The Shoe Man
Pictured to the right is an image of Samuel Fineberg’s business card, a true piece of Rutland Vermont history. Sam started the Fineberg family legacy January 24, 1907.
Ronay's Famous Shoes
Continuing the tradition and starting the 2nd generation Fineberg Family footwear store in Rutland, Max Fineberg opened Ronay’s Famous Shoes in downtown Rutland in 1941. Sadly, business came to an abrupt end December 23rd, 1979 when vagrants broke into an upstairs apartment breaking a sprinkler head, flooding Max’s store and destroying all of the inventory, that would be the last day Ronay’s Famous Shoes was open.
Three years later in 1982, Greg Fineberg, Max’s son opened Sensible Shoe, making him the 3rd generation of the Fineberg family to own and operate a family footwear store in Rutland Vermont. After 40 years of working full time in family owned and operated footwear businesses Greg made the decision to work part time in 2015. His two sons, Joben and Nathan Fineberg now manage the daily operations of Sensible Shoe while Greg is enjoying semi-retirement status making them the 4th generation of Fineberg family footwear stores in Rutland, Vermont.