I've been looking at shoes for our trip to Italy too. My tennis shoes are my most comfortable, and the ones I can trust to get me through the day. Like Kat, I really want something a little more fashionable. It's funny, but I've looked at the Skeetchers and tried them on, and they feel great. Just not sure what they would feel like after a few hours. I have bought some new Merrill sandals which are what I wear most of the time here in FL. I'll keep looking at other stuff.
Kat, I hope your new shoes work out well for you. Sounds like getting shoes in Italy might be a good idea. At half off for Mephistos, and the rate of the Euro we'd still get a bit of a deal. :-)