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Can't decide what to buy flats or heels ?

(33 Posts)
adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 10:10:38

Heels make me look taller and slim but I love flats Which one is better hmm

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 10:14:58

i dont like either I am fraid.

the first pair are a bit tarty and the second just gopping

ScentedNappyHag Sun 13-Jan-13 10:19:28

Sorry, agree with Maureen about those two.
How about something like this as a cross between the two?

adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 10:22:42

My friend bought something like the first and she says its comfy but I guess you have point , too tarty they are..

strumpetpumpkin Sun 13-Jan-13 10:22:58

i love them both, but would go for the 2nd pair and have my eyes on them

dexter73 Sun 13-Jan-13 10:27:57

The second pair aren't flat, they have a wedge heel.

adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 10:35:53

Thanks ScentedNappyHag but I'm afraid I'll look a bit odd. Have anyone ever had something of Timberland?

polyhymnia Sun 13-Jan-13 10:45:41

First with the high heel definitely too tarty. I don't mind the second - if you are going for a chunky look, which I quite like. And of course they're not flat, but wedges so would still make you look taller.

Don't like the River Island, I'm afraid - think they look a bit cheap and tacky.

Timberland has a good reputation, I've heard. But haven't tried myself. Those ones you posted are OK, though I don't personally like any sort of obvious heel (as opposed to wedge) on long boots.

noviceoftheday Sun 13-Jan-13 11:12:26

Actually I disagree with the other posters. I love the first and don't like the second. I own both types heels and flats. It is all about how you dress/what you wear with the boots, rather than automatically being 'tarty'.

adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 11:19:37

I haven't tried myself too polymnia and I'm looking for opinions on that.
Pls girls recommend a brand that you've tried and are satisfied with. Can't miss sales!!! smile

polyhymnia Sun 13-Jan-13 11:24:43

Well, if you're thinking of Timberland type prices, I'd definitely recommend Russell and Bromley - have had several pairs off boots from them, and they are not only stylish, but have really worn well.

Also a fan of L K Bennett, though have not bought boots, only lots of shoes from them.

adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 11:33:01

10x polyhmnia I 'll take a look straight away smile

AmberNectarine Sun 13-Jan-13 11:40:47

I've had a couple of lovely pairs of boots from Dune.

polyhymnia Sun 13-Jan-13 11:46:53

Have also had a very good pair from Duo who, unlike Russell and Bromley, still have a sale online:

Loquace Sun 13-Jan-13 11:49:11

I prefer my boots with a high, but chunky (like squarish, say 8/10cm squared) not fucking great slap of plastic and rubber) heel.

They give me the tall, but are a damn sigh easier to walk in than skinny heels.

I also like a well formed wedge. But again it must not be big fat slap sort of wedge, more like slenderish wedge with a "curve" to give it a waist.

adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 11:49:14

I 've just found out this AmberNectarine. I'm not sure if I can walk on these heels but I might try.

ToastedTeacakes Sun 13-Jan-13 11:50:45

I adore flats so much, the way they look, how comfy they seem, etc (esp with slim leg jeans). But I had to give it up. I have basically worn a small heel since my teens (mostly wedges, sandals, stuff like that) and never experienced foot pain like I did when trying to migrate to flats!
You'd think they would be lots comfier, but it didn't work out that way for me. I guess it has something to do with your foot shape or arch, I dunno, but it was such a relief to return to a small heel.

I am good with 1-3 inches, but best midway at about 2inch for most comfort. Not sure if genetics or habit contributes to this kind of thing but I was really miffed at first when I couldn't wear flats.

Interesting example: last year went for walk in a hilly region, many miles. Had a hunch to wear my cork heeled sandals with super soft sole (2.5inch heel) and was comfy all day. If I even dare to walk around city center for 30 mins in flats I am in agony.

Not sure why, but that's that!

ToastedTeacakes Sun 13-Jan-13 11:51:28

Oh, and my heels are always wedge or block. I can't do a stiletto. They have to have a raised heel but be super comfy.

ToastedTeacakes Sun 13-Jan-13 11:54:17

Adi82 - I like both of those, but for completely separate occasions. Get both!

adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 12:06:17

It's an endless love...between girls and shoes smile

noviceoftheday Sun 13-Jan-13 13:18:08

Sorry about lack of links....If you go with Russell and Bromley then I recommend the Aquatalia Gold & Dry for flats, they're very elegant without looking too clumpy. The Aquatalia High & Dry are also fab (they're the suede stretchy heels), but unfortunately the Duchess of Cambridge wore them so I think they're popular now.

polyhymnia Sun 13-Jan-13 14:12:14

I can second the Acquatalia range - have hed several pairs - fantastic.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 13-Jan-13 17:59:06

Sorry but both pairs in the OP are hideous, imho. Love those Dune shoeboots which Amber linked to. Personally I'm v fond of a wooden stacked heel on ankle boots. I think knee high heeled boots look v Trinny and Susannah.

adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 19:43:51

I think I should get Dune shoeboots and the heels. Keep looking for flats, come help girls!

Trills Sun 13-Jan-13 19:46:39

The second pair in the OP are not flat.

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