Where you should go shopping for Discounted designer shoes
‚ 98 Union Park St. Boston; (617)423-2842
Unless you were absent for that day of high school Spanish, you know that zapatos is Spanish for shoes.
Here, it appears to mean the Filene’s Basement of shoes.‚ You will be dazzled by bins and boxes filled with shoes in every style and color imaginable for men, women, and children. Almost all of these are irregulars, and some are damaged; choose carefully, and you’ll do fine.
Canvas sneakers, in all colors and sizes, may be just $3 a pair, or two for $5. Racks lining the walls offer shoes that are in better condition. Accordingly, these are more expensive, but still as low as $12. A recent visit found 9 & Co. ivory leather pumps selling for $20. In the men’s section, a fancy pair of Alden dress shoes were $75, compared to the retail price of $200. Other brand names seen here include Vittorio Ricci and Mootsie’s Tootsies for women, and Nunn Bush, Cole Haan, and Florsheim for men. Mr. C even found in-line skates for $60.
Augmenting this fine footwear are things like printed novelty T-shirts for $4, cotton leggings for $8, and running shorts by Champion, same price. Zapatos is a cash-only operation but that cuts costs! Cheap tip: On Wednesdays, every customer who spends $10 or more gets a free gift. This South End shop is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.