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I bought these today...I should take them back, shouldn't I?

(48 Posts)
rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 18:49:54


For work. I can't do heels, and it's getting too autumnal for ballet pumps.

But I feel like Richard Gere in Chicago. Or a tall Sandi Toksvig. sad

My legs are too short and stumpy.

What should I get instead?

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 18:51:30

Shameless bump for attention.

cyb Sat 24-Sep-11 18:52:13

What about a blocky heeled loafer? Marks do them too

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 18:53:21

Even too wimpy for blocky heels.

I get achey balls (arf)

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 18:53:58

Are they truly awful?

<clutches at straws>

Butterflybows Sat 24-Sep-11 18:54:09

I hate those shoes - sorry. What about some kind of loafers?

talkingnonsense Sat 24-Sep-11 18:54:09

Flat boots?

cyb Sat 24-Sep-11 18:55:35

I wear brogues but I am tall with slimmish legs (sorry)

If with trousers I think they would be okay. But not tights and skirts if you are stumpyfied

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 18:56:07

I do have some great boots. But I can't wear them every day, and they don't work with smart trousers.

They ming, don't they? grin

I thought I'd try to wear them ironically.

But I'm not seventeen and thin. So that won't work.

madammecholet Sat 24-Sep-11 18:56:09

I'm not a brogue fan.

what about more of a flat boot?

Dolallytats Sat 24-Sep-11 18:56:23

I'd say anything is better than those.....sorry, but they're not very nice!!!! What about a flat boot, either ankle or calf? I wear ballet pumps all year round...

Catsmamma Sat 24-Sep-11 18:56:47

ooooh vile!!

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 18:56:55

I think I am stumpy.

Five foot seven, size 12-14, 30 inch legs.

That's quite stumpy, non?

coccyx Sat 24-Sep-11 18:58:30

made me laugh the Sandi Toksvig comment
They are awful though. think the shiny effect makes them worse

My dd wears things like that - but she is 16, skinny and 5'8. I would look ridiculous in them.

cyb Sat 24-Sep-11 18:58:40

Thats not stumpy. But there ARE nicer brogues around if you want them. I actually prefer a chunkier one

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 18:58:43

The thing is, they're sold out online.

But I've never seen anyone wearing them.

Do you think they're being bought up by am dram societies for future productions of Chicago?

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 18:59:24

I thought the patent would stop them being so...butch.

It doesn't.

forrestgump Sat 24-Sep-11 19:02:10

I had them for school in about 1985? i desperatly wanted them in red but wasnt allowed, I cant do them 2nd time around.

pinkytheshrinky Sat 24-Sep-11 19:02:53

Oh they are horrible - so sorry

southeastastra Sat 24-Sep-11 19:03:51

lots of people like them on the reviews. if you wear them with wide leg trousers they would prob be ok. grin

fluffles Sat 24-Sep-11 19:11:51

Sorry. I don't do heels but I also think they are really awful.
Flat knee high boots? Maybe a touch of a wedge?

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 19:11:58

They're the sort of thing my hairdresser wears, but she is petite and funky.

When will I learn to accept my limitations?

I'm going to have a play with them later - try them on with stuff to prove they look shit

ArfurBrain Sat 24-Sep-11 19:14:02

OMG _ I had an identivcal pair in the 80s - when I was 16....

I used to wear them with leggings and a huge man's shirt and waistcoat.

IThat prety much tells you all you need to know about those shoes.
They would look cool will wide legged jeans or trews, but make sure the top is a little feminine.

rockinastocking Sat 24-Sep-11 19:16:58

I could keep them and start a Bananarama tribute band.

Anyone fancy joining? I'll be Siobhan.

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