"Good Shoes Take You Good Places!" ~ Seohyun
Victoria is a sensory sensation in the summer with so many sights, sounds, smells and tastes to enjoy. Whether taking in the busker entertainment in the Inner Harbour to people watching downtown, enjoying the fragrant floral displays at Government House or Butchart Gardens to the flavours of Il Terrazzo, Bard & Banker and Courtney Room, the common thread with all of these activities? The fabulous shoes needed to take you there!
One of our favourite Victoria days starts with breakfast at The Blue Fox! Strolling over to Chinatown, we explore the shops with a stop at Capital Iron (of course)! Heading down Government Street, we stop in to Chocolats Favoris for a sweet treat. Then it’s over to the Royal BC Museum, a treasure trove of BC’s natural and human history. Crossing the street, we walk the impressive legislative grounds, then head up Douglas for some Upper Fort exploration (think Heart and Sole Shoes), completing the day with a visit to one of our eclectic coffee shops like Picnic Too! Be sure to ask for their 2% Jazz blend and tell them, “the crew from Heart and Sole Shoes sent you!”
Here are our top picks in the three categories and our reasons why …
When sandals are your shoe of choice, we recommend the addictive classic Birkenstock Gizeh, the long-wearing comfortable Wolky Jewel or the El Naturalista NF 46 Zumaia, beautifully handcrafted leather, nurtured with natural waxes.
Our top picks for walking shoes include our stylish, yet vampy, Wokly Roseville. Available in all the bright colours of summer! The Finn Comfort Lexington boasts a custom fit, supple leather lace-up crinkled finish and contrast stitching. And for those of the ilk, less is more, the Birkenstock Arran is a sporty lace-up model we adore.
For an evening out-on-the-town, our favourite picks include the vintage-inspired Ruby Shoo. A classic silhouette with embellishments and fine details, the Ruby Shoo lets you stand out from the crowd! Our Walking Cradles Rose Petals offer premium style with Comfort Cradle technology. Available in narrow, medium, wide and wide-wide widths. And a classic, our ever-popular Beautifeel Mystique, offers an elegant and feminine shoe with its own distinctive character and style!