footwear is not just an essential item these days but picking a style seems to be even more important. Pick a bad design or make and you could be laughed at until you throw them away and buy a better pair.
One style that I have seen that looks very nice is a style of shoe called Dansko. They offer shoes, sandals, clogs, dress shoes and more. Each one is crafted from quality material unlike other shoes that are massed produced with poor materials an unskilled hands.