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Three Great Reasons to Splurge on Quality Footwear

Some things in life are essential. A statement bag, for example. If nailing your wardrobe essentials is high on your agenda, you might want to consider investing in high-quality footwear. If you’ve been holding off on investmenting in decent shoes, these reasons you need high-quality footwear in your life could give you the push you need.

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Comfort Supports Spine Health
We all base our shoe purchasing decisions on a range of factors, including comfort, aesthetics, trends, price, and many others. That said, not every pair of shoes you buy will tick all of these boxes. For example, your expensive party heels may not be the most comfortable shoes in your wardrobe, but they make you feel like a million bucks for the few hours per month that you wear them.

When it comes to daily wear, comfort should not be sacrificed. Aside from the daily discomfort, wearing poor-quality footwear on a regular basis has profound health implications later in life. And it’s not just the health of your feet that’s at stake. Similarly, your spine, neck and overall body posture can be adversely affected in the long-term by poor quality footwear. So if you’re choosing shoes to wear daily, spare a thought for your future self and invest in high-quality shoes that fit your body perfectly. Whether that means extra wide calf boots or shoes with specially fitted insoles, your feet will thank you.

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Quality Costs Less Over Time
Every time you buy a pair of shoes, it’s worth asking yourself what your priorities are, and use this information to guide your purchasing decision in terms of quality. For example, if you want a pair of shoes that are currently on trend, it’s worth asking yourself whether you will want to wear those shoes in a couple of months’ time. If not, why would you spend extra on a good quality pair?

On the other hand, if you’re on the hunt for a pair of ‘all my life’ shoes—that pair that you plan to wear a couple of times per week for the next decade, then investing in a pair that will last will actually save you money over time. In this case, it’s worth spending a little extra, but don’t be guided by price alone, as there are a vast array of factors that can push the price-point up. Look for natural, high-quality materials that will survive exposure to the elements. Water-proofing is fairly essential. Leather is often a good bet, but there are loads of vegan options on the market now, too.

Quality Equals High Performance
Let’s talk trainers real quick. If you’re a gym bunny or runner, quality athletic trainers will not only protect your feet but improve your performance. Factors like breathability, traction and stability will all be enhanced in a high-quality shoe.

Whether you’re a shoe addict or you prefer to keep your wardrobe to a few pairs, these great reasons to invest in high-quality shoes will be food for thought next time you’re thinking of buying a pair.