Founded in Western Canada, Gravity Pope features an array of innovative lines, such as Jon Fluevog, Paul Smith, Marc Jacobs, and Campers. Looking for more run-of-the-mill brands? GP also stocks old favorites like Converse, Puma, and Birkenstock, among others.
In addition to its Vancouver location, GP has stores in Edmonton and Calgary. The brand features clothing and accessories online, but shoes are its bread and butter. The Vancouver store on Fourth Avenue is not to be missed. (2203 West 4th Ave, 604-731-7647)
Looking for even more John Fleuvog footwear? This Vancouver celebrity designer has not one but two locations in the city. His fun, distinctive line is diverse enough to satisfy a range of tastes, not to mention its’ international cult following.
John Fluevog Boots & Shoes Ltd offers non-leather vegetarian styles as well as other eco-friendly options. A small number of limited edition shoes from the Couture Vog line are produced on Granville Island. (837 Granville Street, 604-688-2828; 65 Water Street, 604-688-6228)
The Australian Boot Company stocks a full range of Blundstone and R.M Williams boot brands, as well as Uggs and Icebreaker Merino, etcetera. To find a hard wearing but fashionable boot, look no further.
A wide selection of quality cowboy and motorcycle boots can be found at Western Town Boots. In addition to clothing and accessories for the horse wrangler, WW features limited edition cowboy boots unique enough to suit the art gallery, as well as everyday boots for practical use (106 East Broadway, 604-879-1914)
Ecco Shoes is an eco-conscious shoe manufacturer offering casual as well as formal footwear with an emphasis on comfort (2675 Granville Street, 604-734-3223)
Brown’s Shoe Shop offers a number of shoe styles, as well as vast selection of labels from Arturo Chian to Vittorio Virgili, in addition to household names (633 Granville Street, 604-632-0102)
Lord’s Shoes and Apparel has been providing women shoes and boots since 2006. Lord’s Shoes is completely run by women and has been in the same family for 83 years. They also offer a wide selection of handbags, accessories and European designer clothes (2932 Granville St, 604 730-2914)