With autumn temperatures in California’s capital region typically dropping into the 60s and 70s, women move from flip-flops into wearing more weather-resistant shoes. Luckily, these small businesses and boutiques offer footwear options that are attractive, fashion-forward and perfect for fall in Sacramento.
WEAVEWorks Recycled Fashion
2401 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 643-4606
www.weaveinc.org

This shop makes it easy to accomplish three great things at once: get stylish footwear, save money and help women and children in need. Proceeds from the store help fund the Sacramento nonprofit Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE), which offers services including crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and legal assistance to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. For shoppers, WEAVEWorks offers beautiful, fashionable and high quality pre-owned shoes and clothing. The shoe selection is not vast, but selections are always seasonally appropriate and well priced, so savvy consumers know to check back frequently.

Shoes That Fit Me
8649 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 686-1050
www.shoesthatfitme.com

As you can tell by the name of this family-owned small business, the focus here is on shoes that both look good and make your feet feel good. The staff are dedicated to helping you find just the right boots, dress shoes, sandals and sneakers, and carry a wide range of brands including Mephisto, Finn Comfort, Dansko, Joya, Aerosoles, Deer Tracks and Merrell. Women with diabetes, bunions, high arches, plantar fasciitis or other foot issues know better than anyone that when the feet are not happy, the rest of the body isn’t happy either. Comfortable shoes do not have to be clunky; Shoes That Fit Me has styles that are also fashionable and attractive.

Lindsey Roses Design
www.etsy.com/shop/LindseyRosesDesign

Due to the talents of Sacramento artist and designer Lindsey McGrath, you can have footwear that is totally unique and made just for you. McGrath takes shoes, typically Vans, Chuck Taylors, Toms, Converse and Doc Martens, and paints them in the design of your choosing. Memorialize your favorite band, album or musician on one-of-a-kind footwear, whether you prefer classic Rolling Stones, The Weeknd, Mark Ronson, Daft Punk or Johnny Cash. Beautiful floral designs can keep you thinking of springtime during the colder and wetter months, and you only need look at your shoes to mentally slip off to Maui or the Swiss Alps. McGrath can also hand paint an image from photos of your new baby, a wedding picture, vacation snapshots or other personal photos. You can also wear shoes that show your favorite book, movie, food, kid’s artwork or animal.

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Handley’s Western Wear
314 E. Bidwell St.
Folsom, California 95630
(916) 983-2668
www.handleyswesternwears.com

You don’t have to be a real cowboy in order to wear attractive and comfortable boots this fall. Handley’s carries many styles of boots, as well as cool Western wear and accessories. When the autumn chill greets your feet, pull on a cushiony pair of handcrafted boots from companies like Tony Lama or Dan Post. Leather boots for work or play are also available from Wolverine and other respected brands such as Redwing, Lucchesse and Justin.

The Pink House
1462 33rd St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 737-7465
www.facebook.com/thepinkhouseshoes

Pink House is a small home-turned-boutique that carries unique shoes, clothing and accessories for women with style. Each item is chosen for its beauty and quality, and frequent sales and special events can be seen on the store’s Facebook page. Shoe brands can include Sarto, Splendid, Me Too, Poetic License, OTBT and Jambu.

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers business, employment, animal rescue, volunteerism and nonprofits. Her work can also be found at Examiner.com.