Best of Boston

1999 Best Children's Shoes

Varese Shoes

It’s worth braving the Big Dig quagmire to check out this store. But don’t be fooled by the antiquated exterior and no-frills interior; inside is a selection of imported Italian-leather children’s shoes that far surpasses the standard mall offerings—without the imported price tags.

285 Hanover St., Boston, 617-523-6530,