OUR SōL STORY
Kiersten here, owner of The SōL Collective. You may have heard of us under our original name, Soothe the Sole. After 4 years in business, I decided it was time for a new name to match the evolution of our store over the years!
Quality, Style, & Friendly Service are what we stand for at The SōL Collective.
I buy product for the shop based on construction, quality of materials, and unique styling. To keep our offering broad and enable new arrivals regularly, I purchase in small quantities. It means items sell out quickly, but there will always be something new and exciting to shop! A goal when sourcing is to buy the majority of goods from small brands from around the world where craftsmanship is a focus and innovation is key.
Fashion has always been a passion - I started accessorizing with butterfly clips, jelly sandals and floral-printed belts back before I understood "personal style!" So in 2015, when a family friend and orthopedic surgeon encouraged the opening of the shop, originally Soothe the Sole, a true comfort shoe store, I wasn't over the moon about selling comfort shoes, but KNEW I could find a way to turn it into a niche selling fashion that functions. When a space became available down the road in the boutique town of Aspinwall, I moved. Surrounded then by stylish shops with customers seeking fashion-forward items, we gradually shifted into offering more trend-forward footwear for both men and women that didn't just feel good, but looked great, too!
We strive to make your visit to the shop stress free - like hanging out with old friends, chatting about life, while we help you find your perfect style and fit! We know that everyone has a "foot story" and shoe shopping can be challenging, especially if you have foot pain, bunions, plantar fasciitis, etc. (These issues are far more common than people think and affect all ages.) Join us in the shop, expecting no pressure and no shame, just great product and a lot of fun!
We hope you'll come check out what we do, enjoy a stroll around Aspinwall, and look forward to meeting you soon!
Happy Shoe Shopping!