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  1. Brand Feature: Docs for Summer?

    Brand Feature: Docs for Summer?

    Summer pairs perfectly with beach days, cold drinks, and…leather boots? Wait, leather isn’t usually the choice for the season, but Docs are the exception to the rule. Of course, we already love Dr. Martens sandals to beat the heat in style, but what about more classic styles? Do you have to retire your beloved Docs until the leaves start to...
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  2. 5 Reasons Why the Era is the Best Vans Shoe

    5 Reasons Why the Era is the Best Vans Shoe

    Vans has been around since 1966, which means they've developed quite a few sneaker styles over the years. Many shoe lovers have a favourite style they swear by, like the Old Skools, Sk8 Hi's, or Classic Slip-Ons, but we're here to make a case for the one sneaker that stands above the rest. Here are five reasons why the Era...
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  3. LIFT OFF! NEW PLATFORM CONVERSE FOR SUMMER

    LIFT OFF! NEW PLATFORM CONVERSE FOR SUMMER

    Platform shoes have our vote for the best trend that’s back in fashion. Why? They’re super flattering, they’re super easy to add to an outfit and, best of all, they make you taller while still being super comfortable! Whether you like to go bold or keep it classic, there's a pair of platforms that will have you walking on clouds...
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  4. Printshop Feature: F.A.Q. about Custom Kicks

    Printshop Feature: F.A.Q. about Custom Kicks

    Hello from the Baggins Printshop! As you may already know, we're not just a shoe store, but we print custom sneaker designs as well! If you're curious about getting your own pair of custom kicks, you can get started with answers to our most frequently asked Printshop questions.  Want to know about the printing process, Baggins Originals, or bulk orders...
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  5. 10 Ways to Make a Basic Shoe Totally Unique

    10 Ways to Make a Basic Shoe Totally Unique

    There's nothing wrong with having a basic shoe, they are practical and functional, but we know they can get a little boring... The best way to stay in love with your shoes is to personalize them so they match with you. Maybe it’s time to spice up your favourite pair of plain white Chucks, or you’re looking for a way...
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  6. VANS X SPONGEBOB: I'M READY!

    VANS X SPONGEBOB: I'M READY!

    Arrrrre you ready kids? I can’t hear you! Whooooo is collaborating with everyone’s favourite sponge? That’s right, Vans is! Now you can rock kicks that make you feel like you live in a pineapple under the sea! The Vans x SpongeBob collection decks out classic shoes in F.U.N. patterns and all-over prints straight from Bikini Bottom. Vans Sk8-Hi (SpongBob) 38...
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  7. Pride 2021: Vans Celebrates LGBTQ2+

    Pride 2021: Vans Celebrates LGBTQ2+

    Happy Pride month! This June, Vans is supporting and celebrating the LGBTQ2+ community with the release of their 2021 Pride Collection. Not only are there an array of bright and bold redesigns of their classic kicks to choose from, but Vans is also donating $200,000 USD to LGBTQ2+ organizations. The money will be split between GLSEN, CASA 1, Where Love...
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  8. In My Shoes: Kiera

    In My Shoes: Kiera

    It’s that time again! We’re back with another edition of our Meet the Staff highlights. This round features a fresh addition to our staff, Kiera. She was raised in Coldstream, BC and is currently a fine arts undergraduate student. This year she made a big move from studying in Ottawa to here in Victoria, and we’re so happy she joined...
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  9. 5 Things You May Not Know About Converse

    5 Things You May Not Know About Converse

    You’ve likely owned one or maybe a hundred pairs of Chucks in your life, but how much do you know about the iconic sneaker? Here are a few fun facts about Converse alongside some new styles of kicks to upgrade your old pair or add to your collection. 1. Converse History Converse have been around for over 100 years! The...
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  10. Prints, Patchwork, and Paisley, Oh My! New Florals for Spring

    Prints, Patchwork, and Paisley, Oh My! New Florals for Spring

    At Baggins, we get excited about fun and flashy prints. While solid colour shoes make it easier to match with outfits or style, prints bring a certain “je ne sais quoi” to your wardrobe and offer a unique feel to your own fashion style. Find all the floral fabrics your heart desires in two offerings in specialty fabrics from Vans...
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