Events are great. You learn from interesting speakers, hear transformative keynotes, meet new people, catch up with acquaintances, and see tons of innovative products. But oh, how your feet ache at the end of each day when you aren't wearing the right shoes.
Karen Field, EE Times' intrepid SVP editorial director, teetered through last month's DesignCon -- her own feet uncomfortably squeezed into a pair of knockout red Jimmy Choos -- on an admittedly unscientific survey of footwear. While practicality pretty much trumped trendy, she discovered styles ranging from webbed to worn, from colorful to circumspect, and at least one pair that would not have looked out of place sticking out from under a house in Kansas (see image below.)
Click on the first image to stroll through our slideshow of engineering footwear for inspiration in planning your next business trip. Maybe we'll see you -- and your shoes -- at EE Live in San Jose, Calif.
Name: Jim Landowski Occupation: Software consultant, JL Consulting Shoe brand: Friis (a Danish brand)
"See my designer socks? They match my shoes!"