A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


The Sneakery celebrates 10 years in the neighborhood

February 23rd, 2016 by Doree

The Sneakery is celebrating its 10th anniversary at 612 NW 65th St. with 20 percent off everything in the store this Thursday through Sunday. The Sneakery sells socks, shoelaces, and shoes in sizes from infant 4 to adult 14. They specialize in original heritage collections from brands such as Converse, Vans, Saucony, New Balance, Asics and Seattle-based Brooks, plus many more, such as Gola, Palladium and Tretorn.

Novelty socks are available in thousands of styles, including cats, Star Wars characters, Seahawks and Sonics players, emojis, and performance styles for running. Shoelaces also come in thousands of colors, lengths, styles, and fabrics, from 30 inches up to 72 inches.

The Sneakery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. Phone is 206-297-1786.

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Chocolate Shoe Box closing March 1, moving online

February 6th, 2013 by Doree

The Chocolate Shoe Box, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N., will close on March 1 and move to online sales only.

Chocolate Shoe Box closing signs-resized

The vegan shoe store and chocolate boutique is now having a sale to clear out inventory. The Chocolate Shoe Box opened in April 2010.

Thank you to James for the tip and photo!


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Strut shoe store is closing

March 8th, 2012 by Doree

STRUT shoe store at 7511 Greenwood Ave. N. is closing, and everything will be on sale for 25-70 percent off beginning on Friday.

Many, many thanks to our wonderful customers, friends and neighboring businesses. Your support over the past four years has allowed us to enjoy much success as an independent, small business. It has been an honor to be a part of this community.

With Gratitude,

Paula Kopp
Owner, STRUT

Allusia, which shares space with STRUT, will not be closing.

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Chocolate ShoeBox offering tasty shoes, accessories and chocolate

April 21st, 2010 by Doree

The Chocolate ShoeBox opened its doors Saturday to hundreds of people during its grand opening celebration. The new store at 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. sells vegan shoes (men’s and women’s) and vegan chocolates.

Shoe brands such as Simple, Cupid and Celeste are very inexpensive. Right now, a pair of sparkly Celeste spiked heels are $22.99; flats are as low as $13.99. A new shipment of Vegan Birkenstocks just arrived and are going on the shelves now.

A window display shows what some of the shoes are made of, including hemp and carpet padding. Splaff brand shoes are made from tires, tire tubes and hemp. The store also sells purses, wallets and belts.

There’s a nice selection of vegan chocolate at the back of the store, including Rescue Chocolate, which donates all its profits to animal rescue organizations.

A refrigerated case will soon offer raw vegan chocolate and cupcakes. The Chocolate Shoebox also has a drop-off box for Soles4Souls, which gives gently worn used shoes to people in need around the world.

The Chocolate ShoeBox is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. Sunday.

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New Phinney store to offer vegan shoes and chocolate

March 22nd, 2010 by Doree

Sadaf tells us she’ll soon be opening a new store in Phinney Ridge, two doors down from Assemble Gallery & Studio on Greenwood Avenue and North 74th St. It will be called The Chocolate Shoe Box.

Our grand opening is on April 17th. We are planning on selling vegan shoes, accessories and vegan confections, making us Seattle’s first and only vegan shoe and chocolate shop. Our location will be on 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. We are really excited to be a part of the glorious shops that your neighbourhood already hosts.

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Give your ‘heart and sole’ with shoes

November 27th, 2009 by Dale

A group of local retailers are setting up a gently used shoe collection drive for Soles4Souls, a non-profit that provides footwear to people in need in more than 125 countries.

During the month of December, you can drop off those shoes you’re not wearing at selected businesses, knowing that a victim of a natural disaster, or a person living in extreme poverty, will put them to good use.

As a special incentive on Dec. 12, all participating locations will provide a 20% discount off a new pair of shoes upon donation.

Locally, you can donate shoes at these locations:

Phinney Ridge
The Sneakery, 612 NW 65th St.

re-soul, 5319 Ballard Ave.

evo, 122 NW 36th St.
Shoes ‘n Feet, 3409 Stone Way North, Suite 102

Other participating Seattle-area stores are GEMS Sneakershop, ian, RPS-Rock Paper Scissors, Sole Food, Upper Playground, and Zebra Club.

For more information and other locations and donation options, see souls4seattle.com and the national organization at giveshoes.org.

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