Hi Ladies! Something that comes up from time to time between my wife and I. I tend to like spending a lot of $ ($100-300) on a pair of quality shoes that I expect to last a lifetime, look great and be comfortable. Allen Edmonds is my "go to" for USA made, recraftable, and comfort, but I also have some Italian made dress shoes, and some Indian made Johnston and Murphy. Of course boots are another topic. My wife however will go for the $20 shoes at the generic shoe shops in the mall, that usually wear out in less than a year, are visibly poorly made (plastic/vinyl not leather) and I suspect not terribly comfortable. I'll comment on this and get the retort "well there's no Allen Edmonds for women's shoes". But surely there is something like "Allen Edmonds for women"? I know there's plenty of very expensive women's shoes (Prada, et al), but I'm not sure if they're really better made and more durable or just more fashionable. So is there a brand of women's shoe that could be compared to Allen Edmonds? She's a 3rd grade teacher, so on her feet most of the day. At ~5'2" she likes a bit of a heel, but no crazy stillettos or anything... Just a good looking conservative, comfortable and durable shoe, something like a 2" heel probably. Suggestions?