How to Get Here
We are located in Willow Glen's Lincoln Ave., between Willow and Minnesota, right across the street from Willow Glen Bistro. Convenient routes to take to the area include I-280, I-880, and the 101.Get Driving Directions
About Footwear etc. San Jose
Just south of downtown San Jose, nestled in the heart of historic Willow Glen, Footwear etc. has proudly set up shop.
In town, there’s so much to do. Have lunch at Sushi Arashi or Round Table Pizza... we are located right in between them! After picking up some new shoes from Footwear etc., stroll through the local boutiques on Lincoln Ave. Time seems to slow down as you walk through Willow Glen’s beautiful tree-lined streets. If you’re looking for a fun way to explore downtown San Jose, check out Mike’s Bikes and let our staff fit you for a pair of outdoor shoes before you ride out. Find some with custom orthopedic insoles and you’ll pedal in sure comfort and flair.
Stop into this Footwear etc. location for all the top comfort shoe brands – from Hoka, Taos, Clarks, and Dansko to Naot, Mephisto, Birkenstock and Vionic – and make every step along Willow Glen's green streets as relaxed and easygoing as the local culture. Don’t forget, we also have the orthotic shoes to address a wide range of foot conditions, including diabetes and plantar fasciitis. Men, women and children alike will find the stylish, durable walking sneakers, snuggly UGG® boots, unique sandals and more, so come peruse our shelves to find the perfect pair for you.
We’re open longer than most other stores on the block, so stop by today and experience quality shoes and friendly service!
In This Store You'll Find...
- Men's and Women's Sandals
- Health and Wellness Footwear
- Large Selection of Hoka Shoes
- Socks, Handbags, and Arch Supports
- Knowledgeable Sales Staff
- Women's and Men's Dress Shoes
- Products for Various Foot Conditions
- Outdoor, Athletic and Waterproof Styles
What Our Customers Say
“This is a great example of why brick and mortar neighborhood stores are needed... touch and feel product, getting questions answered in real time and supporting local business. They have a good selection of men's and women's shoes, socks, etc. and generally very good selection of sizes and if they don't have it they are happy to order it. Very nice people too!” -Darrin J.
“I am impressed with how they are handling customers during the pandemic. When I called ahead they gave me clear information on their hours and how many people were allowed in the store at a time, per clerks available. They also told me when was a good time to come, for when there weren't many people, and when I arrived they offered hand cleanser, checked my temperature, and made sure I was wearing a mask. The clerk working with me was professional, courteous, and friendly, measuring my foot and explaining options for the type of shoe I wanted. I felt comfortable shopping there, and I will likely go back next time I need another pair of shoes.” -Collie C.
“My favorite locally owned shoe shop. Super friendly and helpful staff and a nice curation of shoes. Shop local!” -Laylah M.
“Wonder why your feet hurt? You're probably wearing the wrong size or wearing a shoe with no support. The fine folks at Footwear etc. will measure your feet and find the right shoe for you! Nice staff and big selection - if they don't have it they will order it for you.” -Mitchell R.
“My physical therapist sent me here for shoe inserts. Caesar helped me out. He was knowledgeable about foot issues and how the foot should move while walking. He analyzed my stance and foot pressure on a machine. He put different inserts in my shoes and evaluated how I moved with them. He did not try to up sell me on anything, even when he saw how worn my shoes were. I appreciated that Caesar actually worked with me in the store to pick the best choice for me and did not just point me towards the rack of shoe inserts.” -Stefanie P.
“Iurenia was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and I found exactly what I needed, including slippers with arch support! I noticed the interaction between other sales people and customers and was very impressed with them also. I highly recommend this store in Willow Glen.” -Deborah B.
“I had never stepped foot (ha) into Footwear etc. until my podiatrist recommended that I try out some orthotic insoles. I was helped by Caesar and can't say enough good things about my experience with him. They have a cool machine that takes an image of your foot pattern with the areas that have the most weight. But these 5 stars are really for Caesar, who was super friendly, informative and just a delight to talk to.” -Keith D.
“Great service and comfy shoes! I'll be returning! Sales team brought out multiple shoes for me to try. I got two pairs and look forward to going back when I have more time... My feet ache when I don't wear the shoes from their store! Protect your feet! Shop at Footwear etc!” -A. T.
“Great place if you need help with bad feet. I needed some soft orthotics and someone helped me right away and I received excellent customer service. I will definitely go there again. I would recommend them to anyone.” -Kirk R.
“I was looking for Brooks athletic shoes, my old ones had had it. I first went to an upscale trendy place on Chestnut Street that advertised that they sell Brooks. Alas, no wide widths. They were kind enough to send me around the corner to Footwear etc. With expert help, I was able to find two pair of shoes that fit, not so easy, and had an enjoyable time to boot. Never thought I would say that about shoe shopping. This is the only place for shoes for me now.” -Clarence W.
“Now that's what I'm talking about! Fast, friendly service that still takes the time to make sure you get what you need! A business that shakes my hand after a smooth sale is the business I will be buying my chef clogs for a long long time. Thank you Carlos, you're awesome!” -Troy C.
“This review is for Susan. Susan we love you! My best friend and I had just walked around downtown Willow Glen and happened to come across your shop. We'd been considering Birkenstocks but have been hesitant to order them online as we've wanted to try them on. We saw them in your store and decided to purchase them. We came in open to the idea of Birks and left with two matching pairs, all thanks to Susan's attentiveness to our needs for comfort and appeal. Thank you Susan, we will be back!” -Pamela N.
“Amazing service! A nice young lady took over an hour to help me, and was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. I will definitely be going back!” -Melody N.