Finding the right shoes for your kids can be a hassle, and the ones you got from Payless literally just fall apart at the seams after a month or two of rough use. Piggy Toes in Lincoln Square on Western offers the city’s most extravagant, most well-pruned selection of well-made, hard-to-find designer kids shoes, such as Tsukihoshi, Puma and a full line of Geox, built like tanks and guaranteed to last for months. There is a sale going on constantly, and the service is attentive, informed and patient with even the most rambunctious little ones. Truly a must-visit for urban parents.
4548 North Western, (773)281-5583, ptoes.com
Best of Chicago 2013