It all started with a tiny 450 square foot sock boutique in 1988, where Ellen and Eric Gil began to uncover a whole new world of footwear. Like their hometown of Santa Cruz, they carried socks that were unique, fun and quirky. Today Sockshop & Shoe Company resides in a grand 5,000 sq. ft. frame in the historic People's Bank Building downtown, and is bursting with unique socks, shoes, hats, accessories and more. They were running out of space and their loyal customers were looking for even more to compliment their cozy feet, so they decided to open Legs.
In 2010, they opening Legs right next door to Sockshop. With a 1940’s-inspired space, it’s the perfect compliment, adding hosiery and underwear to the mix. With complimentary expert bra fittings and inventory for all shapes and sizes, Legs is dedicated to supporting the community, in more ways than one. The comfortable and intimate space houses the best undergarments you'll ever own.
Our little Sockshop family sure has grown in Santa Cruz, and we’re thrilled to offer you all the best to put on your feet, legs, and a few of your other favorite places.