That old cliché about women having a soft spot for shoes is alive and well in Reykjavík, especially when those women pop into shoestore Kron on Laugavegur. Co-shop owner Hugrún Árnadóttir is alleged to have the most impressive shoe collection in Iceland, and not surprisingly, since Kron is something of a candy-store for feet enthusiasts. Indeed everything inside is deliciously wearable, the best brands, quality, and style hand-picked to make Kron the most exciting shoe retailer in the city. Kron stocks brands such as Chie Mihara, Vialis and Salvador Sapena, and is one of the only stores in all of Iceland that sells the gorgeous Spanish brand Camper.
But it’s not just women who get a kick out of Kron, as the store stocks quality men’s shoes and boots to boot. A purchase from Kron is definitely a treat, and should be considered such, especially when you get a look at the price tag. Yet the prices dutifully follow some of Europe’s top labels, a fact of pretention that the store often lets you forget. As anyone with a self-respecting sweet tooth will undoubtedly affirm, this place is a factory of sweet, sweet shoes, and luckily enough you don’t need a Golden Ticket to take the magical tour. VÞ