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Choosing The Right Shoes!

Aug 17, 2007
What exactly are 'designer' shoes? Well, simply put a designer shoe (or any designer product), is that which is named after a reputable designer who has established their name in the market place by being renowned for quality, style, reliability, and consistency with their merchandise. Once they have triumphed in these achievements by critics and consumers, they go on to become household names.

There's a bit of a misconception that all designer products, including footwear, are the luxury of the rich and famous, but this is not always the case as many designer shoes and boots are now manufactured specifically for the high street department stores at a price that's affordable to many.

This doesn't mean the quality of the product is no good, far from it. It's just that they have mass produced a cheaper version of the Real McCoy. It's the original designs which are probably made by hand using the finest fabrics and jewels, which are tailored to fit the feet of high society at high prices.

When buying designer footwear or well known brands in shoes and boots, it's always worth taking a look at the warehouse style companies who offer lots of brands at great savings. In fact, you will probably find a great variety of styles and brands available for less than $25, especially if you buy seasonal footwear out of season. Designer shoes on the other hand, are not so easily found through the bargain basement, and prices remain pretty static unless there is some end of season or other promotion going on.

Quality shoes are crucial to the continual development and care of our feet. In order to help prevent foot related problems later on in life, it's important that you purchase the right fitting shoes every time. Good quality support and fitting is much more likely when you buy reputable brand and or designer footwear.

It used to be the case that sturdy brands such as Clarks Shoes, were frumpy and not appealing to the young, but they have come a long way since then and nowadays they not only continue to offer great value for money but are also dedicated to comfort while producing some pretty trendy styles as well. As a matter of fact, many of the old brands have now joined the hip footwear market in order to stay afloat in what's become a very competitive industry.

Remember, that although good quality footwear is more expensive than no-name brands, it's actually false economy to buy cheap shoes if you go through 3 or 4 pairs to one of the reputable names. Brand names and designer shoes are not just about footwear but foot care, and top that up with trendy styles and it becomes the only real option worth considering when adorning your feet with the latest fashions.
About the Author
Read more on today's hip and trendy shoes and boots including the fun footwear for kids Heelys Shoes, plus a look at choosing mans dress shoes and a take on the much loved Danish Dansko Shoes. All and more at Hip Footwear dot com
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