We try to travel pretty light, our rule is if you pack it you carry it.
For this trip, of neary 5 weeks I brought two pairs of shoes. One of them being this pair of very expensive Mephisto sandals. Why these? Because they have great arch support and are good for walking.
And boy oh boy have we been walking. It has sure taken its toll on these shoes. The leather is rubbing down on the heels, and it is cracking in the footbed. All this walking is coming at a price, the price of these expensive sandals.