Went to the mall.
First stop was Naturalizer. I felt so out of place. I was the only person under 60. The sales lady helping me had to be in her 80's. I felt so bad whenever she bent down to put a shoe on my foot - and she insisted she do it herself! I found a pair of SAS shoes there which were well over $100 and on sale for $85 (these sandals in black). But I decided to keep looking.
At Dillards I discovered a few other comfy brands: Born was comfy but styles were a little too casual; Clarks had some options; Eccos were too rugged and mountainy looking; Nurture had a lot of promise - and a good sale to boot! (nice pun, haha) - but were out of my size in the color I needed (shown here).
Moving on to Macy's.
I slipped on a pair of Hush Puppies and thought I was walking on star dust. That comfy. They were probably the only shoe in the store not on sale. And the styling was a little...not me. I walked around in them for ten minutes. I texted my friends. They tried to give me advice. I took a picture and sent that to them too. Technology is so awesome! It was like having Tisa and Jamie with me. They convinced me the shoes weren't as ugly and grandma-y as I thought and I bought them.
And they are still just so heavenly.
Here they are. I'm still trying to convince myself that they are cute, so if you can't say something nice...you know the drill. :)