About Us

Since 1923, Lebo's has been known for carrying hard-to-find sizes and an extensive selection of comfort brand shoes, sandals, boots, western wear, cowboy boots, equestrian gear, work wear, apparel and dancewear for men, women and children.

At our 9 Lebo's stores in North Carolina and South Carolina, we provide a unique, full-service experience for selecting and purchasing only the best brands of fashionable, comfort footwear for the whole family. In fact, we only carry brands that are truly good for your feet.

Our Footwear store has the motto “Put your feet in our hands.”  We are a full service store and stress fitting and measuring every customer. We specialize in hard to fit feet offering sizes up to 13 in women’s shoes and boots with widths from narrow to extra wide. Our men’s shoes and boots offer sizes up to 18 and widths from narrow to extra wide. We also have shoes and boots for children.

Our Western store has the motto “We sell everything but the horse.” In addition to one of the largest selections of western boots in the Carolinas we sell western clothing, western décor, and English equestrian and western tack. We also have work clothing and boots including steel toe for both men and women.

Our Dancewear store has the motto “If it's dancewear it's at Lebo’s.”  We have all the dancer needs from leotards, tights, briefs and tutus to jazz, ballet, tap, clogging, pointe, ballroom and square dance shoes as well as sneakers for Zumba. 

Sidney Levin

1923 - Sidney Levin

In 1923 Sidney Levin opened the first Lebo's in uptown Charlotte, NC. Initially, Lebo's began with footwear for the entire family, specializing in hard to fit feet. With children's sizes from infant's 00 to women's sizes to 13 from AAAA to EEE and men's sizes to 17 EEEEE, Lebo's developed a strong client base. By personally fitting feet to assure proper fit, Lebo's until this day is known for service, sizes and selection.

Jerry Levin

1952 - Jerry Levin

In 1952 Mr. Sidney's son, Jerry Levin, our CEO, expanded Lebo's by adding a dancewear department. This provides a complete line of ballet, tap, jazz, clogging and square dance products which includes tights, leotards, shoes, taps and accessories for all the dancer's needs.

In 1963, Jerry propelled Lebo's to prominence as a national distributor and manufacturer of dance costumes through its Colorama catalog. Our logo "If it's dancewear, it's Lebo's" says it all. Jerry founded the Lebo's "Barbette" label with a full line of dance shoes and dancewear products which today is a recognizable name brand across North America and in Europe.

Jerry went a step further in 1964 by adding a western wear department to satisfy the needs of local equestrians and farmers. Our motto "We sell everything but the horse" accompanied the addition of many new products from saddles, bridles, and vet supplies, to riding attire for both the western and English rider. Lebo's Boot Hill "Where the toughest boots in the world lie here" stocks every type of boot imaginable from the exotic skin cowboy boot to the steel toe waterproof work boot.

Mark Goldsmith

1984 - Mark Goldsmith

In 1984, Mark Goldsmith, Mr. Levin's son-in-law, joined the company with expertise in sales and management and is responsible for expanding Lebo's to its current nine retail store locations. Mark is President and oversees all store purchasing and operations.

Binyamin Levin

1992 - Binyamin Levin

In 1992, Binyamin Levin, Mr. Levin's son, joined Lebo's and spearheaded the design and development of Lebo's computerized inventory control and management information systems. Binyamin is Vice President and oversees the wholesale dancewear department, inventory control system and Internet development.

Brian Goldsmith

2008 - Brian Goldsmith

In 2008, Brian Goldsmith, Mark Goldsmith's son, joined the Lebo's management team. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he became a Certified Pedorthist, specializing in treating foot ailments with orthotics and foot lifts. Brian began his career with Lebo's as a salesperson in the stores throughout high school and returned after eventually leaving a position at Northwestern Mutual. Brian oversees the wholesale dancewear and costume department as well as marketing and business development.

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