Rule 3: Buy new ones every 3 months or XXX miles
Confession: I finally find a pair of super cute shoes that are magnificent at everything I put them through? I’m gonna wear the Enigma until they fall in tatters off my feet. (Or until they come out with new colors – look, shiny!) Seriously though, I’ve “outworn” all my shoes – some to the point they were holey (holy?) and destroyed – and I’ve never had anything bad happen to me or my feet or knees. Maybe I’m tempting fate by saying this but I think you can wear your shoes a lot longer than the salespeople/magazines/manufacturers say you can.