Be prepared for whatever your spring plans may entail with the endless selection of foot wear – ranging from hiking boots to designer heels, and everything in between – available at some of your favourite 17th Ave stores. Stock up for a season of outdoor activities at places like Grinning Goat or Arc’Teryx with their selection of trail runners, trekking boots and more, or snag a pair of exclusive, limited edition sneakers at Less 17. Find all your spring shoe wear needs on the Red Mile, and then get out and enjoy the sunshine.
From rock climbing to trekking, trail running and more, Arc’Teryx has an extensive selection of functional gear, which includes a number of different men’s and women’s shoe and boot brands, suitable for all of your outdoor explorations. Find boots for mountaineering or trekking, made with textiles that offer protection against the elements, but are also fast and light. You can also find a wide variety of hiking shoes, trail runners and other technical footwear for the rest of your springtime adventures at their 17th Ave location.
815 17 Ave SW unit 150, arcteryx.com
Whatever you have planned for this spring – whether it be tons of hiking and running, or plenty of patio dates and relaxation time – Grinning Goat’s wide range of vegan shoes has you covered. Shop hiking boots, men’s dress shoes, heels, sandals, running shoes and more, as well as vegan brands you know and love such as Merrell, Matt & Nat, Blowfish, and Relife. Don’t forget to stock up on socks either – they sell tons of different graphic socks with funky designs featuring puppies, avocados, dinosaurs, to name a few.
323 17 Ave SW #101, grinninggoat.ca
Gravity Pope is one of the go-to shoe shopping destinations in the city, and has garnered a reputation over its more than 20 year lifetime as a footwear institution in Canada, with locations in Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. They’re 17th Ave location boasts a massive interior spanning over two floors, and brimming with hundreds of styles and brands you love. This spring, shop casual mules from brands like Clark’s, or more functional gear such as sorel sandals or asic runners for your outdoor pursuits. You can also go for a classic shoe in brands like converse in tried and true colours like white, red and black, or new and bright colourways and patterns.
1126 17 Ave SW, gravitypope.com
Less 17 is home to tons of different sought after styles and brands, often bringing in limited edition shoes you won’t find anywhere else. This spring, get your hands on styles like the Nike Jordan Delta Breathe in the colourway white guava ice camellia-tea tree mist – yes, its as pretty as it sounds, or check out other exclusive makes such as Adidas 4D Futurecraf Black, Rick Owens Sneakers and more.
930 17 Ave SW, lessoneseven.com
Era Style Loft
Now that some of the COVID restrictions have been lifted, you can finally start making plans, hitting up restaurants, and heading out on the town. If you’re looking for a snazzy heel or statement shoe to spice up your outfit, browse Era Style Loft’s selection of mules, pumps, sandals in more from luxury brands such as Anine Bing and La Canadienne.
917 17 Ave SW, erastyleloft.com
From vibrant sandals to neutral strappy heels, leather mules to oxford style sneakers, Leo Boutique’s selection of footwear will suit you on any occasion, whether you’re looking to keep it casual for a springtime patio date, or jazz up an outfit for a date night out.
810B 16 Ave SW, leoboutique.com
Shoes can really tie an outfit together, and the selection of footwear from 27 Boutique will make the outfit. Amongst their wide range of popular brands and trend-setting product, you will find boots from Chinese Laundry, 27’s namesake brand pumps in patterns like snake print or leopard, sneakers from Steve Madden and more – the perfect addition to any outfit, regardless of the season.
1510 17 Ave SW, 27boutique.com
Score your favourite brands at consignment prices at this popular 17th Ave second-hand store, Thrift Couture. With new product added regularly, you can seek out a new pair of kicks from designers like Vince Camuto, Nine West, and vintage styles ranging from flashy high heels to comfortable flats and slides. Hidden gems are not uncommon at this funky shop, so check them out on the Red Mile today, or head to their website to browse their product there.
1314B 17 Ave SW, thriftcouture.ca
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