Strut in style at these chic shoe shops in Yorkville

Have you been dreaming of a designer pair of orange almond-toe shoes with silver stilettos? Or how about peacock-blue handmade brogues or black limited-edition runners with a yellow sole? Head to these footwear stores in Yorkville for styles both real and outrageous.


82 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H2

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well,” is the motto at Leatherfoot, which has made waves with its approach to men’s quality footwear since it opened in 2013. Now there’s no need for you to travel to New York or London because Leatherfoot specializes in premium footwear, stocking brands such as John Lobb, Saint Crispin’s and Saphir. It also offers a tailor-made shoe service if you have specifics in mind that require a cobbler’s skill.


50 Bloor Street West, toronto, ON M4W 1A1

Manolo, Jimmy Choo, Gucci or Dior? This luxury brand store stocks ladies’ shoes by more than 40 top designers ranging from fun party pumps and hardy winter boots to classic professional wear and footwear made with exotic skins and furs. Men fare just as well, with a specialty collection of cap dress and professional shoes from the likes of Gucci, Paul Smith and Canali. Part of the experience when buying a good pair of shoes is excellent service, and you’ll find plenty of that here.


108-29 Bellair St, Toronto, ON M5R 2C8

What you wear on your feet is an expression of who you are. Capsule is one of the few stores to catapult the sneaker into the realm of fashion statement. They boast more than 250 styles of footwear in their Yorkville premises, with colourful themes and variations on the running shoe being their specialty. Nike, Air Jordan, Adidas, Converse, Vans and New Balance are key brands, with new stock every week and limited editions.

Ron White Shoes

117-55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5

Who’d ever think you’d feel comfortable in four-inch heels? Celebrity shoe designer Ron White did. He put a multi-faceted background in fashion and biomechanics to good use in creating the world’s first “All Day Heel.” You can go gaga in his Bloor West store over the smorgasbord of unique dress and professional shoes for men and women.

Cole Haan

101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2Z7

This upmarket U.S. retailer has a smattering of stores in Canada, with trendy Yorkville being one of its homes. Shoes for women run the delightful gamut of ballerina flats to stiletto heels, with a huge array of comfy, casual yet stylish footwear in between. The men’s selection is paradise for Oxford wearers, as they stock nearly every colour under the sun. Dressy and practical boots are also on the shelves. Some footwear is available in wider foot and calf sizes.

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