Milwaukee shoe shop guide, 2011
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There's something about the sight of leaves changing colors and school supplies in stores that make some people – whether they are students or not – crave shoes in early autumn.
According to Howard Silberman, owner of Ma Jolie / Footgear, fall foot fashion is all about comfort and style. Many mid-heel shoes will be popular for women, along with wingtips in interesting color combinations.
"People, particularly women, want comfort, but not dull-looking," he says. "Nothing too flat this fall. These shoes offer a little height but don't sacrifice comfort."
Silberman says boots will remain in fashion this fall – from short to mid-calf to knee high – along with Western-style.
"Not overly Western," he says. "More reminiscent of Western styles."
Popular men's shoes for fall will be creative recreational and sneakers, according to Silberman. Kate Blake, owner of Shoo, says retro-inspired "Mad Men" style shoes will be widely available for men this fall, too.
TOMS brand shoes is currently running a promotion that for every pair of shoes purchased, the company will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need.
"For both men and women TOMS are extremely popular and available in many colors and patterns. They are comfortable and also support a great mission," says Blake.
Milwaukee has no shortage of places to score new footwear, from fashionably fun to functional. Of course you can always go to a department or big box store, but here are some other options of places to feed your foot fetish.
Bayshore Town Center, (414) 963-9384
Brookfield Square, (262) 641-0889
Mayfair Mall, (414) 475-1750
Aldo features a nice selection of medium-priced modern shoes and boots for men and women.
DSW Shoe Warehouse
2265 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 443-0115
Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) is a massive, two-story shoe warehouse featuring all styles and all sizes.
3333 S. 27th St., (414) 643-4366
1033 W Silver Spring Dr., (414) 535-1063
8907 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, (414) 764-1958
17300 W. Bluemound Rd., (262) 821-3020
11020 N. Port Washington Rd., (262) 241-4232
N96 W18908 County Line Rd., Germantown, (262) 255-0566
Famous Footwear features affordable shoes that are "knock offs" of modern styles for men, women and kids.
4114 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 431-4832
Goldi's offers modern shoes ranging from dressy to casual for men, women and children.
Ma Jolie Foot Gear
Bayshore Town Center, (414) 961-8210
2583 N. Downer Ave., (414) 961-8202
A pioneer in fashionable footwear in the Milwaukee area, Ma Jolie has trendy, quality footwear for men and women.
320 E. Buffalo St., (414) 273-3333
Moda 3 offers a solid selection of casual shoes for men, including Puma, NIKE and Adidas. They have a few sizes / styles for women.
1533 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 277-0660
1359 N. Port washington Rd., Grafton, (262) 375-7463
Mr. Shoe now has two locations loaded with funky footwear ranging from sneakers to thigh-high boots.
2218 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 272-3707
Phase 2 sells skateboard and tennis / casual shoes for men. Some styles are available for women, too.
Picardy Shoe Parlour
11035 N. Port Washington Rd., (262) 241-5578
18900 W. Blue Mound Rd., (262) 784-3434
These upscale shoe shops offer more than 30 lines of women's shoes.
241 N. Broadway (414) 765-2355
This hip-to-the-max shoe shop features many European styles, with labels out of Italy, France, Spain and London.
Sky High Skateboards & Gallery
2501 S. Howell Ave., (414) 483-2585
Sky High has a small selection of skate and casual shoes for men and a few styles for women, too.
7405 W. Layton Ave., (414) 431-6300
17155 W. Bluemound Rd., (262) 821-1130
505 W. Silver Spring Dr., (414) 464-1930
Stan's has shoes for men, women and children. Currently, Stan's is running a promotion that offers parents a $10 gift card and a free pair of Smart Wool socks when they buy a pair of kid's shoes.
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