I ranted a few weeks ago about my really frustrating experience trying to buy sandals at the mall. I'd pretty much given up hope of finding what I wanted - attractive and wearable sandals with an ankle strap.
With only days left before my trip, I finally found the shoes I wanted. And - surprise, suprise - I did not find them at the mall. I found them at Marshalls. (Marshalls is apparently developing a Shoe Megashop - over 5,000 sq. feet of shoes - for people like me who want quality shoes without having to deal with snotty Nordstrom people.)
It can be difficult finding shoes for my feet (they're size 10 - La Femme knows my pain), but these feel like they were made for me.
Material: Italian leather
Price: under fifty dollars