With the holidays now behind us, it’s time to take inventory of our personal finances; pay down those credit cards, save more money, map out a savings goal, etc. But, before I do any of this (except maybe the first one) I need to splurge on myself a bit. I’m in dire need of some really great shoes that will support many hours on my feet and walking.

And here’s where the splurge comes in; I found some highly rated shoes on line – Dansko – that aren’t inexpensive. Yet, the reviews are so raving that I feel these are the shoes for me and well worth the cost; they’re worn by nurses, doctors, and many professionals that spend 5+ hours on their feet on hard concrete. This is exactly what I’m looking for.

My current flats are causing my feet to ache beyond anything I’ve ever felt before; my ankles are creaking, my feet take days to feel better, and I almost can’t stand for longer than 5 minutes at the end of the day. I’m not 20-something anymore (or even 30-something to be honest) and my body just can’t take the abuse it used to or recover as quickly as it once did (yes, it really does happen to all of us. 🙂 )

However, since I waited until after Christmas to purchase my shoes, I’m getting a great discount by purchasing them through Amazon.com. So perhaps it’s not so much a splurge than a necessity.

Did you splurge on yourself this season?


  1. Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter Reply

    Good for you. Looking after your feet is so important. You pay for it later if you don’t . I always try to invest in good shoes -especially because I am on my feet so much.

  2. I spend a considerable amount on shoes, but I do not consider it a splurge. If my feet hurt, it hurts my back and I cannot think, if I am in pain. As a teacher, I spend 4.5 hours a day standing on concrete floors. I usually wear either Adidas running shoes or Mephisto casual shoes. I think the adidas shoes are more comfortable for the situation. They cost around $115. My Mephistos are more expensive ($300) and I use them for dressier situations. I don’t have a lot of shoes, but they are comfortable.

  3. I used to always buy cheap shoes, but I actually ended up wasting money because they had to be replaced so often. You are making a wise decision to invest in quality shoes that will last.

  4. My wife splurged on some winter boots – Bogs (?) at EMS. I have to say, not listening to “my feet are cold!” all winter is paying dividends. While I can’t really see dropping $5k on stilettos on a normal person’s income, proper footwear is important and quality comes with a price. Just don’t let my wife know I said that…

  5. Danskos are a good choice & if you can find them at a reasonable price, that’s even better. I wore them everyday when I was in culinary school and they helped my feet make it through the long days.

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