Shoes

Adventure 16

11161 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310-473-4574

You look so cool on weekend promenades, venturing through Topanga State Park in your laceless John Varvatos sneakers…

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ATeam Shoe Shop

1112 Manhattan Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90254

310-376-0100

Sporting goods retailer Adrian Vaughan was tired of schlepping across town for size 13 basketball sneakers, so three years ago he set up ATeam Shoe Shop in his South Bay neighborhood to cater to the big guys…

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Barneys New York

9570 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

310-276-4400

Barneys New York has the requisite breadth of classic footwear staples that you’d expect from a luxury retailer.

Website: http://barneys.com/

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Bettina Duncan

420 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-394-4787

Among shops offering these fancy sandals, Bettina Duncan at Fred Segal shines a little brighter…

Website: http://www.bettinaduncan.com/

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Bootblack Bob

4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90029

323-669-9472

Boystown’s finest do a lot of strutting; it follows that boots get scuffed…

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Christian Louboutin

9040 Burton Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90211

310-247-9300

Manolo Blahnik was to the ’90s what Christian Louboutin is to the new millennium…

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DF Feet

8304 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-651-5014

Best Men’s Footwear, August 2011

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Diavolina

156 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

310-550-1341

At Diavolina, designer boots from affordable American labels like…

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Flight Club

503 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

It has a great selection of retro Jordans, and they always have the newest Jordans right when they come out.

Website: http://www.flightclubla.com

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Gregory’s Fred Segal Melrose

8100 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

At Gregory’s Fred Segal Melrose, 90 percent of the footwear requires Italian passports.

Website: https://mygregorys.com

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Kicks: Sole Provider

143 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90004

323-468-9794

The Larchmont emporium certainly carries athletic shoes that people use for, say, athletics, but most of the space is devoted to the sneaker-as-fashion-accessory…

Website: http://www.kickssoleprovider.com/

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Lions Den

711 New High St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-596-0887

San Gabriel native Raymond Tseng has filled Lions Den with such limited-edition, hard-to-find models as Puma Clydes, Mihara Yasuhiro Pumas, and Tier 1 New Balances…

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London Sole

1331 Montana Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90403

If it ain’t flat, it doesn’t make it through the door at London Sole.

Website: http://www.londonsole.com

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Madison

8815 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-651-3662

Half the store’s merchandise is marked down 60 to 80 percent at any given time…

Website: http://madisonlosangeles.com

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Madison

500 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-451-2633

Madison at Fred Segal Santa Monica carries a selection that would do Victoria Beckham’s closet one better…

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Men’s Shoe Boutique

2818 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90039

(323) 660-0723

Whether it’s a lace-up Red Wing work boot, a sleek suede Puma sneaker, or a strappy Birkenstock, the stealthily hip brands look as good as they feel

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