Bella Brutta Shoes
This unassuming Old Town boutique features select Spanish and Italian shoes and accessories, many of them unavailable elsewhere in the Czech Republic. Funky Melissa perspex slip-ons, Sanita Danish clogs, Hunter wellies, Sita Murt sandals, Pretty Ballerinas flats and, for him, Tricker’s English classics are but a sample of what Bella Brutta has to offer. The shoe store’s popularity has led to the launch of a Bella Brutta showroom stocking indie labels such as Scotch & Soda.
Bella Brutta Shoes, Železná 12, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 214644
Boutique Pařížská 13
Some of Prague’s most exclusive boutiques are so exclusive they don’t have a name, simply an address. Situated along the Czech capital’s prestigious shopping boulevard, Pařížská 13’s coterie of men’s and women’s foot fashions include towering Jimmy Choos, masterly Mediterranean looks from Valentino and Fendi, and timeless Tod’s loafers. The recent addition of Marc Jacobs, Le Silla and Ralph Lauren shoes and handbags secure Pařížská 13’s status as a shopper’s paradise.
Boutique Pařížská 13, Pařížská 13, 110 00 Prague, +420 222 313608
Its secluded location in Prague’s historical Světozor arcade hasn’t prevented newly opened shoe store Herrero Mráz from appearing on the radar of fashion lovers citywide. This hidden gem stocks a brilliant array of wedges, sandals and boots, all crafted from fine Spanish materials and imported to the Czech Republic. Along with custom-made wedding and special-occasion footwear, the boutique also sells exclusive scarves and accessories in natural fabrics with gold and stone accents.
Herrero Mráz, Václavské náměstí 28, Pasáž Světozor, 110 00 Prague, +420 604 502593
Botas Concept Store
This retro Czech sneaker brand has of late experienced a renaissance at the hands of two ambitious graphic-design students, whose Botas 66 project managed to revive a forgotten label and create an instant cult sensation among the young and fashionable. Botas stocks all varieties of casual footwear and the slick 66 Gallery, located in a charming neighbourhood behind the bustling Old Town, regularly presents exhibitions and events.
Botas Concept Store, Konviktská 30, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 281148
Zacharias & Lawart
With just a handful of traditional shoemakers remaining in the world today, bespoke luxury footwear can be a rarity. Prague-based designers Radek Zachariáš and Erik Martin Lawart hand-sew custom Oxfords, Chelsea boots and loafers for men and women from calfskin, goatskin, and horse hide, adding an exquisite decorative-stitching finish. Though shoes may take up to five months to complete in their new Nové Město atelier, Zacharias & Lawart footwear lasts a lifetime.
Zacharias & Lawart, Myslíková 17, 110 00 Prague, +420 603 463645
Enter The Address
Designer Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita high-heel booties, the original Car shoe, classic Converse high tops – not to mention Hëlls Bëlls jeans, vintage Levi's and Barbour jackets – are just a few reasons to step into Enter The Address. The hip staff will even help you customise your shoe selection with the accoutrement of the moment: bespoke studs. A neighbouring sister store on Rytířská street is dedicated to the urban streetwear of Fred Perry and Paul Frank.
Enter The Address, 28 Rijna 7, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 247277