A good pair of shoes will never let you down. They’ll always improve your outfit, and they’ll always fit, whether you’ve just gotten over a nasty bout of gastro, or you’ve been subsisting on delicious spaghetti carbonara and lollies. #nojudgement
Here are the best shops in Sydney to buy shoes. Because you can never have too many.
EOD at Fashion Music Friends
If you could describe shoes as well tailored, that’s what EOD would be. Masculine styles like loafers and brogues are made feminine with cut-outs, modest heels and mirror finish metallics. Designed in Sydney and cobbled in Seoul, EOD shoes are as comfortable as they are exquisite.
Sol Sana at duckeggBLUE
In the first season of Sex And The City, before she’d collected quite so many Manolos, Carrie Bradshaw might have worn Sol Sana shoes: maybe a pair of pointy, patent oxford mules with a cinch-waisted car mechanic jumpsuit and her signature Carrie necklace.
The perfect mix of ugly and awesome, Birkenstocks are our go-to shoes on warmer days. Matching and clashing at the same time with everything, we’re all about the ugly comfort of these bad boys. We’re also loving the cheaper prices at their outlet store in Petersham.
Jaggar Shoes at Fox & Dove Boutique
Jaggar Shoes are for that woman who can confidently stride down the street in the most teetering high shoes. If her heel gets stuck in those irritating gaps between paving tiles in Martin Place (city worker bees, you know what we mean) she pauses, elegantly extracts her shoe and walks on. There’s variety in Jaggar’s collections sure, but this designer knows how to play to its strength: strappy, stiletto heels with strut.
Shoes of Prey
In the universe of shoe-obsessed ladies, there are always girls who can’t find what they love in any store, anywhere. For those girls, there’s Shoes of Prey, an online shoe store that lets you design your own shoes, from style, to materials to heel height. There are leathers, suedes, silks and even fish skins, and styles like gladiators, ballet flats and ankle boots to choose from. Your creation is made to order and shipped in four weeks. Amaze.
Special mention goes to Hype DC, a shoe store that's everywhere, except it seems, Tasmania. What's up with that, guys? If you don't know it, get there, because this store has a great edit of sneakers and street shoes, and usually the loudest hip hop soundtrack at the mall.
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Image credit: Shoes of Prey