So comfy, but are they awful? I think they might be....

(102 Posts)
GingerLemonTea Tue 23-Apr-13 21:23:42

I always end up wearing thin soled pumps & want something comfier, but need to know if these are ugly?

like walking on air

not so bad in pink or blue?

RachelHRD Sat 27-Apr-13 20:52:24

Fitflop Due style are nice and if you shop via Topcashback there's 20% cashback at the moment!! link

You just know those Tods are going to be like walking on air but £200+...
Like some of the Hush Puppies linked by coco as well.
Hmmm, maybe I should manage with what I have and save up for Tods by next spring confused.
Loving this thread BTW smile.

TheRealFellatio Sat 27-Apr-13 20:12:00

I have always been a martyr to my difficult feet.

TheRealFellatio Sat 27-Apr-13 20:11:34

I know you because I am you. grin

BestIsWest Sat 27-Apr-13 20:04:24

Fellatio - do you know me? How can you give such a perfect description of me otherwise grin. You are, of course, quite right about the shoes.

JoyceDivision Sat 27-Apr-13 19:56:57

noddyholder I am seriously tempted to buy a pair in the white.... would like to getr a code first tho... hate paying full whack for anything!

PrincessOfChina Sat 27-Apr-13 19:54:24

I have some tan ones like that, from Office. They have a white sole and are v trendy. Tassels and all.

I think the Fit flops ballerinas are awful.

ja9 Sat 27-Apr-13 19:47:39

I saw someone with v similar tan ones on today (although in suede). I thought they looked really good.

Mind you, she had tanned feet and imo, all shoes look great on tanned feet!!

cocolepew Sat 27-Apr-13 19:40:55

Oh I just looked at them in tan. They are lovely in that colour.

TheRealFellatio Sat 27-Apr-13 19:39:22

conspiracy. Damned autocorrect.

TheRealFellatio Sat 27-Apr-13 19:38:14

But how much would the M&S version have to compromise on price and comfort to style them more like Tod's? Hardly at all! It makes me cross. Like it's an anti- middle income, slightly fat, on her feet all day, tired middle aged woman conspiratory. grin

cocolepew Sat 27-Apr-13 19:33:11

The Hush Puppies ballet flats are supposed to be very comfy because they have support . Think they are called something like Jannette.

BestIsWest Sat 27-Apr-13 19:25:59

Those Tods are gorgeous but the real difference between them and the M&S ones (apart from the crepey sole) is £200! I bet they are comfy though <starts saving>.

GingerLemonTea Sat 27-Apr-13 11:40:29

FairPhyllis, yes they felt quite a narrow fit.

I am liking the fit flop ballerinas too!
flowers to Bunbaker - couldn't agree more.
Boots and sandals are so easy to buy compared to this perennial between seasons dilemma if, like quite a few of us, you want non-geriatric low heeled comfort but can't deal with Converse or ballerinas.
Will be in Cardiff Monday so will go to JL to try on. Anyone know if anywhere else on the High St sells them?

Bunbaker Sat 27-Apr-13 08:26:07

I agree TRF. I am on a constant quest to find comfortable and stylish shoes. I am tall and don't want to wear heels and platforms. I want to be able to run for a bus in them or walk for miles. I want a pair of shoes that look just as good with a dress as they do with trousers yet support my feet and not fall off if I want to do any more than shuffle about.

Is it too much too ask?

noddyholder Sat 27-Apr-13 07:55:55

Joyce I have those bought them 2 years ago! Have worn loads look great with skinnies ad slim chinos

Another 'comfy or style is not a choice' person here (foot ishoos).
Have recently bought these Gabor shoes and am relieved not to have to wear something that is so chunky that I may as well be wearing the box they came in.

My shoes need to be uber cushioned but not granny <shakes fist at designers>

FairPhyllis Sat 27-Apr-13 07:23:29

I think the first pair are OK in the alabaster. Maybe in the tan, but I'm not sure. <disclaimer: I am a salty seadog> Definitely not the pink or blue.

Are they a narrow fit? I might try some.

TheRealFellatio Sat 27-Apr-13 07:05:40

That made no grammatical sense at all, but I'm sure you understood the sentiment. grin

TheRealFellatio Sat 27-Apr-13 07:04:36

Things like this annoy me. It must be perfectly possible to make loafers/moccasins that are comfy as slippers and yet still elegant or trendy, like these but the minute anything is designed with comfort in mind the designer somehow feels compelled to sobaotage the look of the boody things, by making the small, subtle but BLINDLINGLY OBVIOUS things that turn a shoe from a casual, classic chic, to frumpy old lady with fat feet. angry Why do they do that? How hard would it have been to shape that crepe sole slightly differently, so it didn't look so old fashioned, without compromising on the comfort?

CorrieDale Sat 27-Apr-13 06:55:17

Ooh! Those fit flops are lovely! I am gutted to discover that metallics are WI! I love metallics because they go with everything. I must admit I had been wondering about the silver Boden wedges but silver ballerinas and gold sandal fit flops are ok surely? On second thoughts - I don't need to know! I shall just join the WI. It's probably my spiritual home now I come to think of it.

BestIsWest Sat 27-Apr-13 00:28:56

I lived in the first ones in the OP In tan last year, but then I am 50. 50!

LadyIsabellaWrotham Fri 26-Apr-13 23:11:59

If I wore ballerinas I would have to sit down or catch buses all the time, and I would be the size of a bus. Instead I wear gopping but comfy shoes and walk for miles and miles and my arse is lovely and toned <crosses fingers and backs away from mirror>.

You pay your money and you take your choice (or you Shred in hideous trainers behind closed doors).

Wifi is playing up and stopping me checking out the links, so I'm only posting to mark my place so I can come back tomorrow and buy All Of Them. I am a sucker for comfy shoes, and I really need to replace my truly horrific pair of Clarks metallic comfy sandals with flower motif which even Per Una would be ashamed of.

polyhymnia Fri 26-Apr-13 22:53:10

I think they look really boring I'm afraid they reinforce all my prejudices about Clarks.

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