Ballet-type flats that don't suck for the over 40 woman

The average woman has 30 pairs of shoes, according to the book Fashion 101, A Crash Coarse in Clothing by Erika Stalder. Boy am I behind the times.  I have a whopping total of 7 pairs of shoes/boots that I regularly wear.  New Balance white walking shoes, North Face waterproof hiking shoes, bogs gardening shoes and bogs gardening boots.  I also have 2 pairs of shoes that never go outside:  the purple foam crocks used as house slippers, and the black yoga-type Beech sandals with the toe separators for after shower....more