Now, here's a topic I can answer with great knowledge and
Here are some of my favs....
"Bjorn"-- awesome shoes, very comfortable. Some of them are much
cuter than others. They are kinda pricey, but I always find them on
the sale rack at Nordstrom's. These are my favs... I have many
leather thong sandals that I live in in the summer. It's like walking
on air. I'm not kidding, you have to try a pair on!
"Nike & Kenneth Cole"-- great pairing BTW. Kenneth Cole style meets
Nike soles. Very comfy. They have done everything from the cute
sporty "sneaker", you know those sneakers you would never run in,
meant for style only. To knee high boots that are beautiful and
comfortable. This line is also very pricey, but really well made and
really comfy. Even the boots have the Nike cushion sole. And they
have regular in-between shoes as well.
"Aerosoles"-- affordable and comfy. They are no longer the "comfy
only" shoe. They are now making really cute styles. I went crazy at
the outlet center and bought some really cute heels which I can wear
all evening without feeling like my feet are going to cramp up. They
also have lots of cute flat styles now too. They are responding to
the trends more than they used to. My girlfriend just bought some
cute beaded ballet flats for her next trade show.
"Mephisto"-- I'm probably spelling this wrong... I've never worn
these, but my aunt and my mom swear by them. They do sandals and
closed toe. My mom says they are the closest thing to an orthopedic
shoe she can find that still looks cute. She was a nurse for years
and this is what she wore. I'm pretty sure these are a little pricey
If she was still a nurse, she would probably save her $$$ and buy....
"Crocs"-- They didn't have these for my mom 10 years ago. I wear
these for set up and tear down and sometimes in between, especially
if I'm standing behind my display and people can't see my feet. These
rock! They are cheap and really comfy. They are the most comfortable
shoes I own. That said, they are also the ugliest shoes I own!
They're in that "so ugly it's cute" category. I have them in crazy
colors, I figured if they're gonna be ugly I might as well have
fun with it! I wear these everyday-- all the time. You can slip them
off and on, wear them with or without socks, garden in them. The
black ones are not so bad, they seem to disappear. Also, so many
people are wearing them these days they've kinda become trendy.
There is one more brand that I can't remember right now. If it comes
to me I'll repost.
I don't hesitate to spend money on good quality shoes, especially for
trade shows. If your feet aren't happy, it can not only affect every
other part of your body, but it can also really put you in a bad
mood. Bad moods don't sell jewelry! And I really like to be able to
walk after a show!
Amery Carriere Designs