Comments on “Old School NYC Shoe Shops

    Sid Won January 23, 2009 @ 1:44 PM:

    I have found many an amazing shoe at great great prices at shops exactly like these in downtown Manhattan.

    Joeon January 23, 2009 @ 1:57 PM:

    It’s not like they don’t carry all the best quality classic American shoe lines and I would venture to guess for less money then those chi-chi uptown retailers. I could spend hours poking around one of those shops!

    Sam Jacobson January 23, 2009 @ 2:26 PM:

    Don’t forget Harry’s Shoes at Broadway & 83rd.
    That outlet on Rector looks awesome!

    dewy wilkinson January 23, 2009 @ 4:37 PM:

    “probably” & “west priced”….fantastic!

    Michael Williamson January 23, 2009 @ 4:40 PM:

    The “probably” is hilarious. I agree. “West Priced” is actually “Lowest Price” but I couldn’t get it all in the frame. Might have been the drinks — not sure.


    Ryan Templeon January 23, 2009 @ 5:45 PM:

    Great post. I have actually stumbled into Moulded Shoe while waiting for Chinese takeout from the joint next door. I was drawn in by the Alden sign. It’s one of those places that too many wouldn’t venture into because it isn’t flashy, but the selection is incredible.

    Thomon January 23, 2009 @ 6:24 PM:

    A worthy celebration. And how amazing is “Ground Gripper”?

    blaxon January 23, 2009 @ 7:14 PM:

    I’ll be in the market for some light brown or black wingtips in the near future. Great post!


    Tom Paineon January 23, 2009 @ 8:15 PM:

    Great pics. Thanks!

    aTreasuryOf.comon January 23, 2009 @ 10:21 PM:

    In those pics those shops look perfect and era-less.

    In real life I could see myself walking right past them though…

    The power of the photograph, I guess.


    Clinton January 24, 2009 @ 1:15 PM:

    Love the signage in all these places, especially that last one.

    Mr. Hareon January 26, 2009 @ 8:05 AM:

    I love old shoe shops too. Thank you ACL.

    Tintinon January 26, 2009 @ 9:53 AM:

    Go pitch a coffee table book to Taschen. And then travel the US and photograph these places. They’re everywhere…but not for long.

    suchinon January 26, 2009 @ 10:49 AM:

    i also like the old school hat shops that are slowly vanishing from downtown.

    Valentino zechrah@yahoo.comon October 14, 2009 @ 12:41 AM:

    I am interested in locating a pair of Spatz.. I believe they were made of light Canvas.. the ones that i have seen at Costume shops are made of felt. I definitely dont want any of those.. Can someone help with the info. I can fly to NYC anytime from Miami. or email me at:

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