How to Get Here
We are located in the El Camino Shopping Square one block from the N El Camino Real and Encinitas Blvd intersection. From I-5 take the Encinitas Blvd exit and head East for about 2 miles.Get Driving Directions
About Footwear etc. Encinitas
Are you visiting the fine San Diego coastline? Or are you lucky enough to live in this vibrant area and want to upgrade your personal shoe collection? Whatever your story, our location in Encinitas, CA is chock full of the high quality footwear choices you’ve been yearning for. From comfortable walking, hiking and running options to chic sandals, wedges, boots and dress shoes, make a quick stop in off of N. El Camino Real to discover your next favorite pair today.
Just a hop, skip and a jump from the Oakcrest County Park, just outside of the lovely downtown shopping district, Footwear etc. is the only Encinitas shoe store you’ll need! Enjoy our award-winning customer service serving customers from Encinitas, Carlsbad, Cardiff by the Sea, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Olivenhain and more!
In fact, we pride ourselves on customer service and an extraordinary medley of innovative, industry-leading brands to ensure that you get the most out of your buying experience. With a number of expertly crafted products from Taos Shoes, Naot, Mephisto, New Balance, Arcopedico, Vionic, Hoka One One, Dansko, Merrell and many more, the Encinitas location will carry the best shoes to fit your feet’s needs. Regardless of whether you’re hoping to address plantar fasciitis, sensitivity from diabetes, or simply high arches, Footwear etc. carries the required orthotic aids to assist with support and pain-relief.
Stop in and feel the difference with Footwear etc. Encinitas today!
In This Store You'll Find...
- Women’s and Men’s Styles
- Health and Wellness Footwear
- Large Selection of Vionic shoes
- Shoe Care and Accessories
- Knowledgeable Sales Staff
- Women's and Men's Dress Shoes
- Products for Various Foot Conditions
- Outdoor, Athletic and Waterproof Styles
Footwear etc. Encinitas Customer Reviews
“Footwear etc. has been my favorite shoe store for the past six years. I have only great things to say about the Encinitas location as well as the online customer service experience. As my foot issues increase with age, I know I can find the best solutions possible at Footwear etc. They truly are the best!!!” -Joan P.
“It's been a long time since I have been in a full-service shoe store. I really didn't think that stores like this exist anymore. Erin stuck with me through my entire process of deciding what type of shoes I wanted, and was very helpful. I'll never buy shoes at a discount no-service store again! Erin made choosing two new pairs of shoes and some socks absolutely pleasurable.” -Chris B.
“My experience was particularly great yesterday. I think it is worth mentioning that the sales person, Cynthia, was so very helpful. It was refreshing to get a sales person who knew a lot about the different products. I told her what I was looking for and needed and she made some suggestions that I decided on. I appreciated her patience and time she spent helping me.” -Lynne D.
“Love, love, love this place. The shoes...OMGosh they just help to make you feel like a new person. The manager Barbara is so knowledgeable about which products are best for your feet and also in her familiarity with where the shoe/sandal/boot was made, what materials you're getting and even which ones are waterproof suited for your adventurous side. I am never able to leave without buying 2 pair and often times wanting more!! Her and her staff are very open and friendly, yet diligent in following all safety protocols to ensure your shoe buying experience is one you will enjoy!!! ” -Robin W.
“I visited the Footwear etc. in Encinitas for the first time yesterday. Jay helped me select a new pair of athletic type walking shoes. He recognized my foot problems right away (bunions and over-pronation), measured both feet, and brought out several pairs of shoes for me to try. He encouraged me to walk around the store in the different shoes as long as I needed to to decide which shoes would be best for me. He allowed me to view more information and color choices on the store computer. The shoes I selected were not in stock in the store so he ordered them for delivery to my house. Although I was not expecting them until Friday (ordered on Tuesday afternoon), I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived the very next day (Wednesday). Great store and great customer service. I will definitely be back and will recommend the store to family and friends.” -Linda S.
“Have recently returned to Footwear etc. as my right foot has multiple issues and looking at future surgery which I don't want anytime soon. Went in last week to Footwear etc. and Jay was amazingly helpful. He spent a lot of time listening, and then helping me with what I thought I needed. His suggestions were far better than my original plan. Have tried over 50 shoes by shopping online, only to return them as they hurt my foot. Jay has dealt with many people's foot issues and understands how important shoes are in overall health. I have been wearing shoes that Jay suggested today, and believe I may get to go to the zoo with my family soon. Until this point, I couldn't even make it to the grocery store. Needless to say, I am very happy that I went to someone who knows. Thank you Jay. You're the best!!” -J.P.
“I highly recommend this store! The manager, Jay, gave me excellent customer service! He helped me to try different shoes to find the right fit. Jay is patient, understanding and friendly. He has amazing knowledge and experience. Jay spent time with me explaining everything and working with me to find shoes and insoles that will truly support my feet. Thank you Jay! This store was recommended by my doctor. I give it a 5 plus plus rating. Go and see for yourself.” -Sarito S.
“I will be 70 years old in a couple of months, it's been many years since I've visited a shoe store with the kind of personal service and attention to the customer that I experienced as a Young Man. I left the stores and sat in my car without buying anything. There had been no pressure whatsoever from Barbara or anybody in the store. Then something made me go back into the store and purchase one of the pairs of shoes that I'd been shown. Great store, great staff. I'll be going back!rdquo; -Frank N.
“I can't RAVE enough about JAY (the manager at the Encinitas location!) WOW! I have had a stubborn foot/ankle injury and needed to find a very specific type of house shoe/slipper that has ankle support. Not an easy task! The days of walking barefoot in my house are over! Sigh! BUT Jay was so helpful, caring and resourceful in showing me only products that would truly help me. He went out of his way and made me feel like family! Truly! He had to order my size and told me he'd personally follow up with me the very next day, which he did. I will only shop at Footwear Etc. now. Save yourself the time and aggravation of shoe shopping, especially if you have ankle/foot issues. I wear my stylish yet super comfy house shoes (with a really unique orthotic that Jay also suggested to provide further support to my heel and ankle.) I'm so HAPPY walking around my house, pain-free and comfortable. Thank YOU Jay and Footwear Etc. for having such a WONDERFUL store manager! I can't wait to come in again very soon!!” - Tamara W.
“These wonderful women fixed my metatarsal issue! Barbara was wonderful and helped me choose an insole that supported not only my metatarsal, but also gave me more arch support for my really high arches. Thank you very much! I will be coming in many more times!” - Rachael H.