Shopping in New York | John Lobb
Park Lane Hotel – An NYC Hotel sits close to many great places for Shopping in New York for men’s shoes and accessories, such as at John Lobb on Madison Avenue.
Category: Men's Shoes
Price Point: $$$$
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
About John Lobb:
If you’re wondering “Where to Shop in New York for bespoke shoes?” head to Madison Avenue near our NYC Hotel and visit John Lobb. John Lobb is home to the legendary Hermes-owned French shoemaker, who should not be confused with the famous English shoemaker of the same name.
John Lobb on Madison Avenue is the premier place in NYC for bespoke shoes (which start at about $6,000), but the boutique also houses high-end ready-to-wear footwear (starting at $930).
As you’d expect from a shoe-seller to stars, CEO’s, political figures, and dignitaries, John Lobb shoes are pricier than most others you’ll find in New York – but many New Yorkers and NYC visitors simply have to have them. Most styles of John Lobb shoes are of traditional design, however you can special order custom shoes and have a bit of room for deviation.
Ready-to-wear shoes at John Lobb go through the identical 190 production steps as the bespoke gems, but many John Lobb patrons find good reason to go for the latter option. Some say the bespoke shoes simply fit better. Bespoke footwear at John Lobb is made by taking 9 measurements to produce a molding, which is sent to a Paris workshop to create a carved wooden form. At least 2 more fittings follow, including one that involves a vacuum press to uncover any problem areas.
When many clients are shown the ready-to-wear shoes at John Lobb, they are disappointed that they cannot make any modifications. Ready-to-wear footwear does have its benefits, however. These shoes are available immediately and the 28 leather options are priced quite a bit lower that those made especially for you.
In between ready-to-wear and bespoke shoe Shopping in New York at John Lobb, you’ll find a custom shoe option - which allows a customer to pick from about 150 styles. These shoes are “by request,” and are a welcome choice among those who want more styles to pick from but don’t want to shell out the big bucks.
When you’re visiting New York and have a need for top-quality shoes – or clothing, jewelry, and accessories – make sure that you’re staying at Park Lane Hotel – An NYC Hotel near all of the top places for Shopping in NYC for shoes and more.