Men have Allen Edmonds, Aldens, etc. But where should I turn for classy women's dress shoes that I can walk miles & miles that will last 5 years or more?
I've seen plenty of comfortable-for-walking-but-classy-looking women's shoe questions here, including this one
I've got money to spend on good-quality items. I've read, bookmarked, namechecked and regularly returned to this post
by the Sam Vimes 'boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness. In the spirit of this post, I see the men of MeFi keep recommending
Alden & Allen Edmonds when it comes to high quality footwear that looks great & lasts forever. But what's a financial district-working, sock+flats loving, 2+ mile a day walking girl who regularly wears business suits to do?
Right now I'm on my second pair of these Franco Sartos
in under 12 months. I'd love them if they didn't start losing structural integrity after 400 miles (I actually walked my first pair into the ground in Europe this summer). But I'm open to other styles that would still let me wear socks (I have very cold feet) if they're equally or more business-suit-to-jeans friendly.
From previous posts, I am aware that if I buy high end shoes I should be resoling (haven't gotten a good pair of work shoes to last that long yet), polishing (need to learn how to do this), and alternating two pairs of shoes so that the first pair can air out completely before going back on my foot. But where should I turn for this mythical, classy but indestructable girl-shoe? Tiny European men's styles? Bespoke cobblers in San Francisco? Or am I missing a better solution? Hope my feet, MeFi.