Our Methodology

Finding the right footwear for your needs has never been easier, especially with so many styles, sizes, colors and materials now available. With plenty of shoes to choose from in each subcategory, though, it can be tough to choose the right one. Don’t Waste Your Money puts our expertise to work to narrow down the options so you don’t have to.

Finding the right footwear product starts with looking at as many items as possible. This starts with reviewing a product’s benefits and features ourselves, but we go beyond our own research so that we can gain insight into what others are saying. We also look at what other professional reviewers and consumers have revealed about each product so that we can get a total overview. This allows us to gather as much information as we can to ensure our recommendations are solid.

When you visit Don’t Waste Your Money, you’ll know you’re getting recommendations you can trust. Whether you’re shopping for a new pair of running shoes or a pair of wedge heels, you’ll find the breakdown you need on our product review pages. We include information on the footwear’s durability and reliability, design, functionality and ease of use, among other features, to help you make the best decision.

Sometimes you prefer one product over another due to your own personal tastes. Although that type of judgment is subjective, we do try to provide as much information as we can so that you can make those judgments. Even if you like the look of one pair of ballet flats over another, for instance, you can go through all of our details on each of those products to make sure you aren’t sacrificing important features when you make that pick.

Our reviewers are professional journalists who specialize in investigative work. They’re used to working hard to uncover the truth behind the information we’re all presented each day, and they apply this expertise to learning as much as possible about products. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed fashionista or you’re just trying to replace your worn-out work shoes, our reviewers aim to make sure you can do so without having to invest hours of time into researching.

The footwear category includes shoes for every occasion, from dressy heels to rugged work boots. No matter what type of footwear you need, you’ll want shoes that will be both comfortable and stylish for your family. We consider everything from personal preference to sizing challenges as we review products. This will ensure you enter each purchase armed with all the information you need to find the best item for your own family.