On shoes, I agree with Woody, comfort is the critical issue and
I would fight that battle as well. Ecco's and Aerosoles are the best for
Sandra in MA
I'll be student teaching this fall, so I just picked up a pair of NAOT clogs; the shoe guy (actually a licensed "pedorthist" and a real help for once) highly recommended them for being on your feet all day. They have metatarsel ? support as well as arch support, and a cork inset or whatever those are called. We'll see how they work!