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12 Best Online Shoe Stores

by Michelle on May 5, 2011 · 8 comments

Best Online Shoes Stores

Online shopping streamlined the process to click, search, read reviews, and buy.   But when it comes to shopping for shoes online, the hunt can be daunting.In the old pre-web days, when you needed a pair of shoes, you’d have to spend half of your weekend schlepping to stores to sift through, try on, and sample a gazillion pairs before you took home what you needed.

We’ve narrowed down the best shoe stores online and broke them down by categories: from selection supreme (brands, styles, and sizes), to discount shoe stores online, best charity brand, best vintage and vintage inspired, and most comfortable shoes.

Step into the den of virtual shopping and bookmark these shoe stores online for convenient shopping indulgence.

Best Selection Sites:

Best Online Shoes Stores
1. Zappos

Zappos is one of the largest shoe retailers online, and if a shoe exists, Zappos carries it.   Zappos itself is not new, but its selection is unmatchable.   It also has expanded to carry beauty products, clothing, bags, and housewares.

Combined with expedited free shipping (1 day), free returns, and competitive prices, this is your one-stop shop for every shoe style, brand, color, and size.

2. Endless

Find a myriad of designer shoes here such as Kelsie Dagger, 80%20, Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita and more. There’s free overnight shipping and returns on all items, along with user friendly site navigation.

The site frequently offers 20% specials on purchases of 2 or more pairs, which makes prices lower than the same pair at Zappos.  Expect the shipping to be 3 days on average.

Best Discount Shoe Stores Online:

3. 6pm

Discounted shoes is the name of the game at 6pm.  Offering coveted designer brands such as Kate Spade, Charles David, and Stuart Weitzman at up to 90% off of the retail price, this shoe site is a virtual shop heaven for both shoe addicts and savvy shoppers.

4. Overstock

By offering retailers an alternative sales channel to scoop up past season’s inventory, Overstock gives shoppers consistent deals and steals. Snag shoes here for significantly discounted prices.

Best Stylish Charity Site:


Endorsed by numerous celebrities including Liv Tyler, TOMS built a brand based on comfortable, unique, and feel-good shoes.   For every pair you buy, TOMS will donate one pair of shoes to a child in need.

Best Indie Shoe Site:

6. 80s Purple

Find some of the most on-trend styles by the best and up-and-coming designers here. Dolce Vita, Ash, and Ca Cao are just a few of the many desirable brands found on the site.   The artsy product images speed up the beat of our shoe-obsessed hearts.

Best Eco, Vegan, and Recycled Sites:


Plastics, silk, cotton, wool, and more are just a few of the sustainable materials this brand constructs its shoes with. Find vegan friendly options in every style from sneakers to sandals.  Go leather free and prevent waste while striding the planet in style.


Terra Plana uses a combination of traditional shoe making techniques and 21st-century technologies to bring you some of the best ‘green’ shoes out there. Stay environmentally responsible in their selection of chic ballet flats, pumps, and wedges.

Best Vintage-Inspired Shoe Sites:


Find oxfords, small floral prints, and 40s-inspired looks here and revive your favorite era using your footwear.

10. ModCloth

Find quirky, original styles like platforms and wedges, disco-inspired shoes and more. Mod Cloth’s selection of vintage-inspired footwear is huge, and styles are perfectly on-trend for any season.

Best Vintage Shoes:

11. Indie Cult Vintage

Indie Cult Vintage carries some of the most sought after vintage shoes from Ralph Lauren and Prada.  For more best vintage shops, check out our best Ebay Vintage Stores guide.

Most Comfortable Shoes:

FootSmart sells more than 3,000 comfort, health, and pain-relieving products, including footwear. Find comfortable shoes that you can stand all day in here.

Check out these cute flats to keep you in comfort while running errands.

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