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Discussion in 'General Education' started by Mrs. C.H., Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Mrs. C.H.

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    This will be my second year as a third grade teacher. I recently graduated from college, and I am in the process of building a professional wardrobe. However, I am having a rough time finding the right shoes. My problems are as follows:

    Shoe problems: Does anyone know of any brands/types of shoes that are versatile and professional, yet relatively comfortable? What kinds are great for warm weather, and what kind are great for cooler weather? :help:
     
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  3. Historyteaching

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    My mother swears by Clarks. I don't have a pair, but she loves them and I heard they come highly recommended for comfort and support of your arches and feet.
     
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    Thank you! I will look into those.
     
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    We had a looong thread on this a couple of weeks ago, didn't we?
     
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    I like Dansko. Expensive but I only have to buy two pair- black and brown.
     
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    I'm no help, as my feet are very small and I wear kids shoes! But my advice is to try out different kinds of shoes and walk around in the shoe stores until you feel comfortable. I know I can't really wear heels (more than 1 in) in school because of my back...having an idea of what you are looking for in a shoe sometimes helps.

    I'm still working on building my wardrobe and I'm going into year 6 of teaching! lol
     
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    I can see how building a wardrobe takes awhile! So there was a long thread about this same topic? I will try to find it.
     
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    I love Clarks too - they have styles to fin almost any weather and tastes!
     
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    Areosoles and Merrells are both really good, well for me anyway!
     
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    I have two pair of Sketchers in brown and black that are comfy and stylish enough that I can wear them with lots of things.

    Here's a link to the specific style I have. I wear these with socks (brown or black) in the fall and winter and switch to something else when the weather warms up but I've seen people wear them without socks in the spring.

    http://www.skechers.com/catalog/bro...&index=0&viewAll=false&sort=newest&prodId=376
     
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    Again, thank you so much! I am getting some great ideas.
     
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    another vote for clarks. I like the artisan line, they seem to be the best quality ones. You can get them on zappos.com or better yet at marshalls.
     
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    I have those EXACT shoes! I have them in brown. I've been tempted to get them in black because they're so versatile. They look casual enough to wear with casual clothes, and are also dressy enough to wear with my more "business-like" things, too. I am currently wearing mine without socks (and have garish white lines on the tops of my feet now, lol) but wear them with socks in colder weather. They're comfy enough for me to demonstrate PE activities in, too.
     

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