Best of Philly

Best Men's Shoes

2017 BEST Men’s Shoes


This men’s shoe mecca has always had a killer selection of high-end kicks, but, now, after moving to a new 3,000-square-foot outpost, it’s improved its selection: Find even more luxe shoe and accessory labels, new ready-to-wear apparel, a private speakeasy lounge—and, yes, their $6 shoe shines.

1822 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-644-9435 | Website

2015 BEST Men's Shoes


25 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Memo to philly fellas: If you’re going to wear shoes — real grown-up men’s shoes — you’re going to want to wear ones from ToBox. Can’t afford a new pair of John Lobbs? Bring your old ones in, and owner Tung To will custom-paint them so they’ll look out-of-the-box new. Read more »

2014 BEST Men's Shoes


25 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Boyds expat Tung To only stocks options with quality and style (handmade-in-Paris loafers by La Cordonnerie Anglaise, Scarpe di Bianco monk straps, John Lobb oxfords) and offers $6 on-site shoe shines. Read more »

2013 BEST Men's Shoes


King of Prussia and Cherry Hill malls

Guys can get fitted actually fitted, like man-on-the-stool-with-a-shoehorn for new pairs of Nikes, Toms and Cole Haans. We didnt get the hard (read: annoying) sell after browsing, either. Our salesman encouraged us to weigh our options and order later online, where free shipping and returns are standard. Read more »

2012 BEST Men's Shoes

Sherman Brothers

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Brothers have been in the shoe biz since 1953, and it shows: Their solid selection (Red Wing, Cole Haan, Wolverine, Alden), frequent sales and helpful staff turn casual shoppers into regulars. Read more »