I don't understand how flats are supposed to stay on your feet anyway.
I would like to wear them because I'm already tall and heels hurt, but I don't get how they work
Cuz, you know, like they come off your heels and stuff... I try them on in stores sometimes and they always flap off my feet. (ugh, the very thought of shoe shopping is making me need coffee.)
EDIT: Oh, and best brands for flats: Michael Kors, Via Spiga, Tory Burch, Burberry, Stuart Weitzman (on occasion...some of them look too old lady-ish), and I've heard good things about Christian Louboutin (but they are WAYYY out of my price range haha). Bad brands: anything under $100 (they will hurt your feet and fall apart, trust me), Coach (cute but tear the crap out of your feet).
You must have a great job. That shit is expensive.
Seriously... yikes! I don't have very many shoes over $30, much less $100, lol. Thanks for the advice on structure, though. I think I've seen the elasticy ones - the ones that curl up like little elf shoes when you're not wearing them?
I worked in women's shoes during college so I admit I did get a little spoiled. I spend the majority of my "clothing money" (which really isn't THAT much) on shoes. I find a lot of fantastic deals on clothing (not really a designer whore when it comes to that), so shoes are what I splurge on, since to get a good pair of shoes, you do have to shell out some moolah. I really do believe that the most important thing you put on in the morning is your shoes, as they can actually affect your posture, foot alignment, joint health, etc. As for the "elastic" shoes, don't get anything that actually folds up...VERY unsupportive..Via Spiga and Tory Burch I know for sure have flats with the elastic...if anything, the toe should come up a touch in the front (your foot will stretch it out, of course), but it should in no way completely fold up. Also, the more expensive shoes should last you for YEARS....a pair of shoes from Payless will last a month tops.