Best Shoes: DSW

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Multiple locations,

Clearly the parents were voting for themselves on this one because DSW discontinued their kids' shoes a while ago (though they do go down to a size 5 on the women's side). No matter, DSW is clearly a shoe lover's paradise. The smell of fine leather hits you as soon as you walk in the store, and the magnitude of options overwhelms the eye. The store caters to bargain hunters with a penchant for style. It also carries handbags, socks and tights.

Runners-up: Joel's Stride Rite, Kids Foot Locker