About V&A

We are the footwear experts

We understand size, fit, and overall foot comfort and support. 

For women’s and men’s shoes, sandals, and boots, V&A Shoes has the Shoes That Fit Your Life!

V&A offers both men and women a great blend of functional and fashionable footwear. UGG®, VionicMerrell, On Running, Keen, ECCO, Birkenstock and Clarks are some of V&A’s most popular footwear brands.  Keeping a keen eye on trends in the shoe business has been a V&A trademark since 1923 when our doors were first opened.

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Understanding the changing trends isn’t enough, however, to remain successful.  Bill Van Dis, president of V&A Bootery, believes that it’s the ability to react to those changes that makes all the difference. That’s why V&A Shoes is West Michigan’s footwear leader in style, comfort, and selection.

Our staff at V&A understands the importance of size and fit.


We’re also knowledgeable when it comes to foot health and can recognize many foot problems such as plantar fasciitis. Often, people suffer the ill effects of improperly fitted footwear due to purchasing shoes online. Buying online doesn’t allow you to see, touch, try-on, and examine the difference between brands.

So walk into our shoe stores in Kalamazoo or Portage and meet our friendly staff. You’ll quickly see why we’re referred to as the footwear experts. Many of us have over 20 years in the shoe business! And remember, finding good, comfortable footwear takes more than just pointing and clicking. V&A Shoes has the right products and the right staff to find the right Shoes That Fit Your Lifeand your foot!



Buying good, comfortable footwear takes more than just pointing and clicking

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West Michigan’s Footwear Leader since 1923

V&A Bootery, a family owned business, has been West Michigan’s footwear leader since 1923. When William Van Dis opened V&A Bootery in downtown Kalamazoo, Time Magazine had just published its first issue, Yankee Stadium opened its doors in the Bronx, NY., and Warren G. Harding was president.

Why Choose V&A

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20 Years of Experience

Many of us at V&A have over 20-years in the shoe business. If your feet hurt you hurt all over, the V&A staff understands your pain and can show you shoes that look great and make your feet feel better.

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largest selection

We offer the largest selection style & comfort with your favorite brands in West Michigan like UGG® Australia, Clarks, Keen, Merrell, Rieker, Vionic, ECCO, Dansko, and many more!

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Try before you Buy

Buying online doesn’t allow you to see, touch, try-on, and examine the difference between brands.

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