I officially wish I lived in civilization. The only shoes available here are from Bata or the like (typically rubber flip flops or sandals with hard soles). Seriously uncomfortable and not good if you have problem feet or big feet. I wear a 42 (or 10 for North Americans), wide, and have bunions and a collagen defect that means that the bones in my feet subluxate and dislocate all the live long day (along with my other joints, but this is a thread about feet, so...) I would so love to get decent shoes.
But I did find Birkenstocks at one store here, and despite them not being at all attractive (to me), I bought a pair anyway. And that's what I wear the majority of the time since they're the only ones that don't cause more pain. *sigh*