Looking to explore the best shoe stores around?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top shoe stores in Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market.
December is one of the top months of the year for consumer spending at retail and wholesale businesses across the Boston area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management services and marketing automation for small businesses. Daily spending at Boston-area retail and wholesale businesses climbed to $539,780 for the metro area in December of last year, second only to May with an average of $542,120, and 21% higher than the average for the rest of the year.
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1. Sault New England
Topping the list is South End's Sault New England, situated at 577 Tremont St. (between Union Park and Upton Street). With five stars out of 37 reviews on Yelp, the shoe store and men's clothing spot, serving accessories and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
2. Helen's Leather
Helen's Leather, a shoe store that offers leather goods and hats in Beacon Hill, is another much-loved go-to, with five stars out of 21 Yelp reviews. Head over to 110 Charles St. (between Pinckney and Revere streets) to see for yourself.
3. New Balance Factory Store
Over in Brighton, check out this outpost of the chain New Balance Factory Store, which has earned four stars out of 146 reviews on Yelp. You can find the shoe store, outlet store and sportswear spot at 173 Market St. (between Beacon and Vineland streets).
4. John Fluevog
Finally, there's a member of the chain John Fluevog, a Haymarket favorite with 4.5 stars out of 49 reviews. Stop by 1 S. Market St., Suite 2135, to hit up the shoe store next time the urge strikes.