Best Shops For Men’s Shoes In DC

July 31, 2012 6:00 AM

Shoes have the ability to make all the difference, not only when it comes to style, but also when it comes to comfort. It’s said that one can never have too many pairs of shoes, but contrary to popular belief, all you really need is a few versatile pairs that can translate from day to night and occasion to occasion. Stock your closet with the latest in men’s dress shoes and weekend-appropriate sneakers for all ages.

 Best Shops For Mens Shoes In DC

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1781 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-1155

Visit Commonwealth for the latest in street, fashion and sports-inspired footwear. There are New Balances in almost every color imaginable, skateboard classics like Vans and Converse Chuck Taylors and low-top suede boots for a more formal occasion. Styles are diverse and the shop is a DC resident favorite, particularly for the avid sneaker collectors. Commonwealth has even been called one of the best stores in America, and the ever-credible GQ listed it as among the top 100 stores where men should shop – both awards are hard to come by.

 Best Shops For Mens Shoes In DC

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Dash’s of Old Town
1114 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-4015

Dash’s is a family owned and operated store in Old Town Alexandria that is passionate about ensuring that men look dapper and well dressed. As the Dash family proclaimed, simply put, “How we look each day greatly impacts how we feel about ourselves, how others feel about us, and what we’re able to achieve.” You can schedule a personal styling appointment at Dash’s of Old Town, or stop in for a consultation with the expert staff. The available brands are only the best of the best, like Burno Magli and Donald J. Pliner, a lot of which are imported from Italy.

 Best Shops For Mens Shoes In DC

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Foot Solutions
7758 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 104
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-0067

Foot Solutions is where you want to go for ensured comfort and medically-approved shoes. Comfortable shoes aren’t always unattractive. The trained staff at Foot Solutions can dress your feet with style in mind, but the most important issue is at Foot Solutions is health. Customers undergo a thorough evaluation to literally shape the shoes right onto the contours of your feet––there’s no better treatment than that.

Related: Best Places For Guys To Shop

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Palace 5ive
2220 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 299-9008

Palace 5ive is the ideal shop for old school Nike and Adidas fanatics. The U Street skate shop receives five stars from customers and self-diagnosed experts on urban footwear. Selection is solid and the pricing is fair, making Palace 5ive a destination retailer. With cool, trendy decor and an impressive interior, Palace 5ive is comfortable and welcoming for all incoming shoppers. Visit the website and join Palace 5ive’s mailing list to receive alerts when merchandise is, often heavily, marked down.

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Sky Valet Shoes
1800 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4333

Sky Valet in Georgetown specializes in luxury dress shoes for both men and women. Shoe inventory includes bluchers, boots, monks, oxfords and slip ons. Despite the high prices, Sky Valet has a reputation of being one of the most reliable shoe stores in the DC area. The skilled cobblers at Sky Valet recognize extreme craftsmanship and expect nothing less for their customers. Those who purchase a pair of shoes from Sky Valet no longer want to shop anywhere else because of the unbeatable quality and wearability.

Related: Best Shoe Stores In The DC Area

Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @kellyfrancess. Her work can be found at

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