Is £79 too much for Clarks sandals??

(71 Posts)
minko Thu 25-Apr-13 15:57:37

I really like the look of these and I'm sure they'd be comfy and I'd wear them lots to work. But £79!?

piratecat Thu 25-Apr-13 16:00:24

i'd say too much, there's more space than leather. hth smile!

Lottapianos Thu 25-Apr-13 16:02:00

Oh wow, they are fab! I'm a big Clarks fan smile That does sound quite pricey but Clarks shoes are dead comfy and last well. If you really love them, I would go for it

piratecat Thu 25-Apr-13 16:04:35

I like these ones

house of fraser

Allthingspretty Thu 25-Apr-13 16:09:10

Yes i would say so


I think they look lovely and in my experience (as someone who is very hard on shoes) Clarks last an age so these are worth the price tag.

And I love them. (if I were not over 6ft I would consider buying them myself but alas it is low-to-no heel all the way for me)

ouryve Thu 25-Apr-13 16:19:24

Way too much for the amount of wear they'd get (I'm ignoring the scary heels). I spend about that on a decent pair of boots and get a couple of winters out of them.

Catbiscuit Thu 25-Apr-13 16:23:11

They look lovely! In fact so nice, I am now thinking of buying them too :-)

Facebaffle Thu 25-Apr-13 16:23:32

Does seem a lot of money but I bet they're really comfy.

Clarks regularly have 20% codes hanging around. Might be worth scouting the 'net for one.

TheCraicDealer Thu 25-Apr-13 16:26:52

Gah, I've wanted these for like a year! They're like Swedish Hasbeens but cheaper and don't look like they'd cut the feet off you. I've ordered these for the summer. Love them!

Bunbaker Thu 25-Apr-13 16:27:35

Yes. Sorry, but I think they are hideous.

Bunbaker Thu 25-Apr-13 16:27:51

And they look really uncomfortable.

Lottapianos Thu 25-Apr-13 16:30:51

They are also fab CraicDealer smile

Let's hear it for comfy shoes!!!!

fromparistoberlin Thu 25-Apr-13 16:33:52

what craic said, very hasbeen like

I see what you nmean though, feels wrong to spend that much at clarks!

look if you like them get them OP!!!!

Bluebell99 Thu 25-Apr-13 16:39:30

Goodness me , I probably have no clue, but they look very frumpy to me..

IntheFrame Thu 25-Apr-13 16:44:11

piratecat - those are great.

had my bunions done 12 months ago - ready for a sandal now!

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 25-Apr-13 16:46:46

I always buy Clarks these days and also wait for the sale and then buy a few pairs. With a bit of luck those will be down to about £40 by the end of the summer. But then I am a cheap skate and don't pay full price for anything if I can help it!

TheCraicDealer Thu 25-Apr-13 16:49:42

Nooo, they're "rolling stock" iyswim as they're part of the originals range. Don't get reduced unless they're weird colours otherwise I'd have about ten pairs

GypsyFloss Thu 25-Apr-13 16:53:06

I tried these on but felt like I was channelling my Ma circa 1974 grin

freddiefrog Thu 25-Apr-13 16:56:13

I wouldn't pay £79 for them

I really don't like them for a start, but £79 for a pair of shoes I'd probably only wear about twice per year, is too too much for what they are IMO

Startail Thu 25-Apr-13 17:04:53

£79 is too much for any pair of shoes except long boots.

£45 is absolute top price I'd pay for sandals and those must be low wedge every day last 3 years type of sandles.

Thise are worth £22 max as they are too high to walk in and too clumpy to go out in.

everlong Thu 25-Apr-13 17:31:25

Way too much plus they're a bit frumpy. Sorry.

fedupofnamechanging Thu 25-Apr-13 17:45:18

I'd say too expensive.

Clarks are getting a bit too pricey these days imo and quality does not reflect the price.

They remind me of the Scholls my mum used to wear in the 70's.

snoworneahva Thu 25-Apr-13 17:54:20

I love them, can't tell whether they are worth it or not till I had a closer look.

Gerrof Thu 25-Apr-13 17:55:58

I wouldn't pay that for a pair of sandals that look like my gran's scholl's.

I wouldn't pay that for Clarks shoes anyway.

Gerrof Thu 25-Apr-13 17:56:13

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Bunbaker Thu 25-Apr-13 20:11:31

"I tried these on but felt like I was channelling my Ma circa 1974"

I bought my first pair of platform sandals in 1973 and they were very similar to these. At 14 I thought I looked really cool in them. At 54 no way.

I like those, but I wouldn't pay more than £45 or so for them.

NotSoNervous Thu 25-Apr-13 20:16:35

Yep way to much!

RedPencils Thu 25-Apr-13 20:21:52

Clarke last for ages so if you really like them and think you'll get 2-3 years out of them then its worth.

I don't like em much, heels too high for everyday wear for me.

ChablisLover Thu 25-Apr-13 20:27:11

Too dear

But op a dark brown version was reduced for ages on clarks website - think they were £47 but they seem to have gone now.

invicta Thu 25-Apr-13 20:29:13

I think they are lovely, but a tad expensive.

maybemyrtle Thu 25-Apr-13 20:37:01

I've been looking at these too and can't decide. If you could handle red or a darker brown, they were last year's colours and can be found on ebay for £30ish...can't vouch for the sandals or sellers though, obviously

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 25-Apr-13 20:44:13

I agree that Clarks have become too expensive. I love their shoes though as they are so comfy yet not hideously old fashioned. That is why I wait for the sales and buy what they have

Euphemia Thu 25-Apr-13 20:44:28

I've got those from last year - they're fab! Wait til a 20% off code appears on here.

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 25-Apr-13 20:46:48

They're very hasbeen like.

these are similar and very comfy.

I have these and they are fantastic , gorgeous leather , really lovely made and very comfortable, they look really stylish on too, I had a 20% off code so look online for one.

I have the flat kestral soar ones too and I love them also I wore them all summer last year and they still look brand new

piratecat Thu 25-Apr-13 20:52:08

op what about these

Tk Maxx online

polyhymnia Thu 25-Apr-13 20:52:39

Really boring IMO. And too high (for me, but not you I guess).
I would pay that and more for shoes but not from Clarks.

theoriginalandbestrookie Thu 25-Apr-13 21:59:02

I like them, but I would never pay full price from Clarks, wait until they are reduced or there is a code.

FreshLeticia Thu 25-Apr-13 22:58:56

Those flat ones are just Jesus Sandals. We had to wear them in school in the early 70s.
The Clarks wedge is a bit frumpy, but the one Piratecat linked to are much funkier.

DewDr0p Thu 25-Apr-13 23:09:17

That is a bit steep for sandals I reckon. The House of Fraser ones are nicer and cheaper imho

CoolCadbury Thu 25-Apr-13 23:10:16

Another one who is reminded of circa 1974 (my mum, not me!) and another one who thinks Clarks are too expensive.

applecrumbleandcream Thu 25-Apr-13 23:37:13

No not worth the money. Wouldn't pay more than £30 for them.

LadyMountbatten Fri 26-Apr-13 06:12:18

Ooh op they are VERY fashionable.

With rolled up pale jeans yes siree

LadyMountbatten Fri 26-Apr-13 06:12:48

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LadyMountbatten Fri 26-Apr-13 06:15:12

Ooh mrs cb I like those. Have you got? What colour?

PlumSykes Fri 26-Apr-13 06:53:41

I agree that £79 is a surprising amount for a pair of Clarks sandals, but if you would get loads of wear out of them, then I think they would be a good buy. They'll be comfy, and will wear well, so a wise purchase on balance.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 26-Apr-13 06:54:53

I tried the white but didn't like. Am hoping they do navy or red or something. They were very soft leather.

LadyMountbatten Fri 26-Apr-13 07:17:44

They do. Red black tan.
White too surgical

VillaVillekulla Fri 26-Apr-13 09:20:51

The ones linked to in the OP were in the sale not long ago. They did the same style last summer and they ended up being massively reduced. It might be worth holding out a few months for summer sales. I know I'd be annoyed if I forked out £79 and then saw them for £30 a few months later.

dontyouwantmebaby Fri 26-Apr-13 12:07:18

i absolutely love them (love Clarks anyway).

they def look like they've been modelled on swedish hasbeens (or vice versa). the clarks ones are a damn sight cheaper and they look waaaay more comfortable too.

79 is quite pricey for sandals but if you think you'll get a lot of wear out of them, that they will last and you really love them then go for it.

(the amount of times I've spend 20 quid here and 30 quid there on crappy summer sandals that don't last....)

ShowMeTheYoni Fri 26-Apr-13 12:11:47

I recall my gran wearing similar....I am not joking. She is 76. So either the shoe looks frumpy or I have one rockin gran!

valiumredhead Fri 26-Apr-13 12:17:25

They'll be in the sale in a couple of weeks.

I bought some pumps 2 weeks ago and they are already £20 off - bit pissed off actually!

TheCraicDealer Fri 26-Apr-13 12:27:29

It's all about what you accessorise them with though. Of course if you wear them with a knee length skirt, twinset and pearls they will look like your nan's cast offs. But with rolled up skinny jeans, a breton top and MASSIVE sunnies they will be gorge.

You tread the same fine line with Barbour jackets- wear with wellies and cords and people will assume you own an extensive amount of farmland and a Landrover discovery.

realhousewifeoffitzrovia Fri 26-Apr-13 12:42:22

iMO they are gorgeous in a retro way and very Swedish Hasbeen which the fashionistas like but about 50 percent cheaper. However I would only spring for them if they were super-comfortable and thus likely to be worn almost every day. And I'd definitely try my best to get 20 percent off

ItsYonliMe Fri 26-Apr-13 12:59:28

Too expensive and will date very easily - so you won't want to wear them next year.

They aren't called Hasbeens for nothing grin

Allthingspretty Fri 26-Apr-13 16:42:53

Marks and spencer have something simi ilar in their limited collection ramge for thirty quid. I suggest you look there and hopefully save yourself some cash

NewChoos Fri 26-Apr-13 21:29:25

Love them - might purchase too!

cerealqueen Fri 26-Apr-13 21:54:16

I love them too but would not get the wear as they are too high

these are nice as a lower heeled wearable alternative

DewDr0p Fri 26-Apr-13 22:16:21

allthings can you link to the M&S ones? Can't find them!

Allthingspretty Sat 27-Apr-13 15:50:43

I looked for rhem before posting but could not find them
i saw the shoes irl when ahopping and thought i must post

bigTillyMint Sat 27-Apr-13 17:55:43

craicdealer how old are you? I had to wear those monstrosities in the 70's - you must be young and gorgeous if you can carry them off!

What gerroff saidsmile

mewkins Sun 28-Apr-13 09:33:45

I like them and I like the even more grannified flat versions! I would wait for a 20pc off code though to make me feel better. They are unlikely to be in a sale as they had the same out last year which were never reduced. They are indeed rolling stock. I like the tan colour.

ZenNudist Sun 28-Apr-13 09:58:27

Not keen on the shoes sorry, but re price I'm surprised at clarkson charging £79. One of the reasons why I go to Clarks, apart from comfort is reasonable prices. I hope they don't start sticking prices up, there's enough £££ shoe places as it is.

tethersend Sun 28-Apr-13 10:05:19

Ordered some the other day, will report back.

There's some on eBay- here

cahu Sun 28-Apr-13 11:06:14

these kurt geiger could be a good alternative

I sagged some red ones (LY model) last week for £30. I love them. And they are comfy.

sagged..... snagged

<fat finger typing>

tethersend Sun 28-Apr-13 11:41:14

There's some new red and dark tan ones for thirty quid on my ebay link...

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