Find stylish sandals at these Vancouver shoe stores

Living in Vancouver means dressing for the weather, and we all need a few pairs of open-toed sandals to get us through the dog days of summer. Whether you’re looking for sturdy and supportive trail sandals for hiking, casual flip flops for the beach, or an elegant pair of strappy sandals for a night out on the town, these local footwear shops will help you put your best foot forward during the warm weather season.

gravitypope Tailored Goods Vancouver

2203 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N9

If the names Acne, Marc Jacobs and Repetto send you into a footwear frenzy then strut on over to this shoe showroom in Kits. The glitzy footwear mecca has polished marble tables and sparkling sputnik light fixtures throughout the space, illuminating hundreds of designer styles for men and women. The impressive selection covers every aesthetic and activity: cork-wedge platform sandals from Clarks are a stylish choice for a downtown patio while the Merrell Cedrus flip sandals are a lightweight option for the beach or a casual bike ride.

Umeboshi Footwear Inc

3638 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N5

This neighbourhood boutique in Mount Pleasant stocks beautiful, high-end footwear with a timeless appeal. These simple sandals might be minimal in design, but they make a serious statement. Come summertime, style-savvy gals and guys will appreciate the carefully curated selection of finely crafted footwear from indie labels. Rachel Comey has earned a cult following thanks to her city-chic aesthetic; her leather sandals and open-toed mules feature sculpted light wood block heels and are effortlessly cool. Versatile flats from Ancient Greek Sandals are handcrafted in Greece with chemical free, natural tan leather that weathers nicely over time.


239 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K7

Keep up with the cool kids in fresh kicks from this urban skate shop with locations in Chinatown, Gastown and Kitsilano. Shelves are stocked with fashion-forward sneakers and urban athleisure fashions from major sportswear brands such as Puma, New Balance, Nike as well as emerging indie labels with plenty of street-cred. Keep your footwear game on point with a pair of on-trend collaborative sandals; the Adidas x Raf Simons two-tone Adilette slip-ons features a textured band and cushioned footbed making them a cool-yet-comfortable option that’ll take you from the beach to the bar.

Kalena Importing Ltd

1526 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y2

For those who dream of strolling across a Venetian piazza in a stylish pair of strappy sandals, admiring the made-in-Italy footwear at Kalena’s is perhaps the next best thing. Situated in the Little Italy ‘hood, this family-owned boutique has been bringing fine Italian shoes and accessories to Vancouverites since 1967. The neighbourhood shop carries Euro-style sandals for men, women and children. The impeccably crafted designs don’t come cheap (prices start at $125.00) but the shoes will last for years and are a true investment.

John Fluevog Boots & Shoes Ltd

65 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1

John Fluevog is a self-described purveyor of “unique soles for unique souls.” Ever since 1970, the Vancouver-based designer has been specializing in bold and unconventional styles. The iconic Gastown flagship shop features soaring greenhouse-like ceilings and is a destination in itself for shoe lovers who appreciate Fluevog’s quirky, art deco inspired designs. Cut-out leather fringe sandals, open-toed platform clogs, and slip-on leather thong sandals with bold floral prints will have you turning heads all summer long.

Rowan Sky Enterprises

334 Cordova St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E8

Keep your feet looking festival-ready this summer in sandals from this Gastown boutique. You’ll find a hip crowd of men and women shopping for trendy footwear from big name fashion labels (Michael Kors, Fred Perry, Lacoste, Ted Baker, Kenneth Cole and Free People just to name a few) as well as lesser-known designers like Gentle Soles and Miista Emmie. Gladiator-style strappy sandals from Aigle Achilee are a versatile everyday option while nostalgia-junkies will get a kick out of the ’90s inspired jelly shoes from Juju – the brightly coloured kicks are waterproof and great for all-weather wear.

Lord's Shoes

2932 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7

Need a new pair of shoes in time for wedding season? Lord’s has you covered with open-toed styles for women that range from comfortably chic metallic slip-ons to sparkling strappy stilettos. Shoe-aholics will find special occasion footwear in sizes from 5 through 11 from a variety of brands, including Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson and Roberto Capucci. Wedding parties who want to have a little footwear fun can book an in-boutique bridal shopping party to select their sandals for the big day.



Vancouver’s well-heeled denizens head to this downtown department store to scope out fierce designer footwear for all seasons. You’ll want to make sure to book a pedicure before stepping out in a pair of luxurious Fendi platforms or open-toed stilettos from Sex and the City favourite Manolo Blahnik. Beaded slide sandals from MCM are the perfect poolside accessory but if you really want to stand out this summer we suggest splurging on a pair of $1,500 Valentino knee-high Gladiator sandals – the dramatic statement shoes will have you feeling like a Greek goddess.

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