gimme shoes

Shoes may be for the feet, but they’re nothing without an eye. Since we opened the first Gimme Shoes in 1984, ours have turned to women’s and men’s shoes that you never tire of seeing and wearing. They are shoes that manage to be cool and classic, funky and chic, and as easy on the feet as on the eyes.

We travel the globe, scouring major design capitals to bring you a meticulously edited seasonal collection of shoes, handbags, and accessories, by a range of international designers. You won’t find our selection anywhere else.

We heart trailblazers, and have been among the first in the U.S. to import designs by Dries Van Noten, Dirk Bikkembergs, Veronique Branquino, Ann Demeulemeester, Chie Mihara, YMC, Fiorentini + Baker, Repetto, Vialis, among them. We’ve long been scouting the adventurous design playing field of athletic shoes. We offer rare kicks from the Big 3—Adidas, Nike and Puma—as well as prime styles from smaller off-beat brands including, Tretorn, YMC, PR-1, and Generic Man, and from designers such as Paul Smith and John Varvatos for Converse.

We emphasize wares that are well-priced, well-constructed, practical, eco-conscious, and responsibly produced. Our staff is like family—yours and ours—and they know just what you’re after.

photo of Coco the shoes hound with boots and shopping bag