Treat your feet at sock shops in Vancouver

Socks deserve more respect. These hardworking accessories keep your feet warm and comfy and in return they get stepped on then tossed aside when their job is done. To keep them happy and prevent them from jumping into the secret dryer abyss never to be seen again, shop for socks you can respect at these Vancouver retailers.

Australian Boot Co

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1968 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5

Whether you're looking for a comfy accompaniment to your new Blundstone boots or you’re strictly about the socks, you'll find some warm and woolly options here. This iconic Kitsilano boot store carries Icebreaker socks from New Zealand; these incredibly warm and breathable socks are spun from sustainable Icebreaker merino. You’ll also find the Smartwool Socks line, with some great options in both hiking and everyday styles.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

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130 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P3

The spacious West Broadway MEC location is a veritable shopping theme park for outdoor enthusiasts. If you're looking for socks that perform as hard as you do while you're cycling, climbing or hiking, then you're in the right place. You'll find everything from mesh-panelled socks that keep their cool for less than $10 to lithium-ion heated socks that keep toes toasty at $300 a pair.

Finn's On Broadway

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3031 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

For discerning men's fashion enthusiasts, Finns on Broadway has been a destination for high quality apparel since they opened in 1952. Treat yourself, or someone special, to a little luxury in the form of multi-coloured Bugatchi Uomo or Marcoliani brand socks, both of which are proudly featured in their accessories department.

American Apparel

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872 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3

Retro-inspired, striped knee-high socks are a favourite at this popular retailer, but you'll also find a range of other interesting styles. From ankle socks to calf socks, knee-high, over-the-knee and even thigh-high styles, you can get as much or as little coverage as you want in the women's department. Add in the colourful kids' styles and comfy men's options, and you've got a one-stop sock shop for the whole family.

Polar Feet

5
203-336 1st Avenue E, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R6

This Vancouver company is making a splash in the hosiery world with its vivid and ultra-cozy fleece socks. From the funky Cowsox (cow-patterned socks that started it all) to a wide range of stripes, solids, plaids and other patterns, you're guaranteed to have happy feet when you receive your order from this online shop. They've also got a fun range of slippers, leg warmers, booties and boot-liners to keep you comfy. Shipping starts at $5 and is free on orders of $100 or more.

RollerGirl Rollerskates

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185 11th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 2C1

You don't have to be into roller derby to appreciate the fun and funky styles of socks and leg warmers available at RollerGirl – but it might tempt you to join! Online and in-store, you can shop for flamboyant, wild-patterned crew socks, knee highs, and over-the-knee styles. You can even buy a Surprise Sock Subscription that will get you (or a lucky friend) a one-time order of two pairs of socks or once-a-month deliveries for three months.

The House of McLaren

7
125-131 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4M3

This specialty shop in Gastown has been supplying Vancouverites with high-quality Scottish clothing and accessories for decades. If you're looking for authentic Scottish socks, you're in the right spot. Traditional long-leg style kilt hose, knitted from an 80/20 wool and nylon blend, are available here in seven different colour options.

Hudson's Bay

8
674 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1Z6

What could be more quintessentially Canadian than slipping your feet into some cozy socks from the Hudson's Bay Company Collection? Choose from stripes or dots featuring the department store's iconic red, yellow and green colours. You'll also find a fun and functional selection of patterned, sport and dress socks for the whole family among their other brand assortments.

Nordstrom

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799 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V7Y 0A2

Since arriving in Vancouver in 2015, this high-end department store has been pleasing local fashionistas from head to toe. Speaking of toes, you'll find a rich selection of socks for men, women and children at this downtown shopping destination. With colourful Stance brand socks for kids, chic Paul Smith designer socks for men and fashionable Free People socks for women, Nordstrom has footwear for the entire family.

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