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. They had no idea where it would take them, but before long the community was in love with finding that perfect pair of socks. They were running out of space and their loyal customers were looking for even more to compliment their cozy feet.
Ellen and Eric found themselves in Seattle, Washington, but despite being 800 miles away from Santa Cruz, they felt very at home. The University District seemed to be the perfect fit for a Sockshop, so it came time to venture outside of the Central Coast of California.
4542 University Way NE
Every day 11am–7pm