March 27, 2009

Comfort or Cost? Both? You Choose...


We've talked about shoes ad nauseum here at TBS and I'm wondering how everyone decides how you purchase shoes? Are your shopping habits based on: Sales?Appearance? Comfort?


I've gone through all of those phases and can't say that I prioritize one over the other. It really depends on the shoe and how badly I want it. One of the things that I have realized is that quality is a critical element of shoemanship. Mr TBS absolutely HATES when I wear shoes of poor quality. I have certainly been his student in this regard and my Payless (disclaimer: not a thing is wrong with Payless...they just aren't for me) shoes have been replaced by the cobblers at Cole Haan and Louboutin. Be not mistaken...I've never paid full price for a pair. I don't mind waiting a season or two for quality! Tell the truth and shame the devil!


One of my fave new comfort lines is Gentle Souls at Kenneth Cole. LOVE it! They are a bit pricey for my taste and some look a bit MawMaw-ish (at least they aren't SASs) but the ones that are cute are...well...cute! Kenneth Cole occasionally has great sales with a certain percentage off. I'll be sure to let you know when they do (shanking myself for not taking advantage of the 44% off on Inauguration Day...darn!)!


What is your favorite comfort shoe line?

10 comments:

  1. I, too, love the Gentle Soul's line. I particularly like Cupid's Bow shoe and think it will be perfect for work and for evenings out. I still have a hard time paying $250 for the shoes but if they feel good and look good it might be worth it. During college I would buy a lot of my shoes from Target or Payless only because I would ruin them immediately. As a recent graduate, I am trying to pay a little more for good shoes so they will last longer.

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  2. My favorite comfort line is by Sofft. I love them for work where I spend hours running around.

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  3. BCBG, and Carlos Santana's have found a way to make 4 inch killer heels comfortable. At least the ones I have are.

    onefromphilly

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  4. You are so right dear. Women should get out of the "buying Payless shoes for this party" mindset. Buy quality shoes for that fit your needs. A nice quality pair of dress shoes (work), party shoes (formal), sandals, boots etc. Use those as a foundation and build from there.

    Nice shoes are sexy!

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  5. Sadly, I did not get the "shoe shopping" and "shoe loving" gene that most women are born with. To answer the initial question, comfort! Nothing beats a good pair of Nike's!!

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  6. I am all about comfort these days and Cole Haan Nike shoes are the best style with the comfort of Nikes it is worth the price. Wearing them right now.

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  7. Aerosoles. Very comfortable.

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  8. For comfort, my old standby is Aerosoles. Yes, some styles are cuter than others...and frankly, some are just plain fugly! But usually I can find 1-2 pairs per season that are both stylish AND kind to my feet.

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  9. TBS, have you tried Anyi Lu or Taryn Rose? Both brands are pretty pricey ($300-500 range) and they're supposed to be the premium comfort brands but honestly, I've tried them both and IMO they just aren't that comfy.

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  10. @Target-Addict...I do have a pair of Taryn Rose's and you're right...they aren't all THAT comfortable. A bit too rigid for my taste.

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