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Are Shoes Worth Investing In?

Curious if shoes are worth investing in? Orange County Style Blogger Debbie Savage is sharing her thoughts as to if you should be investing in shoes or not!

Curious if shoes are worth investing in? Orange County Style Blogger Debbie Savage is sharing her thoughts as to if you should be investing in shoes or not!

Curious if shoes are worth investing in? Orange County Style Blogger Debbie Savage is sharing her thoughts as to if you should be investing in shoes or not!

 

Curious if shoes are worth investing in? Orange County Style Blogger Debbie Savage is sharing her thoughts as to if you should be investing in shoes or not!

Curious if shoes are worth investing in? Orange County Style Blogger Debbie Savage is sharing her thoughts as to if you should be investing in shoes or not!

Wondering if shoes are worth investing in? Orange County Style Blogger Debbie Savage is sharing her thoughts. Click here to see more!

Wondering if shoes are worth investing in? Orange County Style Blogger Debbie Savage is sharing her thoughts. Click here to see more!

Wondering if shoes are worth investing in? Orange County Style Blogger Debbie Savage is sharing her thoughts. Click here to see more!

Investing in a good pair of shoes definitely pays off. Wearing ill-fitted and poor quality shoes can do damage to your feet. Even though high quality shoes are more expensive up front, the cost of paying for them pays off. Read on for three tips to help you determine if your shoe is worth the purchase.

Photography by Bleudogfotography

My outfits details: c/o Amazon Fashion wrap top, printed pencil skirt, old (love this one), grey clutch, old (love this one), BEBE earrings, old (love this one), and c/o SAS REINA heelsUse code Deb10 for $10 off at sasshoes.com valid till 5/1/2018. 

Are Shoes Worth Investing In? 

Investing in a good pair of shoes definitely pays off. In my last blog post, I mentioned the importance of saving for quality pieces. This rule applies to footwear as well. From wearing ill-fitted and poor quality shoes for years, I’ve had a few painful foot surgeries to remedy the situation. I can say with full confidence that selecting shoes that are well made is critical to your health and well being. Let’s not forget, it is the best way to express your sense of style!

Before you make that impulse purchase at your next shopping spree in the shoe aisle, consider these three reasons why shoes are worth investing in:

High Quality vs Low Quality. When you invest in shoes that are made up of high quality materials (such as genuine leather for example) you can be assured they will last a long time. Full grain leather shoes can handle the daily wear and tear. There is less chance of flaking and material disintegration. It is more expensive up front but you will get maximum use out of them.

Stick to Classics. Shoe trends are fun and exciting. But, they also can be overwhelming and chintzy. Make sure to have at least one classic shoe staple in your closet that will stand the test of time. I can’t tell you how many times my nude and black colored heels have been worn by me time and time again! They are colors that are timeless and pair well with everything.

My favorite pair of black statement heels are these ones from SAS Shoes called REINA. They are made from beautiful Italian leather and handcrafted meticulously. My favorite part is the shimmering snakeskin accents on the heel and uppers and the luxe patented leather covered toe. This heel is a show stopper!  It is comfortable to wear and finely crafted in Italy.

Use code Deb10 for $10 off at sasshoes.com valid till 5/1/2018. 

Craftsmanship is Key. Study the way the shoe was made before you decide to buy. Shoes that are welted, a method to which the shoe’s upper and insole are attached to the sole (either by machine or hand), is the most labor intensive and durable. Choose this type of shoe vs soles that have been “cemented” to the bottom. Cemented soles over time will peel off. Has this ever happened to you?

Keep Your Feet Happy

Taking care of my feet is part of my wellness ritual. Choosing shoes that are well made and comfortable is an investment in me. Style is definitely a key factor in purchasing power but make sure to include my three key points as well. We are on our feet all of the time. It supports our weight and gets us to places. Let’s not take our feet for granted anymore. Now, you understand why shoes are definitely worth investing in. I would love to hear your thoughts about this.

Thank you for my complimentary shoes SAS Shoes! This post is not sponsored by SAS Shoes. I decided to share because I love my shoes so much but have been compensated in other platforms.

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30 Comments

  1. Jocelyn Nielson
    April 18, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    I completely agree on how important it is to invest in a good pair of shoes. It’s better to spend more money on a stylish, durable pair than to just pick up a lower quality pair to save a few bucks. Except flip flops, those are very easy to replace and get wet frequently.

  2. Shelley Langelaar
    April 18, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    Cute shoes. I have issues with my feet so I always purchase quality. If I don’t, I am in pain

  3. Jessica Hughes
    April 18, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I definitely feel that quality shoes are worth the investment. A well-crafted pair of shoes will last much longer than a cheap, inexpensive pair will and will be much better for your feet.

  4. April 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    A great pair of shoes is definitely worth the investment. A bad pair can ruin your feet.

  5. April 18, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    I totally agree that craftsmanship is key. If the shoes aren’t comfy and well made, you’ll regret every day you wear them!

  6. Pentene
    April 18, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    These are classic style pumps. Quality, cute and comfy is what they represent by the looks of them.

    Xoxo
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  7. Melanie Williams
    April 19, 2018 / 3:53 am

    Personally, I think that they are, a good shoes, equals trouble free feet 🙂 x

  8. April 19, 2018 / 5:15 am

    So true! I always go for the shoes that are most comfortable while still doing what I need and won’t fall apart. Almost everything in my closet has black in it somewhere, so I have invested in a few goos pairs of black shoes that go with everything!

  9. April 19, 2018 / 6:18 am

    There is definitely something about investing in a good pair of shoes, as long as you make an informed decision you can really get your moneys worth.

  10. Maegan MacKimmie
    April 19, 2018 / 7:19 am

    I really value comfort in shoes so much more than I used to. It is really important to invest in a comfortable and classic shoe that will last a long time!

  11. Isabella Grey
    April 19, 2018 / 7:49 am

    I think shoes make or break an outfit, to be honest. I have WAY too many of them, but I love them all!

  12. Cindy gordon
    April 19, 2018 / 10:07 am

    I absolutely believe they are. I recently got a nice pair for the first time in years and cannot believe I didn’t invest sooner.

  13. Marissa Zurfluh
    April 19, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Of course shoes are worth it! Having a stylish and comfortable pair of shoes always comes with a little price.

  14. April 19, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I bought a pair of nine west boots about ten years ago and wore right through the soles because they were so comfortable. Unfortunately they couldn’t be repaired. But it is definitely worth investing in good quality shoes.

  15. Holly Lasha
    April 19, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    These are great shoes. There is noting better than a nice pair of black pumps.

  16. Nina Lehan
    April 19, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    fabulous attire and shoes 🙂 they look comfy and stylish. thank you for sharing the photos

  17. Kara Ferwerda
    April 19, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I really love your purple skirt! i love the design on it.

  18. April 19, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I’ve learned the hard way that cheap shoes are just not worth it. The aches and pains they cause mean they’ll end up being discarded quickly.

  19. Food Opium
    April 20, 2018 / 12:28 am

    nice pair of shoes, love how stylish and comfy they are !

  20. Regine L.
    April 20, 2018 / 4:41 am

    I love your shoes! I love the color of it. It really matches with your outfit.

  21. Nikki Arnold
    April 20, 2018 / 6:17 am

    I love a good pair of heels, or quality shoes!! I sometimes buy less expensive ones that are trendy, but I try to invest in the classics so they will last me and then keep investing in them at the shoe repair when they need it because its much better than buying a new pair cheap.

  22. April 20, 2018 / 9:39 am

    These shoes look very nice. Shoes are very important to me but I also need comfort. It takes me a while to find shoes but when I do find a pair I usually keep them for a good while

  23. Helena Marz
    April 20, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Love your outfit Debbie! ❤️I agree investing a good pair of shoes that feels comfortable and lasts a long time is important. Now as I am getting older I am paying more attention to which shoes especially heels would be most comfortable wearing and stick to it:)

  24. Sarah Camille Hipp
    April 20, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    Shoes are definitely worth investing in in my opinion. If you’ll wear them several times a week then it is worth it.. that said, I do love a good deal lol! 🙂

  25. April 21, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    These are some great tips. I definitely believe in investesting some great quality shoes. I have a favorite brand that may cost a little more but they last for years.

  26. April 23, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Shoes and coats are definitely worth investing in. And you’re right, stick with the classics. Ain’t nobody got time to drop buckets of cash on the super trendy stuff.

  27. April 23, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    I have never really been a shoe girl but I enjoy shoes that are comfortable and can withstand being on my feet for long stretches playing with kids and doing dishes and long walks with my kids

  28. April 25, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Shoes and handbags are always a great investment and better when you buy quality.

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