Shop till you Drop: Shoes – Readers’ Choice 2023

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On the Run

(415) 682-2042
The goal at On The Run is to provide every customer with the best possible service. We take pride in selecting superior products that fulfill all your needs.” Well-made comfort shoes and supportive athletic shoes are on display, and the late Mark Wachter, founder and owner, personally trained the shoe specialists in biomechanics of the foot and ankle for the best fit.



Shoes on Solano

(510) 525-3832 (BERKELEY)
(510) 823-2290 (OAKLAND)
(925) 300-3003 (WALNUT CREEK)
Founded in 1988, Shoes On Solano specializes in comfortable, fashionable footwear. The underlying philosophy has always been to serve the community with outstanding fashion, without compromising comfort.” The stores sell multiple styles for women and children, including the house brand, SoleTerra Shoes, manufactured in Portugal.



Footwear etc.

(800) 720-0572
This family-run companys motto is If its uncomfortable, we simply dont sell it.” Seven stores are in the South Bay/Peninsula (with an eighth in Walnut Creek), where shoppers choose from dozens of brands in styles that range from athletic shoes to dress shoes to sandals. Selections for women, men and children are available, as are accessories and clothing.



Sole Desire Shoes

(707) 571-8643 (SANTA ROSA)
(707) 508-1363 (SANTA ROSA)
(707) 931-0357 (SONOMA)
A family business since David and Mary Astobiza opened Sole Desire in 1990, the stores in Santa Rosa and Sonoma stock European comfort shoes and accessories, including handbags, small leather goods, sunglasses, socks, shoe care as well as supportive and customizable insoles. Traveling? Sole Desire Shoes has four locations elsewhere in the state.

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