We promise to provide a friendly, pleasant atmosphere, one-on-one exceptional service, a knowledgeable sales associate with a passion to help, and high quality comfort footwear from the best manufacturers in the world. We listen to the needs, wants, and perspectives of our customers to ensure the best possible fit. We strive to provide our customers with shoes they love to wear.
Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes was established in 1938 by Irving Van Dyke and Francis Bacon Sr. The first store was opened on North Charles Street in Baltimore in the heart of the city’s thriving shopping district. Irvin and Francis established a strong shoe business providing exceptional sit-and-fit service, comfortable footwear, and a sincere passion to find the perfect fit.
Through the years, the Van Dyke & Bacon name grew in recognition and with it, customer demand for quality comfort shoes increased. With the Baltimore suburbs increasing in population, Van Dyke & Bacon expanded. Continuing the long-standing principles of service, quality, comfort and fit, Van Dyke & Bacon added locations on York Road near Belvedere Square (1950), St. John's Plaza in Ellicott City (1989), the Shoppes at Nottingham Square in White Marsh (2007) and the York Marketplace in Cockeysville (2008).
Over time, Van Dyke & Bacon gained recognition and respect from its manufacturing suppliers. The company was invited by SAS (San Antonio Shoes) to launch specialty concept stores in the Baltimore area under the SAS name, opening its first store in Timonium (2000) and a second in Annapolis, which later moved to The Village of Waugh Chapel in Gambrills (2015). New Balance invited Van Dyke & Bacon to represent its business in the Baltimore market, opening New Balance Baltimore in the Timonium Square shopping center in 2015.
As the Van Dyke & Bacon family of stores grows, the foundation on which the company was built remains strong. As the fourth generation of the Bacon family has joined the family business, Van Dyke & Bacon has achieved overwhelming success with a promise of expansion in the future. We remain fully committed to exceptional sit-and-fit service, quality comfortable footwear and a passion to find the perfect fit.
Meet the Team
Over the years, we have developed a proud tradition of true customer service. All of our Shoe Pros are trained in measuring feet, fitting shoes, and adjusting shoes. Our staff is well seasoned in both the art and science of fitting shoes. The science of shoe fitting is influenced by foot type and shape, anatomy, gait, posture, size, width, and shoe design. The art of fitting shoes takes into account the subjective evaluation of the foot, recommendation of the shoe solution, and necessary adjustments to meet the needs for additional support, cushioning, or relief.
The extensive knowledge and experience of our shoe fitting experts provides our customers with an exceptional shopping experience.
Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes offers something unique! Our commitment to excellence continues. Today, we are 25 employees strong, changing the quality of peoples’ lives through our comfortable products, our passion to help, and a dedication to a better tomorrow!
We are always searching to expand our team of Shoe Pros. We seek motivated professionals who take pride in what they achieve and who always place customer service at the highest priority.
Benefits: Closed on most major holidays, paid holidays, paid vacations, sick days, store hours do not change during holiday season, employee discount program, no commission, retirement plan, and more!
If you are interested in a position, visit any location for an application or download an application below. Fill out the application completely and drop it off at any of our locations or e-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.