So many shoes to choose from

According to the ‘How to Look like a Dane’ guide – a blog post by Copenhannah that went viral this summer – Danes have a total of three options of footwear. These include black converse, black Nike Free sneakers or black booties. So if you want to keep up with the Danish women, or devilishly defy them, here are some places to get the goods.

Though these small boutiques specialise mostly in jewellery, they carry their own line of feminine ballerina flats. Both locations have previously been old-fashioned sweet shops, and though the shelves are now lined with colourful shoes and jewellery, the cosy and dainty atmosphere of a chocolatier still exists. All the shoes are made in real leather and found in every colour of the rainbow. Anniel per Pico, a slightly more costly line, are shoes made for dancers and include an extra sole for a perfect fit.

Østerbrogade 98, Cph Ø & Grønnegade 38, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 11:00-17:30, Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-15:00; price range: 400-700kr


Christian Louboutin
If you’re looking for something fancy and have the cash to splash, then make your way to the recently opened Christian Louboutin boutique. The quintessential red-soled shoes may cost more than a month’s rent and pain your feet something fierce, but you know you’ll be the envy of every fashionista in the room … any room!

Grønnegade 6, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-16:00; price range: 3,000-15,000kr

From 100kr Kawasaki sneaks to Lady Gaga-inspired stilts from Jeffrey Campbell, Dope has been a staple in every Danish girl’s shoe collection for the past decade.

Vimmelskaftet 42 & Købmagergade 65, Cph K & Frederiksberg Centeret Allé; Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-17:00; price range: 99-1,999kr

This British high-street fashion chain may not sell the most original designs, but if you love Louboutin’s spiked loafers or Isabel Marant’s platform kicks, but can’t afford the fat price tag, you can find some affordable doppelgangers for a fraction of the price.

Østergade 34, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 10:00-19:00, Fri 10:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-17:00; price range: 250-1,500kr


MOSS COPENHAGEN –If you’re searching for the aforementioned black booties, then look no further, because MOSS has some of the best looking and high-quality ankle boots for an affordable price – both in black for the Danglophiles and in grey for the rebels.

Nørrebrogade 5, Cph N & Vesterbrogade 71, Cph V & Østerbrogade 108, Cph Ø; open Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00; price range: 450-900kr