I also didn't do a lot of dither. I just had a quick look round. I usually just think what I want, research, get it. Or I dive into a shop, look only at what I want and dive out. I am ruthlessly efficient in charity shops. Bear will have to get his experience of shopping as a hobby from my sister in law. Of course, bear is sadly used to his mother having a bit of a dizzy do and strange things appearing in the post as well, so he has at least an experience of the random shape of shopping.
These are the sort of shoes I'd like to wear (but perhaps a little spikier)
What bear would approve of is more like this
Image from Wiki Commons, taken by Losespadrilles and used under the Creative Commons Agreement. These actually look very comfortable.