Run N Fun
868 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
For the athletically-inclined, Run N Fun is one of the premier local names in shoes. Owned and operated by runners, this is a mecca for runners across the Twin Cities. The store carries running shoes, spikes and trail shoes from Brooks, Asics, Nike, Mizuno, and Puma, amongst others. With experienced staff who perform a gait analysis to make the best possible recommendations, and the option to try out shoes on the in-store treadmill or with a quick jog around the block, Run N Fun is a great place to find a new pair of shoes to allow you log your miles around the lakes and trails of Minnesota. Check them out in their St. Paul location for sales and upcoming racing events.
3146 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Got kids to outfit for the summer? Check out Uptown-based Shoe Zoo for a wide range of fun sandals, flip flops and summery shoes for babies through teens. With nearly three decades of experience in finding the right fit and style for children of all ages, Shoe Zoo is a Minneapolis staple. They offer a wide selection of brands, including Chooze, Keds, Havaianas, Puma, Crocs, and Teva.
Love From Minnesota
2465 Fairview Ave.
Roseville, MN 55113
Love From Minnesota is that kitschy, “local-only” kind of store that you might overlook in your search for shoes. But as one of the primary retailers for hometown Minnetonka Moccasins, you’d be missing out. With several sandal styles for the whole family, including this great pair of wedges, Love From Minnesota offers the chance to score a great deal and shop locally – literally! Check out this cute little boutique at one of their many retail locations (including the Roseville location listed above) to view the full collection.
Footwear for the Great Outdoors
309 Cedar Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
If you’re looking to get some serious trail miles in, either locally or by heading north for the Gunflint Trail, consider Midwest Mountaineering when looking for the right pair of shoes. With several brands in stock (including Born, Keen, and Patagonia) and a commitment to getting the right fit every time, Midwest has long been the place for hikers to head to. Located on Cedar Ave in Minneapolis and open daily, the store is a convenient choice. They also carry sportier sandals and water shoes in addition to backpacking and hiking boots.
867 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Located right in the heart of the Grand Ave shopping district of St. Paul, Karma is an upscale boutique offering an ever-fresh assortment of trendy and unique pieces. Owner Jade Breuer works to keep the store filled with an eclectic mix of luxe designer goods and works from local designers Best of all, most items are budget-friendly at under $100. Feed your craving for some awesome sandals this summer by checking out Karma’s offerings. The store regularly carries Chinese Laundry and Seychelles shoes, but be sure to check them out in person, as other options are often available.
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