I think it’s important to be picky about high-street shoes. The undeniable fact is that better-quality shoes last longer, generally feel more comfortable and tend to look better. Really cheap shoes are most likely to be poorly manufactured, prone to falling apart and lacking in the important details that make a design look flattering and elegant: one of my pet peeves about some high-street shoes is that the toes look like they turn up at the end. It’s a dead giveaway. There is simply no point in spending money on affordable footwear that doesn’t last or feel good to wear, but that’s not to say the holy grail of sandals, pumps and more cannot be found with a little research.