Fall has finally arrived, marking the start of cozy hoodies, baggy work wear and warm trousers. To complete the newfound change in wardrobe, Torontonians are going to need to step up their shoe game. Thankfully, fall is a super forgiving season as everything from lined slippers and dad shoes to boots and loafers are acceptable. Below is a list of five spots in Toronto for you to find your next fall banger.
Located in the Distillery District, John Fluevog has been producing high-quality and eclectic shoes since 1989. Their brick-and-mortar location carries some of their hottest silhouettes, including Starfleet and Generator, which fit the Toronto fashion scene perfectly. The brand is well known for its leather products which tend to come in obscure and sometimes outrageous colour schemes. However, John Fluevog is the perfect spot for those looking to buy their next formal-wear staple.
For a complete 180, head over to Capsule, where you will find every neutral shade of New Balance and Salomon ever made. The boutique is very streetwear-centric, predominantly playing with technical and sometimes utility-styled pieces. The two brands mentioned above are both massively popular going into the fall due to their practicality. Salomons in particular are not only extremely stylish but often used as running or climbing shoes.
For those looking to find their newest grail, head over to 119 Corbo, where you can find a vast selection of high-end fall releases. Luxury retailers are receiving their shipments for this coming season, meaning your new favourite shoe is literally right around the corner. This Yorkville boutique recently received a great selection of women’s sneakers from Jil Sander, as well as a few boots from Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten and even Balenciaga.
Syndey’s is a bespoke tailoring shop for men looking specifically for formal wear. However, the Queen West boutique has ventured into some more rugged silhouettes which play to the more casual side of gentleman wear. Sydney’s carries a few great derby silhouettes from Loake, a brand out of the U.K. As well, men can find a good selection of Chelsea boots for a formal look, with a twist.
For those looking to expand their wardrobe into some more wacky garments, Due West is your next pit stop. The boutique offers customers an extremely tailored shopping experience that mixes functional, technical wear with high fashion garments meant for those who dress on the bold side. Y-3 is an extremely prominent brand across the boutique, as well as Salomon, MISBHV and Moschino. Among the other designer names is Kenzo, which makes extremely stylish and easy-to-wear sneakers which can become your next grab-and-go fall shoes for the upcoming season.