The new shoes are comfortable and functional. My feet don't hurt at the end of the day, but glamorous, they ain't.
I can highly recommend this as the ideal sahm shoe. It holds up well on the grassy fields of little league, doesn't disappoint on a family bike ride, and is comfortable for browsing the aisles of the grocery store.
It is the Lands End Women's Toe Strap Mary Jane Trekker. After much hand wringing, I purchased mine in Coral Orange which I have found to work with most outfits. It is actually hard for me not to wear them every day.
Let's face it, for shoes a lot of what's important is how they make you feel. My old shoes made me feel sexy and powerful. My new shoes make me feel, well, how can I say this...practical and utilitarian.