Wouldn’t it be nice to find many of your favorite shoe boutiques all in one location? No more star driving going from one location to another in so many different directions and across town. Tampa Bay’s International Plaza, adjacent to Tampa International Airport, features three department stores and over 200 specialty shops. A number of these specialty shops or boutiques feature everything shoes. Find out the names of these five shoe boutiques, their location inside International Plaza, and other pertinent information.
Address: 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Going in alphabetical order let’s start with the A’s. Who says all shoes can’t be comfortable. Aerosoles features a unique construction within their diamond pattern soles from dress pumps, boots, and sandals, to everything in between for the past 25 years. Comfort isn’t just for casual shoes anymore. If you want style, and need to stay on your feet all day, this is the shoe boutique for you. Aerosoles is located on the lower level near Dillard’s, one of the Plaza’s anchor department stores. Phone: (813) 877-7076
Opened in 1972 Aldo shoes have truly blossomed into a global shoe boutique with locations in all continents except Antarctica. Aldo Bensadoun is the son of a shoe merchant, and grandson of a cobbler. Aldo certainly knows women’s and men’s shoes inside out. This company is built on compassion and caring. Whatever shoes you purchase they’re made with the finest high-quality craftsmanship. Aldo Shoes is on the upper level near Nordstrom. Phone: (813) 353-0348
If you’re looking for American made shoes, Cole Haan is America’s premier style and luxury brand. Their signature collection features high-quality men’s and women’s footwear. Founded in 1928 by Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan they wanted to create a timeless vision. They have successful achieved their goal nearly a century later. Cole Haan is near Neiman Marcus at the upper level near Grand Court. Phone: (813) 353-1010.
Paul Sperry nearly lost his life on a slippery deck while sailing. He also loved to invent things. With these two passions came Sperry’s non-slip boat shoe. This came about from seeing his dog race across the ice effortlessly. Ever since 1935, World War II sailors, the Kennedy family, and America’s Cup Team have all worn the Sperry Top-Siders. Now it’s the best-selling men’s shoes in the U.S. The Sperry Top-Sider store is located on the upper level near the Play Area close to Nordstrom. Phone: (813) 348-0888.
The Walking Company
Finally a shoe boutique catering to comfortable shoe wearers and comfort footwear. Whether you’re looking for a dress shoe to commute around downtown in or clogs to keep your feet happy while standing for hours or performance shoes for working out, The Walking Company is that store. They feature brands from around the world such as ABEO, DANSKO, ECCO, UMBERTO RAFFINI, UGG Australia and more. You can find The Walking Company at the upper level near Dillard’s. Phone: (813) 871-9255.