Typically, shoes and cities do not get along. Heels and cobblestones especially. When making one’s way down Brick Lane on a Friday evening – bass blaring between buildings as crowds schmooze and schlep through alleys and clubs –London’s shoe style is blatant and brave. Neon orange patent heels. Shabby chic boots, flat as ever, notably unlaced. Trainers working overtime to keep their toe caps crisp and unblemished. It’s a mishmash of culture, taste, and only the finest kicks. And we find it near impossible to not get hit with random waves of shoe-envy. Which is why we’d like to share a few of our favorite London footwear spots. They sell shoes that go well with whatever style you choose to strut.
• Footpatrol in SoHo
• Selfridges on Oxford Street
• Size? on Carnaby Street
• PUMA twentyone at Boxpark, Shoreditch
• Footasylum at Westfield, Stratford
• JD sports on Oxford Street and at Westfield, Stratford