Shoe Filter. Cute, affordable, and comfortable. I'm not willing to pick only two. Metafilter, I want to be cute and summery this summer, and my small shoe wardrobe does not support that. Also, I am a special snowflake with slightly weird feet.
The tl;dr is: My shoe size is a 9narrow (2A) I've been wearing these shoes
for 2+ years. My budget is $40-50. And I need summer shoes that are flat, cute, and ok for walking.
They look great with jeans, but since I bought them in a size 9M, I have to wear socks with them. And they're still too wide. So, they're not great for walking, which now that my bike has been stolen again, is how I get around. And I won't wear them with skirts because I won't wear socks with skirts.
So, my cutest pair of shoes is
1. Not that cute - a little chunkier than I'd like. (But too slim a shoe and it looks like I'm walking around in canoes
2. Not comfortable
3. Suffering internally from old age and over use (I wear them 3-4 times a week)
4. Inhibiting my clothing choices
These mythical shoes do need to be closed toes. I'd rather not wear socks with them, but I do have some of those tan, low cut fake sock things.
Why am I asking you this? I have been to endless.com, zappos.com, 6pm.com, famous footwear, aldo, DSW, Shoesteal.com, and Overstock.com and I have overloaded myself with shoe information in the past three month. (Yes, I have been dreaming about shoes all this time, and saving up for this moment, plus I just got a bunch of extra hours at work.) Some of these places do not let you search for narrow shoes.
My ADHD makes it hard for me to assess the merits of a shoe, in a sea of other shoes online, or in person. My budget makes me really sad when I see a super cute $90 shoe. My lack of fashion sense makes me question whether the $90 shoe is even, in fact, cute. So, one of those websites above may have the perfect shoe for me. But I can't see it right now because I'm frustrated.
So. Tell me about some shoes for a 28 year old woman who wears mostly jeans and tee shirts, wants to wear plain skirts with tee-shirts, and hopes to eventually find some shorts that fit.