Maybe wear the shoe boxes instead?!

(15 Posts)
oldmissmort Wed 13-Apr-16 18:58:02

I dread this time of year. Away go the boots and now starts the hunt for summer shoes for my wide feet (EE) and to top it all high instep!! Where can I find comfortable stylish affordable summer shoes. Flip flops are great but hardly suitable for all purposes! Birkenstocks were good til I tripped up a cracked pavement whilst wearing them and broke my elbow! Suggestions please?

frolific Wed 13-Apr-16 22:37:40

camper maybe?
Ok not cheap, but very good quality and usually last 3-4 years.

oldmissmort Thu 14-Apr-16 07:24:54

Thanks smile I'll have a look. Not heard of that make before.

Ifonlyiweretaller Thu 14-Apr-16 13:03:48

Have you looked at Rieker?
www.rieker.co.uk/rieker-ladies-c2/rieker-ladies-sandals-c83
I have very broad feet and have bought a few pairs in the past. Really comfy and some are quite stylish!

amarmai Thu 14-Apr-16 13:16:14

'herring boxes without topses , sandals were for Clementine"!

Horispondle Thu 14-Apr-16 23:50:18

I get a pair of M&S wide fit gladiator sandals every year and wear them every day it's not raining. When it gets far too cold I go back to winter boots again. No inbetween as I can never get flats to fit.
http://www.marksandspencer.com/leather-wide-fit-gladiator-sandals/p/p22437298?prevPage=plp

Smurfingreat Thu 14-Apr-16 23:56:44

I feel your pain and hate to admit it, but I have recently bought 2 pairs of shoes from Hotter at the age of 37. They fit my stupid square feet (EEE) perfectly and are actually ok looking. (Top tip, never tell your MIL in case she congratulates you on finding a shop where they sell "nice" shoes).

If it were up to me I would move to a climate where there was no need for any shoes between boots and flip flops.

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Apr-16 07:03:11

Camper are not that wide. I usually wear Clark's wide fit, and Camper are too narrow for me.

GreenMarkerPen Fri 15-Apr-16 07:14:06

birkenstock also make shoes.
ecco and gabor come to mind. clarks at a push.

louloubelle2 Fri 15-Apr-16 07:17:08

why don't you try Birkenstocks again? Sounds like an unfortunate accident, mainly caused by a cracked pavement. OK, I know the bikrs may not have helped but you're blaming the wrong cause. A shame to discount an entire range of shoes if they suited you and you find shoes hard to find.

JamNan Fri 15-Apr-16 07:20:33

I also have wide feet and high instep. Some of the shoes in the Clarks wide-fit range are really comfortable and stylish.

oldmissmort Fri 15-Apr-16 07:44:04

Thanks to all - lots of investigating to do. Rieker look good online but prices are a bit too steep for me. Camper a bit too trendy as in my late 50's! However all will be tried as desperate smile

Buddahbelly Fri 15-Apr-16 08:21:39

smurfinggreat or worse take your nan to the pavers/hotter local shop and end up buying 2 pairs at the age of 34 whilst your nan finds nothing she likes hmm.

Now that was embarrassing!

SesameSparkle Fri 15-Apr-16 08:23:01

Clarks wide, m&s wide, Gabor and hush puppies?

hugoagogo Fri 15-Apr-16 08:41:13

Crumbs I've just measured my feet and I am eeeee!? When did the letters change btw? I used to be a 4 1/2 G

Hotter are all too narrow for me, but have had luck in both hennes and primark lately confused

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