When I grew up Norristown Sporting goods, then located on Marshall St. was the place to go for all things sporting goods. Whenever we needed pads for football, or sneakers for the basketball team, Norristown Sporting goods is where we went.
Today, what used to be known as Norristown Sporting Goods is still owned and operated by the original founder. Joe Matozza and his family run Sneaker World II. Located in the Northtowne Shopping Center in East Norriton it's still the thriving family business as it was 30 years ago. Instead of sporting goods however, they offer a full line of athletic and casual footwear as well as some athletic apparel and accessories. They also have recently started offering a womens dress line of shoes as well. "what we carry is based off of our long term experience within this community and what we feel the needs are, and also based on the feedback we get from our customers", said Joe jr.
I know I've been taking my kids there for sneakers since they were born and with the selection and service they offer, why wouldn't I. This business truly personifies what it is to be a local business. They live here, their kids grew up here, went to school here and now help out with the running the store. It's truly a feel good story.
They have also branched out into doing screen printing and embroidery for team and business uniforms. You can get apparel made up for family reunions and so on. It's a nice piece of business to have that supplements their retail location and they do an excellent job.
Visit their website and take a look. Then stop in and check out the store itself. You won't be disappointed.