The Best Shoe Stores in NYC

When visiting NYC, there’s one thing for sure that you will be doing a lot of. That one thing is walking and you’ll obviously need a good pair of shoes to get you from one place to another. Also, New York is a city filled with fashionable people, which means you’ll find stylish shoes.

With so many shopping opportunities in the city, this article will provide you information on where you can shop and find some of the best shoe stores in NYC.

Vans Store NYC

Vans off the wall in NYC

Vans is a classic sneaker brand in the United States which was founded in Anaheim, California. With a huge following, Vans has become one of the most popular sneakers. There is an NYC Vans store on 34th Street, Fifth Ave, Grand St. and one in Williamsburg on N 6th. Street. You’ll see people of all ages wear this brand and it doesn’t hurt the wallet as well. They make great lifestyle shoes and are very convenient when roaming the streets of NYC. (Address: 140 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001)

Converse Store in NYC

The Converse store in SoHo

Yes. The American classic. Converse was founded in 1908 in Massachusetts and to this day is still a very popular shoe among all ages. It has a beautiful silhouette and is very inexpensive. The Converse store can be found in SoHo right off of the Prince St. station stop and is a great store if you’re shopping in NYC. If you’re looking for a great lifestyle shoe and a sneaker that will never go out of style, then Converse is perfect for you. For you sneakerheads, Converse is known to collaborate with designer brands as well such as Commes Des Garcon. This is one of the best shoe stores in NYC. (Address: 560 Broadway, New York, NY 10012)

The New Balance Store

New Balance is another brand that was founded in Massachusetts. New Balance is known for its lifestyle and walking shoes. There are multiple store locations for New Balance in NYC. You can find one in the Upper East Side and the Flatiron District. (Address: 150 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010)


Designer Shoes Warehouse or DSW has some of the best deals in the city. Here you can find brands such as Cole Haan, Converse, Nike and much more for a great price. It’s especially great if you’re in need of dress shoes and don’t want to drop a good amount of money. They have locations on 34th Street and Union Square. It’s a great place to go shopping in New York. (Address: 213 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001)

Timberland NYC

Timberland store NYC

What’s New York City without Timberland. It’s pretty much an NYC symbol. New Yorkers love their “Timbs” and you should too. They’re rugged, they can pretty much withstand anything and the dirtier they get, the better they look. There are multiple stores in the city. (Address:  28 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001)

Flight Club

This is for all the sneakerheads. Flight Club is the go-to spot when it comes to the sneaker culture in NYC. Flight Club is the place where you’ll find rare pieces or drops that get sell-out fast and we mean really fast. What makes them so popular? You can both buy or sell your sneakers. They just have to pretty much be in mint condition. You can potentially make a pretty penny here too. (Address: 812 Broadway, New York, NY 10003)

Stadium Goods

Here, you’ll find the rarest sneakers just like Flight Club. But, you can also find your usual suspects as well. It’s a great balance and a popular spot to check out. (Address: 47 Howard St, New York, NY 10013)


For all of the runners who are out there, JackRabbit is the running store in NYC to check out. If you came to the city to participate in any of the numerous races throughout the year, especially the New York City Marathon, the staff at JackRabbit are highly-trained and knowledgeable. You can also check out the New York Running Company which is powered by JackRabbit. That’s located in the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. (Address: 42 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011)

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Being a photographer and creative in general, New York City, I think is the perfect place to be. I moved to NYC from Boston in 2013 and never looked back. Loving New York has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share those images with you all.

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