My browsing took me to Amazon where a great shop, The Foot Spot, had me ready to buy. The reviews were good for this shoe, with one warning- “go up 1/2 size” so I followed that advice and bought an 8. I really think that for me, I could have been fine with a 71/2, but I am planning on traveling in a few weeks with a lot of walking so these will be great. I can’t say enough nice things about The Foot Spot either. My shoes arrived promptly with no damage to the box. I can’t ask for more than that. They also sent me an email to make sure everything was good on my end!! So easy to use!!
As for the footbed… it is wonderful. The arch support is fabulous, and I can’t wait for my walking excursions exploring a new city in a few weeks!! These shoes will be perfect. I like to wear a lot of black when I travel just to make things easy to mix and match so the gray wash will be just the right color to complement my comfy joggers for my flight!!
I also got new skis and poles today. I’ll get my boots at a ski shop in Santa Fe. I want to be sure I get the correct fit with those.