But for Madilyn, the next staffer featured in the Baggins Blog Meet the Staff Series, spring break in 2016 meant orientation time as she spent her days breaking in her new role as Retail Manager at Baggins.


Even though it meant giving up her spring break this year, Madilyn is stoked on her current role at Baggins.

“We have a solid team at the store these days. We’re all full of corny jokes, semi-bad dance moves, and wicked cool music picks,” she says. “I also love getting to hear all of the amazing stories from customers all over the world.”

Based on Madilyn’s shoe selection alone, it’s no surprise to learn her favourite places to hang out on her days off include the record store and live music events. “Or somewhere napping,” she adds.

Along with a handful of staple shoes, Madilyn believes there is always room to add more to her vast shoe collection, and some of her most recent additions are pretty creative. They aren’t exactly what you’d call staples, but that’s part of the appeal of working at Victoria’s favourite shoe shop.

In no particular order, Madilyn’s favourite purchases at Baggins as of late include one pair of Vans, one pair of Converse and one pair of Stance.

For Vans, Madilyn couldn’t resist the Vans Authentic (Pool Vibes) Aqua Sea/True White that feature cats, inner tubes, and beach balls. Lots of ‘em!

vans pool vibes

What more could you ask for? A summer 2016 arrival, these special Vans appeal to the animal love in all of us during any time of the year.

For a subtler everyday look, Madilyn turns to her Converse Cons Zakim Low Top Black/White/White that feature a secret inner floral print.

converse low top zakim

Between the reinforced construction and the classic black and white star logo colour scheme, these low-tops are the ultimate everyday enjoyment shoe.

If you’d rather a more “in your face” floral appeal, might we suggest this oh-so-beautiful pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lux Mid Wedges in Black/Egret/Pink Floral?

converse chuck taylor lux floral

Then there are these limited edition Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Tops in Black/White/Egret Florals, a beautiful throwback to the floral 90s.

chuck taylor egret floral

Next up, when it comes to Stance, Madilyn is loving these Stance Socks Mens Food Coma Yellow.

stance socks food coma

“Awesome pizza and Beavis & Butthead, amirite?!” she says of her love for the classic 90s cartoon.


For more Stance selection, check out our related post: “The Huge Selection of Stance Socks at Baggins that covers some of our favourite pairs and shares what’s so awesome about the Stance sock quality.

In response to what Baggins is selling the most of these days, Madilyn says it’s the Nintendo shoes that are so hot right now, in addition to Chuck II’s and Vans Old Skool styles. If you missed the release of the Vans Nintendo line earlier this year, check out our blog post: “The Vans Nintendo Collection is Complete Fun and Games that covers the best ones.

Thanks to Madilyn for all of her hard work since joining us last spring!

And remember, folks: All of the sweet kicks you see here represent only a small percentage of the many styles of Converse and Vans we have on offer at Baggins right now—our stock grows on the daily!

Check out the rest of the Baggins Converse Collection and the Baggins Vans Collection to see what else we have in store.

We know you’ll be wowed by the extensive collection we’ve been building for nearly five decades.

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