(415) 922-5676 • shawshoes.net
Celebrating 50 years in business in the same location on Union Street, Shaw carries some of the most unique shoes available in San Francisco. The owners make a twice-annual pilgrimage to Milan and hand select each shoe, most of which are born and hand-bred from fine Italian leather in a way that only Italy can do it! Beautiful handbags and men’s shoes, too.
Shoes on Solano
(510) 525-3832 BERKELEY
(510) 823-2290 OAKLAND
Check out Shoes on Solano, a returning champ on the J. hit parade. With stores in Berkeley and Oakland, the philosophy has always been that “you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style or vice-versa,” says CEO-owner Carol Fabretti. The store sells styles for women and children, including its own brand, SoleTerra Shoes, manufactured in Portugal. Shoes were always supposed to feel like this!
(800) 720-0572 • footwearetc.com
Footwear etc., with eight stores in the South Bay/Peninsula area and an online operation, is a family-run business with the motto, “If it’s uncomfortable, we simply don’t sell it.” Styles range from outdoor shoes to slippers and sandals, with selections for men, women and children. With a nod to sheltering in place, they now offer more shoes for the house!
Comfort, looks and a good price point…who could ask for more from a shoe store? With more than 20 Northern California stores, 10 in the North Bay and Marin, Sole Desire is a second-generation family-owned business specializing in stylish, comfortable footwear, including hard-to-find European brands. The store also offers accessories for women, plus men’s shoes in a couple of the stores. Their motto is “Feel Good in Style,” which they keep in mind with every shoe they offer to their customers.