If you’re in need of anything from high-end couture to a pair of Birkenstocks, Sacramento has a pretty respectable shoe department.

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Franco Ferrini

510 Pavilions Ln (on Fair Oaks Blvd. near Howe Ave.)
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 923-5114

If Carrie Bradshaw lived in Sacramento, she’d buy most of her shoes at Franco Ferrini. This shoe store, in the Pavilions Shopping Center, showcases shoes you won’t find elsewhere in this town. They specialize in unusual and couture shoes for women, some of which are virtual works of art. The whole store is a well-edited collection of fashionable footwear. They also carry handbags, although this place is tailor-made for the serious shoe enthusiast.

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1651 Arden Way (Arden Fair Mall)
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 646-2400

Nordstrom has a huge selection of shoes for the whole family. Some people that hands down, this is the place to shop for shoes. They have a great variety from casual to athletic to formal. Top designers include Jimmy Choo, Prada, Dansko and Jessica Simpson. And a whole lot of Uggs. They also have good service and a good return policy. NOTE: There is also a location at the Roseville Galleria.

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Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

The Promenade at Natomas
3651 N Freeway Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 419-0021

Country Club Plaza
2405 Butano Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 484-1942


You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store walking into this place. This store is gargantuan with row upon row of every type of shoe at discounted prices where you pull the boxes off the shelf yourself to try them on. The shoes, not the boxes. Off Broadway is like the Price Club of shoes where you’ll saunter through the door to buy one pair and instead, dance out with five. All types of shoes are sold here for men, women and kids. They everything from designer shoes to boots to casual shoes, so remember to bring the car with the big trunk.

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Birkenstock Midtown

2500 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 492-2280

Healthy feet are happy feet so if you’re looking for comfort or some help for problem feet, this is the place to look. In addition to Birkenstock, they carry Ugg boots and slippers, Dansko, Sanita, and many other brands. They also stock Smartwool and diabetic socks. Famous for their customer service, the staff will help you find the right fit for you feet.

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Fleet Feet Sports

2311 J St
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-3338

Fleet Feet Sports is a favorite among running enthusiasts. Their knowledgeable staff will help you find the training shoe that’s right for you. Their FIT guarantee allows you to return any shoes with which you’re dissatisfied. They also host seminars that range from triathlons to nutrition, and lead friendly runs for people of all skill levels every Sunday morning.

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stride rite

1689 Arden Way (Arden Fair Mall)
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 648-1174
and other locations in the Sacramento area

This shoe store caters only to kids. They carry shoes for babies, toddlers, and youths. They have fit specialists to make sure your child is wearing the healthiest shoe possible. They also carry a wide selection of wide shoes, too.

– Margaret Andrews is a blogger living in Sacramento. You can see more of her work on her blog, NannyGoatsInPanties.com.