About V&A Bootery2018-04-30T11:51:36+00:00


We are the footwear experts.

West Michigan’s Footwear Leader since 1923

VintageV&A Shoes, 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. Click Here to Learn More!

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

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.

shoes testing man 1 - About V&A BooteryAnd by visiting our stores you’ll be able to see, touch, try on, and examine the difference between brands instead of making a blind purchase online. Plus, forget about shipping back footwear that doesn’t fit properly or wasn’t the color or style that you thought you were getting.

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!

Proudly serving the Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Portage.

shoe store abeo foot 1 - About V&A BooteryFor 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® Australia, Merrell, Keen, ECCO, Birkenstock and Clarks are some of V&A’s most popular footwear brands. We’re also excited to be West Michigan’s exclusive independent footwear dealer for ABEO footwear!* Keeping a keen eye on trends in the shoe business has been a V&A trademark since 1923 when our doors were first opened.

shoe store major brands 1 - About V&A BooteryUnderstanding the changing trends isn’t enough, however, to remain successful.  Bill Van Dis, president of V&A Shoes, 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.

comfortable shoes kalamazoo 2 300x128 - About V&A BooteryWe’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, Grand Rapids 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!

*Available at the Kalamazoo, Portage & Grand Rapids stores.


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

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  • Know what the color and feel is really like.
  • Measured for proper fit.
  • See hundreds of shoes and dozens of brands in minutes.
  • Compare fit and and try on different sizes right away.
  • Immediate advice on the shoe style’s success.
  • See brands that have limited online availability.
  • Save with V&A Rewards program.

See it. Try it. Buy it. 

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