|Jessie, Leshia and Bowen at the 2010 ATA Show
||Jessie and Bowen teaching the archery merit badge for Troop 171 in Mooresville NC
||Jessie and Bowen receiving there Order of the Arrow Brotherhood sashes|
Barefoot Archery has been in business for over 44 years. The company was founded in 1966 by Wayne Barefoot and within a few years he took on John Smith as his business partner. They continued to operate as partners until 1990 when Wayne decided to sell his interest and pursue other opportunities. Jessie and Leshia Smith purchased the shop from John Smith in 1994. Jessie handles the day to day responsibilities in the shop and Leshia takes care of the accounting, books etc. Bowen currently works in the shop on Saturdays and manages our website.
Jessie moved to Charlotte to work at Barefoot Archery in 1979 after graduating from Pembroke State University with a Major in Business. Archery has always been his passion. While working at Barefoot Archery he met and married Leshia in 1984. Shortly after that Jessie left and went to work for Apple Computer. During this time he continued to hunt and shoot as a hobby. Jessie won three NC State Archery Championships in 1990, 1992, 1996 while beginning his family.
In 1994 the opportunity arose for Jessie and Leshia to purchase Barefoot Archery. In 1995 Jessie and Leshia become the official owners of Barefoot Archery Inc.
We have many repeat customers due to the friendly service and great buying experience offered at Barefoot Archery. We have an Indoor Range and we teach you how to shot along with each bow sale. The easiest way to teach starts with the right equipment and we make sure that it fits you. On any Saturday you can expect to see the range full of children. Barefoot Archery offers a JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program and we have trained more than 1400 children over the years.
Hunters are a big part of our business but we also serve all forms of archery. We have staff Shooters that represent all forms of
archery from 3D Compound Bows to Olympic Recurve Bows. Barefoot Archery offers a friendly atmosphere and a great place to shoot.