Cozy Yet Cool Kicks
Even if you packed practical footwear, you might find yourself with blisters and sore feet after a day or two of exploring a new city on foot. If that’s the case, we suggest swinging by the first and only Allbirds store. Launched just last year, the company is already a leading manufacturer of direct-to-consumer shoes, and you’ll likely spot their runners or new loungers on feet all around town in a rainbow of colors. Made with breathable merino wool, slipping on these shoes feels like having your feet wrapped in a cloud-soft pillow. Lucky for sightseers, the shop is housed in a California Gold Rush-era building located in an alley with a Barbary Coast past. M-F. Hotaling Place at Jackson St.