Army and Navy Shoe Sale 2013

Comments 159 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 64th annual Army and Navy Shoe Sale is coming up this month with discounts at every location including Vancouver (Gastown), New Westminster, Langley, Calgary, Edmonton Whyte Avenue and Edmonton Londonderry Mall.


The dash for deals will begin at 8:00am on Wednesday, April 24th with savings on premium brands like BCBG, Steve Madden, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Eli Tahari, Franco Sarto, Pour La Victorie, Bandolino, Marc Fisher and Kelsi Dagger. There will be over 100,000 pairs up for grabs and many priced under $40.

Back in 2008 I interviewed a Junior Buyer for the Shoe Department at Army and Navy who gave me some tips for Shoe Sale first-timers:

“I would definitely recommend for everyone to wear flip flops! That way you just slip them off and try on a new pair. Because the sale is so popular, it gets very full, so wearing something light and comfortable is ideal. Another great tip is to grab a basket or the complimentary Army and Navy shopping bag, fill it with all the shoes you like, and grab yourself an empty corner to try your shoes on. That way you don’t have people grabbing from your stash…yes the competition is fierce. For those shoppers who aren’t able to make it right at 8:00am, don’t worry we stock up the shelves all day, and especially for the lunch and after work rush. Once you have picked out your fantastic pairs of shoes, you are able to purchase them at any till in the store.”

Army and Navy has offered up a VIP opportunity for a lucky Miss604 reader and their guest. Our contest winner will receive VIP entry into Army and Navy in Gastown at 7:30am (beating the rush and the line) on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The winner will also receive a $25 gift certificate. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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RT to enter to win VIP @ArmyandNavyca #ShoeSale entry & a gift card from @Miss604

Since 1919 Army and Navy Shoe Sale has been 100% Canadian owned and operated by the Cohen family and the Vancouver store was the one that began that legacy. This year’s Army and Navy Shoe Sale will run from Wednesday, April 24th until Sunday, May 5th. Follow Army and Navy on Twitter and Facebook.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:00pm.

Update The winner is Kristen!

159 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AmandaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:23am PDT

    I have never been but I want to go!!!

  2. Nicole PTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:29am PDT

    Can’t wait for this event…and VIP would be awesome!

  3. Cassie PTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:29am PDT

    I’ve heard about this legendary sale! Would love for a chance to experience it! Thanks!

  4. SharaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:30am PDT

    I’ve been before, but this would bring me back.

  5. ValTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:30am PDT

    I would like to go – it would be my first time.

  6. TamrynTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:32am PDT

    I LOVE SHOES!!! I’ve went last year and I bought 7 pairs!!

  7. LindsayTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:33am PDT

    VIP seems like the best way to enjoy the sale!

  8. SJTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:35am PDT

    Never been but would love to go!

  9. AlanTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:35am PDT

    My daughter would be all over this!!

  10. Elizabeth KimTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:38am PDT

    this for sure is the event to be at for all shoe lovers!!! 🙂 hoping I’m lucky enough to get this awesome prize!!

  11. Mary AnneTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:47am PDT

    PLease, please, please 🙂

  12. NabilaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:55am PDT

    I have always wanted to go! This would be so much fun! Thanks 🙂

  13. wynTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:56am PDT

    i can’t shop when it’s a mad house and could really use a VIP pass!

  14. AmandaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 12:04pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  15. RebeccaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 12:10pm PDT

    VIP would be awesome!

  16. MaryTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 12:15pm PDT

    VIP plus shoes 🙂

  17. Dominique VazTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 12:18pm PDT

    I am determined to get VIP entry again!

  18. KendallTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 12:46pm PDT

    I love a good shoe sale!

  19. Sharon D.Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 12:53pm PDT

    VIP to a shoe sale?? HEAVEN!!

  20. RenfrewTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 1:06pm PDT

    I need shoes.

  21. LauraTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 1:12pm PDT

    Can’t wait to get some new shoes for the summer!

  22. Radhika KTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 1:18pm PDT

    Thanks for the contest (tweeted too)

  23. Jessica SaraiTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 1:42pm PDT

    Fantastic! Thanks for the contest. I just noticed a hole in my work flats so I’m in the market for a new pair of shoes!

  24. jenniferTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 1:44pm PDT

    what an awesome idea for a contest!!

  25. JennTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 1:45pm PDT

    I’d love to go! The adrenaline rush of lunging for kitten heels and avoiding stilettos spikes to the face would be super exhilarating!

  26. MeganTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 1:57pm PDT

    Love the Army & Navy Shoe Sale!!

  27. Selah WTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    would love to be a VIP

  28. jaeTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 2:29pm PDT

    I love this sale!

  29. Jay CattersonTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 2:36pm PDT

    I can’t wait to experience shoe frenzy!!!

  30. jackieTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 2:38pm PDT

    I Love this SALE! I go every year!!

  31. jenTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 2:43pm PDT

    Would LOVE to go!

  32. Starr CookTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 2:45pm PDT

    This will be my 3rd year going and is something I look forward to!

  33. TracyTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 2:50pm PDT

    Never been on the first day – would love to be there in the VIP line!

  34. jda604Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 2:59pm PDT

    shoes, shoes, nom.nom.nom.. YES

  35. OdetteTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:10pm PDT

    I can’t wait for the best shoe sale in town !

  36. DesireeTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:24pm PDT

    Awesome time this would be my 3rd year looking forward to going again.

  37. ArielTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:25pm PDT

    I’ve never been! I would love for a chance to go!


  38. LisaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:27pm PDT

    Have been to the sale ever year except last year (due to health issues) for the last 9…serious missed out last year! Wishing & hoping that I can make it this year, but honestly, a VIP pass would be AWESOME! I love Army & Navy and go whenever possible. 😀

  39. Michelle W.Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:32pm PDT

    I’ve never been, but would love to!

  40. SamanthaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:32pm PDT

    Favourite sales of the years!

  41. sitaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:35pm PDT

    Haven’t been to one in years!

  42. KristenTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:37pm PDT

    Oh early entry would rock!

  43. SuzanneTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:37pm PDT

    Awesome contest – I’ve been every year for over 10 years and VIP access would be fantastic as I’ve a new baby this year.

  44. Deanna S.Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:38pm PDT

    Would love to go and be in early!

  45. tracyTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:40pm PDT

    can’t say no to shoe shopping!!

  46. Catherine BTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:41pm PDT

    Early entry would certainly be nice… I have my eyes on some new summer sandals. Looking forward to it either way!

  47. atlantictigerTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:45pm PDT

    COME ONNNNNN, new pair of sandals!!! *crosses fingers*

  48. AlessaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:54pm PDT

    Love this sale, would be amazing to be a VIP!

  49. SusieTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 4:15pm PDT

    I love this sale! VIP would be amazing!!

  50. ShannonTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 4:16pm PDT

    Love this sale every year. How cool would VIP access be?!?

  51. ceciliaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 4:17pm PDT

    I LOVE shoes!!!

  52. fionaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 4:17pm PDT

    yes please!

  53. ValerieTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 4:27pm PDT

    Always love new shoes, need another closet to store them!

  54. KarenTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 4:33pm PDT

    I’ve never been there in the morning, so this would be fun!

  55. NatalieTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 5:01pm PDT

    I seriously would only do this for VIP access. I love shoes, but hate the insanity of the crowds!

  56. ShannonTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 5:27pm PDT

    Never been but always wanted to go. I would love VIP access as a 1st time experience to the shoe madness!

  57. AddyTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 5:32pm PDT

    This will be my second year going to the sale.

  58. DilaraTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 5:38pm PDT

    Love the Army & Navy shoe sale! My girlfriend and I go every year.

  59. IzTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 5:47pm PDT

    I would love to go and get a nice pair of booties!

  60. MonicaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 6:32pm PDT

    I look forward to this sale every year! I can’t wait 🙂

  61. Dayna WilsonTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 7:04pm PDT

    I’ve never gone, but I have heard magic about it. One day… one day.

  62. Ray MaddlyTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 7:13pm PDT

    Kinda LOVE shoes ova heere!

  63. JenniferTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 8:03pm PDT

    i love shoes

  64. KatieTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 8:26pm PDT

    I love shoes!!!

  65. nathalieTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 8:29pm PDT

    I went last year and it was amazing! Definitely going again this year (:

  66. SwapnilTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 8:48pm PDT

    Would love to go as VIP, hope to win!

  67. JackyTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 8:50pm PDT

    I would love some new shoes from Army and Navy!

  68. RachelTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 8:59pm PDT

    Haven’t been yet, but friends promise me getting up at the ass crack of dawn and fighting through the horde of other similarly shoe-crazed women is totally worth it. Like Black Friday but with (hopefully) less people getting rammed with shopping carts and hair-pulling fights.

  69. magsTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 9:09pm PDT

    i’ve been always 3rd or or 4th in the lineup for the past 5+years (i swear – you can see me in the infamous youtube vids and have been interviewed) and there’s no incentive for 3rd or 4th, and yet, i keep coming back to that head of the lineup. it’s now a tradition even my coworkers know about, and i am ready to break tradition for the bigger and better!! i am also great shopping buddie skilled in the ways of helping ppl spend their money, btw 😉

  70. Arjun RudraTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 9:14pm PDT

    Fingers crossed.

  71. JasTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 9:34pm PDT

    Have never been but have always wanted to go! This would be such a great experience.

  72. AmyTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 9:51pm PDT

    I would love to go as a VIP!

  73. chista kTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 9:54pm PDT

    VIP would be amazing for this sale! Great prize

  74. LilyTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 10:09pm PDT

    This is the first year I’ve heard of the event. Sounds exciting!

  75. Parinya LoptsonWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 12:18am PDT

    They should have a VIP at Langley location too coz I am in Langley… That would be nice!

  76. kaykayWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 3:51am PDT

    I love shoes!

  77. Angela griffinWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 7:33am PDT

    Great contest

  78. Mike GismondiWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 7:35am PDT

    Good luck everyone!

  79. Carol DennisWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 7:54am PDT

    Well I need VIP, having double foot surgery on April 11. Somehow on crutches I plan on getting to the sale. Not waiting in the line up sure would help!

  80. JeanWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 9:04am PDT

    I have never been before!.. many work mates have been extremely lucky with their purchases, I would like to experience this, with a VIP entrance… Crowds scare me!!!

  81. TheresaWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 9:07am PDT

    Shoes! Shoes!! Shoes!!! So excited, one of the few things worth waking up at 5am for 🙂

  82. CarolinaWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 10:11am PDT

    Purchased 8 pairs last year! Had soooo much fun with my girls! Can’t wait!

  83. Lor.Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 11:43am PDT

    Legendary sale

  84. Meliss604Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 11:49am PDT

    Shoes…glorious shoes!!!!

  85. KateWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 11:58am PDT

    vip entry sounds great. i’ve never been.

  86. MichelleWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 12:14pm PDT

    I always wanted to go, but never had a chance. So maybe this year??

  87. NadyaWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 1:56pm PDT

    love shoes!

  88. Sandra W.Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 2:20pm PDT

    Would love to check it out. Can never have enough shoes!

  89. Stephanie SWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 2:21pm PDT

    i go every year and the vip would come in handy!

  90. KerryWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 3:58pm PDT

    That’s two days before my birthday and would make an awesome birthday treat!

  91. AbbyWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 5:52pm PDT

    I’ve never been able to make it to the sale before.

  92. RHEA J. ZANINWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 7:25pm PDT


  93. HelaineWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 10:05pm PDT

    What a great contest! Never been to the shoe sale because I hate the line up and crowds, so wining this would be a perfect situation!

  94. HollyWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 10:15pm PDT

    This is THE best shoe sale ever! I will be there, and hopefully in VIP style.

  95. @plumereaWednesday, April 10th, 2013 — 10:33pm PDT

    I’ve never been and would love to go VIP style 🙂 it would be exciting to find that perfect shoe(s)

  96. SuzanneThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 7:34am PDT

    I’ve lined up many cold April mornings for the Army & Navy shoe sale with my old receptionist. She retired at the end of last year and we have a new receptionist. I am excited to introduce her to the shoe sale as this is her first year in Canada. VIP would be an excellent introduction for her to the shoe sale!!

  97. TammyThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 9:15am PDT

    I bought my wedding shoes at this sale last year, and have already booked the morning off work to go this year! Such a rush – I can’t wait!!

  98. AidenThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 11:31am PDT

    Would be great to win this for my girlfriend.

  99. carolThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 11:31am PDT

    No elbows to the head while i’m fighting to try on shoes…absolutely YES!

  100. erinThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 11:43am PDT

    Definitely need some new shoes!!!

  101. PaulaThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 12:00pm PDT

    I’ve never been, I’d love to go!

  102. Nicole C.Thursday, April 11th, 2013 — 12:35pm PDT

    I can’t say no to shoes!

  103. lisaThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 12:56pm PDT

    going to wake up early for this!!

  104. sarahThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 4:44pm PDT

    i am going no matter what, but some vip treatment would be great 😀

  105. MeghanThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 5:49pm PDT

    I can’t wait – I need new shoes!!! well… I don’t *NEED* them… but I want them 🙂

  106. lorThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 8:03pm PDT

    sounds terrific!

  107. leahThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 9:18pm PDT

    I want to go!!

  108. ChristinaThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 11:28pm PDT

    I have witnessed the magic of the legendary shoe sale in 2012… but from behind the counter. I worked the cash and I must say, I have never seen so many excited woman before.. and of course, GORGEOUS SHOES at insanely low prices!! I think I must’ve rang up over 2000 pairs of shoes in ONE shift! My wish is to partake this year and buy a pair (or 2 or 3 hehe) for myself before the mad rush begins! Thanks for your consideration 🙂

  109. CelesteFriday, April 12th, 2013 — 9:37am PDT

    Last year I bought 10 pairs of shoes at the END of the sale! There was still that much great selection even for my size 8 feet! (pretty common size!) I think I spent somewhere around $200 to $250! WOW can’t wait to get in BEFORE the rush to experience the difference!

  110. DeidreFriday, April 12th, 2013 — 3:48pm PDT

    pick me! Must have new shoes…..

  111. CyndiFriday, April 12th, 2013 — 8:48pm PDT

    mama needs a new pair of shoes

  112. Lucie BFriday, April 12th, 2013 — 10:25pm PDT

    I’ve never gone as I’ve heard how overwhelming the crowds can be. I’d love to be able to check it out this year, and replace a sad and worn pair of shoes from my closet.

  113. TracySaturday, April 13th, 2013 — 10:36am PDT

    would be great to avoid those crazy crowds!

  114. AnnaSaturday, April 13th, 2013 — 8:32pm PDT

    Never been to this event, would love to go

  115. Deborah KulchiskiSaturday, April 13th, 2013 — 9:36pm PDT

    Just said goodbye to 18 pair of shoes in my closet to make way!

  116. MaureenSaturday, April 13th, 2013 — 9:50pm PDT

    Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. A girl’s best accessory!

  117. Jenn SSunday, April 14th, 2013 — 3:48am PDT

    being a VIP would be so special. The gift card is an added bonus. Thanks

  118. GlendaSunday, April 14th, 2013 — 10:07pm PDT

    worth getting up early for

  119. SheilaMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 7:19am PDT

    Never been,cannot wait and here is hoping size 5 is among the stock!!!! Ahhhh shoes…

  120. LynMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 7:22am PDT

    Shoes, for every occasion – what fun!

  121. erinMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 9:15am PDT


  122. adamMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 12:20pm PDT

    VIP pass and new shoes. Yay!

  123. JenMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 12:33pm PDT

    This would be a dream!

  124. ChristineMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 2:25pm PDT

    Shoes shoes shoes!

  125. EmmaMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 3:52pm PDT

    I’ve heard this sale is amazing!

  126. Carol OttleyMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 3:57pm PDT

    An amazing sale. The last sale I attended was 2009 and boy I was amazed.

  127. CaresseMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 6:40pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go to this!

  128. AmandaMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 7:02pm PDT

    Dream prize for this shoe crazy gal!!

  129. shalene olsenMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 8:35pm PDT

    This would a wonderful gift!

  130. BalMonday, April 15th, 2013 — 10:32pm PDT

    would love this

  131. LauraTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 5:01am PDT

    This is sweet

  132. RoTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 10:04am PDT

    Never been but would love to go!

  133. TYTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 10:13am PDT

    shoes! need i say more?

  134. PatTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 1:30pm PDT

    Ooh I would love some spring shoes!

  135. kelseyTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 1:47pm PDT

    i need more shoes!

  136. ChristineTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    Can’t wait to go, see you girls there no matter what!

  137. AdinaStylistTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 1:53pm PDT

    Accessories. It’s always about the accessories because they truly make an outfit. 😉

  138. SanazTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 2:04pm PDT

    I’d love to win!

  139. Natalie HTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 5:47pm PDT

    Shoes… What? Shoes…

  140. LisaTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 5:56pm PDT

    I’ve never managed to wait in the line – VIP would be awesome!!!

  141. sharyle lyndonTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 7:47pm PDT

    I got so excited I ended up there this past weekend and shopping early but shoes are one of my favorite guilty pleasures and sometimes on my budget it’s my only one

  142. Marian NielsenTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 9:23pm PDT

    I love the A & N shoe sale. The sport of it all. Haven’t missed it in years, and I generally go 3 or 4 times. It’s shoe heaven.

  143. Andy C.Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 9:23pm PDT

    My wife would learn to love me again if I won this for her

  144. Shar PalaciosTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 10:58pm PDT

    Would be soooo awesome if I got this!! My love for shoes has just recently been ignited!!!

  145. CatherineWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 8:47am PDT

    Would absolutely love to be able to go with VIP entry!

  146. Nicole ElderWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:22am PDT

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the A&N Shoe Sale!!! One of my fave events each year!! I have never been to opening day ~ but nevertheless its ALWAYS a great time!!!!

  147. AmandaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:32am PDT


  148. MelWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:33am PDT

    Would love to go!!

  149. E.TangWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:34am PDT

    Love the A&N shoe sale!

  150. Tania VennWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:35am PDT

    I felt like that last person on earth to have heard about this when I discovered it last year! Definitely going to be there this year!

  151. Cynthia TWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:40am PDT

    I have never been as I am scared of crowds of shoe hungry women but this would lure me out of hiding!

  152. Kim ClarkeWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 10:20am PDT

    Yes, the big yellow fellow and I would like to shop for a new pair of shoes!

  153. gigiWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 2:25pm PDT

    Have never been!

  154. Brett JacksonWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:53pm PDT

    I’m a shoe sale virgin

  155. Neal PellegrinoWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:54pm PDT

    Never been

  156. Gwen PhippsThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    I have never been but would love to go!!!

  157. PerryThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:18am PDT

    That would be cool!

  158. Teresa KThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:31pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  159. EmilyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:01pm PDT

    This will be my first time going and I’m so excited since I’ve heard so many good things about the sale

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