Where (if anywhere) can I go in Manhattan to browse a reasonably large selection of high-quality men's dress shoes and try them on in different sizes without needing to deal with any salespeople? A warehouse with a bench would be fine. I am a guy with large but not gargantuan feet if that matters. Thanks.
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Jun 21, 2014 -
A portmanteau for this man's poor toes:
Are Keen Newports good shoes for a long trip to Disney World in August? If not, what beats them? I mean, can I simply wear my running shoes?
Do you try on footwear like this with or without socks?
Do you allow extra room on the assumption that your feet will swell in the steam heat? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt
on Jun 12, 2014 -
I am a Canadian who is going to be going down to Bangor, Maine in a couple weeks time. One task for the trip is to find shoes for the wedding. I have really difficult feet to fit and I was hoping to get some suggestions for places to try. (Suggestions for plus size clothing stores that have cute/retro/fashionable would also be helpful.) [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Apr 18, 2013 -
I have had my eye on these shoes
for months and despite the price tag, I'm tempted to bite the bullet. Can you help me find some comparable shoes at a lower price point? [more inside]
posted by kat518
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Help my girlfriend find the perfect pair of high quality, full-grain leather boots! Looking for stores in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as online retailers. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Jan 4, 2013 -
I finally saved enough cash to buy a pair of Docs...but the style I want is all gone! Can Metafilter track me down a pair? [more inside]
posted by robot-hugs
on Aug 7, 2012 -
I'm a woman. I'm getting ready to fork out $150+ in a pair of shoes, what brands are actually worth it? What about clothes? [more inside]
posted by ADent
on May 7, 2012 -
I'm shopping for shoes and have a wide foot. Last I looked, Zappos
had the best search option for filtering out shoes that would not fit me. Alas, I live in Canada and apparently Zappos Canada recently stopped business
What are my options in Canada for a good online store that has advanced search options like Zappos? Perhaps my only route is going onto company websites - but the only companies that I know for sure have some sort of width measurement system are: Rockport, Sketchers, New Balance....
posted by figTree
on Jan 15, 2012 -
I'm in NYC, and I want to take my girlfriend shopping for a nice, sexy, classy pair of heels. Think high-quality leather. Only problem? I know nothing about womens' shoes, shopping, or shopping for womens' shoes. Could you recommend some good stores to check out? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Dec 28, 2011 -
Please give this Southern girl recently relocated to Boston a crash course in picking out boots. [more inside]
posted by estlin
on Oct 28, 2011 -
For the 10th time in a row, I've bought shoes that are too big, and wear them out after I can return them. What are your best methods on making large shoes fit better?
posted by sandmanwv
on May 20, 2011 -
Where should my bridesmaids and I go for dressy shoe shopping in Seattle, besides Nordstrom? The girls want to find some silver shoes, pumps or peeptoes, heels not super high, and under $200. Local/indie/boutique stores are especially good.
posted by matildaben
on Dec 26, 2010 -
How can I buy a pair of shoes only sold in the UK?
There is a pair of Clarks that I want but the model is only available in the UK. The website will only ship with in the UK and the US retail stores can't order them. I have an email into Clarks UK and I'm awaiting an answer.
I don't know anyone in the UK so I cant ask them to buy them and ship them.
Is there a way I can buy them and get them to New Jersey? Some sort of shipping relay?
posted by nivekraz
on Sep 15, 2010 -
Rhetorical question: Why in the name of God are all the shoes so ugly this spring!? Actual AskMe question: Please help me find a couple of pairs of sandals online or in Toronto for a reasonable price. [more inside]
posted by orange swan
on Mar 12, 2010 -
Help me find a pair of decent, grown-up shoes to wear to work, that will last me more than six months. Preferably for less than $100 a pair. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint
on Nov 14, 2009 -
I've fallen head-over-heels in love with these gray boots
from the Sundance catalogue. I love the color, the heel, the shape, and the overall style. They feel very
me. But they're almost $300 when you include their exorbitant shipping fees. Ouch. Any suggestions on other similar boots or how to find these elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Nov 10, 2009 -
I need to replace my flat brown boots. The problem - they need to be a UK size 9. [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Aug 26, 2009 -
What's the shoe website that shows you thumbnails of about fifty shoes and, when you click one, assembles a new set of thumbnails that are more similar to the one you clicked? I don't think you can buy off the site. [more inside]
posted by moonlet
on Nov 7, 2008 -
Austin shopping filter: Where has a good selection of ladies casual calf- to knee-high boots for reasonable prices in Austin that is not in a mall? See details for specifics. [more inside]
posted by fructose
on Dec 29, 2007 -
I am looking for a new pair of men's leather shoes that have some heel (an inch or more) and are super comfortable.
posted by raheel
on Nov 10, 2007 -
Where can I find dinosaur slippers? Specifically, they must make a "roaring" noise each step you take. Do these even exist or am I imagining them?
posted by kidsleepy
on Nov 29, 2006 -
I have terrible luck shopping for shoes, and need to get some new dress shoes (for business casual attire) for my somewhat oddly-shaped, and small, feet. NYC-specific help if possible. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Jan 31, 2006 -
I have been looking high and low (without luck) for this pair of sandals--I know they exist, because I saw someone wearing them before I became intent on getting a pair. Oh, how I wish I'd asked her where she got them!
It is a sort of boho-thong sandal with a flat ring that sits between your big and first toes. Thin cords make up the side straps. For a really crappy sketch, click here
. Pardon my drawing skills.
I would prefer a physical store (instant gratification, you know,) but online stores will satisfy my shoe-lust as well. I have googled the world over but have yet to come up with anything close enough.
posted by saucy
on Aug 5, 2005 -