It’s officially time to say later days to anything open toed and welcome back our old amigos, the boot. Whether you’re going for a casual look or something a bit more fancy, our guide to Ottawa’s best shops are sure to inspire a new fall fit. After you make your way through this list be sure to click here our roundup of the best places to shop fall boots across Canada.
Find it: 100 Bayshore Dr., blackwellshoes.com
The low down: Though best known for their assortment of Vans, Nike and Converse, Blackwell also has a great selection of casual boots.
Brands: Harlow, DLG, Steve Madden, Blundstone
Find it: 50 Rideau St. #300, lintervalleshoes.com
The low down: Still under the radar, this indie footwear shop is a great place to find unique pieces.
Brands: Its own line, filled with quality, trend-conscious designs
Armstrong & Richardson
Find it: 4B-1050 Baxter Rd., 499 Terry Fox Dr., 1200 Saint Laurent Blvd., 2269 Riverside Dr., 2121 Carling Ave., armstrongandrichardson.com
The low down: In the family for four generations, this small local franchise is known for its selection of casual and dress options.
Brands: Amalfi, Franco Sarto, Rieker