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Welcome to Shoe Week: a five-day celebration of all things footwear, from the best new arrivals to our favorite places to shop for heels, flats, and everything in between.
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Navigating this town can often require a lot of footwork, quite literally. To find shoes that are man enough to take your 8am to 8pm—or wild enough to turn your 11pm into 5am—is no small feat (pun narrowly avoided). That's why we've rounded up thirteen of the best shoe stores for all walks of NYC life.
For day-to-day running around, we'd point you towards No. 6 for their namesake clog booties, or Dolce Vita for affordable flats that last. A big night out may warrant a splurge at Charlotte Olympia, reigning queen of the contrast platform. After the jump, all the stores you need to know to stock your walk-in shoe closet and/or kitchen cupboards.