries a variety of quality children’s footwear including Stride Rite, Saucony, Billy, and Keds. From early walkers to early teens, we have kids’ footgear needs covered. We professionally fit all kids’ feet to ensure the right shoe and fit.

We have an extensive variety of women’s footwear, including athletic shoes, casual and dress shoes, boots, slippers, and sandals. There are lots of great styles and colors to choose from, and we carry a wide variety of Clark’s footwear and have recently added Born and Sofft shoes and boots. We have lots of cozy Minnetonka slippers to choose from for those chilly days and nights. Enjoy an active lifestyle? Good news! New running and trail sneakers have been introduced to our sneaker lineup, including Brooks, Saucony, Mizuno and Topo! Check out our casual trending styles from Lamo which are sure to complete that great look with a pair of jeans or leggings. 

Our men’s shoes include everything from casual to dress, and from slippers to high quality work boots. If you need safety shoes and work boots, look no further. We are happy to assist you in finding the right shoe or boot for your needs. Having difficulty finding the right shoe due to a foot deformity? Our staff will help you find the right shoe and fit. For those guys looking for trendy casual footwear, shoes from Lamo, Born and Propet have arrived! And for those active customers, check out our new running and trail sneakers.

Latest Shoe Styles & Colors

The shoes you wear can say a lot about your personal style. We carry top brands like Naturalizer, Soft Style, Stride Rite, Propet, Keds, Saucony, Soft Spots, Mizuno, Topo, Saucony, LAMO, Clarks, Billy, and Minnetonka. No matter how you like to dress, we have the style and color of shoe you’ll love to show off.

We also carry shoes for work, such as the newest styles by Red Wing, Irish Setter, and Worx, men’s shoes, and children’s shoes. We can special order and can find shoes for dress, casual, and athletic needs.