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Who wants a challenge? Sandals that are strapped to your feet somehow but aren't grannyish please

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TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 12:34:00

Isimply cannot walk in shoes that aren't properly attached to my feet

flip flops, mules, slip on sandally things
all a no no

so the sandals I have at the mo which are flat, black and have lots of thin elastiocs across the whole foot AND one round the heel are dying. had them a year and a half and the sole is breaking up.
help me find some new ones

oh and unlike others I am not averse to pink and other colours but I HATE ORANGE


TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 12:34:57

SANDALLY BUMP oops sorry to shout

TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 12:38:55


cornsilk Sat 30-Jun-07 12:39:44

What about gladiator style ones?

TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 12:40:53

what the ones that go up your leg?
hmm dunno, think they wqould be a hassle to put on

<whispers> and aren;t they a bit grannyish anyway?

I have no style so prepared to be wrong

lilolilmanchester Sat 30-Jun-07 12:41:02

Hi TrinityRhino... I'm with you on proper sandals. I've had some good ones from Clarks in recent years. not sure what they've got in this year or what you want to spend. They do tend to be a bit pricey but last.

brimfull Sat 30-Jun-07 12:41:12

I am definatly the wrong person to ask on the sandal front.I seem to gravitate to granny ones and don't trust my judgement anymore.
Will watch thread with interst

policywonk Sat 30-Jun-07 12:41:23

I was looking longingly at these the other day, but they only have certain sizes left.

KbearBrockovich Sat 30-Jun-07 12:41:26

jesus creepers for you I think!

CarGirl Sat 30-Jun-07 12:41:54

birkenstocks do proper sandals too

TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 12:44:16

whats a jesus creeper
and are birkies, reeeeeally expensive?

CarGirl Sat 30-Jun-07 12:45:58

hmmmmm got some on order from Germany looking around £30-£40 per pair but they are built to last!

cornsilk Sat 30-Jun-07 12:46:56

You can get birkenstocks from QVC - have some good offers. Postage expensive tho.'

ArtichokeTagine Sat 30-Jun-07 12:47:32

Would these attach to your foot enough?

Or these?

TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 12:47:39

hmm lol never spent more than a tenner on shoes, sandals or trainers

TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 12:48:52

they would attach enough but sorry, they are grooooosss

ArtichokeTagine Sat 30-Jun-07 12:54:22

No need to apologies - they are not my shoes - i was just responding to your question "where are birkies?"...

IMO some birkenstoks look great. But only the single strapped ones with bright colours. Some of the others are a bit like a Liberal Democrat local counsellor's fashion choice. I don't mind the thonged ones in the second link though - could be OK in a bright colour.

peachygirl Sat 30-Jun-07 12:56:37

What about ecco? these are OK I thnk I have some of thier sandals and they are on their third year of wearing

brimfull Sat 30-Jun-07 12:58:28


TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 12:58:39

very nice but way too pricey at ecco

brimfull Sat 30-Jun-07 12:59:11

peachygirl-you're 'aving a larf surely?

allgonebellyup Sat 30-Jun-07 13:01:08

sorry but some of these shoes are grrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooooossssssssss

Furball Sat 30-Jun-07 13:05:41

this sort of thing?

TrinityRhino Sat 30-Jun-07 13:08:56

little less dressy I think Furball

peachygirl Sat 30-Jun-07 13:11:14

They are not that bad.. believe me I have spent lots of time perusing sandals as I wear childrens sizes and childrens sandals seem to be designed to last for 6 weeks at the most. I tend to find european ones are the best and most durable so buy them on holiday. I know that if they cost a bit more they will last

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