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What shoes do you wear on cool and/or rainy summer days?

(37 Posts)
Earlybird Thu 16-Jun-11 17:32:37

I'm stuck for ideas.

Earlybird Thu 16-Jun-11 17:44:52

and before you think I'm a complete numpty for asking this question, should say that we've been living in America for the last 5 years and am trying to figure out what to pack for our trip to London in a few weeks time.

Sandals no good when it's cool and rainy, canvas trainers no good when wet - so what to bring? I'm out of the mindset!

herecomesthsun Thu 16-Jun-11 17:53:35

Today (rainy) I wore some black Gabor boots I had when I was a student (vaguely Victorian in style). They are at least 20 years old, I found them when we moved, but they were out of style then. Since flattish/ lace-up/ vaguely distressed/ military-ish boots came back into vogue, I have been wearing them with long skirts and trousers, and will do so till they fall apart/ become completely unfashionable again (not that I am bang up-to-date by any means). They are very comfortable and not bad in the rain.

BlooCowWonders Thu 16-Jun-11 18:14:46

Today I wore clarks wedges. They got soaked in the (unexpected) rain so I changed into lightweight leather shoes. Then it got so hot I changed into birkenstocks. And got wet again on school run coming home.

Guess flip flops would at least dry out faster smile

So who knows?!

Earlybird Thu 16-Jun-11 18:33:59

Hmm - no closer to knowing what to pack......though I appreciate responses. wink

LoveInAColdClimate Thu 16-Jun-11 18:38:50

I live in the UK and still don't know the answer to this! I tend to still wear ballet pumps/flip flops then moan about having cold, wet feet...

Megatron Thu 16-Jun-11 18:40:25

Ballet pumps for me when I'm not sure what the weather will do. I love 'em!

herecomesthsun Thu 16-Jun-11 20:30:37

Hi - the boots I meant are a little bit like this but in black, very useful on cool summer days with rain.

piratecat Thu 16-Jun-11 20:34:08

i have no idea either! i wore my winter boots yesterday. ridiculous, but it was chuckling it down.

oh, i have adidas superstar trainers, thats what i sometimes wear.

herecomesthsun Thu 16-Jun-11 20:38:25

looking further at the Toast site what about a loafer (or moccasin or deck shoe) or am I being too practical here? grin

Iggly Thu 16-Jun-11 20:40:41

It's not that warm so I wore boots today - flats, mid calf. with a skirt. In fact I tend to wear skirts and boots in the rain otherwise trousers drag on the floor and get wet.

LawrieMarlow Thu 16-Jun-11 20:42:12

I wear sandals whatever the weather. Feet sometimes get a bit wet but they survive.

Lady1nTheRadiator Thu 16-Jun-11 20:43:35

Vans or Keds.

Marne Thu 16-Jun-11 20:43:58

Wellies? grin

Flip flops (its only water).

plainwhitet Thu 16-Jun-11 21:39:05

It is very cold and rainy often where I live in the UK. This year I bought some leather Clarks Air trainer type things; I sprayed them with water repellent and wear with nice trainer socks; ideal with trousers when not hot. Ie often. Not as old lady ish as they sound ...I actually bought them for walking in a hot country at Easter but now I love them!

Fimbo Thu 16-Jun-11 21:41:34

I wear Converse in the rain and they are fine, dry out quickly enough. Have never had wet socks or anything.

usualsuspect Thu 16-Jun-11 21:42:41

Ballet flats

Earlybird Fri 17-Jun-11 13:26:50

My problem is that many of my current casual shoes are suede. It is fine where I live now because I am generally not out sloshing around in the rain, but know suede shoes would be ruined if i brought them to London.

It looks cold and damp again in London today (am a secret webcam 'spy'! grin), so know I need to figure something out.

What are all of you wearing on your feet today?

cupnoodle Fri 17-Jun-11 15:53:26

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GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 17-Jun-11 15:55:08

I've actually decided that my fitflops are the most suitable for this weather. Can't bear shoes in warm weather and my feet dry out faster than any shoe.

Macaroona Fri 17-Jun-11 16:14:52

Boots! Leather flat boots over leggings or tights and a skirt. Too much rain to consider anything else!

wineandcheese Fri 17-Jun-11 16:22:36

I'm wearing Converse today. I can't bring myself to wear boots in summer, although that would be the sensible thing to do!

polyhymnia Fri 17-Jun-11 18:09:28

Snake print leather loafers/ moccasins, like this:

(with straight leg jeans, stripy top and khaki parka).

As usual, had sprayed my shoes with protector before I started wearing them.

faustina Fri 17-Jun-11 18:56:26

fitflop leather sneakers. ballet flats when it's really pissing it down don't work for me - they just soak straight through. it is horrible today, but too warm still for boots where I live

notsogoldenoldie Fri 17-Jun-11 19:01:38

Sketchers Shape - ups - the Mary jane sort. great for cool days, but too hot for hot days, methinks.

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