You can hear the consternation now: “But there IS no such thing as a good, cheap pair of shoes!” Sure, if you’re a shoe snob. But for plenty of us, it’s quite possible to wear a pair of glued-sole, not the best leather, decent looking shoes for years. You just have to know what you’re looking for. That, and not all of us want to get married to a pair of shoes. Sometimes it’s good to date around, discover the good signs & bad signs of a potential mate, and learn to avoid certain pitfalls. We’re still talking about shoes here, right?