Ladies, sneakers aren’t just for the dudes anymore! Here we round up the best places to get sneakers for women in Toronto.

(In no particular order)

Groovy
323 Queen St W

Groovy has a unique selection of shoes, including a vegan line. They also carry the
adidas star wars, Dr.Seuss and Marimekko converse collections. Any limited edition
collection can be found here, especially if you’re a converse fiend.

Gravity Pope
1010 Queen St W

Gravity Pope has a wide selection of kicks to appease any preference. They sell
adidas, Alexander McQueen puma, comme des garcons PLAY, and any colour
converse you can imagine. They also have shoe closet staples like puma and vans for
the more sentimental sneaker buyer. If you want to browse and try on a variety of styles,
I’d suggest coming here to get your fix.

Nike Store /Adidas
(Multiple store locations)

Not be confused with solely workout gear, these brands have some really edgy sneaks
for everyday wear. Jordans for the ladies have reached popular demand with celebs
like Riri and Chanel Iman rocking them to match their significant others’. If you’re less
into the baller trend, adidas by Stella McCartney, the adidas original high tops, or
the Nike air force 1 lows premiums or the Nike dunk sky high’s are worthy additions
for the sneaker obsessed.

Capezio
1200 Bay St

For those following the heel wedge trend, Capezio is a must. They carry both sporty and
casual styles, reminiscent of the Isabel Marant originals with way better prices.

Livestock
116 Spadina

This store has pretty much anything street wear related. Although it appears to strictly
be for men, when buying a pair of runners, androgyny rules. Livestock carries retro
Saucony’s, Reebok’s and for high top aficionados, The Hundreds. Definitely a place
for the girls to get their sneaker fix on.

  • Having small feet, I tend to stick to big name stores – especially ones that sell kids’ sizes. The one thing I hate the most is when salespeople roll their eyes when I ask for a ladies’ 5 (which is sometimes big. I’m probably 4 1/2 half the time).

  • Grayson

    That is annoying! Hace you found any great shoe stores that cater to women with small feet?

  • Other than a few online stores (The Odd Slipper and Emyloo Shoes)? Not really. I get most of my shoes from Holts or Browns (and Stuart Weitzman) and can’t shop sales too often. Nordstrom in the US also has an okay selection.