I agree with Al Bundy above. I'm usually a pretty cheapass mofo, but when it comes to shoes, I never sacrifice price for comfort. So many people don't even realize that...shoes are essentially a necessity in your everyday life and thus should be comfortable. Buying shoes for the sake of them being on your feet is just so...silly. Buy nice shoes to take stress off your joints.
I'M on my feet all day and wear out tennis shoes in about 4 months.I get Dr Scholls tennis shoes at walmart for $30 ,they are great for walking/standing and last longer then name brand shoes. I have some Puma and Adidas for when I'M not working and they last a very long while as I only wear them a few hours a month.Call them my dress type shoes.They are for going out. I wear boots if I wear jeans,I would never wear tennis shoes and jeans,looks stupid.
Runners always look best with shorts or track pants. I would never wear runners with jeans. My cousin wears tennis shoes with a suit. He did at his wedding last week, looked absolutely terrible.
Even food is more expensive in Canada I guess. My Canadian friends come to their cottages here in the US and absolutely pig out and claim the same meal would cost a fortune at a restaurant in Canada. They also like to bash the US while coming here every weekend to get away from Canada
Then I'm a retard. If I'm running for 30-60 minutes, I don't want something that's gonna be uncomfortable. For those that are training for marathons and other distance events, I'm sure they're probably more picky (or retarded, as you like to put it) about their shoes.
I've actually been lucky with picking shoes. I know what size I wear in different shoes and then I'll shop online. 6pm.com I know is running a sale on Reebok shoes, with most of them being 30-40% off. I bought a pair of Zigtechs off of them last year and had no problems with sizing whatsoever.
I have about 27 pairs of sneakers, all air max 95, 97, 24/7, 2009, 2011...a pair of black cement jordan III's and a pair of thunder spiz'ike jordans and yes I wear every single pair lol i also have some Gucci, ferragamo and mercanti fiorentini loafers/dress shoes. all in all $4-5000 at least....I don't understand how anyone can wear $40 sneakers and not feel like a loser at the same time. not trying to insult anyone, I guess things are just different in NYC