I love Adidas for running shoes, and Gianni Bini, Harajuku Lovers, or Chinese Laundry for womens dress shoes. Rocket Dog or Sugar for comfy slip ons, and Etnies or DC Shoes Company for skate-style trainers. Oh, and who can forget Chuck Taylors?
It depends what kind of shoes you're talking about. For boots: Australian Uggs. For flats: It depends.. For running shoes: Nike. For cool shoes: Converse or Vans. For kids shoes: Skechers. For heels: designer names.