Whether you prefer to buy your shoes online or in-store, here’s our pick of the best shoe shops in Hong Kong.
They say “give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”. Although finding the right pair can sometimes seem as tough as conquering the world, the thrill and triumph of finding the perfect shoe is beyond compare. Luckily, we know just where to go for guaranteed shopping success. Put your best foot forward – here’s our pick of the best shoe shops in Hong Kong.
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Chic everyday comfort abounds at Allie Shoes – the homegrown online brand to know for go-to footwear staples. Here, the aim of the game is simple: quality staple shoes which bring together functionality and style. Look out for the brand’s newest Ballet Flat Mini Collection, which looks to redefine comfort. Think luxury-grade leather and the brand’s new cloud comfort insoles, available in two colours – Tan and Navy – which are exclusive to this collection. Did we mention that the collection comes in inclusive sizing too? Ranging from 34 to 42, with half sizes in between! As the cherry on top, there’s free shipping across Hong Kong! It’s just as well really: we’re planning on adding the whole collection to our wardrobes STAT.
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Best For: Stylish everyday shoes
Located in Central, ABoutique presents a carefully curated collection of shoes by established designers and hidden gems of the industry. Expect a wide selection of designs crafted by independent artists from around the world, covering everything from classic leather boots to elegant satin mules.
Best For: Minimalist designs for day-to-day wear
A go-to destination for style-conscious shoppers, ALDO is great for fashion-forward shoes at an affordable price. It also has relatively inexpensive accessories, which we love because we are always looking for the little extras that really make an outfit pop!
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Best For: Minimalist fashion trainers
ANDREW KAYLA features contemporary footwear with a mission to “offer the ultimate in fit, durability and good looks”. If you’re into colourful sports shoes, the brand’s Able And Ready Collection collection offers a vibrant spin on the typical white trainer. For those looking for comfort and function, the Classic collection offers premium designs which adopt traditional techniques in fine leathers and refined palettes.
Best For: Minimalist everyday shoes
Homegrown brand b/major delights with timeless handmade classics crafted from the finest quality leather. The shoes here are made in small batches out of independent workshops across the city, meaning each pair is unique.
Best For: Athletic trainers
Lifestyle fashion store Caelum Greene features a range of athleisure pieces from a curated selection of high-quality brands. We especially love that the brand is committed to making mindful decisions; from the paper bags and business cards printed on recycled paper, to the energy-efficient LED lighting in the store. Shoe-wise, Caelum Greene carries the likes of Veja, Zespa and Native, to name but a few.
Caelum Greene (LANDMARK), Shop 304-305, The LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
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Best For: High-quality footwear built for comfort
A contemporary shoe brand from Mallorca, Spain, Camper is an old family business with a rich shoemaking history. Each season, Camper strives to reinvent classic concepts and comes up with new and original designs to suit every walk of life. We’re big fans of the brand’s commitment to sustainability – this year Camper introduced its first collection made from worn shoes re-engineered to create new footwear!
Best For: Eco-friendly trainers
Cariuma ticks all the boxes when it comes to modern casual chic: style, comfort and eco-consciousness. Apart from reducing carbon footprint through recyclable packaging, the shoe brand also strives to empower sustainable choices by sourcing premium raw materials. Even better, Cariuma’s footwear offering is crafted using lightweight cushion technology, making it the perfect embodiment of functionality. Free express shipping is available on all orders.
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Catalog Hong Kong
Best For: Everyday classics
If you’re looking for wallet-friendly everyday footwear, Catalog Hong Kong is an excellent spot for classic and well-known shoe brands. From a pair of sturdy Dr Martens to our favourite Vans slip-ons, you won’t be disappointed by the wide range of designs Catalog has to offer. Before you visit the store, make sure to check out Catalog online for the latest deals and exclusive collaborations! Free shipping is available for purchases over $300.
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Charles & Keith
Best For: Affordable trend-led designs
This Singapore-based accessories brand has made a name for itself amongst the fashion crowd for its dizzying selection of trend-led styles, all at incredibly affordable prices. From chic slingback heels to chunky dad sandals, Charles & Keith really has it all. Don’t miss the highly-coveted range of handbags while you’re at it!
Best For: Stylish smart footwear
Almost 200 years ago, founders Cyrus and James Clark crafted a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. Since then, invention and craftsmanship has remained at the heart of the brand. As the inventors of the world’s first foot-shaped shoe to innovative underfoot cushioning, rest assured you won’t have to sacrifice comfort for style when you shop at Clarks.
Best For: Flip-flops and sandals
Nothing beats a pair of cute, no-fuss flip-flops, especially on a hot summer’s day in the 852. Havaianas’ selection is available in a wide range of colours and styles. We’re fans of going as bright as possible – because who doesn’t love a statement shoe? Fun fact: the first pair of Havainas flip-flops were inspired by Zori, a type of traditional Japanese sandal!
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Best For: Special edition collectable trainers
Whether you’re a trainer enthusiast yourself or simply looking for a unique gift, Husky Sneaker is your best bet when it comes to limited edition collectables. Apart from its extensive collection of hard-to-find trainers, Husky Sneaker also offers shoe care kits, making it perfect for those looking to keep their newest pair of Airs in prime condition.
Best For: Cutting-edge footwear
This unique multi-brand fashion house is your one-stop shop for all the latest styles. From strappy sandals, leather boots and trendy trainers, I.T houses a wide range of cutting-edge brands, including in-house brands such as b+ab, tout a coup, :CHOCOOLATE and CAMPER. Make a beeline for an I.T outlet for unbeatable deals.
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Best For: Cool independent brands
Kapok’s collection of everyday shoes strikes the perfect balance of simplicity and style. You’ll find a selection of cool independent brands here, including Common Projects, Tkees and Salt Water. Apart from footwear, the brand’s extensive selection of clothing and accessories are also worth checking out!
Best For: Affordable fashion shoes
The Korner’s footwear collection is unashamedly feminine, with a mix of heeled pumps, loafers, Mary Janes and other casual flats. As a bonus, this pick is wallet-friendly, with designs starting from just $490.
Best For: Handmade leather fashion shoes
Simplicity with a classic edge is what you’ll find at leatherlab. This Hong Kong-based brand favours timeless design over trends; yet unexpected details, like mixed prints and textural accents, keep every collection feeling fresh. What’s more, every pair is handmade and remodelled numerously after fitting on feet to achieve the greatest comfort.
Best For: Designer shoes
From Balenciaga’s newest trainer collection to a classic pair of Choos, Lane Crawford is the place to go for all things designer. With a mission to inspire and liberate, Lane Crawford has one of Asia’s most extensive luxury brand portfolios, carefully selected by a team of seasoned experts. If you don’t know where to start, try enlisting the help of Lane Crawford’s personal styling team, who will have you sorted with your perfect pair in no time.
La French Cut
Best For: Custom made shoes
Struggling to find the shoe of your dreams? Take matters into your own hands at La French Cut. Here, every style can be customised to your preferred colour, heel height, width and shape! While the service is available online, we recommend making an appointment in person for a truly bespoke experience.
Marks & Spencer
Best For: Office shoes and wide fit
When it comes to comfortable and affordable office shoes that can stand the test of time, Marks & Spencer is definitely at the top of the list. Apart from a large range of footwear for every occasion, the brand also offers a wide fit collection for those who suffer from sore feet woes.
MATT & NAT
Best For: Environmentally conscious footwear
MATT & NAT is an eco-conscious brand with a simple motto: “Live beautifully”. This sentiment is reflected in the brand’s curated footwear, which have been designed to do good as well as look good. Not only does this mean saying no to animal-based materials, but also exploring more eco-friendly ways to produce fashion items. Style-wise, each design is sleek, simplistic and perfect for everyday wear.
MATT & NAT, mattandnat.com
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Best For: Shoes with inclusive sizing
ORiental TRaffic is a Japanese brand that helps women walk with confidence and style. If you’re looking for a more comfortable fit, don’t forget to check out the free shoe-stretching service!
Best For: Feminine footwear
For effortless footwear style, look no further than Pedder Red. The designs here are bold, vibrant and fashion forward, with each collection epitomising contemporary cool. Expect a comprehensive selection of lifestyle, work and evening styles, all inspired by the modern fashion girl.
Best For: Luxury fashion shoes
Think of Italian brand Sergio Rossi as the fairy godmother of footwear – from court heels to ballet flats and runway-worthy heels, it has it all. If you have something specific in mind, this pick even allows you to customise your dream pair! For our brides-to-be, you’ll find a whole bridal collection dedicated to you (and your wedding Pinterest board!).
Best For: High street fashion shoes
Known for its fashion-forward designs and chic aesthetics, ZARA is our go to for shoes of all occasions. Our only complaint? Sizes sell out quickly, so be sure to snap up your perfect pair as soon as you see them in stock!
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Editor’s Note: “The Best Shoe Shops In Hong Kong” was originally published in May, 2016 and was last updated in August, 2021. Special thanks to Lydia Ching for her contribution.
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Hero image courtesy of Charles & Keith via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Allie Shoes, image 2 courtesy of courtesy of ALDO via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of b/major via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Cariuma via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Clarks via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of I.T via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of leatherlab via Instagram, image 8 courtesy MATT & NAT via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Pedder Red via Instagram.