Friday, March 12, 2010

Choose Your Shoes Carefully

I love shoes. Unfortunately, now I’m paying for years of high heels and cheap but fashionable footwear. Like many middle-agers, I need to be careful about what I wear.

When travelling with airline luggage weight restrictions, you have to choose your shoes carefully. Footwear must be comfortable, have good support and be versatile.

I’ve become a huge fan of Mephisto shoes which carry both women’s and men’s styles. Although they’re not cheap, it's money well spent. In Canada, a pair of sandals usually starts around $170.00 but are often 40-50% less in Europe. This is true for many high-quality, European brand shoes. I always save space in my suitcase to bring back one or two pairs.

If you're going on a trip that includes a lot of walking, don’t cheap out on your shoes. There's nothing like sore feet to ruin a fabulous vacation.

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