At first glance, Nordstrom's sprawling shoe department overwhelms, but in a matter of seconds, you'll be flitting from pair to pair with boundless joy and scholarly intent. More than just a shoe store, Nordstrom catalogs seasonal shoe history with fantastic sales to mark the end of eras and display pedestals to showcase the year's newest and best. Even if you don't end up purchasing that hot pair of shoes, no matter how potentially crippling they could be, you can still parade around the store in them for a few minutes. And that's half the fun.
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