Comfortable mid-range shoes for wider feet

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  1. Just started work lately as an educator which means standing for long hours and climbing stairs on a daily basis (plus school is undergoing reconstruction and the staff room is located on a temporary site away from the classroom blocks).

    I'm looking for comfortable mid-range (< US$200) flats and heels. Here are some crazy problems I have:
    - wide feet, especially up front (I wear a 40-regular on Birkenstocks or the edge would cut into my feet)
    - pain in the bone connecting to my fourth toe from old shoes (too short and narrow)
    - bad back

    Basically I'm looking for shoes that are stylish and wider, with good sole support or my back would act up. Heels are fine.

    I know everyone has different types of feet, but would like some directions to go with regards to this quest of mine. I currently have Repetto, Cole Haan and Stuart Weitzman in mind (plus there are physical stores in Singapore), but I'm not sure how the sole support and width of their shoes are. Any reviews?

    Also, any other suggestions outside of the three brands? I'm trying to stay within budget so I can get more than 1 pair for rotation.

    I have removed Ecco and Geox as options because the designs I've seen so far are a little old.

    Thanks!
     
  2. I like Thierry Rabotin, but it's a little higher than your price range. I don't have experience with Repetto (I have heard little support in these shoes?) or Cole Haan.
     
  3. I'd have to check the shoes out if they are available here! Thanks for the tip :biggrin:

    I went in to see Repetto and Cole Haan and they were not as supportive as I had hope they would be :sad: