Kick off the season with fresh footwear

click to enlarge Walls of vintage boots are on display at Vintage Angel. - YOUNG KWAK
Young Kwak
Walls of vintage boots are on display at Vintage Angel.

Homestead Birkenstock Homestead Birkenstock is the home of the comfortable shoe. You'll find those classic Arizona Birkenstocks here, along with Birkenstock boots (who knew, right?), not to mention other wearable brands, like Keen and Dansko, that can help you get through a nine-hour shift on your feet. NorthTown Mall, 4750 N. Division St. Spokane, Wash. • 482-4515 •

JJ's Shoes & Boutique JJ's nondescript exterior on Coeur d'Alene's busy Sherman Avenue doesn't exactly draw you in, but remember what mom told you and don't judge a book by its cover. Inside you'll find stylish yet comfortable shoes by the likes of Birkenstock, Taos and Sebago. 309 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-765-6181 •

Snow River Uggs and More Uggs may get flak for being "Ugg-ly," but there's a reason why they've spread like wildfire, infiltrating ski lodges, city streets and college campuses around the world. Snow River started selling Uggs year-round way before they were cool, and now it's the local go-to spot for the toasty sheepskin footwear. 102 Cedar St. Sandpoint, Idaho • 208-263-4472 •

Vintage Angel This "pre-loved" boot shop may only be open a few days a week, but you'll want to be sure you don't miss those days. Vintage Angel is the Spokane source for boots from Seattle's wildly popular Boot Girl store and warehouse. The quality is high, the prices are low, and the possibilities are endless. 1025 W. First Ave. Spokane, Wash. •

The Walk Shoppe  We're not a Jimmy Choo kind of town. We don't teeter around here in the Inland Northwest. We hike and walk (even in January, when there's 2 feet of snow on the ground). The Walk Shoppe understands that and stocks stylish, wearable shoes by the likes of Bogs, Clarks and Sanuk, and all the SmartWool socks you need to survive winter. 3707 S. Grand Blvd. Spokane, Wash. • 747-2161 •

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