Shoe stores in New York: Best shops for men’s and women’s footwear

Find great deals and fashionable footwear for guys and gals—sneakers, boots, pumps, sandals, heels and more—at these top shoe stores in New York

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Check out our top ten shoe stores in New York for trendy shoes for women and shoes for men. There are plenty of great options in Soho (such as newcomers Kurt Geiger and Schutz) and a smattering of Williamsburg shops to check out.

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Ash

  • Price band: 2/4
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This Italian brand’s U.S. flagship, just off the main drag in Soho, offers edgy looks that could have been snapped up on a European vacation. Inside the high-ceilinged, brick-walled space you’ll find a range of on-trend wedge sneakers ($195–$295), including bold-hued Velcro-strap styles ($235), retro-inspired low-tops ($195–$250) and buckled cap-toe pairs ($150–$250). Rounding out the women’s line are camo-print studded slipper flats ($175) and distressed metallic motorcycle boots ($350–$425), while men can try on a handful of bold but casual looks such as spike-studded slip-ons ($260).

  1. 44 Mercer St, (between Broome and Grand Sts), 10013
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Coclico

  • Price band: 4/4

Hit up this store for its house brand boots and shoes from Spain, plus hip labels like Paul & Joe Sister and Wren.

  1. 275 Mott St, (between E Houston and Prince Sts)
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Dolce Vita

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This sprightly brand has long been a destination for on-trend shoes without an exorbitant price tag. The flagship moved into a larger space last year, so there’s even more room to peruse colorful styles from both the namesake collection (two-toned heels with gold toe accents are $159; laser-cut flat T-strap sandals are $109) and its lower-priced diffusion line, DV (diamond-perforated oxfords with contrast soles are $79). Once you’ve stylishly outfitted your tootsies, you’ll find clothing and accessories to complete your look, from both the house brand and kindred breezy labels such as June Leather Jackets and Black Denim.

  1. 255 Elizabeth St, (between W Houston and Prince Sts), 10012
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Fiorentini + Baker

  • Price band: 4/4

This footwear and furniture shop is the first in the U.S. But don’t get too attached to the 1950s-era furniture since the stock rotates each season. Over on the shoe side, snag kicks crafted with vegetable-dyed leather and vintage fabrics, such as colorful strappy sandals ($400), unisex textured leather boots with zippers ($485–$545), men’s suede loafers ($340) and women’s cowboy-style heeled tall boots ($690), which are part of a collaboration with Anna Sui. You’ll also discover a small assortment of accessories, like thin studded-leather and suede belts ($195), and outerwear, such as velvet jackets ($500–$550).

  1. 54 Mercer St, (between Broome and Grand Sts )
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Florsheim

Dudes, boot up! Engineer-inspired cap-toe boots ($175) and lace-up wing tips ($150) exemplify what this 122-year-old men’s brand is all about: durability, style and comfort. From polished leather pull-ons outfitted with elastic side panels ($120) to casual suede chukkas ($110), there’s a style for every gent at this modern-meets-retro store.

  1. 444 Madison Ave , (between 49th and 50th Sts )
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Kurt Geiger

  • Price band: 3/4
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Thanks to the arrival of this U.K. accessories brand in New York, we can now pick up the trendy shoes that have been spotted on both Kate Middleton and Rihanna. Women’s styles include wild lip-print wedges ($185), colorblock pumps with sculptural heels ($335) and hidden-wedge, high-top sneakers ($170), while funky standouts for guys range from suede loafers ($300) to studded tennis shoes ($200). Among the lustworthy accoutrements are heart-shaped sunglasses ($90), faux-snakeskin clutches ($110) and laser-cut iPhone cases ($30).

  1. 375 Bleecker St, (between Charles and Perry Sts), 10014
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Macy's Herald Square

  • Price band: 4/4

It may not be as glamorous as New York’s other famous stores, but for sheer breadth of stock, the 34th Street behemoth is hard to beat. You won’t find exalted labels here, though—midpriced fashion and designers’ diffusion lines for all ages are its bread and butter, along with all the big beauty names. Fun fact: Herein lies the largest shoe department in the world (63,000 square feet, to be exact) so chances of leaving empty handed are slim. Brave the constant crowd to shop suede and lyrca over-the-knee boots by Kenneth Cole ($159) and equestrian-like rain wellies from Dirty Laundry ($59). While there’s no shortage of trendy options—given tables dedicated to Jessica Simpson, Charles David and Dolce Vita—eternally popular styles, like men’s Timberland roll tops ($120), are just as nice.

  1. 151 W 34th St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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Matt Bernson

Fresh from creating popular footwear for Urban Outfitters, Scoop and Madewell house lines (as well as his own label sold in high-end boutiques), this accessories designer opens his first stand-alone store. Bernson’s friendly vizsla pup greets patrons in the shop, which is eclectically decorated with a salvaged waved-glass register, vintage fossilized-wood stools, surfboards and black dome light fixtures. Take a seat on the leather couch or barrel-back chairs in the lounge, which overlooks the shop. Chic selections include ombré patent-leather flats ($169), cowboy boots embellished with floral cutouts ($335) and Chelsea booties updated with cool, contrast panels ($259),

  1. 20 Harrison St, (between Greenwich and Hudson Sts)
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Rime

  • Price band: 2/4
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Sneaker fiends will feel right at home in either location of this friendly shop, which offers a spectrum of pavement-ready kicks to satisfy both serious collectors and casual comfort seekers. Women can make a statement in Alicia Keys x Reebok leather wedge sneakers ($90) or keep things basic with classic Converse Jack Purcell low-tops ($55–$75), while guys can brighten up their look with geometric-print canvas Vans ($100) or Nike woven-upper styles ($80). Limited-run collaborations are a store specialty; we recently spotted Puma by Mihara Yasuhiro Pop Art slip-ons ($120) and Adidas by Stella McCartney mesh trainers ($120–$160). 157 Smith St between Bergen and Wyckoff Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-797-0675) • 167 E 87th St between Lexington and Third Aves (212-837-2375) • rimenyc.com

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Sam Edelman

  • Price band: 3/4
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This youthful brand now has a shop of its own, housing plenty of variations on its popular styles. Find signature T-strap sandals ($65) in a rainbow of hues and finishes, including pastels, neons, leopard-print and metallic printed snakeskin; signature beaded ballet flats ($90–$130); and bohemian braided sandals ($130). Keep an eye out for in-store exclusives, like peep toe studded pumps ($140) and studded smoking slippers ($150).

  1. 109 Spring St, (between Greene and Mercer Sts)
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Schutz

  • Price band: 2/4
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This flamboyant footwear and accessories brand has opened its first store outside of Brazil. The splashy decor includes black-and-white geometric displays and backlit cubes set within the walls to showcase colorblock leather sandals ($150), leopard-print wedges ($200) and sculptural, strappy heels ($200). Handbag obsessives can score leopard-print totes ($380), rhinestone-studded chain-strap bags ($360) and oversize metallic carriers ($360).

  1. 655 Madison Ave, (between 60th and 61st Sts), 10065
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Shoegasm

Shoegasm

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Like essential corner bodegas, the three locations (in Chelsea, Tribeca and Gramercy) of this cheekily named minichain carry a little of everything—which, in this case, adds up to a whole lot of shoes. Budget-conscious gals will be happy to see vintage-inspired kitten heels ($60) and multicolored sandals ($50) from local line Chelsea Crew alongside floral-print Gola sneakers ($60) and Corso Como cutout flats ($100). Couches and plush Persian rugs encourage leisurely try-on sessions, and the men’s selections is no afterthought, with oxfords, loafers and boots ($79–$159) from choice brands such as Sperry, Ben Sherman and J.D. Fisk. Visit shoegasm.com for details.

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Shoe Market

  • Price band: 2/4
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Your poor, unstylish dogs will thank you for stopping by this shoe boutique, which opened in 2007 as an offshoot of Mini Mini Market in the Williamsburg Mini Mall. Though the shop itself is small, you can ogle more than 50 footwear brands for dames and dudes. Women can shop an array of styles like Jeffrey Campbell block-heeled boots ($168) or dressier finds like Vagabond booties adorned with chains ($180), while guys can browse the vibrant outpost for stitched Cole Haan chukkas ($228) and Bed Stu lace-ups ($115).

  1. 160 North 6th St, (at Bedford Ave)
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Siegerson Morrison 

Luxury footwear from this New York-born brand typically comes with a steep price tag to match (sleek, pointed-toe boots are marked at $695). Thankfully, however, the label’s Nolita shop is also home to lower-priced diffusion line, Belle. Peruse the boutique for more attainable finds such as booties with mesh and bow detailing ($350) and shearling fold-over boots ($450) that’ll keep you warm through winter.

  1. 28 Prince St , (between Elizabeth and Mott Sts )
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Soula

Soula

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While the original Smith Street location debuted nearly a decade ago, this unisex boutique recently opened a second store, in North Brooklyn. Owner Rick Lee curates unique, pedestrian-friendly styles, from men’s Frye leather sneakers ($128) and Clarks graphic-print desert boots ($120) to women’s floral Onitsuka Tiger high-tops ($90) and Swedish Hasbeens metallic clogs ($220). A range of waterproof options, including classic Hunter wellies ($120) and Tretorn wedge booties ($85), promises to make April showers a little less dreary. 185 Smith St between Warren and Wyckoff Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-834-8423) • 85 North 3rd St between Berry St and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-230-0038) • soulashoes.com

Tani

Tani

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This retailer’s dual storefronts, lodged among UWS boutiques, have found niche appeal, thanks to their eclectic range and welcoming vibe. Well-crafted leather styles from higher-end brands (Chie Mihara, Rachel Comey, Coclico, $335–$365) make up much of the stock on 72nd Street, while the Broadway shop skews toward impulse-friendly purchases in the form of Superga tennis shoes ($65–$85) and MTNG ankle boots ($125–$159). 131 W 72nd St between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves (212-595-1338) • 2020 Broadway between 69th and 70th Sts (212-873-4361) • tanishoes.com



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