In 1925, William Wright Ingledew started Ingledew's Shoes with one store in downtown Vancouver
Ingledew's called 623 Granville Street home for 46 years from 1925 to 1971.

AboutIngledew's

When William Wright Ingledew founded Ingledew's Shoes in Vancouver in 1915, he made quality footwear, a vast range of fittings, and exceptional service the cornerstones of his business. Ninety six years later, the family owned and operated company, now in the fourth generation of Ingledew's management, has grown from one store on Granville Street to eight stores in British Columbia; consisting of five Ingledew's Stores, one Ingledew’s Shoe Rack Clearance Centre, and two Ecco Shops in the Lower Mainland. Ingledew's calls Victoria and Kelowna home too, with a store in each city.

At the time Ingledew's first opened, choices in footwear styles were limited and predominantly classic dress shoes. However, Mr. Ingledew quickly observed that his customers enjoyed having a selection of shoes in one store. He revolutionized the shoe store concept by offering customers an unparalleled assortment of styles, sizes and widths. People loved it: Ingledew's became THE place to shop.

From the beginning, we have tried to listen to what our customers value and have made every effort too satisfy their needs. As they've changed, so have we. When many of our customers moved to the suburbs, we followed and opened stores closer to their neighbourhoods. As advances in shoe manufacturing technology occured, we have been quick to expand our product offerings to introduce important new product features to our customers. When a demand for casual shoes became evident, we quickly integrated the top comfort brands into our merchandise mix.

At Ingledew's our goal is to help every customer find shoes that are the right fit, whether that be long-term comfort or short-term glamour. We also believe that you don't have to necessarily sacrifice comfort for style - or style for comfort, although we're the first to admit that not all shoes were made for walking.

So, whether you are browsing on-line or shopping in our stores, we hope you'll try us on for size!


Merchandise

Although we carry an extraordinary selection of shoes and accessories, we specialize in two distinct categories of footwear: Casual and dress.

If you ask Vancouverites what we sell in our stores, chances are they'll say dress shoes. And we do - it’s what we're known for. We carry many famous dress shoe brands such as Amalfi, Stuart Weitzman, Roberto Capucci, Allen Edmonds, Florsheim, Mezlan, Magnanni and many others as well as our extensive and exclusive private label collections from Italy and Spain.

Customers are often surprised to learn that we also carry an excellent assortment of famous casual brands, including Rockport, Clarks, Ecco, Josef Seibel, Munro, SAS, Mephisto, Romika and many others. In fact, we've been in the comfort shoe business longer than almost any other shoe store in Canada. 1979 was highlighted by Ingledew's introducing the then unknown Rockport brand of comfort footwear to the Canadian market, and later opened the first Rockport store in the country.

Service

All of our stores are full service locations, except our Shoe Rack Clearance Centre. This means that you, the customer, can expect personal service and undivided attention from one of our specially trained staff.

We take the time to measure your feet - both of them - and ask questions to determine what your specific needs are. By taking the time to learn for what purpose you intend to use the shoes, we're better able to help you find exactly what you need.

We should also assure you that if you don't want your feet measured or only want to try one pair of shoes, that's just fine. Our goal is to help you find shoes that you're happy with.

Prices

At Ingledew's we prefer to invest our time in shopping for exciting, new, or popular merchandise for our customers, rather than shopping the hundreds of other shoe stores to compare prices and see what may be on sale today.

We make every effort to price our merchandise reasonably and competitively, but we know there are often sales on elsewhere. Although we carry many items that are exclusive to us, we also stock some brands that are available at other shoe retailers. If you find the same item at another store at a lower price than what we are selling it for, we will gladly match the price. If you have already purchased the item and notice it selling for less than you paid somewhere else, please let us know: we will gladly refund the difference within 15 days of purchase.

Sizes

Those of you who have been blessed with difficult-to-fit feet are all too aware that shoes come in many different shapes, sizes and widths. We invest millions of dollars each year in extended sizes to ensure we can fit almost everyone. If you've ever shopped in our stores, you know that we take the time to find exactly the right pair of shoes to fit your feet and your needs.

Our women's sizes range from very small (size 4) to larger (size 11), and from very narrow (4A, 3A, 2A) To wider widths (B, C & D). Our men's sizes range from sizes 6-16 in narrow, medium, wide and extra wide widths.