Cape Fear Footwear is an independent, family-run business that specializes in coastal and casual footwear such as flip flops and sandals. They also offer a small selection of casual shoes as well as novelty socks and slippers. Though they are small, they are one of the best sources of coastal footwear in the area! With top brands like Sanuk, Rainbow, Reef, Teva, and Oofos – we’re sure they’ll have something for everyone in your family.

Cape Fear Footwear opened its doors in The Cotton Exchange in 2004 and became family-owned in 2007. In its earlier days, the store only carried 2 brands of sandals and became known locally as the “Sanuk Store,” but as the store has grown it now carries over a dozen brands and has doubled in size. During the winter months, it becomes THE place to find fun and crazy socks and cozy slippers that are perfect for gifting.

Some of their best sellers include Sanuk’s – a beach-style sandal known for their soft and comfy yoga mat soles and Oofos – orthopedic style recovery sandals with amazingly soft comfort and support.

Next time you’re downtown, be sure to stop by Cape Fear Footwear and say hi! Their hours are Monday to Saturday 10am – 5:30pm and Sunday 12pm – 4pm. And you can follow them on Facebook or Instagram @capefearfootwear or visit their website at