Shoes are a very important part of traveling. Especially when you know you're going to be doing a TON of walking. So I need your help. I need to find a couple of pairs of shoes to take with me. I want something that I can wear all day walking in a city and even transition into going out. Some things to consider:
1. Old Man Toe. Of course he's number 1. My foot hasn't bothered me much in the past few months and I'm back into most of my shoes. What I need though post surgery is:
Comfortable with some arch support. I have to put arch supports in almost all my shoes now (how old lady am I?). I also don't want to end up with blisters at the end of the day.
No flats. I basically can't wear any flats now. I need some kind of heel, but since I'm walking all day it needs to be a low heel. Think biker boots heel height.
2. Weather. Ok. It was 110 here yesterday. When we go on our trip it's going to be in the 50s with nights in the 40s. 50 is winter to me. It's a heavy jacket, multiple layers and boots. Every other time I've been to Europe it's been in the summer. I'm pretty sure I wore nothing but flip flops. The tennis shoes I brought never made an appearance. They just took up space in my luggage. Planning for winter is something new for me. Rain is also a factor so something water proof would be nice.
3. Versatility. I don't really have room in my luggage for 5 pairs of shoes. I'd like something I can wear with almost anything. I'm guessing brown would go with most of my clothes. I'd like something I can wear both over skinny jeans and under regular jeans so nothing too bulky. I don't have big calves so that's not an issue.
4. Price. Let's face it. I'm cheap. I'd love a fabulous pair of $200 boots, but I rather spend that on a fabulous meal or night in a hotel on the trip. So budget is $100 max. I'd really like it under $70. Less if I'm buying more than one pair of shoes.
So help! Everything I really love is crazy expensive. The couple I posted above are reasonable, but I worry about all day comfort. They don't all have to be boots, but they have to be cold weatherish. I guess closed toe would be the best way to say it. What are your favorite shoes that you can last all day in?