I grew up with this store in Edmonton. When you walk in you are not just looking at shoes, you're looking at art. An organized mess one might say. With over 70 different labels of shoes Gravity Pope is not your average shoe store. Located in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver and also online this independent boutique is going no where but up in the ranks of shoe and tailored retail. Louise Dirks, founder and owner of Gravity Pope, has created a environment not just for the trendy youth but for everyone. The stores have such a wide range of footwear that literally can cater to every single shoe lover. Men and Women have so many brands to choose from, I find myself in there for hours just staring at the walls. Often stuck at the first wall of shoes finding a new pair every time I start from the front. It's like a "Where's Waldo" game only you're not just looking for one. I find myself feeling as though I have walked into some designers studio in New York when I go. It's just that vibe you get. You can get brands you can't find anywhere else in Alberta or BC. Almost like a mini vacation from the winter streets of Whyte Ave or the rainy days of Vancouver and 4th. Take a look you might just step into something fabulous. JC
photos by Jessica Clark
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