J. Crew Etta patent pumps, select colors, $129-159
The “good” shoe thing is a slippery slope. Once you buy one quality pair, you’re basically ruined for life. I’ve learned that you get what you pay for with shoes. From the design, to the material, to the physical construction, a pair of well-made, classic-shaped pumps is both versatile and comfortable, ensuring your money is well-spent.
This patent pair from J.Crew is classic, comfortable—and on sale right now. I have a similar style from Coach that I am so in love with, when I’m not wearing them, they frequently sit on display on my desk, like works of art.