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Best Shops For Men’s Shoes In Minnesota

July 31, 2012 6:00 AM

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Shoe shopping occasionally feels akin to the quest for the Holy Grail. High on frustration and seemingly never-ending, as well as low on satisfaction, you start to wonder if the perfect pair of shoes only exists in legend. Well fear not, men of Minnesota, for we’ve taken the legwork out of your search so you can get right back to doing the fun things. Check out this list of the five best places to pick up a new pair of kicks around the Twin Cities, and skip the fruitless searching.
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Hubert White
IDS Center
747 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-9200
www.hubertwhite.com

A Twin Cities’ staple for nearly a century, Hubert White is one of the foremost men’s specialty stores in all of the country. Owned and operated by the White family throughout its entire existence, the store prides itself on unparalleled good taste and quality items. Known for their made-to-measure service and collection of fine goods, Hubert White offers a well-curated collection of dress and casual shoes to meet the needs of the modern businessman. Need a new pair of shoes for that special event, work, or just upgrade to a more pulled together look? Browse through a collection that includes options from Cole Haan, Frye, Ferragamo, Sperry and John Varvatos.

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Bill’s Toggery
138 S. Lewis St.
Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 445-3735
www.billstoggery.com

Another family-owned and long-standing institution, Bill’s Toggery in the south Metro is a boon to men looking for hard to find sizes or styles. With a collection that includes both regular and “big and tall” offerings, you’re sure to find just what you need here. Bill’s Toggery can also special order items not found in the store. With a focus on “fashion with sensibility,” the store stocks items that meet the needs of men who dress up regularly, or need something a little bit nicer for special occasions.  They understand that shoes can make or break a look, and carry a small, but comprehensive collection of shoes ranging from weekend wear to suit material. Brands offered include Allan Edmond’s, Ecco and Haflinger.

Related: Best Shopping Malls In Minnesota 

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Elsworth Menswear
Highland Bank Court
811 LaSalle Ave. Suite 205A
Minneapolis, MN 55402
www.elsworthmens.com

Regularly featured as a premier men’s shopping destination, Elsworth Menswear is a stylish destination for men looking to bring a little bit of an edge to their tailored look. To finish off your look, whether work-appropriate or night-out-on-the-town casual, the store carries boots from Palladium and Grenson shoes, as well as looks from regularly updated capsule collections. Grenson is a British company with almost 150 years of experience in hand-making some of the best leather shoes you’ll ever put on, and are also the parent company of stylish brand Rag & Bone.

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Nokomis Shoe Shop
4950 34th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 724-1406
www.nokomisshoes.com

Founded by a Swedish immigrant in the 1920s after arriving in Minneapolis on a one-way train ticket, the Nokomis Shoe Shop built its reputation on hand-making and repairing shoes. Run today by the founder’s daughter and her family, the store focuses solely on selling shoes these days, but it is the go-to for work and outdoor boots. Brands carried include Timberland, Skechers, Keen, Converse and many more. Visit them in their South Minneapolis location, near Lake Nokomis to find the right pair of shoes to keep you safe and comfortable outdoors, at work, or on your next hike.

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Run N Fun
868 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 290-2747
www.rnfun.com

Owned and operated by runners, Run N Fun is the place for the sports-minded to come. One of the premier local names in athletic shoes, this St. Paul store is a mecca for serious runners across the Twin Cities. The store carries running shoes, spikes and trail shoes from Brooks, Asics, Nike, Mizuno and Puma, amongst others. Jog around the block or hop on the in-store treadmill to get an accurate feel for your new kicks, after the experienced staff has performed gait analysis to make the best possible recommendations. Log your miles around the lakes and trails of Minnesota with a new pair of shoes from Run N Fun. Check them out in their St. Paul location for sales and upcoming racing events.

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Sassy professional by day, men’s style expert by night, Bethany Rein is a twenty-something living in Minneapolis. She loves baseball, coffee and the well-dressed male. An avid runner, Bethany also plays recreational sports with more enthusiasm than skill. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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