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That's shoe business: Irvine's 3 best footwear stores

Looking to find the best shoe stores around?

We'll save you some shoe leather: Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top footwear retailers in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list. Read on for a rundown.

This is an ideal time to duck into the latest hot spots, since consumer spending at retail and wholesale businesses tends to rise in February in the Irvine area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also helps companies build a small business marketing plan. Daily spending at Irvine-area retail and wholesale businesses last year rose by 16% in February over the month before.

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1. Vans

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Topping the list is the an outpost of the Vans chain in the Irvine Health and Science Complex, at 604 Spectrum Drive, Suite 808. It's the highest-rated shoe store in Irvine, with Yelpers giving it four stars out of 28 reviews.

2. Skechers 

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Next up and also in the Irvine Health and Science Complex is a representative of the Skechers chain. It's another go-to, with four stars out of 27 Yelp reviews. Head over to 632 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 852, to see for yourself.

3. Nectar

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Finally, in University Town Center, check out Nectar, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp. You can find the shoe store and women's clothing spot, which offers accessories and more, at 4237 Campus Drive, Suite B155.

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