How many steps do you take in a day? For the average person, 7,000 is estimated to be the norm. With all of the natural beauty, hiking, and recreational attractions beckoning Bend Oregon residents and visitors alike, you better believe that we exceed this average. For all of the footwork and daily activity, finding a new pair of shoes is one sure fire way to make a good day even better.

We have a number of unique shoe shopping opportunities right here in the Old Mill District. Ready for a quick primer on women’s shoes, men’s shoes, and footwear options for the kids? Off we go.

Kick Up Your Heels at Desperado

Central Oregon’s ranching heritage meets high fashion at Desperado. A curated selection of custom boots including bohemian, Western and straight-up stylish options include Old Gringo, Liberty Boot Company, Johnny Was, and Tres Outlaws brands. Better yet, Desperado is offering a specialty pair of boot socks free with boot purchase right now.


Ramp up your Regime at REI

Are you trail running, climbing, hiking, or simply kicking back after an adventurous day? REI’s selection of quality footwear comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Styles include hiking boots, running shoes, casual slip ons, rain boots and sandals with options that will take you from land to sea, on or off road. REI features a variety of brands including Salomon, Brooks, Keen, Hoka, Saucony, Bogs, Lowa, Chaco, Asics, Merrell – and even Merrell women’s shoes.

Show Your Toes you Love Them at Flip Flop Shops

Flip Flops have become their own fashion statement here in Bend. These days you can dress up or dress with down and still let your feet free with stylish options. For a full array of possibilities, you’ll want to visit Flip Flop Shops. Featured brands include Reef, Roxy, Quiksilver, Olukai, Cobian, Sanuk, Rainbow, Speedo, FloJos, Feelgoodz, the Sak, and Havaianas for women, men and kids.

Visit Vanilla Urban Threads for Boho Chic, Casual and Unique

A fun shopping experience awaits men and women of all ages seeking stylish footwear options and the best selection of TOMS around. Even better, a pair of TOMS shoes is donated to a child in need with every sale. Looking for some specialty advice on what to wear at an upcoming event? Talk to Vanilla Urban Threads owner April Lawyer or any one of the friendly sales staff there.

Buckle Up with Stylish Options

Style-conscious young men and women enjoy an ever-changing mix of on-trend footwear with private label and choice brands including District 3, Puma, New Balance, Sanuk and others. Be sure to check out their Sales Rack for great discounts on the way into the store.

Keep it Casual at Pac Sun

Firmly rooted in the action sports, fashion and music influences of the California lifestyle, Pac Sun sells footwear designed to appeal to teens and young adults. The latest styles for guys and gals include options from Volcom, Billabong, Hurley, Roxy, Rainbow, Converse, Nike SB, RVCA, and Vans.

Get Zumiez and Go

As a leading specialty retailer of action sports related footwear, Zumiez specializes in popular brands centered on activities that include skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, BMX and motocross. A few of their favorite footwear options include TOMS, DC, Mike, Adidas, Emerica, Roxy and Vans shoes.

Little Feet, Meet Adorable Kids Shoes

Every season Gap Kids and Gymboree offer a sweet selection of stylish shoes for your little ones. Right now you’ll find sandals and slip ons in stock for girls and boys from first steps to fun runs.

For the Well Heeled & Worldly

For the professional set and fancier occasions we highly recommend a visit to Banana Republic. With accessible and luxurious options for men and women, quality BR branded options include loafers, flats, heels, sandals and slip ons. At White House | Black Market women will find a beautiful collection of fabulous footwear which includes seasonal colors that pop.

With so many options available, why not treat your feet well? Doing so will feel good and is bound to help you get to great places.