Sturdy Gals require comfort. Queen Elizabeth, the original Grande Dame-Sturdy Gal cross, never wears a heel over 2 inches. Those same British royals inspired the Hunter mucking about boots. High WASPs believe in striding around, suitably shod.
Reader rb posted a link in the Privilege comments to a blog called “Barking Dogs.” Get it? Devoted to comfortable shoes. If you have the Sturdy attitude towards feet, go look. You may even find an Artsy touch or two.
Of course, the Grandes Dames who admit to foot pain, and there are a few, keep the appropriate Ferragamo and Stuart Weitzman lasts on file at their favorite shoe salon, or bookmarked at Arthur Berens. Salespeople look forward to those visits. The rest of us are quite happy to have found Barking Dogs, and I thank rb from the bottom of my heart. Which is, of course, the location of my feet.