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Fly London boots and other footwear dilemas

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BobblyGussets Sat 13-Aug-11 21:08:29

I have seen loads of pairs of red knee high Fly London Boots on the internet, but are they for those of chunky calf? Please tell me they are before I go out into a public shop and try them on.

Also, I need some new trainers and walking boots/shoes, but anything like that makes my toes numb. I am a size six and if I go higher in a bid to loosen the tighness around my toes, I find they are too big. Does anyone have the same and hence any brands they can reccommend for this?

BobblyGussets Sat 13-Aug-11 21:08:53

My foot wear is seriously shoddy, I am desparate.

rubyrubyruby Sat 13-Aug-11 21:10:06

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TapselteerieO Sat 13-Aug-11 22:02:13

Bobbly I think Fly are considered a little narrow in the calf by some on here, though some fly boots are adjustable, I think Fly trainers (casual not for running iykwim) might be comfortable, I think the shoes are generous I have a pair of Fly Mol boots and Fly Lol shoes and both seem quite generous in size to me, so they would suit people with wide feet or who want to wear thick socks, my Mol boots are quite wide/baggy on the ankle too.

A good make for walking boots/shoes would be Merrell, I am hoping to buy some for winter but they are properly waterproof, not sure about sizing because I haven't bought any yet, but I have a Merrell coat and it really is brilliant at keeping me dry, I have seen lots of positive stuff on here about their boots after last winter, they are not that pretty/stylish but if you need decent shoes they beat the likes of Fly hands down for practicality, my Mol boots are nowhere near waterproof, if the pavements are wet I avoid wearing them.

BikeRunSki Sat 13-Aug-11 22:13:11

Fly are not for the chunky calved lady, and the foot size comes up small. I am an 8 everywhere else, and I can't even get a Fly 8 shoe on my foot. Boots seem a little bigger, but that does not resolve the calf problem.

I havethese instead. They are generous fitting. I have them in red, brown and black. My original red ones must be at least 5 years old by now, and still going strong. And they are waterproof!

For trainers and walking boots, go to an outdoor shop and get fitted properly. A decent (independent) shop will know how different brands fit. If you have no independent outdoor shops, try Cotswold Outdoor, they are good, and have shops all over the place.

BobblyGussets Sun 14-Aug-11 18:25:45

Thanks folks.

Bikerunski, they look good and I know where I can get something like that in my neck of the woods.

I feel too ashamed to go back to my local outdoor shop as I bought some walking boots that "fitted in the shop" and looked lovely, but once I wore them to walk a mile, they made my toes numb and nearly killed me. Now, if I go back, the bloke might remember me and it will be embarrassing if he asks how I am getting on with my new boots, whilst trying to buy some more from him. My DH moaned enough about the waste of money for those original walking boots.

Actually, they do calf reductions in Korea if I opt for a bit of plastic surgery wink

TheMonster Sun 14-Aug-11 18:26:45

I have had a couple of pairsof Fly shoes and have found them to be rather narrow.

bagelmonkey Sun 14-Aug-11 19:02:12

Don't go shoe shopping in the mornings. Wait until you've walked around for a bit and your feet have expanded before trying on any new shoes.
Ecco are mostly fairly unattractive and expensive, but very very comfortable.
I'd buy trainers from running shop. The staff always seem to know their stuff.

pudding25 Sun 14-Aug-11 19:40:49

I have super wide feet and get that horrid tingly tight toe feeling too. I have Nikes which are meant to be good for wider feet and went to a decent running shop to get them.

BikeRunSki Sun 14-Aug-11 21:18:35

New Balance do width fittings in trainers too.

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