As many Connecticut women know, our fine state offers countless shopping options when it comes to feeding a shoe addiction. What most guys may not realize, however, is that there are also some great options when it comes to men’s footwear. Regardless of personal tastes, Connecticut sells shoes for every man. So come on, guys – embrace your inner Cinderella and find your perfect pair at one of these top spots for men’s shoes.

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Hawley Lane Shoes
Stamford Location
73 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
(877) 452-0380

Billing itself as New England’s largest shoe store for the entire family, Hawley Lane Shoes offers casual, dress, athletic, outdoor, boots, occupational, and therapeutic shoes for men. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable shoe for jogging, a work boot or a dressier shoe for the office, Hawley’s is sure to have it. This local business, formed in 1975, now has three locaitons: Stamford, Norwalk and Shelton. The staff prides themselves on their knowledge of foot care and their ability to increase public awareness on proper footwear. They even offer foot pharmacists who can explain human foot anatomy to local customers, and “enhance people’s lives from the foot up.”

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Raggs – Fashions for Men
1020 Chapel St.
New Haven,  CT 06510
(203) 865-3824

If sophistication is your style, Raggs is right for you. In business since 1984, this men’s boutique offers designer fashions with shoe brands including Donald Pliner, Hugo Boss, JD Fiske, and Ted Baker. Raggs happily processes special orders, gift wraps and offers parking validation, so you’ll find convenience on top of great designer shoes. Treat yourself to a pampered day of contemporary style with expert assistance, but be sure to call ahead, as shopping at Raggs is by appointment only.

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670 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 227-5165

A family business founded in 1958, Mitchells began “with three men’s suits, a coffee pot and a dream.” Today, Mitchells exists as a well-established, successful store, featuring unique customer service including much more than just coffee. Customers are spoiled with lattes and M&M’s, and there’s even a fun place for the kids to play while you shop. Now expanded to three locations, Mitchells stores are in Westport (the original location), Greenwich, and even Huntington, NY. They strive to form lasting relationships with customers and make each individual feel valued. Mitchells’ list of designer collections is long and impressive, sure to suit any style.

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Formals by Antonio
2244 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 257-8626

If your only shoe rental experience has been at your local bowling alley, you’re in for something special when you rent shoes from Antonio’s. With weddings on the rise, many men are finding themselves in need of formal footwear for the big day. Whether you’re the groom, the best man, an usher, or a guest at a fancy affair, Formals by Antonio can help you out. Brands include the popular stylings of After Six and Perry Ellis, among others. They specialize in assisting out-of-staters who need the hook up for nuptual celebrations. With a large selection and helpful staff, Antonio’s will make sure you are taken care of. The best part? More room in your closet, because you can return your shoe rental after the party.

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Kilometers Running Store
590 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-5056
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Kilometers is the place for men who run with purpose. The staff here is experienced and every member of the team is there to offer you personalized service. Whether you’re a marathon runner or you just love taking the pooch for multi-mile walks every day, Kilometers will have perfect pair of shoes to keep you comfortable while you exercise. The store’s computerized fitting system will ensure that your new running shoes will be just the right fit.

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