Style starts from the feet upward, and shoes pull it all together. Whether you are wearing wedges, pumps, stilettos, wingtips or Oxfords, your shoes can make or break the outfit. Dress to the nines at any of these five Minnesota leaders in dress shoes. See what makes each shop stand out from the rest and go to the links provided to get more information on shoe brands and styles.
Schuler Shoes
7845 Main St. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 494-4878

Schuler Shoes claims to be the oldest family-owned shoe store West of the Mississippi. It all started when Vincent Schuler came to America in 1898 and later purchased a shoe store on Broadway and Washington. Schuler has many attractive dress shoes for men such as wingtips, plain toe, apron toe, cap toe, brogue tie and slip-ons. Women will find everything from classic patent pumps to the modern look by Miz Mooz. Ladies will also like the elegant oxfords from Josef Siebel and Cobb Hill. Shuler stocks the smartest of Florsheims for boys and the very cutest See Kai Run shoes for girls. All ten locations make it easy to find a Shuler Shoes near you. This locally-owned family shoe store has locations in Bloomington, Burnsville, Highland Park, New Balance in Miracle Mile, Roseville, St Cloud, St Louis Park, Wayzata and Woodbury.

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Pumpz & Company
3335 Galleria
Edina, Minnesota 55435
(952) 926-2252

Few shops have Pumpz’ magnitude of unique women’s luxurious designer shoes and handbags. Owner Marlys Badzin and a team of buyers accomplish this by collaborating with local and national designers to acquire unique collections of contemporary footwear. As a result, customers choose from exclusively styled national brands and Pumpz’ private-label merchandize, completing their ensembles in one-of-a-kind personalized style. Badzin actively seeks out customer suggestions for new designers to ensure the shop carries nothing

Hubert White
IDS Center
747 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-9200

The name comes from its founder, who started a haberdashery in St Paul in 1916. The family has maintained its reputation for quality and style while keeping up with the times by recently opening a showy location in the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. Wear a tailor-fitted suit from Hubert’s and punctuate your fashion statement with the finest of dress shoes from Alden, Allen Edmonds, Cole Haan, Di Bianco, Ferragamo, Magnanni or Santoni.

The Foursome Fine Apparel And Shoes
3570 Vicksburg Lane N., Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55447
(763) 473-4667

Another of the few remaining clothiers who can custom fit you in a fine suit or tuxedo and provide you with the best in dress shoes is The Foursome. It has fashion consult backed up with tailors on staff to provide assurance that you will look your best for whatever may be the special occasion. The Foursome carries a wide selection of men’s dress shoes in sixteen top brands such as Allen Edmonds, Cole Haan, Ecco, Frye, Sandro Moscoloni, Sebago, Sperry and Steptronic. In case you are wondering about the origin of the Foursome name, four schoolteachers who loved to play golf founded it 70 years ago.

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2941 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 822-2892

While the selection is limited, Heartbreaker offers inexpensive women’s shoes that are trendy and appealing. The shop carries booties and wedge shoes that can perk up any young fashionista’s outfit. Prices range in the twenties. Heartbreaker is well established in uptown and has four other locations including Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Tonka Bay and Southdale Square.

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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at