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 in downtown Santa Cruz, and is bursting with unique socks, shoes, hats, accessories and more. Ellen and Eric decided to expand, opening Sockshop Haight Street in 2009 and Legs in 2010.
In 2015 they opening their newest store, ShoeShop Haight Street, right next door to Sockshop Haight Street. Bringing beautiful, high quality footwear for women and men to the historic Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, locals and tourists alike can now find the shoes of their dreams.
Our little Sockshop family sure has grown in the Bay Area, and we’re thrilled to offer you all the best to put on your feet, legs, and a few of your other favorite places.