Not a lot of commentary on this subject. I have been going to some of these stores for years and thought that it was worth a little of ACL’s time to point them out. I love an old school shoe store and New York has some great ones. Enjoy the trip back in time.
Stapleton Shoe Co. on Church Street
Moulded Shoe Co. on 39th Street
Shoe outlet on Rector Street
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I have found many an amazing shoe at great great prices at shops exactly like these in downtown Manhattan.
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!
Don’t forget Harry’s Shoes at Broadway & 83rd.
That outlet on Rector looks awesome!
“probably” & “west priced”….fantastic!
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 â€” not sure.
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.
A worthy celebration. And how amazing is “Ground Gripper”?
I’ll be in the market for some light brown or black wingtips in the near future. Great post!
Great pics. Thanks!
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.
Love the signage in all these places, especially that last one.
I love old shoe shops too. Thank you ACL.
Go pitch a coffee table book to Taschen. And then travel the US and photograph these places. They’re everywhere…but not for long.
i also like the old school hat shops that are slowly vanishing from downtown.
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: email@example.com
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