My mum's going to end up in flat comfy shoes for wedding, can someone help?

(37 Posts)
birdies Wed 20-Mar-13 18:02:58

My mum has arthritis in her big toe and really struggles with any heels as she has to bend her toe more. She's bought a gorgeous brown and cream coloured dress for my sisters wedding - she has an amazing figure and looks a lot younger than her age and I really don't want her shoes to spoil the look of it for her.

Trouble is she can't find any shoes that are comfy enough to wear that aren't flat. Can anyone suggest some she could try that have a small heel and might still be really comfy whilst looking nice?

Chewbecca Wed 20-Mar-13 19:22:20

Probably not very conventional with a floaty dress but I've just bought these Dune sandals from John Lewis and they're comfy and quite forgiving on the toes.
Alternatively, third/fourth the Gabor suggestion, filter for Gabor on the JL website. I find I can wear Gabor small heels even with problems feet/knees/hips etc!

7to25 Wed 20-Mar-13 19:36:57

How about the Gabor Aroma leather sandals?

soaccidentprone Wed 20-Mar-13 19:44:15

since breaking my leg and dislocating my foot I just can't get on with heels. I keep trying with the 3 pairs of wedges I have, but I can barely walk in them.

so I wear flats. all the time. I really don't see why women are 'expected' to wear heels for formal occasions anyway.

it's so much easier for a bloke. jeans, T-shirt and boots or suit, shirt, tie and shoes.

I used to love fashion too (omg I'm starting to make myself feel really oldsad )

and it obviously matters to your mum, but there are plenty of lovely flats around atm. unless your DM is a 'standard' size I think she'd be better heading to John lewis or house of Frazer and trying a few pairs on. try to get there early before it gets busy though. and maybe phone ahead to find out when they have their deliveries.

good luckgrin

Curtsey Wed 20-Mar-13 19:59:48

Hm, OP I'm just wondering if the dress is mid-calf and floaty - how about a pair of flat T-bars to 1920s things up? I love these Topshop flats. I'm not sure if the colour would work, but I love T-bar shoes - flat or high - for any kind of event dressing. They're prettier and more nostalgic than Mary Janes (which can sometimes feel a bit frumpville) and are special even when totally flat.

Curtsey Wed 20-Mar-13 20:03:28

Oh and to avoid pain on the day - because flat shoes can be painful too - I'd suggest that your mum applies a layer of thick body cream - shea butter or similar - before putting on her shoes. It will minimise any friction from stiff straps or backs and may mean she's not bracing her foot as much.

armagh Wed 20-Mar-13 21:36:34

Caprice shoes are lovely and soft. Don't know who stocks them in U.K. Check online/ google

armagh Wed 20-Mar-13 21:38:05

Pretty Ballerinas or French Sole have lovely ballerinas, some with a slight heel

7to25 Thu 21-Mar-13 12:16:35

Artigiano have sandals with a 4.5cm heel in white,nude,gold and black
They are shown with a floaty mid calf outfit

starfishmummy Thu 21-Mar-13 12:36:11

I am a flat shoe wearer with broad feet and recently wore these for a wedding - they are black though which was ok with my outfit and on a wet march day

www.clarks.co.uk/p/20349090

SherbetVodka Thu 21-Mar-13 16:56:41

curtsey those t.bar shoes are lovely smile

OP, if budget's not an issue for your mum then these sparkly flats from Melissa could look very pretty with a floaty dress.

Curtsey Fri 22-Mar-13 10:11:02

yes, Sherbert, I have almost talked self into buying them now blush

Earthymama Fri 22-Mar-13 11:10:59

I tottered around in agony for many years, wearing Bally 4in stillettos to push the pram, go to work etcetc. My feet are wrecked.It's one thing I really regret about the past
At my CP last year I wore El Naturalista red shoes, they were so comfortable. I wear DMs, Oxygen, Art, there are lots of fab flat shoes and sandals around.

I wear coloured tights and go for the hippy academic look iyswim grin so might not be the person to advise your mother.
I'm sure she will look lovely on the day, and no pain will help to make sure she does!!

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