Bill Martin Sr. founded the New England Shoe Outlet in 1956 after earning a purple heart and serving his country faithfully as a Marine in both World War II and Korea. He opened the shoe store in Quantico, VA, to provide discount footwear and army boots to the U.S. Marines, their dependents, and others in the area.
At the start of the business, many of the shoes and styles of the time came from New England, and the name stuck. After he passed away in 1996, his son, Bill Martin Jr., took over the store while keeping the long-standing family tradition learned from his father to provide military boots at discount prices and maintain repeat customers.
Now we have two dedicated customer service employees who know about everything from Carolina boots to Wolverine boots and who can assist you with ordering and answer all questions and concerns.
Although we have expanded, we still hold dear to the customer service principles handed down by the late Mr. Martin. We believe that you can’t be in business for more than 50 years unless you listen to your customers! We are always open to suggestions, questions, comments, and complaints.
We also specialize in high quantity orders for military, police, and other uniform purposes.
All of our inventory – from Bates to Danner – is marked as low as possible. We provide low prices and free shipping because we value our customers. We aim to please and welcome any inquiries that you may have.