Here at MissionShoe we try our hardest to keep track of our Elders in the field to ensure our shoes are exceeding expectations. The following is a collection of letters we have received over the years from Elders in the field. Some began with MissionShoe products, others switched halfway through, and all are satisfied.

Elder Jaden Cook - San Antonio Texas Mission

Elder Cook LDS Missionary"2 years, 2 feet, and 1 pair of Mission Shoes"

"Yep, thats all it took! I served for two years in San Antonio Texas and enjoyed the tracting lifestyle as I went door to door day after day. I spent half my mission in a car, and the other half on a bike, but despite the nice transportation most of our days were spent walking in a predetermined area. My first year of the mission brought a lot of rain, and a pretty cold winter (it even snowed!), and my second year brought record breaking temperatures during the summer. It didn't seem to matter if my shoes were soaking wet, or dealing with really sweaty feet, they held up great! In fact, and I take some pride in this, near the very end of my mission my shoes won the "shiniest shoe award" during a multi-zone conference, not too bad for 2 years of mission life! I would recommend mission shoes without any reservation to any missionary just heading out to the field, or to the missionary's mom who is now realizing that the 'other' brand of shoe they bought is already starting to wear out. Get them and enjoy the difference!"

Elder Cameron Walker - Brazil

Elder Walker LDS MissionaryFrom his Mother: "They arrived safely and fit great for missionary #3! I attached a photo of my son in Brazil who has been out for 20 months. I asked how his shoes are holding up and he said, Cam- 'How are [my] shoes holding up? These are the best shoes because they will actually endure a two year mission. They are a bit worn, but are still in one piece, still shine-able and cheap.' Thought you could use that as a testimonial!" -Virginia Walker (very satisfied customer)

Elder Noa Cassidy - Utah Salt Lake City Mission

Elder cassidy LDS MissionaryFrom his mother: "I just wanted to take a second to thank you. I ordered my sons shoes back in late July or August. He has been out on his mission now for 2 months and loves his shoes. I think the best thing he has said yet was it was like not wearing shoes at all. They are so light and comfortable. Even when it rained real bad one day and his feet were soaking wet, he said that he let them air out over night and they were perfect the next day. Keep making those great shoes!"

Elder Lucas Miller - Argentina Cordoba Mission

Elder Miller LDS Missionary "I also received [the] shoes and am stoked. The insoles came and I am walking on a cloud now. The shoes that I have been using for five months have not had insoles in them at all. I just realized it the other day. It was one of those duh moments. It just hit me one day, "I think my feet could be quite a bit more comfortable." Unfortunately I never got around to buying any, but the nice man from the MissionShoe store came through and now I have 2 pairs [with] insoles! Awesome!"

Elder Penfield - Boise Idaho Mission

Elder Penfield Missionary ShoesFrom his mother: "Just wanted to thank you for making such a great shoe! I just received my recent email from our son who is serving in Boise, ID, spanish speaking. He has been out over a year! Here is the actual quote from his letter!

'Shoes are still holding up great! Those shoes are indestructible. I have worn them everyday since I got out of the MTC and they rock.'

Thank you for making my life so easy and his so comfortable!"

Elder Preston Smith - Johannesburg South Africa Mission

Elder Smith Missionary ShoesFrom his mother: "I asked Preston when we talked at Christmas. He said they still look like new on the outside, holding up great... He really likes them and I am hoping we won't have to buy him any more shoes. I was just telling a friend about your shoes yesterday. Her son went out 3 weeks before Preston and already needs new shoes. He's in South Africa also."

Elder Walter Weidner - Ribeirao Preto Brazil Mission

Elder Weidner

"Well, I had a pair of those Liahonas (some heavy clodhopper) that were supposed to last my whole mission and then some. All they ended up doing was destroy my feet and give me blisters. They went out of commission once I got a pair of the mission shoes. They were like tennis shoes, light weight and easy on the feet. They lasted me about 8 months. I think I went through 3-4 pairs on my mission but I still paid less than if I had brought Eccos or some other expensive brand!"

Elder Andrew Airmet - Ribeirao Preto Brazil Mission

Elder Airmet Mormon Shoes"Those shoes last for a long time. They are very comfortable and light. I was really happy with the pair that I got. There a great deal."

Elder Stephen Ballif - Ribeirao Preto Brazil Mission

"Those shoes were sweet!! The first pair of shoes I had were from the Missionary Mall. They were guaranteed for the two years, but didn't make it. Not even close. I sent them back, got new ones, and they too went out. I decided to try the mission shoes. They were very inexpensive and extremely durable and comfortable. They lasted well over a year which was more than I could ask for. I served in Brazil where we walked all day without a car and used very little public transportation. I went through areas with hills and the shoes held up very nicely. They are made with high quality material and are easy to shine. Plus the ladies back home can't resist an RM returning with these bad boys!"

Elder Justin Meyer - Brazil Ribeirao Preto Mission

Elder Meyer Missionary Clothing Shoes"When I was leaving for my mission I got two pairs of 'good American missionary shoes,' thinking that these would last me fairly well for two years. Within my first year in the field i had each of them resoled at least twice. With all the walking we did in our areas in Brazil not only did my soles wear fast but my feet did too. I'd get blisters on top of blisters on top of blisters. Finally at my 1 year mark I decided to give up on my American made shoes and get the shoes supplied by our mission office. I was a little concerned because the only type they had in my size were the 'slip on' kind without shoelaces. When I got them I was amazed. They weighed about 25% as much as my other shoes and they were terribly comfortable. As soon as I broke my new shoes in, the blisters on my feet started appearing less and less until it wasn't a problem anymore. That one pair of shoes lasted me the rest of my mission with no need to resole them. They were a beautiful investment."

Elder Tyler Matlock - Brazil Ribeirao Preto Mission

Elder Matlock Missionary Shoe Testimonial"I, like most pre-mission shoppers, went to the store looking for great looking, comfortable shoes for the mission field. Also like most I spent way too much money on a shoe that could not stand the rigor of missionary life. Sure a heavy boot shoe will be just fine for a mission in which you will cruise from appointment to appointment in a Chevy Malibu or on top of a shiny Schwinn. However, if you're going to South America along or nearly every other international mission you will spend most of your time on your feet. That being said, 20 - 25 miles a day in a pair of shoes that would hurt your back if you were carrying them on your back is unfeasible and pointless. Especially when you can spend a fraction of the money on a pair of light, comfortable and reliable shoes. Buy these shoes! You will save money, be more comfortable, and look good. You cannot go wrong. I know from personal experience. Please learn from my mistakes and just go straight to the best!!!"

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