Therefore, my mantra (made up as I walked the shoe aisles at DSW and attempted to justify my search): cost will not be a hindrance when it comes to comfort- within reason of course (Marc Jacobs, you need to shoot those prices lower please). When I came across this cute little number, I thought I was set for life (or at the very least, the rest of the school year):
they're so dainty, feminine and my favorite caramel brown! Upon trying them on (and walking around in them for a few minutes) I found them to pass the comfort test. What made the deal even sweeter was company, Ciao Bella, claimed that their shoes came with a "comfort system" to keep your feet in tip top shape all day.
I wore them for the first time today and really put them through the wringer, I was literally on my feet all day today: K-5 behavior assemblies, vocabulary blitzes with the 5th graders and then for the true test: my beloved dismissal process.
I have one word for Ciao Bella: ouch. Rather than comfort I found the backs of my poor feet rubbed raw and my pudgy little feet pulsed their indignation as the day wore on. It was all I could do to not yank them off and walk barefoot come 3 o'clock. Comfy/stylish shoes, show yourselves! As for Ciao Bella, shame on you.