vegetarian dr martens Top 5 unusual London shoe shops from Irregular Choice to Kate Kanzier
Whether you’re suited and booted, running in heels or not adverse to a pair of blue suede shoes, your footwear says a lot about you. That’s why this weekwe’re helping you put your best foot forward with a list of London’s top 5 unusual shoe shops as rated by reviewers on Yelp.
If you like bright, bold and quirky, Irregular Choice on Carnaby Street is the place to head. You can’t escape the Alice in Wonderland esque charm of their designs. Forget the Mad Hatter, as Elsa M on Yelp describes this as a domain Expect row after row of whimsical creations,
so outrageous they illicit the feeling of a child in a sweet shop. The Natural Shoe Store(Covent Garden)
As its name suggests, The Natural Shoe Store strives to recreate natural walking in the confines of shoes. As well getting you walking as nature intended, they’re also big on minimising the impact on the environment. The majority of their stock is made from natural materials, and they offer eco friendly alternatives to popular big name brands. Vegans can rejoice because the store provides an entire range of leather free footwear. British Boot Company(Camden)
Famous for being the first shop in the world to sell Dr. Martens, and sporting a clientele list that boasts the likes of Madness,The Sex PistolsandThe Clash,
British Boot Company is more of an education into the punk history than a shoe shop. There are over 400 styles with an unrivalled selection of boots, shoes and creepers. It’s hard to resist the urge to stomp out of the shop in anarchy, decked out in your newly purchased, heavy set footwear. From pumps to brogues, loafers to court shoes, the styles have a dainty touch with undeniable vintage influences. When you pop into the spacious boutique which celebrates a decade in Leather Lane this year you may spot a fashion blogger or two,
but don’t let that put you off.
1. Hoxton Shoe Repairs(Hoxton)
OK, so not strictly a shoe shop, but the service at this cobblers is so good, we thought it’d be rude not to mention it. In addition to the usual re heeling and re soling, they can dye your heels, repair leather boots,
handbags and jackets, and offer a shoe shine service. Small jobs can be done while you wait, and sometimes they talk you though the process, giving hints to keep your shoes in tip top condition. Better still, they have a text service to let you know when your repair is ready for collection.
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