Finding a good selection of stylish men's shoes in smaller sizes used to be extremely difficult.
But thanks to mail-order catalogs and online shopping, there is now more selection than ever in men's small-sized shoes. Below are a few good places to check.
And, if you know of a woman who wears smaller shoes, here's a similar list for her.
Zappos.com - If you're a man who needs a smaller shoe size, Zappos.com should probably be your first stop on the web. In addition to carrying narrow, regular and wide widths, Zappos carries men's shoes starting in sizes as small as US 3 in casual shoes, and size 5 for dress shoes - they also have free shipping and returns.
If you need a dress shoe, and wear a men's size 5, they have some really nice styles, but not a lot. If you're looking for a men's size 6 or above, they'll most certainly have you covered in any shoe style. (Buy Direct)
OnlineShoes.com - Online Shoes has a great selection of men's casual shoes and boots as small as a US size 3, but you have to go up to a size 6 to find any real selection in dress shoes. If you fall into these size ranges, this site is definitely worth a look, as they carry a wide range of brands. (Vendor's Site)
ShoeBuy.com - ShoeBuy carries men's dress shoes in US sizes 5 and up, and casual shoes in sizes 3 and greater, though the selection for sizes under 5 is very limited. While their selection of smaller men's shoes is nearly as extensive of a selection as the other sites mentioned, it's a good place to check, as they carry some good brands, and have decent prices. (Buy Direct)
Payless ShoeSource - I'm pretty sure that everyone knows of this bargain source for shoes, but you may not know that they have a pretty good selection of men's size five shoes. And, they're reasonably-priced as well. (Vendor's Site)
Hitchcock Shoes - Hitchcock Shoes specializes in wide shoes, so if you have small and wide feet, this site is definitely worth a visit. Offering boots and athletic, dress and casual shoes in sizes as small as a US 5, they offer widths up to 6E. The site is a little tricky to navigate, as not all sizes are available in all widths, but it's fairly straightforward once you get the hang of it. They also offer a mail-order catalog. (Vendor's Site)
Stravers Shoes - Located in Amsterdam, Stravers Shoes offers their own brand of quality shoes in smaller men's sizes. They have some great-looking styles in dress shoes in as small as US 4.5 (UK 3, NL 36). They also offer some really cool styles of athletic shoes, and will ship to other countries. (Vendor's Site)