I have 4 pairs of sneakers, all New Balance. Two are for the gym and two supposedly exercise your butt when you walk in them. Don't believe it. Sketchers has already been sued for claiming that. So now I wear any of the four pairs to the gym.
I buy all my shoes at the Outlet Mall. Name brands, prices as good or better than online shopping, there's no shipping charges, and if something goes wrong you can drag them back to the store and verbally berate the employees until they give you your money back.
Life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party - Jimmy Buffett