The World’s Best Cities For Shoe Shopping

The World’s Best Cities For Shoe Shopping

Travel guides have lots of different indexes categorizing the highlights of various destinations, such as beaches, restaurants and nightlife. But for reasons not understood by FN, they always fail to highlight what — to us at least — is of chief concern: the shoe-shopping situation.

With summer travel season upon us, and with many planning July Fourth getaways far and wide, here is our definitive roundup of the best cities for fruitful footwear pursuits, in no particular order.

1. Milan

With its heritage cobblers such as ballerina-maker E. Porselli as well as the cluster of both local and international luxury brands that line the Golden Triangle area of Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga and adjacent streets (Via San’t Andrea, Via Gesù, Via Borgospesso), Italy’s fashion capital is still the world’s best place to go shopping for extravagant shoes. It helps that the service is particularly doting at stores such as Gucci, Gianvito Rossi, Casadei, Rene Caovilla and Santoni.

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