Laurna Lynn Mills - Manager of the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre
location of Sole Mates Family Footwear, loves to help her customers select
the right kind of shoe for their needs. One of her favourites is what she
calls the "comfort shoe".
"A comfort shoe is one that you can wear to work day in and day
out," Laurna explained. "The best comfort shoes have a soft, but
supportive foot bed. If you are going to be on your feet all day, you need
Laurna went on to advise that ladies who are looking for comfort shoes
should avoid anything that has a heel that is more than one and a half
inches in order to give your back the support it needs.
Leather shoes are also recommended over man-made products.
"Leather shoes conform better to the shape of your feet. It's like
when you buy leather skates. They shape to your feet very quickly. So too
with leather shoes," Laurna stated. "Leather also breathes very
well and absorbs perspiration so that you don't need to worry as much
about odor eaters."
Leather shoes are also more "orthotic-friendly" than man-made
products such as vinyl. And since most leather shoes come with a removable
insole, orthotics fit well.
As for price, Laurna pointed out that women should expect to pay
anywhere from $69 to $130 for a decent pair of comfort shoes. For men, the
price range is from $79 to $180. However, she explained that a good pair
of leather comfort shoes will last up to three times longer than a less
expensive man-made product, so while the price you pay may be more at the
beginning, it pays off in the long run.
No matter where you shop for your shoes, it is always good advice to
ask questions and make sure that your shoes feel "comfortable"
as soon as you put them on. You are going to be in your shoes a long time
each day, and there is nothing worse than having sore feet at the end of
If you have any questions about this article, feel free to contact
Laurna at 969-7549
You can also visit the Sole
Mates Family Footwear web site for a look at their complete line of