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The Best Shoe Stores in San Francisco

Picture of Courtney Holcomb
Updated: 7 September 2016
If you’re looking for the best spot to buy new shoes in San Francisco, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. From the ultra functional to the fashion forward, runners and runway models alike will find a pair of shoes to satisfy their needs at one of these six stores.

John Fluevog Shoes

John Fluevog is a shoe designer from Vancouver, Canada with a mission to create innovative, forward-thinking shoes. His trademark line of shoes is called The Angel Family, featuring engravings in their soles that read ‘Resists alkali, water, acid, fatigue and Satan.’ Visit his store to find unique shoes that will be sure to draw attention. John Fluevog Shoes has two San Francisco locations: one near Union Square and one in the Haight, in addition to its many locations around the US and Canada.

John Fluevog Shoes Union Square, 253 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA +1 212 431 4484


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A Runner’s Mind

A Runner’s Mind is an independent running store with the motto ‘Movement is Life.’ The knowledgeable staff takes care of each customer with an in-depth, professional shoe fitting. The store hosts a variety of group runs and training programs to help community members gear up for their next big race, in addition to a series of fitness classes and workshops. The shop has several locations throughout the Bay Area, and the San Francisco store is located in the Presidio Heights neighborhood.

A Runner’s Mind, 3575 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA +415 800 7575


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Casserd Shoes

Casserd Shoes provides a variety of men’s shoes and accessories, from walking shoes to dress shoes. The store makes a point to stock some of the hardest styles to find, as well as specific sizes that can often be tricky to locate. Some of the brands Casserd carries include Rockport, Allen Edmonds, Sebago, Casual Fridays, and Elevator Shoes. The small store is run by a knowledgeable staff that can provide personal attention to all customers, located at the edge of the Chinatown and Financial districts.

Casserd Shoes, 310 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA +415 421 5690


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Fleet Feet Sports

Fleet Feet Sports San Francisco specializes in footwear, sports bras, and technical apparel for runners and walkers of all levels. The staff will take your interests and injuries into account before measuring your feet and assessing your foot type to evaluate the best fit for you. The store also provides corporate wellness programs and a variety of running events for community members. Fleet Feet has two locations in San Francisco, in the Marina and the Financial District.

Fleet Feet Sports, 780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA +415 243 4004


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Gimme Shoes

Gimme Shoes has been in San Francisco since 1984, developing a reputation for providing eclectic designer footwear and accessories on the forefront of edgy trends. The shoes may be on the pricey side, but they are always high quality. The store boasts a huge list of designer brands, most of which are not widely known, ensuring that you will find something unique to wear. The stores offers two locations, both on Hayes Street in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood.

Gimme Shoes, 416 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA +415 864 0691

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SHOES-n-FEET prides itself on bridging the gap between the medical community and retail shoe stores by providing comfortable shoes and orthotics in a relaxed and educational retail environment. This is your best bet when looking for shoes that prioritize function over fashion. The store can also connect customers to its extensive network of podiatrists, orthopedists, physical therapists, and chiropractors as needed. The San Francisco store is one of only two independent SHOES-n-FEET locations, located on Lombard Street in the Marina district.

SHOES-n-FEET, 2398 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA +415 931 2400


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By Courtney Holcomb