Finding fall footwear in Calgary

As surely as autumn gently coaxes the golden leaves from the trees and sends the birds southward, this season of fresh air and natural beauty sees the arrival of seasonal shoes in city stores. The following shoe shops and boot boutiques carry men’s and women’s footwear from casual to formal with all stops (and steps) in between.

Sole To Soul Footwear Inc

AB

Carrying top shoe brands by North American and European makers, Sole to Soul is also the place to visit for orthotics-compatible footwear as well as shoes for folks in need of an extra-wide or extra-deep fit. Also find specialty diabetic and arthritic shoes. Brands include New Balance, Timberland, Converse All Star and FLY London. Multiple locations include North Hill Shopping Centre.

John Fluevog Boots & Shoes Ltd

1
207 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B7

There’s no sexier Calgary shoe store than John Fluevog. The designer footwear shop makes its home in a spacey three-level redbrick factory building on Stephen Avenue Walk. Also sexy: the store’s ever-changing selection of Fluevog brand footwear. Fall sees the arrival of new styles such as the smart men’s and women’s Heartford ankle boot. Available in three colours, it sports a Brandenburg toe, suede upper and rubber sole.

gravitypope Calgary

2
1126 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0B4

A designer shoe boutique located on 17th Avenue Southwest, Gravitypope’s shoe inventory runs from style-conscious casual to office awesome to high-end formal. Fall finds include the MOMA x gravitypope 25th Anniversary Shoe. This men’s dress-casual shoe is an understated, black-leather affair. A fun yet dressy casual shoe for women, the leather moccasin-style DONNA sports a leopard-print pony upper and rubber lug sole.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

3
830-10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A9

A two-floor outdoor department store, MEC carries a well-chosen selection of seasonal shoes and boots that are up to taking on the autumn elements. Around the city or in the woods, take on the trails in top-brand runners by Salomon, Nike and Hoka. Also try on boots for backpacking and hiking as well as winter boots built for snowy pursuits.

Luna Blue Shoes

4
2611 14 St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3T9

No fall purchase warms the soul (pun intended) like new shoes. Or boots for that matter. At Luna Blue, a Bankview women’s shoe boutique that also carries clothing and accessories, you’ll find footwear featuring colours, materials and embellishments that pop like falling leaves. Fabulous fall finds include leather, fleece-lined Aline short boots in red or black by Cloud and three shades of Keewatin Manitobah Mukluks.

Shoe Muse

5
106-326 Aspen Glen Landng SW, Calgary, AB T3H 0N5

At Shoe Muse in Aspen Landing Shopping Centre, chic Euro shoes and fashion accessories for women can be found in vibrant profusion. Portugal’s popular FLY London is the house brand. Hot new fall arrivals also include Italian A.S. 98 fall 2015 high-heel shoes and boots as well as Hispanitas ankle boots in both python and black leather.

Little Footprints

6
131-333 Aspen Glen Landng SW, Calgary, AB T3H 0N6

Fall is a time of footwear renewal, especially for kids. Carrying shoes for newborns through to youth size seven, shop staff carry out exacting fitting sessions with young clientele. Along with wee casual shoes, the boutique carries rubber boots and school-uniform shoes. Brands include Ecco, Sorel, Robeez, Umi and Stonz.

Aldo

7
314-100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2J 3V1

Multiple Aldo locations include one in Southcentre Mall. Carrying men’s and women’s shoes as well as wallets, bags and other fashion accessories, its house-brand footwear styles are nicely varied. Find Oxfords, loafers, dress shoes and sneakers for men as well as casual and dress boots. For women, try on wedges, sneakers, flats and high-heels as well as a generous selection of boots from ankle to over-the-knee.

With eating local being the biggest restaurant food trend ever, home cooks have turned to the city’s butcher shops to supply cuts of Alberta beef, pork, lamb, chicken and game for their own cuisine adventures. A number of excellent meat boutiques carry a wide variety of cuts, locally produced and otherwise.
Generally following a mantra of “made, baked or grown in Alberta,” Calgary farmers’ markets transform shopping and grocery getting into an adventure. As well as specialty foods, endless kiosks and counters carry locally produced arts, crafts, clothing and accessories plus an array of natural health products.
Sweet and universally loved, chocolate is one treat we can all agree on. Lucky for you, Calgary’s chocolate boutiques carry a huge variety of premium selections.
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