|Oh, so that's why they have different shaped shoes...|
First of all, there is the matter of foot shape. Some of you might have a foot with a longer second toe. That kind of foot has no problems with regular shoes because it gives them room for that longer toe with a rounded or pointed toe box. I have something between Egyptian and Roman. And that means trouble for shoes because they end up not fitting. My foot is wide in the front and narrower in the heel. I've decided to give up designer and fashion shoes for the sake of comfort. Mainly, I've started to have bunions, despite wearing only modest shoes for many years since an ankle sprain sidelined me.
One of the problems with this new view is that you often miss out of some element of fashion. But I feel that VivoBarefoot solves that problem by having some cute flats and some alternate designs beyond just running shoes. They even have hiking boots, rain boots, and water shoes. As per usual, I think Amazon is the way to go with being able to try them on and send them back if you don't like them.
UPDATE: Tried the Vivobarefoot hiking boots - these run a size smaller compared to Birkenstocks. And they are great if you are going to hit dusty, dirt or gravelly trails. Maybe rocky. I don't do any of that. What I really need is more like a high top or something like that. Street shoes with real ankle support. Like I said, Amazon makes it really easy to return things through their online system. If you know how to use the internet (of course you do!) and your printer, you are golden.
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