The Best Pairs to Buy at Saks’s Brand-New Shoe Nirvana

A bit of local fashion news: Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in New York (as in, the one on Fifth Avenue), as part of its “Grand Renovation,” just cut the ribbon on a new 8,000 square foot space dedicated exclusively to things for your feet. Specifically, all the very, very stylish, rare, and expensive men’s shoes you have ever pined after, stood in line for, or whimsically added to your virtual cart without any intention of purchasing. We’re talking the dirty Guccis, the glitter Zanottis, those sold out FOG jams. There are over 2,000 SKUs, 160 exclusives, shoe repair stations, a “lace personalization” bar, multilingual advisors—literally everything you could ever want in a brick-and-mortar shoe shopping experience short of alcoholic beverages (although, who knows, that might be there too) all under one roof, all on one floor. If a trip to New York isn’t in the cards for you, there’s a silver lining: the internet. Because along with its major retail upgrade, the men’s shoe selection on also recently got stacked with new styles and will continue to enjoy footwear greatness as a result of this flagship upgrade. Here are just ten of the big fit-generating, generally excellent-to-own pairs we have our eyes and our hearts on, online and IRL. Enjoy.

Dunhill elegant city leather boots

Thing you definitely need: Sleeker, shinier chelsea boots to wear specifically with nice trousers and suits.

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Axel Arigato Excelsior chunky sneakers

And here you thought your Yung-1s had a thick sole. [side eye]

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Stone Island garment dyed lace-up ankle boots

A little sporty, a little outdoorsy, a little dressy; these boots are here to please.

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Saint Laurent Venice zebra print leather sneakers

If your budget allows for $495 hot pink zebra slides, bless up.

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Giuseppe Zanotti Glittered Ankle Boots

With these boots, you never need to feel bad about wearing the same black pants every day.

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Valentino double-strap logo sandals

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Fear of God 6th Collection Leather High-Top Sneakers

Work-appropriate sneakers, but then make them actually cool.

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Salvatore Ferragamo Aaron Gancini Two-Tone Leather Sneakers

And with that, you are a man who goes to Cannes.

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Gucci New Ace New Logo Leather Sneakers

Glam rock, grunge god, pop icon, sneaker perfection.

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Puma Ralph Sampson leather low-top sneakers

Proof that excellent shoes don’t only come with triple or quadruple digits.

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