Shoes: A primary obsession. And (as we keep telling ourselves) a completely necessary expense. Whether it's sneakers for the gym, party heels or just fall boots, it seems like there's always something new that we need. There are lots of places to go for the perfect pair, but which do you like the most? Last year we highlighted Christian Louboutin, Mona Moore, Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza and Saks—this year, we're focusing on a new crop of contenders. There's Brazilian import Carmen Steffens, with its just-planted West Coast flagship in Hollywood. Or NYC transplant Kathryn Amberleigh, whose LA shop landed on West 3rd back this spring. Of course, there are also the standbys, like men's haven DF Feet, American Rag and Barneys.
Out of all of this bounty, though, there can only be one winner. After the jump, let us know who you think deserves to take home the Racked Award for Shoe Store of the Year. Note: This poll is now closed.
· Kathryn Amberleigh's Statement Shoes Strap Into West 3rd [Racked]
· Sexy Brazilian Brand Carmen Steffens Hoofs it to Hollywood [Racked]
· Ladies and Gentlemen, It's Time for the 2012 Racked Awards [Racked]