Vancouver’s Best Shoe Shops

You can tell a lot about a man by the shoes he wears. Put your best foot forward with a pair of fresh kicks. Here, the best shoe shops in Vancouver.

Fluevog Shoes (pictured)
Vancouver’s answer to Manolo Blahnik, John Fluevog outfits the feet of the style elite in Hollywood North. This season, we love Beat Duncans for the office, and the Tokyo Nagoyas for the evening. 837 Granville St., ?604-688-2828; 65 Water St., ?604-688-2879.

Livestock
This hip Gastown sneaker boutique is the perfect place to pick up some sweet kicks for clubbing or pubbing. The colourful collection includes styles by Nike, Generic Surplus, The Hundreds and Alife. 239 Abbott St., 604-685-1433.

Gravity Pope
Visit the local outpost of this Western Canadian chain for an international collection from the hippest names in footwear, including New York’s Opening Ceremony, Berlin’s Zeha and Italy’s Punto Pigro. Watch for great sales and new arrivals from the shop’s in-house line. 2205 West 4th Ave., 604-731-7673.

The Boardroom
Even if you’d never step foot on a skateboard, skate shoes have become style essentials for good reason: they’re comfortable and classic. Come here for a wide range of styles from the names worn by pro grinders ­– DC, Circa, Vans and more. 1745 West 4th Ave., 604-734-7669.

Umeboshi Shoes
This Main Street boutique stocks a tightly edited collection of fine footwear. Here you’ll find quintessential British shoes by F-Troupe (a small London outfit) and elegant Spanish boots by Argila. Look out for the New Mario shoes by Savile Row’s B Store, coming soon. 3638 Main St., 604-909-8225.

Image courtesy of roland.

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