Help! sandals for destroyed granny feet?

(14 Posts)
Anna1976 Sun 16-Mar-14 19:33:25

It's getting very hot where i live... Anyone got any suggestions for comfortable, relatively nice-looking sandals that I could wear with shorts or a skirt?

My feet are a total mess with creaking huge bunions and osteoarthritis in all the joints, and I can't do toe-posts due to the level of wreckage of my big and second toes. So if possible i'd like to have hiking-sandal soles (for support) with something relatively sedate and leather over the top. A few years ago there were some quite presentable ones like that (made by Teva? or Columbia?) but there don't seem to be any nice ones around any more.

Everything either looks flatly uncomfortable or truly hideous at the moment.

Any suggestions welcome!

indeed Sun 16-Mar-14 19:55:53

Try Clarks Originals - Kestrel soar are really comfy and quite cool in a kind of Birkenstock way.

indeed Sun 16-Mar-14 19:57:55

Linnet flat by Clarks have a much thicker sole but also look v nice in retro way. Can't vouch for comfort though..

ushiemama Sun 16-Mar-14 21:16:53

Have a look at Hotter. Free Delivery & Returns.

Fairylea Sun 16-Mar-14 21:19:11

Try ecco, hotter, pavers and also have a browse on cloggs - some of the shoes are crazy on there but they do some well made good makes and you might find something good.

HappyAsEyeAm Sun 16-Mar-14 21:24:17

I have bunions too, and need very wide fit sandals with a gap at the sides for the bunion to poke through. Anything with a continuous strap over the part of my feet with the bunion on it is a complete no go.

Last year, I struck lucky and bought four identical pairs of sandals in different colours. They were the gladiator plait sandals in m and s wide fit footglove collection. They have a version for this summer too. Size up, as the strap near the ankle is fully adjustable. The sole is quite cushioned.

Swimmingwithsharks Sun 16-Mar-14 23:52:47

Definitely try Fitflops. Bouncy and comfortable and now with a wider range of styles. Prettier than hiking styles but very kind on your joints, and very supportive.

polyhymnia Mon 17-Mar-14 01:12:05

Definitely Fitflops - several nice styles, with good thick soles, to choose from this year.

princessalbert Mon 17-Mar-14 07:59:38

Clarks often have very comfortable soles. Some are in a wider fit, which may be of use for your bunions. The Kestrel Soar, I found, were pretty narrow. I had to return mine.

Also Pavers are good - they have relatively stylish, but comfortable sandals in differing widths.

I have these sandals in red.

princessalbert Mon 17-Mar-14 08:00:00

Sorry, the red sandals are Pavers. I have them in white.

Anna1976 Mon 17-Mar-14 17:16:41

Cool! thankyou all for the suggestions! Today it's back to boots weather, but will definitely get some sandals...

whereisshe Mon 17-Mar-14 17:19:03

Classic Toms are comfortable and have reasonable arch support.

runningonwillpower Mon 17-Mar-14 17:24:17

Toni Pons espadrilles are the comfiest things I've ever worn. (Apart from Doc Martens but they're my winter wear.)

Aquelven Mon 17-Mar-14 20:12:47

Try this firm here
They have lots of widths up to 8E & even different depths of toe box.
Make shoes, sandals & boots so quite a variety of styles if you look through the site.
They are an established British firm, based in Northamptonshire, that gets good reviews for quality & customer service.

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