The mighty shoe has been called the carriage to the foot, a fashion-forward receptacle of phalanges, and the durable bread between our butter heels and bacon sidewalk. Dress your walkers with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of shoes and clothing at Berk’s Shoes in Cambridge.
Located in historic Harvard Square, Berk’s Shoes has been outfitting the Boston area with fetching footwear for 30 years. Pop in and peruse a wide range of men’s and women’s shoes from brands such as Ugg, Steve Madden, Teva, Converse, Birkenstock, Born, and more—as well as a selection of women’s clothing. Stroll down slush-laden avenues snugly ensconced in a pair of Blowfish Black Harnett boots ($45) or Chelsea Crew Travel boots ($59.99). A pair of Vans Classic slip-on sneakers ($40), meanwhile, will free leg anchors from the impenetrable bondage of shoelaces, and a pair of Reef Stuyak leather thong sandals ($24) will make it easier to infiltrate your neighborhood's gang of delinquent ancient Greek philosophers. The friendly staff at Berk’s Shoes is well-versed in the complex language of foot fashion and helps each customer pick out a pair that coruscates with chicness while still giving pet ferrets a comfy nap spot.
- Whether for galoshes in spring, sandals in summer, snow boots in winter, or heels any time, Boston’s fine-footed ladies know to stop at BERK’S SHOES. Bright pink sneakers and snakeskin flats share shelf space, and you can always find your size — whether it’s a 5 or a 10. The prices are famously great, too. – The Boston Phoenix
- I always come here when looking for new shoes, they are good quality, brands, variety ect. [sic] and are often much cheaper than you would be finding in Boston or even online. – Kerri B., Yelp
A lot of history surrounds Berk’s Shoes—it has been sheltering the feet that trot across Harvard Square for more than 30 years. And though it may not be quite as historic as someplace like the Parthenon, its columns of shoeboxes create an impressive selection of fashionable footwear. Logos from Ugg, Dansko, Dr. Martens, Birkenstock, and Merrell fill the store, beckoning customers looking to replace their blown-out sneakers or the old teddy bears they’ve converted into slippers. In addition to men’s and women’s shoes, sandals, and boots, the shop also houses women’s clothing and jewelry alongside a helpful staff that shows customers around and offers shoe-repair services.