Best Women's Shoes in Boston

2015 Best Women's Shoes

John Fluevog Shoes

Boston

Turnover on Newbury Street is all too common, but John Fluevog Shoes has sold its unconventional footwear on the strip since 1987. The vast selection of boots, booties, sandals, platforms,…Read More

2014 Best Women's Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue

Boston

Shoe heaven is, in fact, a place on earth—and you can find it at this second-floor salon, where heels from Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, and other stalwarts mingle with pairs…Read More

2013 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Boston

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….Read More

2012 Best Women's Shoes

Moxie

Boston

Whether you’re looking for cobblestone-tough flats from See by Chloé or sexy date-night stilettos from B by Brian Atwood, you’ll find them at Karen Fabbri’s newly renovated Beacon Hill boutique…Read More

2011 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Boston

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…Read More

2010 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Boston

For shoe fiends, it’s hard to top Barneys’ rainbow assortment of Lanvin ballet flats, gladiators, and peep-toe Mary Janes. And that’s just the beginning. Spread out across 3,500 square feet…Read More

2009 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Boston

You may not be buying as much these days, but—hallelujah!—Barneys is. The national chain is in the enviable, corporate-backed position of being able to continue carrying as broad an array…Read More

2008 Best Women's Shoes

Louis Boston

Boston

With its efforts this past year focused on footwear, Louis Boston now rivals national department stores in quantity—and beats them outright in quality. Delicious flats by Devotte and Gryson line…Read More

2007 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Boston

Whatever your particular fetish—prim Lanvin flats, foot-high Louboutins—Barney’s indulgent 3,200-square-foot shoe space is the ultimate playground. (In the year since it opened, we’ve officially kicked our persistent online footwear-buying habit.)…Read More

2006 Best Women's Shoes

Neiman Marcus

Boston, Natick

An influx of new shops made for a tough year in the shoe department: So many options, so few feet! But inimitable service and selection secure Neiman’s as the enduring…Read More

2005 Best Women's Shoes

Neiman Marcus

Boston

Smaller boutiques deserve snaps for cleverness and class, but no one touches Neiman’s when it comes to sheer selection. Sole searchers here can browse through zebra-print Manolos, steel-heeled Kors slingbacks,…Read More

2004 Best Women's Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue

Boston

Finding the perfect sole match can be tough, but the selection at Saks will keep you on sure footing. Like works of art displayed on pedestals, the range of couture…Read More

2003 Best Women's Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue

Boston

If shoes are the ultimate in therapeutic fixes, then Saks’s fitting area could double as a women’s support group. Just slide on a pair of gleaming Prada Mary Janes or…Read More

2002 Best Women's Shoes

Neiman Marcus

Boston

When Oscar Wilde wrote that he could resist anything but temptation, he was clearly channeling a shoe fiend. More to the point, he had probably just been to Neiman Marcus,…Read More

2001 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Newton

Want to be on a first name basis with Jimmy and Manolo? This is the place for you. Though most of the kicks here sport high-end labels such as Michael…Read More

2000 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Chestnut Hill

When Sex and the City‘s Carrie suffers yet another romantic setback, she heads directly to the shoe department at Barneys Collection (they’ll take a trend and make the shoe at…Read More

1998 Best Women's Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue

Boston

Here’s where you’ll find a wide variety of labels to suit all tastes. From Feragamo bow flats for the ladies who lunch to Costume National mules for the hopelessly hip,…Read More

1990 Best Women's Shoes

Cuoio

Boston

Bejeweled sandals and linen shoes. But walk out by the touristy Faneuil Hall branch…Read More

1989 Best Women's Shoes

La Bottega

Boston

A different twist on leather sandals and pumps, from La Bottega’s own Italian designs…Read More

1985 Best Women's Shoes

Gerry’s

Newtonville

A large selection of shoes by Joan and David Charles Jourdan Anne Klein, and other big names at an average savings of 50 percent. The Natick branch (at 8 Wethersfield…Read More

1985 Best Women's Shoes

Sola Shoes

Cambridge

Funky plastics, elegant satins, and everything in between…Read More

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