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Shoes are the most important thing you'll put on in the morning. The comfort and support they provide (or don't provide) will make all the different in your day.
Here is a snippet of our helpful blog post (Wardrobe Builder) about mission shoes:
To be be honest....I took the worst shoes. Ever. I decided that I didn't want to spend a lot of money on shoes, so I just picked up 4 pairs from Payless (Yes, it kills me to admit it). I wore out 3 of those pairs by the end of my FIRST transfer. We walked so much and worked so hard and I wore them until some women in my ward brought me shoes to church one Sunday cause she had noticed the awful state of my shoes the week before. It was humiliating. Throughout the entirety of my mission, I went through 13 pairs of shoes. Yup, it was a nightmare. I would usually spend what little P-day time we had buying new shoes. I spent way more money buying new shoes on my mission than I would have if I had just bought nice, durable shoes in the first place. Plus, my feet always hurt so bad. I still remember crying myself to sleep because of the pain, and I still suffer from some permanent damage in the my feet because of the shoes I wore. So here is my advice: Spend the money to get good shoes. You need arch support. You need a good thick sole (preferably Rubber or Polyurethane). And you need to have a strap to hold your feet in- most of my foot damage is in the tendon of my big toe from flexing it to keep my shoe on my foot. And if you are serving in a walking mission and/or out of the country, pack an extra pair or two, cause it will be hard (& expensive & time-consuming) to get more while you are out. My recommendation is Dansko.