Our feet are important. That’s why there’s reflexology foot massage…aaaaaaah. Riding the bus, train, and walking a lot is pretty taxing on the toes. A former high-heeled queen, I retired my pumps after becoming a green commuter and found myself wearing tennis shoes all the time. I’ve been on the quest for not-so-casual looking, comfortable shoes, that made a statement. Hey, I still love my Tretorns, but they aren’t right for every occasion. Here are some great, affordable finds:
I recently bought the major brand of combat boots. They were stupid expensive, only came in whole sizes, and had stiff soles and structure. I wore them around the house for a day and and jetted right back to that trendy store, again stood in line for half an hour to get in, only to tell them they can have them back. I felt good walking back thru the mall, knowing I’d just returned an overpriced item that was an impulse purchase.
Searching for the mall exit, I cut through JC Penney’s, a store I haven’t been in since I was a kid with my grandma. Following the daylight in a far corner of the store, I spotted some combat boots with a huge SALE sign, in half sizes, and decided to try them on. Oh my gosh were they flexible and felt like clouds! And what? Only $30?! I bought two pair! One in white, the other in oxblood. Every time I put these on, I thank myself. Link below
A few days later…another great find on the cheap! I was in Target, just browsing. I had been wanting to replace my black Adidas, which have become dog park-only kicks. For $30, I scored these gorgeous, trendy sneaks with a flexible sole and solid comfort – and a dressier pair of sneakers. What’s even better – again, they are like clouds! There’s memory foam inside and a stylish outside. Link Below
Overall, with THREE new pair of shoes that are uber comfortable and far more stylish than tennis shoes on the bus and train, I shelled out $90, which is half of what the original boots cost after tax. Lesson: Stop paying too much for stiff labels and pamper those puppies!