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  1. best in class
    The 9 Best Men’s Winter BootsThe warmest and most waterproof options for inclement weather.
  2. best in class
    The 9 Best Winter Boots for WomenThe warmest and most waterproof options for inclement weather.
  3. best in class
    The Very Best Workout Shoes for WomenIncluding a $25 pair of sneakers that you can wear outside of the gym too.
  4. best in class
    The Very Best Workout Shoes for MenFitness pros and recreational gymgoers share their favorites for cross-training, weight lifting, and more.
  5. best in class
    The 12 Very Best Slippers for MenIncluding breathable slides and sheepskin-lined booties.
  6. best in class
    The 9 Very Best Rain Boots for WomenBecause wet socks are the worst.
  7. best in class
    The 17 Very Best Slippers for WomenFrom waterproof and lightweight options to cozy cold-weather pairs.
  8. stock chaser
    Why Are These $15 Water Shoes (That Look Like The Row) Always Out of Stock?We’ve been on Aquafun Watch since February.
  9. deal of the day
    Merrell’s Mother of All GORP-Core Hiking Shoes Are 39 Percent OffSnag a deep discount on this low-top version of one of our favorite hiking boots.
  10. this thing’s incredible
    These Marni-esque Sandals (From Sorel, of All Places) Are My New Everyday HeelsAt dinner the other night, the very stylish wife of a fancy doctor praised them. “Sorel,” I said. “Sorel?” she said.
  11. best in class
    The 13 Very Best Ankle Boots for WomenIncluding the Docs Dove Cameron wore on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  12. best in class
    The 12 Very Best Chelsea Boots for WomenOne pair survived a weekend of ballet and hiking in Portland.
  13. one stop shop
    All the Best Slippers (That We’ve Written About on the Strategist)Including a pair of gorpcore slip-ons, lots of actually nice-looking Uggs, and the SuChin Pak–approved OOFOS recovery slides.
  14. one stop shop
    Here Are All of Our Favorite Clogs in One PlaceFrom high-heeled status clogs to clogs you can perform surgery in.
  15. best in class
    The 12 Very Best White Sneakers for Women“You can’t go wrong with Air Force 1s, and as a native New Yorker, I would feel embarrassed not to own a pair.”
  16. best in class
    The 11 Very Best Products for Cleaning Sneakers“This solution works well on mostly all materials — leather, suede, nubuck — and gets the job done.”
  17. best in class
    The 8 Very Best Waterproofers for Shoes and BootsFrom the “the crème de la crème of shoe care” to the wax that will “weatherproof the hell out of those Blundstones.”
  18. deal of the day
    These Versatile, No-Leakage Hunter Chelsea Boots Are 44 Percent Off TodayRainy season is coming.
  19. best of brand
    The Strategist Guide to Shopping at NikeIncluding celebrity-street-dancer-approved sneakers, marathon-runner-approved shorts, and the no-show socks worn by Navarro College cheerleaders.
  20. best in class
    The 9 Very Best Loafers for WomenIncluding a pair that looks like Celine for a tenth of the price.
  21. best in class
    The 16 Very Best Shoe OrganizersIncluding a shoe cabinet that has survived four apartments including a Hell’s Kitchen walk-up.
  22. don’t dillydally
    Sandy Liang’s Flower-Powered Third Vans Collab Is Her Best YetFrom frilly Sk8-His with a removable lug sole to chore coats with the designer’s signature floral print.
  23. people’s choice
    The Best Traction Cleats on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I was running around Portland like Usain Bolt. I didn’t slip a bit.”
  24. best in class
    The 10 Very Best Women’s Tennis ShoesYou won’t make any unforced errors with these expert-recommended picks
  25. micro sales
    Save Up to 60 Percent During Zappos’ Post-Christmas SaleSome of our favorite brands including Uggs, Levi’s, Crocs, and Cole Haan are on sale.
  26. ask a cool person
    The Most Comfortable Shoes, According to People Who Stand All the Livelong DayThat means hairdressers, real-estate agents, and restaurant workers.
  27. people’s choice
    The Best Hiking Boots for Men, According to Hyperenthusiastic Amazon Reviewers“I’ve used it for walking my dog in the neighborhood to day-long hikes through the mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania.”
  28. people’s choice
    The Best Women’s Hiking Boots, According to Hyperenthusiastic Amazon Reviewers“The sole is rugged and tough, yet flexible enough to feel the bend and grip around the rocks.”
  29. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Loafers?“I see loafers as a slipper that you wear outside. You can dress it up or dress it down.”
  30. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Cowboy Boots?Including boots for riding horses, going-out boots, and boots you can wear to work.
  31. this thing’s incredible
    This Stretcher Makes Too-Tight Shoes Feel Broken In OvernightFinally, enough room to wiggle my toes.
  32. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Water Shoes?A bunch of options for hiking across rivers, swimming through ponds, or just strolling along the surf.
  33. people’s choice
    The Best Women’s Sandals on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“When you put them on for the first time, they are like soft pillows for your tired feet.”
  34. this thing’s incredible
    I Have 24 Pairs of Loafers, and These Are the Only Ones I’ve Worn This YearInstead of having to answer the age-old question of style or substance, I feel like I hit the jackpot and got both.
  35. strategist investigates
    Here’s Why Black Dads Like Mine All Wanted Stacy Adams Shoes “If you had a pair of Stacy Adams in their generation, you were the shit.”
  36. deal of the day
    Take an Extra 40 Percent Off These Already On-Sale Kate Spade SandalsIt’s like getting double the discount.
  37. this thing’s incredible
    I Found the Perfect (Verging on Orthopedic) Travel ShoeThey’re the only shoes I pack in the summer.
  38. deal of the day
    These Summer-Ready Tie-Dye Vans Are 40 Percent Off TodayThey’ll fit right in with all your DIY tie-dye from quarantine.
  39. recommended by experts
    The Best Soccer Cleats, According to Coaches and PlayersWhether you’re playing indoors or outdoors, on turf or on slop.
  40. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s White Sneakers?“When you think of all the eras of menswear, a basic white sneaker remains something you simply must own.”
  41. sunday circular
    10 Products That Delighted Us: From Georgia May Jagger’s Tie-Dye to TikTok MicsIncluding Georgia May Jagger’s go-to tie-dye, a ‘beautiful’ baby bouncer, and stylish rain boots for gardening.
  42. micro sales
    11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Sunday Riley to ColumbiaIncluding soothing skin care and a spring-ready puffer vest.
  43. your shopping cart
    Guest Strategist Haul: What Novelist Ivy Pochoda Bought in January“These gourmet hot-pepper flakes bear no relation to that red dust in the shaker at the pizza joint.”
  44. micro sales
    13 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Baggu to Mario BadescuIncluding a time-tested Baggu tote bag, celebrity-approved natural deodorant, and some easy-to-use tanning towels.
  45. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Shearling-Lined Boots That Aren’t Uggs?Here are 22 alternatives that are just as cozy, cute, and easy to slip on.
  46. painless shopping
    33 Gifts for Your Whole List (That You Can Buy at Urban Outfitters)Strategist-approved gifts for all your friends and family that you can buy in one convenient place.
  47. gifts they’ll want in a pandemic
    These Green Silk ‘Theater Shoes’ Remain My Most Optimistic Quarantine Buy“Mostly, they were a beautiful object, and that was exactly why I wanted them — they seemed something pleasing to admire.”
  48. black friday 2020
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It Some ‘Eternally Cool’ Clarks BootsNot often will retailers mark down the brand’s neutral, goes-with-practically-everything styles like this pair in brown leather.
  49. people’s choice
    The Best Walking Shoes on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“In all my 60+ years, I’ve never owned a shoe so lightweight and comfortable.”
  50. deal of the day
    The White Sneakers 11 New York Magazine Staffers Own Are On SaleSlip them on and then right off again.
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