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.
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.
11924 N. Port Washington Rd., (262) 241-4266
18900 W. Bluemound Rd., (262) 785-6666
Allen Emonds is based in Port Washington, and their high-end shoes have graced the feet of presidents and prime ministers alike.
Bayshore Town Center, (414) 963-9384
Brookfield Square, (262) 641-0889
Mayfair Mall, (414) 475-1750
Southridge Mall, (414) 421-4546
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
5250 S. 76th St., (414) 377-4060
Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) is a massive, two-story shoe warehouse featuring all styles and all sizes.
3333 S. 27th St., (414) 643-4366
17300 W. Bluemound Rd., (262) 821-3020
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
This Shorewood institution offers modern shoes ranging from dressy to casual for men, women and children.
Goody Two Shooz
1515 W. Mequon Rd., (262) 240-1097
This upscale Mequon shoe shop offers women's footgear in every style (and almost every brand). They carry designer handbags as well.
InStep Physical Therapy and Running Center
403 E. Buffalo St., (414) 220-4160
1516 W. Mequon Rd., (262) 241-8402
6550 S. Lovers Lane Rd., (414) 858-9306
615 Genesee St., (262) 646-3013
InStep is the place to go if you demand a lot out of your feet. Runners, we're looking at you. They also carry great brands for the non-athletic type. You can get running shoes, walking shoes and fitness apparel here, and they have trained physical therapists on-staff to assist you.
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.
2218 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 272-3707
18110 W. Bluemound, Brookfield, (262) 641-9001
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
Shoes are a family affair for this longtime local business. Stan's has shoes for men, women and children and also offers shoe fittings and foot health consultations.
5694 North Shore Dr., Glendale, (414) 967-0275
2500 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 443-0749
StrideRite has cobbled the feet of Milwaukee kids for years now. You'll find a myriad of brands and options for kids of all ages - even those who don't use their feet for walking yet!