Best of Boston

BEST Shoes

2017 BEST Shoes

Barneys New York


The fireplace is often burning in the shoe department at Barneys, but the real blaze comes from the passionate fashion minds buying and curating behind the scenes. Here they’ve amassed not only the expected collection of designer names—Balenciaga, Fendi—they’ve also… read more»

1999 BEST Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue


Whether its flat and functional, high and impractical, slides for poolside posing, or rubber soles for pavement pounding, Saks has the shoe. Brands like Prada, Gucci, Miu Miu and Sigerson Morrison share shelf space with Ferragamo and Stuart Weitzman. In… read more»

1999 BEST Shoes, Sport

Marathon Sports


This is not your average athletic-shoe store. The staff will study your strut to determine whether your feet pronate or roll outward, and whether you need a wide shoe or a skinny one. Then they’ll hold your hand and guide… read more»

1997 BEST Shoes, Sneakers

Marathon Sports


Thinking about next year’s marathon? Here’s the place to start your podiatric strategy. One fan writes: “The service I received from the hyper-knowledgeable staff verified everything I had heard about the store—the selection was truly vast, and they were able… read more»

1996 BEST Shoes, Store, New

Kenneth Cole


What’s not to love? Shoes that are hip, yet comfortable. A designer who’s a dish, yet a good daddy. And an ad campaign that will make you laugh before you run out with your charge card to challenge Imelda for… read more»

1995 BEST Shoes, New Shop, Funky

Thom Brown


From high-heeled sparkle jellies to earthy crunchy sandals, this shop is the place where feet get happy. Both men’s and women’s styles. Particularly strong in boots and funky sneakers. read more»

1994 BEST Shoes, Boots

Mass Army navy Store


From sweats to survival gear, boots to bandanas, duffel bags to denim jackets, harmonicas to inactive hand grenades, this store has just about anything you need, and some things you never knew you needed. read more»

1994 BEST Shoes, Business

Allen Edmonds


Set the kids and their sneakers aside and Boston is a business town. And while you won’t see Shaq in Allen Edmonds, at 36 Newbury Street, you’ll see some of the legends from the financial district selection from about 50… read more»

1994 BEST Shoes, New Store

Aldo Shoes


This Montreal-based store carries mostly moderately priced European imports. From pumps for women to rugged boots for men, there is something for every foot, but there’s only one pair per size in most styles, so get there often. read more»

1988 BEST Shoes

The Shoe Horn


Brand names at reasonable prices, and two-for-one sales that are not to be missed. read more»