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Comfy, durable, but S+B friendly walking shoes for city breaks

(14 Posts)
mippy Sun 18-Sep-11 14:43:23

I'm going away next year and plan a lot of walking around Scandinavian cities. I also have size 9 feet that blister a lot. Is there anything I can wear other than trainers?

Earlybird Sun 18-Sep-11 14:48:11

What time of year will you be there?

ICantFindAFreeNickName Sun 18-Sep-11 14:51:22

If it's winter I reccomend a pair of low wedge boots. We had a few city breaks last year (with lots of walking) & my feet never ached once.

mippy Sun 18-Sep-11 14:54:29

I'll be there in March/April. I went to Paris earlier this year with some Clarks crepe-soled shoes, ended up walking about eight miles a day and completely fucked my feet.

We'll hopefully be going to the forest as well, and flying easyJet out means I can't take more than one pair, so not sure about boots.

herecomesthsun Sun 18-Sep-11 15:01:54

Could you wear comfy boots on the plane flying out?

polyhymnia Sun 18-Sep-11 15:07:28

Have found Fitflop trainers very comfortable on various city breaks - their Supertone, though in their new autumn range they also have the Supersneaker, in high top and low top versions.

Quite fancy this:

or this: .

doglover Sun 18-Sep-11 15:12:00

I would second the Fitflop Supertone range. I wore mine sightseeing around Austria this summer and they were a revelation!! The new Supersneakers look great, too. Definitely worth trying if I were you. HTH.

polyhymnia Sun 18-Sep-11 15:24:04

Looking again at your post, I guess only trouble might be size - though the FF size 8s do come up pretty generous.

ComradeJing Sun 18-Sep-11 16:07:38

Have you looked at geox?

doglover Sun 18-Sep-11 16:09:26

You could always try the mens' Fitflop Supertone range. They have the same basic styles ............... but bigger!

polyhymnia Sun 18-Sep-11 16:11:12

Good thinking - also second Geox. Have also fopund their shoes and particularly their trainers very good for serious city-walking.

Gillybobs Sun 18-Sep-11 16:12:02

It will be a bit chilly in Scandinavia at that time of year for fitflops! Id suggest Hush Puppies boots worn with thin socks. I have these here which are super comfy. You need a small heel as completely flat shoes will hurt like hell, something you can wear socks with makes all the difference too I find

mippy Sun 18-Sep-11 16:54:00

I sometimes take a 43 in trainers - I haven't owned a pair from a women's range since I was about 11.

I do like those boots but I can't imagine doing much walking in a heel like that!

Gillybobs Sun 18-Sep-11 16:57:36

They do flatter styles too. Cant recommend their boots (and ballet pumps) highly enough for days when theres lots of walking involved. I wore their pumps on a city break to FLorence and they were heavenly

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