The city of Philadelphia is home to a great amount of local boutiques, and shoe addicts know this all too well. However, shopping for men’s shoes can be difficult when the shopping scene seemingly caters to women. Luckily, things are not always as they appear. There are a good amount of quality stores to choose from for men’s shoes in the City of Brotherly Love; you just have to know where to look.

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1818 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-9000

Boyds is known for its luxurious, high-end style and fashion for men and women. Shoppers will find an extensive collection of men’s shoes in the shoe store on the first floor, with prices ranging from $300 to $1,500. Boyds carries Prada, Gucci, Faragamo, Tods, Lanvin, and Yves Saint Laurent shoes, to name a few. For those who like customization and uniqueness in their footwear, the brand Di Bianco allows men to design their own custom shoes, with leather swatches and colors to choose from to build their shoe.

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1822 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(866) 219-2196

Kembrel is a modern shop with environmentally-friendly shoes available for men. This unique store carries the “Hey Dude” brand of shoes, which is completely made from recyclable material. And don’t envision heavy, plastic bottles on your feet; the shoe is lightweight and perfect for summer strolls. The best part is the price––just $45 will get you a fashionable pair of these eco-friendly kicks. You’ll also find the “Bed Stu” brand for men, designed in of New York, for a steal of $45 – $100.

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Blue Sole Shoes
1805 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 496-9244

Blue Sole Shoes is for the man who likes his footwear to be of the highest quality imaginable. The shoes here come from Italy and are made by designers such as Amari, Donald Pliner, Mezlane and Magnanui. Styles range from $100 – $1,200 a pair, so there’s something here for every budget. While the boutique has been open for five years, the store’s owner’s 26 years in the fashion industry will provide you with an unparalleled level of customer service and “show knowledge.”


1625 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 496- 9557

Florsheim is a classy and reasonably priced men’s shoe store that has been serving the Liberty Place neighborhood for seven years. The shop even carries its own brand of shoes–along with Nunbush and Stacy Adams–in styles that range from dress casual to summer boat shoes. The more shoes you buy here, the more money you’ll be saving, so this is a great place to go if you need to stock up on shoes for multiple seasons. Prices begin at $59.90 or $100 for two pairs, and if you spend $225 on one pair, there is a 25 percent off discount at checkout.

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Tates Menswear
1225 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 687-8334

Tates Menswear carries a host of designer men’s shoes, including brands from Stacy Adams, Giorgio Brutini, NXT and Zengara. The price range for these shoes is reasonable at $29 – $79 per pair. The shoes found at Tates are primarily formal, but you can find a few pairs of business shoes and sandals for men. Men appreciate that this is a one-stop shop when looking for formal wear, as the store carries men’s suits to complete the look.

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