Langers Broadway Shoe Store is celebrating the shop’s 97th birthday on the 12th of January 2023. Langers Broadway Shoe Store opened in 1926 by Henry William Langer and his wife Mary. After Henry’s death the business was passed down to Henry James Langer and his wife Edna in 1953. Bill Langer is the 3rd generation of the Langer family; he started working at Langers shoe store in 1971 at the age of 21. Bill married Joan Witt in 1977, but sadly Joan passed away in 2015.
Bill Langer is a respected businessman throughout the Maryborough community. He has donated to various charities as well as sponsoring the woodturning event at the Fraser Coast Show annually.
His leisure activity of choice is woodturning. Quite often you can find him out the back of Langers on his lathe, crafting pens, cheese knives and making clocks.
Another hobby of Bill’s is being part of the Granville Indoor Bowls Club. His commitment to this has led to the role of ‘President’ for over 40 years.
Langers is a small independent shoe store with a wide range of orthotic friendly and comfort line shoes. Some of the most popular brands are Ziera, Klouds, Zeta, Arcopedico, Taos and Comfort Leisure. Over the years they have also branched out into selling men’s and women’s leather wallets, plus a selection of bamboo socks.
Val Flick and Dianne Stevens long term employees are known for their friendly customer service, which keeps their loyal customers coming back time after time. Previous employees Cheryl Bolderrow and Merryl Taylor also worked for Bill for many years.
Bill’s passion and drive for his business has kept him motivated to keep going. He would dearly love to reach the milestones of 100 years of Langers Broadway Shoe Store.