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Best Men’s Shoe Stores In Pittsburgh

July 31, 2012 6:00 AM

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From Disney’s Cinderella to “Sex in the City’s” Carrie Bradshaw, there’s no denying a woman’s love of shoes. But while most won’t admit it, many men love a great pair of kicks, too. From designer dress shoes to comfy casual sneakers, men want a shoe that combines style, comfort and quality. Whether the men in your life go shoe shopping for function or fashion, these men’s shoe stores make for a must-stop, guy-friendly shopping trip.
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The Nettleton Shoe Shop
489 Market St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-5520
www.nettletonshoeshop.com

For those who prefer the finest in leather shoes that combine modern style with old world quality, the Nettleton Shoe Shop has the best collection in the city. With more than 80 years serving western Pennsylvania, this downtown shop has earned its title as one of the oldest operating family-owned retail stores in Pittsburgh. Since first opening in 1929, the shop has expanded its line of goods beyond Nettleton Shoes to include shoes by Allen-Edmonds, Mephisto and more, as well as Italian hosiery, business bags and leather gifts. If you’re looking to treat yourself to the finest in men’s shoes and leather accessories, make the Nettleton Shoe Shop your first stop.

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Larrimor’s
One PNC Plaza
249 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-5727
www.larrimors.com

This family-owned shop has been providing high end shoes to men and women in Pittsburgh for more than 70 years. With two locations in PNC Plaza and The Galleria and an excellent, experienced staff, Larrimor’s makes it easy for men to venture out into the shoe shopping unknown. This is where to go if you’re looking for a stylish pair of dress shoes for work or a well-made pair of classic European footwear. Names like Magnanni, Bruno Magli and Cole Haan can be found here––all names that are sure to turn heads.

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Elite Runners & Walkers
5992 Steubenville Pk.
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
(412) 490-0881
www.eliterunners.com

If you think shopping for a new pair of running shoes can’t be downright fun, then you probably haven’t shopped at Elite Runners & Walkers, southwestern Pennsylvania’s top retailer for runners. Elite Runner’s & Walkers, located in Chiodo’s Plaza, has become synonymous with fit and comfort thanks to three on-staff certified USATF running coaches who can assist you in choosing the right footwear for your running needs. The store carries hundreds of men’s cushion trainers from brands like Asics and Brooks, in addition to men’s stability trainers from Saucony and Adidas. If you’d rather try on a more unconventional pair of running shoes, slip into a pair of their Vibram FiveFingers.

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PUMA
2738 Sidney St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-0305
www.puma.com

For the most on-trend kicks, PUMA in Pittsburgh’s South Side Works shopping center has you covered. From funky-colored golf shoes and soccer cleats to casual sandals and sneakers, young men of all ages are sure to find a shoe to fit their need and style. Check out the store’s newest arrival of evoSPEED running shoes and best selling Ferrari mesh shoes. PUMA also carries men’s clothing, like t-shirts and outerwear, as well as hats, watches and backpacks.

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Track ‘n Trail
1500 Washington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
(412) 561-1957
www.trackntrail.com

The Galleria at Mt. Lebanon is home to the area’s only Track ‘n Trail, which specializes in footwear for work and play. Track ‘n Trail stocks a huge collection of men’s footwear brands from Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson, Merrell and more. Among the store’s best-selling men’s styles are Wolverwine boots and Hush Puppies slip-ons. In addition to footwear, Track ‘n Trail also carries men’s apparel, footbed inserts, hats and scarves.

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Wagner Quality Shoes
413 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 682-2759
www.wagnershoes.com

Wagner Quality Shoes has been a Pittsburgh leader in family-owned shoe stores sine 1854, which comes as no surprise considering its unmatched combination of selection, service and customization. Quality is of the utmost importance at this Lawrenceville-based store that has its own on-site certified pedorthist who can measure and digitally scan your foot to provide suggestions on the best footwear for you. If comfort is your top priority, try on Wagner’s various styles of Skechers, Converse and New Balance. If you’re on the hunt for a more fashion-forward pair of shoes, don’t miss Wagner’s wide selection of UGGS, Sebago and Florsheim.

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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with today’s generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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