Castro Shoe Emporium 'Dashing Sole' Calls It Quits After Less Than 2 Years

After less than two years in the Castro, comfortable and orthopedic shoe purveyor Dashing Sole has called it quits on 18th Street.

It appears the store closed quietly sometime last weekend. There was no note left in the window, nor any messages left on the store's website or Facebook page. The phone has been disconnected.

Hoodline reached out to husband and wife owners Orzy and Dalia Lapitov for comment, but did not receive a response by press time. 

The now-vacant storefront formerly occupied by Dashing Sole. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

As Orzy Lapitov told us when the store opened, Dashing Sole specialized in "high-end, casual comfy shoes ... we carry brands that are mostly from Europe and New Zealand," like Finn Comfort, Pikolinos, Wolky, Fidelio, Ziera, Wanders, Gabor, Camper, and Hubbard.

The store's space was previously occupied by another short-lived business, Cindy's Herb Shop, which only lasted five months.

It remains to be seen what will move in next. We'll keep you posted. 

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Castro shoe emporium dashing sole calls it quits after less than 2 years