I titled this good shoes for bad feet. Yes, I have extremely bad feet. When I was younger I wore the "fashionable" shoes and ignored the stress it put on my feet. That was until I needed to have some foot surgery on my toes. I would wear very pointy shoes, and by pinching my toes I wound up with repeated ingrown nails. I finally had to have surgery on both big toes to remedy the situation. Then I started wearing a shoe with a wider toe box. The only problem was the shoes weren't very stylish.
Fast forward another ten years and now I have problems with my arches and heels. The thought of standing first thing in the morning is horrifying. My heels feel like I have stones in them for the first hour of the day. So I bought myself a pair of really good slippers that I could use as house shoes. We have almost all hard surfaces in our house and it is very painful to walk bare foot. I love the slippers. They are Clark's and are built on a shoe foot bed. Very comfy!!
I decided I was going to have to bite the bullet and pay a little more for shoes that would be comfortable and fashionable. I went to our local shoe store and bought a pair a brown Sketchers for everyday walking. Then I went back the next week and bought a pair of Clark's clogs from the Bendables line. Both shoes are very comfortable and cute. However, I was still missing a cute pair of flats that I could wear with jeans or to church.
I was browsing online at QVC.com and stumbled across super cute flats. There were from Isaac Mizarahi and too cute to pass up. I ordered black and a neutral snakeskin pattern. The shoes arrived last week and I am in love. Not only are they comfortable they are stylish. BINGO!!!!! I found the formula to good shoes: Pay a little more for designer shoes. I hesitated paying $50 for a pair of flats, but then I when I thought how many seasons I would have them, it worked out to be a good buy :)