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About Us

About Luers Group

Welcome to We hope to make purchases and size reviews more convenient for our customers purchasing school uniforms, childrens’ shoes, adult and child dancewear and shoe, and Spiritwear for your particular school or institution.

Luers Group – your one-stop shop for:

  • Parochial School Uniforms
  • Jumpers, Skirts, pants, shorts, blouses, polo shirts, sweaters and more!
  • Dance and Gymnastic Clothing and Shoes.
  • Gift items such as Spiritwear, and Melissa and Doug Toys
  • Soccer shoes and apparel, for the beginning player, starting at toddler size 7.

About Luers – Serving Central Illinois for over 150 Years

Luers is a Central Illinois “Institution,” having put high-quality, well-fit shoes on children for over 150 years. We are well on our way to establishing this same status in School Uniforms and Dancewear, where we are starting our 18th year in this business with the same values: high-quality goods with a variety of fitting options from people who have children and know children.

Web Convenience

We offer a website not really as a final stop shopping site, although you certainly have that option, in that we check our order in-mail several times per day and ship every day – but, rather as an area of convenience in determining appropriate school uniform policies, pricing options and sale dates, along with a customer blog from each school where people are welcome to post comments about what uniform parts work, and which don’t. For instance, our customers tell us at SHG that you really need a long-sleeve polo because the building is COLD most of the time!

Local Customer Service & Great Value

In all of our businesses, we strive for the highest level of LOCAL customer service and durability of our goods, whether they be children’s shoes, clothing, or dance fashions. We KNOW that you can find these things cheaper, at certain times, either at our competition or on-line. However, we hope that if you shop at our stores routinely, take advantage of our expertise, our high quality goods, ranging from Stride Rite shoes to Bunheads dance toe pillows, and watch for our periodic sales and clearance items, we are firmly convinced that you will find us a great value.

Company History

Luers was started in 1850 (you read that right…) as a family shoe store in downtown Springfield, Illinois. Some of our first customers were Willy and Tad Lincoln, the children of a local lawyer named Abraham Lincoln. We stayed downtown until 1955, before opening a children’s shoe store to serve the needs of the “Baby Boom” generation. We have been in the same building on South MacArthur since 1960 and have expanded our offerings to include school uniforms, dancewear and shoes, and customized screening and embroidery. So, like Nordstroms, we got our start in the shoe business and still continue to be the largest downstate dealer for Stride Rite and Keen shoes in Illinois. However, we do LOTS of other things and want to share those with you!

Photos From Our Past

Luers Building
“New” Building – 1960
Leurs Store Window
A window – 1955

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