When it comes to shoes, what is more important, Style or Comfort?

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  1. Kathryn S profile image59
    Kathryn Sposted 13 years ago

    If I could only have one pair of shoes, they would be style!!!  I think that I could bear the pain if I knew that I looked good.  smile

    1. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! Definitely style, something to really make my legs look long! heehee

    2. ailang profile image60
      ailangposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer comfort rather than style. If you confident  whatever the style is not a problem for you. But comfort is an important factor for your health.

      I can't imagine how my feet using pair of shoes that look good in style but I want to cry when wearing it.

    3. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      it is more important to be good to your feet and wear shoes that are comfortable, but that doesn't mean you should wear ugly shoes. and sometimes, like certain special occasions, you can wear totally silly little slippers just to set the mood if you know what i mean, but you would never wear those shoes like walking down the street or something.

      i wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of birkenstocks, or platforms. maybe if they were the last shoes on earth but even then i would find some way to improve their appearance.

    4. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      why do people ask these silly inane kinds of questions? In other words, which is most important style or health?
      My "god" what could be the only answer except to a "goon?"

    5. Michael Willis profile image67
      Michael Willisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It has to be Comfort!!!!! Style comes and goes, but Comfort is a necessity!!!!

  2. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Has to be comfort for me but I spend 10 to 12 hours a day on my feet on concrete floors.

  3. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    I'm sorry..but i am ALL about the fashion...

    If I don't look good, then I am just not comfortable.. so for me it is a lose - lose situation.

    I remember this one pair of burning red stilettos I got back in the early 90s....

    1. Stimp profile image59
      Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      oohhh....I'd plug...but I won't. lollollol

  4. mega1 profile image70
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    Ok - Yesh - it is all about style and fashion and sexy shoes and all until you've totally f**ked up your feet and then its try for some comfort - possibly just get painkiller prescription!

    1. Greek One profile image64
      Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      sometimes, you have to make sacrifices to look THIS good

  5. Bail Up ! profile image62
    Bail Up !posted 13 years ago

    when you are young style of course, after 40 comfort makes most sense.

    1. Greek One profile image64
      Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      As a 40 year old man, I am sorry, I can't agree....

      looking good will ALWAYS come first

    2. Stimp profile image59
      Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      EXACTLY...Well, I used to be able to do both after 40 (which wasn't that long ago mind you)....but broke my toe a year ago...crocs it was for about 6 weeks.  Now I have a fractured bone on my foot...again crocs.  And, I'm in a wedding next week....guessing there are no crocks to match my dress.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
        Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Crocs match anything. Is it  floor length dress?

        1. Stimp profile image59
          Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          NOPE...and I picked it out.  AND to top it off...its form fitting....haven't eaten in days.  Thus my delirium of the day.

          1. Stimp profile image59
            Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Unless....they look like this....hmmmm.


            1. Disturbia profile image59
              Disturbiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              OMG!  Crocs have got to be the ugliest shoe ever designed, so ugly in fact they should be outlawed!

              Aside from making your feet look incredibly ugly, they aren't even paractical, dirt, water, and little pebbles get into the holes!

              Forget the crocs, get a nice pair of open toed sandles or even flipflops for your wedding.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    Yup. Comfort!  I even felt this way before 40. Get people to look you in the eye, and they won't notice your feet.

  7. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    Comfort, this chick cant wear heals... lmao

    1. Stimp profile image59
      Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have a friend who's last name is McEntire.  You even look like her....so I had to think...hmmm....is it her.  But then remember your dilema earlier today and she doesn't have children that young.

  8. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 13 years ago

    Comfort, all the way!!!

  9. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    And ho horror books?

    1. Stimp profile image59
      Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ho horror books....lol

  10. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    I'm over 40, but I have to go with style (unless the shoes are like the ones I got for one of my kids' graduations, and I was pretty much completely crippled between the time I left the car and the time I walked through the parking lot to the school; but in that extreme case I didn't realize that Pay-ing Less meant getting "knife-edge shoes".)   lol  Usually, though, style isn't uncomfortable enough to make sacrificing it appealing.  smile

  11. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 13 years ago

    Comfort for sure!

  12. M.s Fowler profile image45
    M.s Fowlerposted 13 years ago

    I would say style because when you are going out somewhere you don't look at your house shoes. Most likely you are going to look at your heels!

  13. candycox profile image59
    candycoxposted 13 years ago

    It usually depends on how you carry it with.

    According to me its "Style" - but if you are not comfortable with it - then its more difficult to manage it.

    So, choose the more comfortable pair of shoes, that suits your style and personality.

  14. PegCole17 profile image94
    PegCole17posted 13 years ago

    Gotta admit it, when I was younger it was the stiletto heels no matter how much they hurt. I even wore high heels at my standing job as a hair stylist. Now, it's all about comfort unless I want a killer backache for a few minutes of style.

  15. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 13 years ago

    Comfort! Have you seen old ladies feet?  Have you any idea of the agony that is involved in curing bunions caused by unsuitable footwear?  I am amazed more people haven't tried to sue foot wear companies.  Some fashion shoes are the equivalent of foot binding.

  16. profile image0
    Precious Williamsposted 13 years ago

    Personally I wouldn't have just one.  I love shoes - and have lots of pairs and their all stylish and comfortable because I make sure of it.  And yes I like to wear up to 6 inch heels and my feet are still perfect.

  17. Kathryn S profile image59
    Kathryn Sposted 13 years ago

    Well I always have to go with comfort like I said but you can always buy platform sole high heels.  Just look at Lady GaGa, she wears monster high heels with platforms.  Supposedly she doesn't ever take them off.  Not even to fish at the beach!!!  Crazy...

  18. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

    STYLE!  STYLE!  STYLE!.. and yes, STYLE! 

    Having said that, just because a shoe is stylish doesn't mean it has to be uncomfortable. There are shoes that are both comfortable and stylish, you just have to take the time to find them.

  19. bsscorpio8 profile image59
    bsscorpio8posted 13 years ago


  20. Maddie Ruud profile image73
    Maddie Ruudposted 13 years ago

    I do a LOT of walking (I currently live a carless lifestyle), so I usually go for comfort.  If someone's driving or it's a taxi-type night, I'm way more likely to opt for the pointy-toed 4 1/2-inch stilettos.  My partner and I are probably going to buy a used vehicle when we move in the next few months, so we'll see if that changes things.

  21. akirchner profile image93
    akirchnerposted 13 years ago

    I think the older you get, the wiser you get, and it has to be about the comfort.  Especially if you are doing exercising or walking or just plain hanging out.  Little things like diabetes start to nag at the corners of your mind and with that, foot problems - and just the inevitable foot problems as we age....so I go for comfort every time.

    All that said, last summer, I had to attend my daughter's wedding and needed to have a pair of very stylish shoes to go with my very beautiful dress.  I don't do well in high heels because I am a natural born Lucille Ball.  I bought a lovely pair of silver moderately heeled flats and thought I was all set.

    However - I did not remember that I was in the midst of a bit of a kidney problem/blood pressure problem and that when I went to buy the shoes, my feet were swollen.  Thankfully, all that was cured with a procedure but when I went to the wedding, I had tried on every part of my wardrobe BUT the shoes!  As we lined up to go down the aisle at the beautiful outside wedding on the beach, I was clomping around like a CLYDESDALE thanks to my beautiful shoes being about a size too big.  I finally kicked them off and went sans shoes! So much for style!

  22. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    Put it this way, your not gonna look sexy when you hop into bed with blisters on your toes wink

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image73
      Maddie Ruudposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Too often these days, women must make a choice: cute feet, or cute shoes.  Seeing as my feet already look like they've gone through the blender from many years of field hockey, I'm tempted to opt for cute shoes.

  23. Rafini profile image69
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    Style doesn't exist without comfort big_smile

  24. Anath profile image61
    Anathposted 13 years ago

    Style, always style

  25. blondepoet profile image66
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    I always go for style. I feel naked without heels. I know it is bad for me but I cannot resist a beautiful heel.


    1. Anath profile image61
      Anathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I almost know what you mean except that I am usually naked with my high heels lollollollol

      1. blondepoet profile image66
        blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Woo hoo you too?

        1. Anath profile image61
          Anathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          high heels and my little riding crop of course.  Who needs more than that? lol

          1. blondepoet profile image66
            blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Perhaps one more slight addition. A good man LMAO.

            1. Anath profile image61
              Anathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              or a very bad one indeed, if we are in for some fun ;-)

              1. blondepoet profile image66
                blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                Oh I couldn't have said it better. Roar!!!!!!!!!!!!


  26. CYBERSUPE profile image59
    CYBERSUPEposted 13 years ago

    Comfort for me. I am a long distance walker. The very best exercise for losing weight.  10,000 steps per day will do it plus count calories. Price Per Plan: $0.00

  27. Beth100 profile image70
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    I have a shoe code where I work which makes it nearly impossible to find the right type of shoe to wear with nice clothing (imaginee -- stylish Dior dress and as you pan downwards to the feet -- flat ballerinas greet your eyes..... YUCK!!)  For today, I choose STYLE!!  Would be nice to have some stylin' shoes to wear for a day!!

  28. profile image52
    jayakolposted 13 years ago

    As far as the shoes are concerned, both style and comfort are important. However, if you ask for preference, I would definitely say comfort because it can provide protection to your feet.

  29. mquee profile image66
    mqueeposted 13 years ago

    When you're young-style!
    When you're old-comfort!

  30. swati01 profile image60
    swati01posted 13 years ago

    I prefer comfort.....smile

    1. sofs profile image79
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Comfort of course!!   I love to be comfortable . sneakers for me.

  31. Info Bucket profile image62
    Info Bucketposted 13 years ago

    Your true comfort is your true style, I think so.

    1. sofs profile image79
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      hi info bucket , didnt see you around for some time!!

      Very true !!  Comfort is my style!

      1. profile image0
        Home Girlposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Style and comfort, not crazy style, but classic style, that can be comfortable, if it is properly made from a good material, even high heels.
        Hard to buy though and not cheap, that's an issue for me.

  32. FashionFame profile image58
    FashionFameposted 13 years ago


  33. wilsonallen01 profile image60
    wilsonallen01posted 13 years ago

    I think shoes should be comfortable with the style. When there is a comparison between style and comfortable. I will choose comfortable.

    Thank You

  34. profile image52
    la18posted 13 years ago

    I would say, first COMFORT!  Don't get me wrong, I love gorgeous shoes, but if I can't even walk after an hour, then you're barefoot, then the style goes right out the door.  Actually, have you guys heard of VAs?  I saw a few people in LA wear them, they're new, kind of like ugs, but they're much lighter, and not as bulky looking, yet crazy warm, but let your feet breathe.  I saw a girl in Whole foods, she said her friend is the designer.
    I actually tried them on...soooo cool.  Their site is vabrand.com. They look real stylish, but also SUPER comfy!!!!


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