Are these OK?

(25 Posts)
ginmakesitallok Thu 13-Jun-13 18:51:30

Looking for a pair of sandals, what do you think of these in the brown?? I'm finally replacing my DMs, need to be comfy but not old lady!

rootypig Thu 13-Jun-13 18:56:01

They're nice, yup, I really like that they're a bit rugged. Also check out Saltwater sandals to see if they're your style - they're the only comfortable flat leather sandal I've ever found, and go with pretty much anything.

I love the ankle strap.

ginmakesitallok Thu 13-Jun-13 19:25:12

Not fond of the salt water ones, sorry.

dexter73 Thu 13-Jun-13 19:28:41

I think they look a bit like our vicars sandals!! He is about 65 so not the old lady look but the old man look!

Bunbaker Thu 13-Jun-13 19:30:09

Um, sorry, but I don't like them at all. But what do I know.

ginmakesitallok Thu 13-Jun-13 19:47:13

I'd say more monkish than vicarish.....

dexter73 Thu 13-Jun-13 19:57:15

We only have vicars not monks in our town!

rootypig Thu 13-Jun-13 19:58:14

no worries, I know they're not much to look at off the foot! hope these ones are comfy. They look promising.

MadBannersAndCopPorn Thu 13-Jun-13 20:13:04

They look lovely, go with anything- skirts, jeans, dresses. Fashionable but will still be in next year. Very Alexa Chung.
Not much of a sole for all terrain (especially as they're replacing dm's).
Please bear in mind that blowfish shoes are not leather(from what i've seen). Unless you specifically don't want leather you can get more for your money from asos/ schuh etc.
If they are a pretty pair of sandals that you like the look of and fancy buying- go for it! Happy shopping! [Jealous]

ginmakesitallok Thu 13-Jun-13 20:16:06

Feeling guilty buying them, bought another new dress last week, it's hiding in the wardrobe and dp hasn't seen it yet. But what's the point in having a new dress if I don't have nice sandals??

MadBannersAndCopPorn Thu 13-Jun-13 20:17:46

The saltwater children's shoes are to die for rootypig! Really traditional, good shout!
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BitOutOfPractice Thu 13-Jun-13 20:22:27

Personally? I hate them.

They are only "fashionable" and Alexa Chungesque if you are in your early 20s (tops!) and very very achingly hip. Otherwise, they are vicar shoes as dexter said

But if you like them, go for it

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Thu 13-Jun-13 20:24:09

Have you thought about some more doc martens sandals? I just got these ones but in black

store.drmartens.co.uk/p-8030-dr-martens-clarissa-sandal.aspx

I absolutely LOVE them

MadBannersAndCopPorn Thu 13-Jun-13 20:26:30

Why not? As long as bills/ children do not suffer- do it.
I would love nothing more than to go out and buy a lovely summery dress and sandals, but alas! I'm pg and getting bigger by the second!
So tell me, are they really replacing dm's? wink

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Thu 13-Jun-13 20:28:28

Have I misunderstood and the sandals are for your mother?! Darling Mother rather than Doc Marten?

ginmakesitallok Thu 13-Jun-13 20:29:36

No, not really. I think if I leave my DMS for a while maybe the smell will disappear.... They are stinky! Anyway, ordered. I will just pretend I am 15 years younger and 3 stone more waif like. As long as I don't wear them with a long brown cloak....

ginmakesitallok Thu 13-Jun-13 20:30:49

Lol, DM= Dr marten not dear mother.

Sorry, but I think they are horrible. Then again, those pink DM ones are even worse!

These?

These?

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Thu 13-Jun-13 20:32:35

Thank goodness for that, I thought my frame of reference was all askew there! I like the blowfish ones btw - I love all the chunky sandals that are about at the moment. (Especially my new DM ones)

ginmakesitallok Thu 13-Jun-13 20:35:51

Remus, don't like those, too flat and look like they'd fall apart after a week.

MoodyDidIt Thu 13-Jun-13 20:36:43

they are nice but they look like they might make your legs look short, unless you are of supermodel proportions.

MadBannersAndCopPorn Thu 13-Jun-13 20:48:42

Paint your toenails and strutt your stuff! You've just bought new shoes fgs! I always feel a million when I wear new shoes (even if they are £8 from matalan!)

Mix some vanish powder with a little water (or use the vanish soap thing) and rub into inner sole of dm's leave for as long as necessary depending on whiffiness. Rinse/ wipe out. Leave to dry, brand new! No need to replace!

ginmakesitallok Thu 13-Jun-13 20:50:20

Thanks for the tip - will try it. (still buying the new ones though...!)

rootypig Thu 13-Jun-13 22:27:53

yy MadBanners, am watching DD's tiny feet like a hawk, desp for the day they will fit! grin

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