Best of Boston

2013 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Every well-shod woman has the closet to prove it—sensible pumps for work, streamlined flats for weekends, sky-high Christian Louboutins just because—and chances are, there’s a Barneys shoebox on her shelves. The department store’s cavernous shoe salon proffers the red-soled attention getters, of course, but also more-unique and unexpected styles—caged Alaïa sandals, sinewy canvas heels from Walter Steiger, paint-splattered Maison Martin Margiela low-tops, studded cowboy boots by Isabel Marant—always keeping you one step ahead of the fashionable masses.

Copley Place, Boston, 617-385-3300,