Oh, the money I've spent on shoes that I've worn only a few times!
I've found that if the shoes aren't comfortable when I first try them on in the store, they're likely not going to be comfortable later on.
I guess it is for the best. After all, when there are only so many types and styles of shoes that work, it's pretty hard to develop an Imelda Marcos-like obsession for shoes!
What I look for when I purchase my shoes:
- A thick, cushioned sole.
- Preferably no heels.
- Supple leather or fabric that allows my toes to go where they want to go.
- Supportive insoles.
- A wide toe box.
If you do find a pair you really like and it's in the budget, consider purchasing a second pair.