Boise Towne Square
350 N. Milwaukee St., Boise, 321-4646, dillards.com
A wise person once said, "Never judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes."
People and their footwear have a surprisingly close relationship, with each one strangely reflecting the other: Cinderella and her glass slippers, Cosmo Kramer and his strength-training shoes and Marty McFly with his high-tops.
With billions of personalities in the world (and for the sake of this category, a few hundred thousand in the Treasure Valley) and just as many occasions, it's important to have the options and confidence in shoes that Dillard's provides.
Finding the proper shoe can be a swift, utilitarian exercise or a comprehensive, detailed process. Choosing your next pair can be a difficult decision, and it's good to know Dillard's helpful employees are always willing to check on a size or find a better fit.
Dillard's display of women's shoes is astounding, with a seemingly endless supply of styles and colors. Pumps, sandals, wedges, flats, loafers, athletic shoes, boots and slippers are among Dillard's bounty. The men's selection is equally impressive.
The quality matches the quantity with brands such as Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, Johnston & Murphy, Nike, Ecco and many more.
The selection is only the beginning - the scuffs, polish, nicks, dirt, mileage and character are up to their owners.
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