Mid-year sales are on.
My big buy are so far are Rockport shoes. If you have not heard about Rockport shoes, they are basically dress/business shoes are really comfortable. So comfortable and light that they feel like $200 running shoes.
I also feel that the sole is also more durable than traditional dress shoes. The fact that soles of recently designed shoes are not replaceable takes that out of the equation.
Whether its a gimmick or not, the feel is great. Very good shock absorption and a sole shape that compliments the normal walking motion.
The bottom line is that I bought two pairs from David Jones at $83 (Aus RRP $219) online about USD100 so still a very good bargain. So technically saved $272.
Again never buy full price in Australia 🙂