|Store Type |||Shoes|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||By Bus: #4 UBC or #7 Dunbar|
|Cross Street |||Cyprus and Maple|
|Mon-Wed: 10:00AM-6:00PM; Thurs and Fri: 10:00AM- 7:00PM; Sat: 10:00AM-6:00PM; Sun: 12:00PM – 5PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 03, 2009
Blundstones, the boots Australians grew up with, have made the move to the West Coast – and they’re a perfect fit for Vancouver’s outdoorsy lifestyle. Durable “Blunnies” are made of water-resistant leather and tough rubber soles. With the purchase of each pair, a donation is made to Evergreen, a society that promotes urban greening. Also available at the 4th Avenue store are R.M. Williams Boots, known in Australia as the Rolls Royce of footwear. Crafted of the highest grade leather, the boots look better with wear and last for years.
Snug in Uggs
Uggs, the sheepskin boots sported by celebrities, have become a hot fashion item – warm, woolly and comfortable. The cushy boots are designed to be worn without socks for maximum enjoyment of the cozy lining. The boot comes in a range of styles, from the classic short boot, to a knee-high a with stacked leather heel. The woman’s Seline is a more sophisticated Ugg option, made of glossy suede and with a wedgie heel. Uggs also come in teeny tiny sizes for the wee ones.
New Zealand Woollies
Wool is one of the most earth-friendly fibres, and it’s making a comeback. Though wool is valued for its ability to insulate and to repel water, it’s thought to be itchy and uncomfortable. Not so with Icebreaker, Austrialian Boot Co.’s line of ultra- fine merino wool products from New Zealand. Icebreaker shirts, long johns, and socks make perfect undergarments for winter sports or light-weight layers to take travelling.