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TheGrassIsJewelled Fri 16-Sep-11 11:36:15

I have never spent more than £50 on a pair of shoes, but am coveting these ones.

Are LK Bennett really good in terms of quality?
Are these classic enough to last me years?
Where would you wear them? Smart enough for evenings out? (dinner, not drunken craziness)

They're out of stock online, but have tracked a pair down. Now just need help justifying it!

Pinot Fri 16-Sep-11 11:45:42

They are the best shoes. I love them and have about 8 or 9 pairs - really good quality and many styles so you can go classic or fashion-led, tis your choice. Worth every penny - as are their bags (have 4, want more).

I really wouldn't hesitate if I were you - and the added benefit is that they're cleverly structured to elongate the foot so even great clod-hoppers like mine look all long and fine in them.

ArthurMcAffertyhastwocats Fri 16-Sep-11 12:05:20

Am watching with interest. They are lovely lovely lovely, but soooo expensive. But if enough people come and persuade me they are worth it I might be persuaded.

voiceofnoreason Fri 16-Sep-11 12:41:32

I must have 7 or 8 pairs - they are really comfy and fit perfectly and are really well made with leather liners and soles so your feet breathe. The Shilo range come in loads of colours, have matching bags grin and are definitely smart work shoes. I have the Sledge platforms in nude - they are yummy and are seen on all the best feet (Kate Middleton wears em!!) - though i had mine first - so there. grin

Definitely worth the money - cheap shoes hurt your feet and dont last. They also take very well to re-soling.

(actually make that 10 - have just checked)

emsyj Fri 16-Sep-11 12:46:04

I bought the lower heeled version of those in nude about 6 months ago and am too scared to take them out of the box in case I sully them blush. They are soooooooo beautiful.

Bought a patent bag at the same time and it is great, still looks brand new despite daily use and lots of being flung about and not being well looked after.

HellonHeels Fri 16-Sep-11 16:58:36

While I totally agree with everything that's been said about L K Bennett shoes (I have one pair, sale purchase and love them) you could have a look at these:

www.clarks.co.uk/find/productfamily-is-maryandclarks/product-is-20348947

They are Very slightly less elegant and slightly lower heeled but leather lined. There's a discount code knocking around somewhere on here too.

Pagwatch Fri 16-Sep-11 17:01:18

I have lots of them. Very good quality. As good as more expensive brands.

Pinot Fri 16-Sep-11 17:11:05

Pag do you have the more £ brands? Pray tell...

Pinot Fri 16-Sep-11 17:12:10

emsyj you're right to be scared about ruining them. Best send them to me for safekeeping. <coughs>

emsyj Fri 16-Sep-11 17:12:44

grin

They're a size 7, any good?

Pinot Fri 16-Sep-11 17:15:51

Darn it.

Stupid small feet <glares at hooves>

whoneedssleepanyway Fri 16-Sep-11 17:24:52

I have a weakness for LKB shoes, I have at least 10 pairs. They are lovely shoes and don't date but I wouldn't say the wear and last better than cheaper shoes particularly. I find the heals wear down very quickly and they are leather soled so if you intend to wear them outside you need to get them resoled or they can get trashed.

I have those shoes you have linked to in Dark Blue OP and they are beautiful and very comfy BUT I have nicked the patent in a few places on the back and the heal is really quite scuffed in places and that is without even wearing them outside (I always travel to work in another pair of shoes - have maybe worn these outside on four or five occasions), I have had them a year.

The other thing to note is I actually went a half size up from my normal size with these as they seemed to run a little small (find LKB normally true to size).

I hope I haven't put you off them if you are in love with them, I don't regret buying the pair I have but don't want you to think they will last forever and ever.

whoneedssleepanyway Fri 16-Sep-11 17:33:37

OP I have to say for just over half the price I think I would get those Clarks ones Hellon linked to, I think I am going to buy the oxblood patent ones in the same style, no-one would know the difference.

HellonHeels Fri 16-Sep-11 17:41:28

The Clarks code is BEFRIENDS. 20% off! Free delivery. Big thank you to the S and B-ers who posted it.

whoneedssleepanyway Fri 16-Sep-11 17:56:31

My DH will be cursing you Hellon, I just ordered those in the oxblood....thanks for the link and the code although I am now £63.99 poorer!

TheGrassIsJewelled Fri 16-Sep-11 18:48:07

Oh marvellous. Thanks for the link (and code).
Do you think they're smart enough for dinner out somewhere swish?

HellonHeels Fri 16-Sep-11 19:24:20

New shoes! Whoops sorry about that, I just needed a partner in crime as i ordered the caramel patent Mary janes earlier today.

I am sure they are glam enough for a posh dinner.

TheGrassIsJewelled Fri 16-Sep-11 19:57:23

About to get the black pair. Woo hoo! I lurve new shoes! <must NOT look at the other shoes, despite discount code>

whoneedssleepanyway Sat 17-Sep-11 07:57:54

camel patent those sound nice Hellon, I must not buy anymore shoes...

VideoEtTaceo Sat 17-Sep-11 08:34:17

Ooh I have the exact shoes TGIS is about to get - they are lovely OP! (although I had to have them resoled before wearing outside which was annoying - for £150 you'd think they would put usable soles on them!) I've had them about 3 weeks now and haven't yet worn them outside because I'm worried they will rub my feet and cut my heels - is this likely? Should I keep trying to wear them in inside? Thanks!

BelleDameSansMerci Sat 17-Sep-11 08:38:28

I've got loads of LK Bennett shoes - absolutely love them. They're the right mix of beautiful but practical (unlike the very high end brands which can hardly be worn outside). They last well and don't need re-heeling immediately either.

Adversecamber Sat 17-Sep-11 13:51:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ladyasriel Sat 17-Sep-11 14:06:22

I absolutely love them - have several pairs.
However if I were you i would go for Sledge or Shilo, bit higher heel so smarter/slinkier for evening out.
A mid heel can look a bit Clarks-ish. The high heels really make LKB stand out - they have an elegant and fashionable shape. Great shoes for the money.

TheGrassIsJewelled Sat 17-Sep-11 20:03:50

lady I love the higher heeled ones, but at nearly 6 foot I fear I may look a little draggy!! WDYR?

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