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Teen & Preteen Shoes
 
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Aldo
Call 888-818-2536 for store locations
aldoshoes.com
These trendy shoes attract legions of teens with tried-and-true styles and some surprises, like tweed shoes with ribbon trim, quilted satin sneakers, multicolored pumps, and ankle boots (prices range from around $69.99 to $399.99). The many locations, scattered throughout the boroughs, also carry runway-inspired handbags, outerwear, and accessories.

Footlocker
Visit footlocker.com for locations
One of the most recognizable sneaker chains has all of the major brands. An aspiring LeBron James can snatch up the Jordan XIX’s ($114.99–$164.99) or the Nike Air Hurache ($89.99). There’s even a selection of boots from Timberland and Lugz.

Macy’s
151 W. 34th St.
212-695-4400
macys.com
On the fourth floor you’ll find a small, inexpensive children’s shoe section filled with sporty footwear—Tommy Hilfiger, Puma, Timberland—alongside dress shoes and loafers suitable for that class photo from BCBGirls, Steve Madden, and Skechers. From $35 to $105.

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave., near 50th St.
212-753-4000
saks.com
Make no mistake—for young shoe enthusiasts, Saks’ fifth-floor is the Promised Land. Look here for everything from flats and kitten heels to strappy sandals and sneakers, by designers like Michael Kors, Isaac Mizrahi, and Marc Jacobs. Prices range from $90 to $350.

Skechers
Call 800-243-0443 for store locations
skechers.com
Teens gear up for first dates and schooldays with Skechers’ reasonably priced shoes, like the Sport Vigor, a performance jogger with added flexibility (around $65), and the Skechers Sport Premium Foxy, a mid-high jogger with faux-fur collar (around $75). The kids’ line offers cute, Mini-Me versions of the popular, grown-up shoes. Dressing like an older sibling was never easier.

Steve Madden
Call 800-SIR-MADD for store locations
stevemadden.com
A perennial favorite among tweens and teens, this funky footwear manufacturer has established itself as a beacon of affordable style, with casual shoes (from around $30) and pointy-toe boots (from around $50).

 
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From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
   
   
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