5 meccas for shoes and sneakers in New York
1) No. 6
Stop here for a cool selection of clogs in spiffy colors and designs with both wedge and stacked heel (even in bootie styles), plus super-wearable pumps with splayed wide heels and slingbacks in pop colors. This shop was founded by Karin Bereson, a savvy vintage collector/ stylist, so the clothes here are special too.
Keyed into the world of NYC street style, Queens-born owner and footwear designer Ronnie Fieg is known for his clever collaborations with major brands. The sneakers here are of the limited-edition kind, providing culture-influencing product that his fan base expects.
3) Christian Louboutin
Everyone knows about the red soles, but shopping this famous shoe designer at the Horatio location feels very hidden and exclusive. The outside blends in with the West Village neighborhood but once you walk in, get ready to be wowed. If you are in the market for an expensive shoe, this is the place to be.
4) Flight Club
More for the fashion crowd than serious runners. Sneaker fanatics and collectors can search through walls and walls of name-brand sneakers new, vintage and lusted-after. Consignment rules, so sizes are random, upping the thrill of the hunt. Opposite the sneakers is a wall of baseball caps, so you can coordinate your purchase.
5) The Shoe Box
Ladies, you’ve hit the jackpot here with the best designer shoes of the season all in one spot. View the latest from over 40 designers, plus their eponymous brand. Go from comfortable and affordable to wish-list styles, and enjoy their conscientious staff who are there for you – and remember what styles you like.
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