Let’s face it, women don’t want to be wearing business attire with formal or high heel shoes all day long. Their feet and toes would suffer gravely because of it. They often look forward to coming home and putting on a pair of soft, comfortable casual shoes.
Whereas in the past these shoes were rather plain and ordinary, many of them today are composed of the same quality and materials as formal wear and often are made of soft leathery material or PVC. One might question how easy it is to differentiate between formal and casual shoes if they are now so similar. One notable difference is the flexibility of the casual shoe which, often times, makes them last a good bit longer.
Adidas, Nike, New Balance and Saucony make a wide selection of popular and very supportive casual shoes for women and some of their models of shoes are even painstakingly made by hand. This has made these lines of shoes take a very strong presence in the shoes market. They also handle the heat and weather conditions very well. Generally, they can take more of a beating and the soles last much longer than any shoes made for formal wear. They also have much greater flexibility and will not break and crack nearly as easily as dress shoes. This makes them more ideal for walking and the like. They are also more adjustable in that they have straps that can be adjusted.
Casual shoes will likely last longer than formal wear if no other reason that they’ll be worn less by the working woman. Especially since she is likely only to wear them some weekday afternoons and on the weekends. It’s important to realize that they both have their places in the busy work day of the average woman and that they both have their correct time and place at a wide price range that will fit most any budget, cheap or expensive.