Gian Marco Menswear
517 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
There is certainly no shortage of high-end women’s boutiques in Baltimore. Gian Marco, however, is the place to go for the men who want to make a distinct fashion statement. These are not the shoes you will find in your local department store. Specializing in European designer menswear, Gian Marco will provide a unique shopping experience and make sure you leave with a quality pair of shoes and anything else you might be shopping for that will last forever. This boutique is perfect for the man with understated elegance.
9220 Pulaski Highway
Middle River, Md. 21220
For the man with the sporty style, there is Holabird Sports. This warehouse-size sporting goods store offers a vast collection of shoes for every sport or just every day wear. Brands available at Holabird Sports include (but are definitely not limited to): Nike, Reebok, Adidas, New Balance, Converse, LACOSTE, Under Armour, ECCO and PUMA. If you like to make a bold statement, try a pair of neon orange and turquoise ASICS. Or if simple and classic is your style, try the navy Converse Jack Purcells––a perfect pair of basic shoes for summer.
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Stalefish Board Co.
116 N. Bond Street
Bel Air, Md. 21014
Summer is the best time to visit Stalefish Board Co., a store that embodies the relaxing attitude of summer. This is a great little shop for the quintessential beach bum. Swing by and pick up a pair of flip flops, slip-ons or skate shoes that will give you a laid back and comfortable summer look. Stalefish carries all the best beach brands like Reef, Sanuk, Rainbow, and Ipath. You’ll want to stay and talk to the owner for hours about surfing.
1032 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Dan Brothers is the place to go for the best full service shoe shopping experience in Baltimore. Sometimes shopping for men’s shoes can be difficult and tedious. Whether you need something very specific or a larger size that is not generally carried in most shoe stores, you will likely be able to find it at Dan Brothers. The staff is extremely helpful in assisting their shoppers with finding exactly what they are looking for. This store is a must-see if shoe shopping has become a chore.
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Shoe City Sports
2401 Liberty Heights Ave. Suite 2018
Baltimore, Md. 21215
Located in the Mondawmin Mall, Shoe City Sports is a great destination for sneaker-heads. These guys are essentially the male counterpart to women who proclaim to be “shoe addicts.” Sneakers serve as a collection to take pride in and you can find the newest additions to add to your collection at this great store. Shoe City carries limited edition Jordans and Air Force Ones, along with many other unique shoes that will add to any sneaker-head’s collection.
Jenna Clark has been a freelance writer for two years and a blogger for four years. Her current blog gives advice to women about how to look fashionable on a budget. Jenna currently lives in Bel Air with her husband, Brandon, and their two dogs. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.