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Can't decide what to buy flats or heels ?

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adi82 Sun 13-Jan-13 10:10:38

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

adi82 Wed 16-Jan-13 07:14:37

I got Dunebooties heel which I think will look great when I'm wearing jeans and these lovely Fly London heels. Have to change my style a bit.

digerd Tue 15-Jan-13 19:07:30

Thought the Timberland soles looked like thick WELLIES.
Loved Op's high heeled boot, but only for a posh event - very classy if walked in elegantly. Tarty is only if you walk tartily in them.
Real flat makes my legs ache, and doesn't do anything for shorties , like me.

lurkingaround Tue 15-Jan-13 18:15:29

Not keen on either of your boots in your op, I mean.

lurkingaround Tue 15-Jan-13 18:13:01

They're quite different boots, for an either/or quest. Are you looking for tall or ankle boots?
I'm not keen on either, sorry.
I have bought these from Dune and I love them. They are described as low heeled, they are about 7cm I think. Ver comfy, have worn a lot.

adi82 Tue 15-Jan-13 14:33:22

Purchase donesmile. waiting for the boots.

adi82 Mon 14-Jan-13 14:51:14

A friend of mine said Fly London are comfy I haven't tried yet that brand.

Trills Mon 14-Jan-13 09:02:10

I actually quite like them - they look warm and comfy

adi82 Mon 14-Jan-13 08:13:04

Call it wedges but gilrs already convinced me not to get this

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

The second pair in the OP are not flat.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 11:50:45

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!

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.

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.

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:

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

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

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

10x polyhmnia I 'll take a look straight away 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 11:19:37

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

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'.

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