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Comfy yet not frumpy - the ultimate shoe challenge

(14 Posts)
herbaceous Tue 25-Oct-11 12:07:56

I had this shoe problem all last winter without managing to solve it, so I'm falling upon the mercy of S&B.

What I need is a winter shoe, or ankle boot, to go with jeans and trousers of various sorts. They need to be supportive, with nice thick soles - I have collapsing feet - and warm and waterproof-ish, for toddler-related outdoor activity.

This would not be too hard, if I wanted to look like a rambler. But I also want them to be cool and groovy. I bought some fit flop trainers online, as they looked like a sturdier version of Converse (which is what I'm wearing now), but now they've arrived they looked a good deal more, er, orthopaedic than I was hoping. Very comfy though. But think they'll be going back.

Camper shoes are the sort of thing, though a bit pricey. Some of the high-top trainers the young people are wearing are quite 'fun', but I'm in my forties and don't want to look like an arse.

Help me S&B - you're my only hope.

herbaceous Tue 25-Oct-11 12:09:51

Ooh... hello

Pootles2010 Tue 25-Oct-11 12:09:58

Will be watching with interest! I'm very much after same sort of thing....

herbaceous Tue 25-Oct-11 12:16:50

Bit much? Or v useful.

AFuckingKnackeredWoman Tue 25-Oct-11 12:20:15

Ooh i like the uggs

I dread winter shoe time.

i want these but i don't think i can pull them off

herbaceous Tue 25-Oct-11 12:22:11

I do like a biker boot, but they raise the problem of what to do with trouser bottoms. Unless they can be tucked in, it's unsatisfactory.

LesserOfTwoWeevils Tue 25-Oct-11 12:24:07

How about these or these? Sturdy, warm, flat but stylish.
Or brogues?

TracyK Tue 25-Oct-11 12:41:03 I've been eyeing these up cos they are cheap!

herbaceous Tue 25-Oct-11 13:31:01

Also cheap and comfy looking.

Weevils - like the look of all those, but have something similar. Looking for greater sturdiness...

MrsOzz Tue 25-Oct-11 13:32:00

I have just bought these boots and love them!

BaronessOrczy Tue 25-Oct-11 14:32:17

What about Chelsea or Jodphur style boots?

like these



herbaceous Tue 25-Oct-11 18:30:25

They're a bit too smart, Baroness. Not great for traipsing through the undergrowth.

sevenoften Tue 25-Oct-11 21:25:29

The reviews of these say they're comfy. Suede, though, so perhaps not for forests in winter...

MovesLikeJagger Tue 25-Oct-11 21:54:00

Aw crap. I have promised myself I am not buying any more shoes but now I HAVE to have those Ugg trainers. I hate Ugg boots or anything else Ugg but they are exactly what I'm looking for! ARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!

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