About Us

Buying the right footwear can be a daunting task, as we need to be sure that we find the right fit. We take pride in knowing that our specialty is to make sure that our customer’s feet are being fitted to their unique foot size and shape. In addition, we can help with fitting your orthotics as well as problems concerning plantar fasciitis.

We offer the finest quality of footwear designed for comfort and support with a stylish flair. Our store has a relaxing environment, where we know that obtaining the best fit can only be accomplished by trying on many pairs of shoes until the right pair is found.

Our History

Carella’s Art & Sole Footwear is a third generation footwear business established in 2007 by James J. Carella. It all started in 1921 with his grandfather, Francis Carella, and a shoe repair shop in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1946, James’ uncle, James G. Carella, built upon the existing business and began selling children’s footwear out of his father’s repair shop after returning from service during World War II. The business continued to thrive and in 1955 James’ brother, Francis G. Carella, joined the family business followed by James J. Carella in 1979. In 2004, James moved to the Jersey Shore and began to search for a location closer to his new home. As a result, the Avon-By-The-Sea location was established.

• All locations are currently owned and operated by the children of Francis G. Carella •