Best of Boston

2011 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

A store’s shoe section cannot be judged by its stock of sky-high Manolos and red-soled Louboutins alon—though, to be sure, Barneys has plenty of those. No, what we need is a selection that will keep us feeling well heeled even on the days when cabbing it just isn’t an option. Shoes we can walk in, trod over brick sidewalks in—hell, hoof across the Charlestown Bridge in. Which is why we’re gaga over this store’s lineup of Lanvin studded sandals, Jil Sander Chukka wedge booties, and Margiela oxfords. Posh, meet practical. We’ve been meaning to introduce you two.

100 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-385-3300,