I Did the Research: These Are the Best Places to Buy Shoes Online

When it comes to shopping on the internet, there are some things that can be tricky to gage on quality without the IRL experience, and shoes just happen to be one of them. However as editors, we've spent a lot of our time combing through the best retailers and testing out different shoes from new sources. Despite it's trickiness, shoes just so happen to collectively be one of our favorite things to shop for. There's no shoe category we don't get excited about—boots, heels, sneakers, you name it. 

 To make your shopping experience much more easier, we've broken down the very best places to buy shoes online. We've made sure to share it all—from the affordable retailers we tap for the latest trends to the classic brands we wear on repeat. There's no secrets here. Keep scrolling to upgrade your shoe game with ease.


Nordstrom's shoe department is epic and carries almost any brand you can think of. There's basically something for everybody, no matter your style. Whether you're in the market for a pair of fresh sneakers or a new pair of boots, make sure to hit up Nordstrom's vast selection first. They also have a lenient return policy, so don't fret if a pair doesn't work out at the first try.


Mango has a great (and editor-loved) selection of both trend-forward and timeless shoes that usually stay under the $250 mark. We've tried many pairs out from the Spanish brand and they always look much more expensive than their actual price tag. (We also haven't had any comfort issues, which we can't say about other online retailers.)


Shopbop has it all from affordable to contemporary to designer. They have a wide variety of New Balance sneakers and the latest Staud sandals—both are which a fashion lover's dream shoes. They also make returns easy if you don't end up completely satisfied with your purchase.


When we think of event-worthy shoes, Revolve is what comes to mind first. Their entire selection is still worth checking out, as they carry our favorite brands and a few exclusives that are only sold at revolve. We also love to shop the in-house brands like Song of Style as they feel more different than anything else you find online.


If you're ready to make a designer shoe purchase, Net-a-Porter is where you should look. Their new arrivals constantly make me swoon, and they have styles that stand out from the mainstream. They carry it all from Gucci and Bottega to Wandler and By Far. (Their sneaker section is also one to take note of—they drop Nike styles that I haven't seen anywhere else.)


If you're on a time crunch for a pair of shoes, Amazon's fast-shipping will help you out. Also, with the help of thousands of reviews you can have a better idea of what will work for you based off other customer's opinions.