Urban Planning

Photo: Cholé Dulude

Customize your own canvas Keds shoes with a satellite photo of where you grew up, that London Underground map you can’t quite memorize or – like ours – the nifty Air Canada route map.  

Keds Champion Slip On, US$60, zazzle.com

City Slicker

These brightly coloured galoshes double as stylish rain gear and quick reference guide for well-heeled women. Each size comes with a city map stamped on its sole (Tokyo, Paris or NYC), so you’ll never forget where Boulevard Saint-Germain is.

Cityslipper Low, $99, swims.com

Georgia on my Mind

Photo: Miblox PR

Fans of Ray Charles, the Masters Tournament, peanuts, pecans and peaches (the state is a leading producer of all three) can all agree on one thing: a sports shoe with a map of Georgia splashed across it. 

Georgia Representa, US$59, miblox.com


Merrell’s World Forum – a superior walking shoe thanks to a built-in air-cushioned midsole and anatomically supportive foot bed – has a rubber sole moulded with a map of the world. (Um, where were these during that pop-quiz in high school?)

World Forum, $130, merrellcanada.com