“A pair of shoes can change your life, just ask Cinderella” -Anonymous
Whether you’re the type of person that practically has a shoe fetish, one that believes the right pair of shoes is life changing or someone just looking for the right pair to complete your out?t or upgrade your wardrobe, we’ve got you covered. Toronto?s shoe stores come as diverse as the population. So whether your looking for a new pair of designer heels or looking for the new Jordan launch, there’s a store on this list just for you. Without further adieu, here are the 10 best shoe stores in Toronto, in no particular order.
220 Younge Street (Eaton Centre)
3401 Dufferin Street
Highway 401 (Yorkdale Mall)
Caters towards the casual consumer, B2 offers a variety of options for both males and
females. They carry fashion forward mens brands such as Yohji Yamamoto and John
Varvato?s, as well as house hold labels like Lacoste and Michael Kors. B2 also offers
their own in house brand, carrying everything from ?ats to boots. Overall B2?s a great
alternative for the average person looking for some variety when buying a new pair of
69 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 104
First store on the list for all the Hypebeasts out there, Capsule carries a variety of
casual footwear from brands such as New Balance, Nike and Jordan.
One of the last true premium sneaker boutiques in Toronto, Capsule can be counted on
for an abundance of limited edition sneakers, you?ll be hard pressed to ?nd anywhere
else. With new releases such as the Jeremy Scott x Adidas Wings 2.0 “Eagle” and new
drops such as the Air Jordan 13 Retro Squadron, this is the store for you if you want to
wear something no one else will have on their feet.
773 Queen St. West
49 Tank House Lane
Heel Boy has a large selection of shoes for men and women – there is definitely something for everyone in stores! Their stock list includes New Balance, Nine West, Calvin Klein, Dolce Vita, Camper, Base London and many, many more! The original Heel Boy was founded in Kingston and now there are four locations – 2 of which are in Toronto, the other in Waterloo. Catch Heel Boy during sale season and you’re sure to score huge! They typically hold ‘buy one, get one free’ sales at the end of every season.
65 Bloor Street West
2901 Bayview Avenue
Elegance and luxury are the ?rst words that come to mind when describing David?s
?agship. Sprawling across two ?oors, David?s stock list encompass what many women
dream of carrying; exclusive brands such as Jimmy Choo, Valentino and Ferragamo.
Men aren?t left-out with sought after brands such as Harris and Hugo Boss. If designer
is your taste, Davids? is a must stop in Toronto?s shoe world.
70 Bloor Street West
218 Yonge Street (Eaton Centre)
2901 Bayview Avenue (Bayview Village Shopping Centre)
Contemporary is what comes to mind when describing this store, Capezio is a women?s boutique that carries a bit of everything. Whether you’re still looking for the perfect pair of boots or are already looking for some sandals for the spring, Capezio has a shoe for you. Carrying brands such as Michael by Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jeffrey Campbell, Shelly’s London and their fairly new house-line, Solective – there is sure to be a ?t in store for you.
437 Queen Street West
3456 Yonge Street
Easy breezy casual is at the heart of Get Outside, one of Toronto?s best stores for classic footwear for over 15 years. Offering a broad selection of men and women?s styles, Get Outside is a great option for the average consumer looking for something clean and simple to update their wardrobe. Brands include Sperry, Clarks, Converse and Red Wing.
1010 Queen Street West
Gravity Pope opened in Toronto in 2012 after having huge success in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. Whether your looking for heels, boots or wedges, they got you covered with a great selection of contemporary labels such as Camper, Gentle Souls and Fiorentini & Baker for women. While on the mens side Commes Des Garcons Play, Church and John Varvato?s. Going beyond shoes, Gravity Pope has a wide selection of clothing with brands like Maison Kitsune, Fred Perry and A.P.C
468 Queen Street West
1 York Gate Blvd.
700 Lawrence Avenue West
If Jordan?s, Dunks and Air Force One?s are your forte, there’s a home for you at SVP Sports. From Jordan Spizike to the OTW vans collection, SVP offers a deep collection of not only casual shoes but athletic shoes such as running, basketball and soccer. This is the perfect spot for the athlete and the guy or girl that wants to look like one.
116 Spadina Avenue, Unit G1
A favourite among the skate scene, Livestock is a known for providing limited edition sneakers and a strong stock-list to boot. The usual suspects of brands like Nike, Jordan and New Balance keep this boutique pumping out strong releases like the Lebron 10 “Black History Month” and the New Balance X Herschel collaboration. By boosting clothing with streetwear staple brands such as 10 Deep, HUF & The Hundreds, Live
Stock is known to be among the best sneaker boutiques around.
100 King Street West
218 Yonge Street
82 Bloor Street West
One of the leaders in traditional menswear, Harry Rosen has been dressing men to the nines for the past 59 years. If your looking for a more formal shoe such as a brogue or monkstrap, Harry Rosen is the place to go. Maintaing a stock-list that contains brands such as Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and BOSS Black, Harry Rosen continue to provide an excellent variety of footwear to the discerning male.
New but notable:
630 Queen Street West
Brand new, but definitely worth a visit, Young & Tae offers a wide variety of women’s footwear of great quality. All shoes are made & designed in Korea and styles range from formal to casual. One of the best things Young & Tae offers is their mix & match program which allows customers to customize and even design their own shoes. The process gives shoe junkies the ability to swap out materials, expand widths, special order sizes (they typically carry sizes 5.5 to 10), adjust heel height and even modify heels to suit your preference of wedge, chunk, kitten or sky-high. The best part about the service is that it’s no more expensive than the shoes they carry in-house (depending on materials) and the whole process only takes 2-3 weeks.