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London's Coolest Independent Shoe Shops

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Updated: 22 March 2017
It’s all about the shoes, isn’t it? No matter whether you’re after heels or kicks, expensive designer or box-fresh limited editions, London has just the pair for you, with these great indie shoe stores.


Sat on Shoreditch High Street, Sneakersnstuff sells box-fresh kicks for guys and girls, as well as some activewear as well. Here you’ll find plenty of limited edition shoes in a well laid-out store, with friendly staff who really know their stuff.

Sneakersnstuff, 107-108 Shoreditch High St, London, UK, +44 20 3754 6443

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Irregular Choice

Irregular Choice in Camden is a dream if you’re looking for something a little more unique – whether emo, rocker or just alternative, it’s packed full of heels, boots and trainers that look like something Willy Wonka dreamt up. Glitter, pom-poms, lightning flashes, rockabilly patches, you name it – you can wear it here on a shoe.

Irregular Choice, 35 Carnaby St, London, UK, +44 20 7494 4811

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Absolute Vintage

Your one-stop shop for everything vintage, Absolute Vintage has shoes and boots in literally every shade, colour and style from every decade. Whether it’s tan cowboy boots or ’80s white stilettos, you’ll find something to suit every taste and outfit, no matter how ‘out there’.

Absolute Vintage, 15 Hanbury St, London, UK, +44 20 7247 3883

Foot Patrol

Arguably London’s most famous sneaker store in Berwick Street market, Foot Patrol is like paradise for trainer and sneaker fans. The staff are the biggest shoe geeks of all, so there’s no request too obscure for them. Over 30 brands are stocked in-store, so put your best foot forward.

Foot Patrol, Berwick Street Market, 80 Berwick St, Soho, London, UK, +44 20 7287 8094

Nicholas Kirkwood

Over in Mayfair, Nicholas Kirkwood’s store is a flagship work of beauty. Here you’ll find the best of British craftsmanship for elegant heels and stylish boots. As you’d expect, the staff is passionate about the brand and all things shoe, and offers the kind of shoe-shopping experience most girls lust after.

Nicholas Kirkwood, 5 Mount St, Mayfair, London, UK, +44 20 7290 1404

Oi Polloi

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Oi Polloi

Contemporary menswear store Oi Polloi started in Manchester but now has a London branch. It sells every kind of shoe a man could need, from sneakers to sandals and slippers from cult and up-and-coming designers, like Glerups and Teva.

Oi Polloi, 1 Marshall St, Soho, London, UK, +44 207 734 2585