Guide to the best shoe shops in Stockholm
Updated 24 Aug 2017
Stilettos, moccasins, sandals, wedges, wellies, boots, ankle boots, knee highs, sneakers - little wonder the Swedes say that shoes are a woman's best friend, but they're often just as important to men too. And whether you're a serious shoe fetishist, love an on-trend trainer or are more of a comfy shoe person, we can help you find Stockholm's best shoe shops. Because there are plenty of shoes in this city, it's just a question of the best shops to find them.
A passion for shoes
You can find shoe designer Luciano Padovana's shoes in more than 50 countries. The shop screams of exclusivity and an eye for detail, such as daring heels and classic boots. The odd accessory and a range of bags can also be found on the shelves. A mecca for women with a serious passion for shoes.
Nybrogatan 36, Östermalm
Beautiful shoes from major fashion houses
Nathalie Schuterman is perhaps best known for exclusive clothes from major fashion houses such as Balenciage, Miu Miu and Fendi, but you can also find designer shoes here for both women and men.
Birger Jarlsgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
With an eye for detail
Grafford on Humlegårdsgatan 19 take shoes very seriously. For them, it's not just about producing a shoe as a finished product - every detail that goes into it is equally important. Grafford is both a shoemaker and a shoe shop - they create their own shoes here as well as stocking other brands such as Crocket & Jones, John Brommel, Kent and Swims.
Humlegårdsgatan 19, Östermalm
Small but carefully chosen selection
The idea behind Savannahs is to gather a selection of the most exclusive designer brands under one roof. Serious shoe aficionados can fill their boots with well-known brands as well as up and coming shoe designers. You'll find shoe fashion from New York, Milan, London and Paris.
Birger Jarlsgatan 1, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
An abundance of styles and models
Since the beginning of the Eighties, Footlight has been one of the go-to spots for style-conscious shoe shoppers. You'll find masses of different models, styles and good quality materials.
Nybrogatan 7, Östermalm
From street style till luxe
NK has almost everything you could need in the way of shoes, whether you're after sporty styles or dressy heels. There's plenty to choose from in the men's and women's shoe departments on the ground floor, where you'll find shoes from both classic brands and new fashion designers.
Hamngatan 18-20, Norrmalm/City
A real institution in the Stockholm shoe world! Stocking everything from Dr. Martens and heavy boots to platforms, winkle pickers and much more. The staff are dedicated and know all there is to know and more about the legendary types of shoes they stock.
Gamla Brogatan 34, Norrmalm/City
Exclusive shoes for men
This hidden gem on Humlegårdsgatan is a real find for men with a passion for well-made and fashionable shoes. At Skoaktiebolaget you'll find well-known English brands as well as shoes from Italian and Spanish retailers. All the shoes they sell are quality-assured and classically made. As well as shoes, you can buy accessories such as belts, socks and shoehorns here.
Humlegårdsgatan 4, Östermalm
Stockholm-based Gram has been around since 2005 and they specialise in smart-casual sneakers - perfect for a city like Stockholm. Check out their creative boutiques in Sofo on Södermalm and in the city centre.
Götgatan 42, Södermalm
If you love sneakers but can't afford a trip to New York, you can breathe easy. The hip Sneakersnstuff store on Södermalm is a great substitute. You'll find all the latest collaborations and other lust-worthy new releases, and the staff are happy to help you find the right style.
Åsögatan 124, Södermalm
Bonus tip: genuine shoe pros
Bäckmans is not just a highly reputable shoemakers - you'll also find high-quality shoes from brands such as Loake, Red Wing and R.M. Williams in their store section. In other words, this is the place to come to invest in shoes that will pass the test of time. The premises is also beautifully decorated with white tiling, bare lightbulbs and green countertops.
Nybrogatan 23, Östermalm
Bonus tip: Large sizes and personal shopping
Finding shoes to fit if you happen to have a shoe size of over 45 European (11 and a half UK) is no joke. But there's a mecca for all large-footed people in Västertorp, a southern suburb of Stockholm. Grand Shoes has a range of shoes in sizes 47-52. Ring to book an appointment for personal service and undisturbed shopping.