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2014 BEST Men's Shoes

The Tannery

They say the shoes make the man—so it’s best to be the guy donning cool Maison Martin Margiela high-tops or Lanvin chukka boots from the Tannery. The footwear spot stocks pairs for every occasion, from Converse sneakers to Salvatore Ferragamo… read more »

2013 BEST Men's Shoes
photo by Alex Lau

The Tannery

Boston

Whether you’re lacing up for work or a workout, the Tannery has your soles covered. The vast selection of footwear encompasses most makes—Clarks, Sperry, Converse—and models—wingtips, boat shoes, boots, sneakers, sandals. read more »

2012 BEST Men's Shoes

The Tannery

Cambridge

With more leather than an S&M shop, the Tannery has everything you need to shod your feet, including boat shoes, wingtips, and sandals, many displayed like high-end fashion pieces. If choosing between Prada loafers and the latest Lacoste trainers feels… read more »

2011 BEST Men's Shoes

Camper Shoes

Boston

This international label caters to footloose folks with sandals and canvas kicks while delighting strait-laced types with leather loafers and refined cap-toes worthy of a suit. The possibilities are as varied as those at an upscale boutique; the atmosphere, far… read more »

2010 BEST Men's Shoes

Nordstrom

Natick

Now with four locations in Greater Boston—Natick, Burlington, Peabody, and a new outpost in Braintree—Nordstrom has the area’s most exhaustive supply of dress shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals. If this sounds overwhelming, know that staffers here are adept at recognizing… read more »

2009 BEST Men's Shoes

Nordstrom

Natick

Ideal for men who refuse to be pigeonholed, Nordstrom’s vast, easy-to-navigate department doesn’t arrange according to type: Here, we’re all preppy European bankers who skateboard down Mount Washington on the weekends. The 50-plus lines of shoes comprise Mephisto sandals, Converse… read more »

2008 BEST Men's Shoes

Alan Bilzerian

Boston

Guys with a different sort of foot fetish get it on at this menswear vet, which has assembled a display of truly lust-provoking shoes. Sneaker-heads fall for kicks by Vans and Converse by John Varvatos; buttoned-up execs go O-face over… read more »

2005 BEST Men's Shoes

Le Foot Sportif

Cambridge

A guy looking for wingtips has plenty of spaces to shop. But a man hunting for casually chic kicks—a pair of checkered Vans or throwback Asics—should quicken his stride in the direction of Le Foot Sportif. This sneaker emporium sells… read more »

2004 BEST Men's Shoes

Louis Boston

Boston

Louis carries a selection of practical footwear suitable for almost anything—propping on the corner of a mahogany desk, pumping the clutch of a spanking new Maybach, or skipping off to Ibiza for a weekend of clubbing. Some of the brands,… read more »

2003 BEST Men's Shoes

The Tannery

Boston

Most men suffer bad relationships with their shoes. They scuff, give off smells (not the men, the shoes), and need frequent tying. And the guys we know hate to shop to replace theirs. So a one-stop shoe store is a… read more »