V&A Shoes

    Business Stats

  • Founded in 1923 in Kalamazoo by William Van Dis
  • Family owned and operated by Bill Van Dis (third generation) and Dan Van Dis (fourth generation)
  • Four locations in West Michigan: Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Portage, and St. Joseph
  • Opened Grand Rapids’ location in 2010 on 28th St. between Fox Ford and Outback Steakhouse
  • Boasts high-quality footwear for men and women, including Ugg® Australia, Keen®, Merrell®, Clarks®, Dansko®, ECCO®, and more
  • Offers accessories from famous names like Vera Bradley®, Powerstep®, and Smartwool®

V&A Shoes

Fashion and function are important when choosing a new pair of shoes, but quite often, what’s essential in footwear selection gets overlooked. Not for customers of V&A Shoes! The salespeople at V&A know everything there is to know about the proper fit of footwear, whether it be shoes, sandals, or boots. They’re experts when it comes to helping you find footwear that looks good, fits well, feels comfortable (for hours!), and provides lasting wear.

Stroll through any of the V&A stores and you’ll quickly get a feel for what makes them stand apart from large chain shoe stores or online shoe “warehouses”. The brick and mortar stores and the people working in them are warm and welcoming. An array of leading brand name shoes is artfully displayed, inviting customers to browse before trying or buying. Salespeople are friendly and knowledgeable. They’re up to speed on trends, smart about shoes for “problem feet”, and sincere about keeping your comfort and satisfaction in mind.

Manager and fourth generation owner, Dan Van Dis, says it best. “We love shoes here. Quite simply, we are all shoe fanatics. We love helping our customers get into the shoes that fit their life. At V&A, you can touch, feel, and try on products. You don’t get that with online shoe stores.”

V&A Shoes take pride in participating in community organizations and giving back to the communities they serve. They are affiliated with Local First, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Buy Local Kalamazoo, Downtown Kalamazoo Retail and Restaurant Association, and National Shoe Retailers Association. V&A regularly donates empty shoe boxes to local churches and schools and gently used shoes to Souls for Soles. They also contribute auction items to benefit schools and non-profit organizations.

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