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Economically speaking I would love to pay $200 or more for shoes if I could afford it on a regular basis but being a working girl I have to be more practical. There have been times I wished I had a designer shoe made just for me. At 5'9"
Economically speaking I would love to pay $200 or more for shoes if I could afford it on a regular basis but being a working girl I have to be more practical. There have been times I wished I had a designer shoe made just for me. At 5'9" with small wide feet and past knee surgeries I always had to wear "health shoes". Now at least their finally stronger and I can wear cowboy boots comfortably even with pointed toes as long as they're in calves leather. Heels are always a big problem too! Being tall is bad enough so I don't go higher than a 2" heel, even then it makes me taller than hubby and self-conscious. The styles today with those tall spiked heels just won't do still I enjoy wearing pretty girly clothes, jewelry and even shoes.
Hummingbird, I completely understand. I make shoes of varying kinds. Flats, sneakers, heels more than anything and boots on occasion. I myself have a cyst in my ankle due to an injury I sustained dancing and can no longer wear heels for extended periods of time. Things like flats and sneakers run on the cheaper end on my design spectrum (i.e. below $50) but everything depends on what people want designed for them, or choose from my own designs.
In general the cost goes up because it is labor from one person and materials. It kind of points the the rut we are in as a country. We want to have everything made in the USA, but unless all our companies were making the things we like and we were exporting on as large a basis as China or Thailand, we would have to pay a ton for things we get rather cheaply and at the cost of poor or child labor in some foreign country.
So in short, I completely understand pain issues, practicality concerns, wallet concerns and just world politics. Ha ha. Thanks so much. I hate wearing "health shoes," but I do have to on occasion.