I have always found it hard to find shoes (heels or flats) that fit me perfectly and don't cause my poor feet pain from 5 minutes of walking in them. When it comes to shoes my problem has always been finding the correct size, I seem to be in-between sizes at most stores which sucks as half sizes aren't easily obtainable.
On top of that I wouldn't say I have narrow skinny feet either which again can be an issue and then to top things of a little further...(not like I want to mention this, cue the ew's!) my second toe is longer than my first which can also be an issue as some shoes end up squishing my toes.
So you can imagine my delight of trying to find comfy shoes...
Although I am open as to where I buy thing's from I have always been a fan of brands such as Vans, Converse, Volcom etc.... the more skater/surfer/alternative kind.
So a couple of years ago when I was in California I popped into a Vans store, at the time in England I had only ever been to the London one but thankfully we have one in Leeds now! Vans stores sell half sizes too and I fell in love with a pair of their 'Lo pro' shoes which are basically pump style shoes and they fit me like a glove. HALLELUJAH!.
Although I love 'girly' and more dressy shoes, I end up wanting a pair of comfortable flats, flats that aren't so flat that you feel every stone you step on. Vans are perfect for this and so comfortable, they sell a wide range of styles from skater shoes to slip-ons and pumps with different colours and designs.
I ended up buying these 'Authentic Floral Tea Party' shoes for £35 girly and comfortable... love it.