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BEST Women's Shoes

2004 BEST Women's Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue

Boston

Finding the perfect sole match can be tough, but the selection at Saks will keep you on sure footing. Like works of art displayed on pedestals, the range of couture styles makes this destination a regular stop among fashion addicts… read more»

2003 BEST Women's Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue

Boston

If shoes are the ultimate in therapeutic fixes, then Saks’s fitting area could double as a women’s support group. Just slide on a pair of gleaming Prada Mary Janes or Michael Kors laser-cut pumps, and watch your mood improve. Buckle… read more»

2002 BEST Women's Shoes

Neiman Marcus

Boston

When Oscar Wilde wrote that he could resist anything but temptation, he was clearly channeling a shoe fiend. More to the point, he had probably just been to Neiman Marcus, eyeing the silky Manolo mules, velvet Weitzman pumps, red leather… read more»

2001 BEST Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Newton

Want to be on a first name basis with Jimmy and Manolo? This is the place for you. Though most of the kicks here sport high-end labels such as Michael Perry and Prada, the store does stock its own snappy… read more»

2000 BEST Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Chestnut Hill

When Sex and the City’s Carrie suffers yet another romantic setback, she heads directly to the shoe department at Barneys Collection (they’ll take a trend and make the shoe at half the price) alleviate her pain. Afford yourself the same… read more»

1998 BEST Women's Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue

Boston

Here’s where you’ll find a wide variety of labels to suit all tastes. From Feragamo bow flats for the ladies who lunch to Costume National mules for the hopelessly hip, Saks can sate the Imelda in all of us. read more»

1995 BEST Women's Shoes, New Shop

Peter Fox Shoes

Boston

High-end, high-style shoes with a twist: They actually fit. Designed to give room, even in pointy-toed styles, so that the ball of the foot is not squished. A particularly good selection of bridal shoes. read more»

1994 BEST Women's Shoes, Cutting Edge

Barneys New York

Chestnut Hill

If you’re past the age of 30, Barneys’ exaggerated shoes styles may look like orthopedic gear. But for cutting-edge footwear, names like Robert Clergerie, Accessoir, and Freelance are the very definition of au courant. read more»

1994 BEST Women's Shoes, Comfortable

Arche Shoes

Boston

These wonderful imports from France combine no-nonsense comfort (as corrugated latex flexible soles) with easy understated style to make their own kind of fashion statement. read more»

1993 BEST Women's Shoes, Hard to Find Sizes

The Forgotten Foot

Framingham

Hotfoot it to Framingham for casual and dress shoes—including Nickels, Bandolino, and Liz Claiborne—that will fit everyone from Cinderella (4B) to Bigfoot (12B). read more»