When to Purchase Designer Shoes

by Anna P. | March 22nd, 2012 | Shoes, Women's Fashion

Owning a large collection of designer footwear is a dream for most women. While there is nothing wrong with that dream, it’s a little unrealistic to expect that your entire closet will be filled with expensive kicks. So when should you actually splurge on shoes and when shouldn’t you? Check out the guide below.

1- Casual Sandals and Flip-Flops

These shoes are truly a one season item.  You wear them for one season and chuck them after. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a casual pair of shoes that you’re going to wear a lot. If, however, you’re shopping for a pair of  dressy sandals for a vacation or a special occasion, it’s okay to spend a little more for designer shoes that are nice.

2- Work Pumps

Anything you plan on wearing to the office try to spend a little more on. You’ll want classic or patent leather shoes with a solid heel and comfortable sole.  You don’t want to purchase cheap knock-offs that will hurt your feet or break after just a little wear and tear. Fabulous brands to try include Stuart Weitzman, Enzo Angiolini, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Kate Spade.

3- Sneakers and Workout Shoes

If you walk a lot or if you participate in a lot of athletic activities, you’ll want to invest in a pair of quality shoes that may or may not be designer. When it comes to buying sneakers or any workout shoes, you should expect to pay a little more for quality. Designer options for athletic footwear include Nike, Reebok, Asics, Coach, and Keds.

4- Evening Sandals

Step out in style with a fabulous pair of shoes that dazzle. Like pumps and other styles of elevated casual shoes, evening sandals are not something you want to scrimp on. You’ll want a pair of shoes that fit properly. Ideal designers to purchase include Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, and Badgley Miscka.

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