628 Madison Avenue, at 59th Street, 212-751-9082
We can’t figure out why the Bally store on Madison Avenue isn’t more crowded. Perhaps the men of this city don’t realize that it’s one-stop shoe shopping: from casual slip-on loafers to suit-ready lace-ups to logoed urban sneakers. Styles are sleek and handsome, and the prices are remarkably inviting—if you steer clear of skins, most shoes will be under $350.
Best Shoes for Him
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).