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The New Step Class

Fresh footwear sources for sky-high heels, luxe men’s loafers, and more.


Matt Bernson
20 Harrison St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-941-7634; open now
Comfy-cute cork wedges, flat strappy sandals, and stacked leather heels suitable for both park strolling and weekend schlepping (from $125).

Maison Kitsuné
1170 Broadway, nr. 28th St.; 212-481-6020; April 18
The buzzy French fashion label’s new boutique in the NoMad Hotel includes a New York–exclusive calfskin loafer by 121-year-old shoemaker J.M. Weston ($723).

Charlotte Olympia
22 E. 65th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-744-1842; late April
Designer Charlotte Dellal’s metallic, glittered, and color-blocked platform pumps have been trotted out by the likes of Beyoncé and Katy Perry (from $510).

Nicholas Kirkwood
807 Washington St., nr. Gansevoort St.; no phone yet; late April
The British wunderkind known for laser-cut leather, trippy floral prints, and python heels opens his first U.S. flagship (from $595).


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