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Hippie/Boho summer shoes for the over-50s?

(7 Posts)
FurryDogMother Tue 15-Jan-13 14:49:47

I need shoe advice. I live in a very rural area - think mud - and have a relaxed lifestyle which involves pub visits and occasional trips into a small market town. No office dress involved, just sometimes I need to wear something other than my usual jeans/trainers stuff, maybe to go to a restaurant, or a party at a friend's house. My style is generally hippie/boho/lagenlook - and for most of the year knee length boots work fine with that. I'm just looking for something for the summer. I don't do high heels, and prefer wedges to anything that'll sink in grass (or mud!). Peep toes are a no-no.

Does anything come to mind? I've been trudging through eBay in hope of inspiration, but the best I can come up with are wedge espadrilles, which are a bit cheap looking. I've looked at so many shoes this morning (and bought a pair of boots and a pair of trainers!) that I'm beginning to go shoe-blind, I think. Any suggestions appreciated!

faustina Tue 15-Jan-13 15:34:48

this is a good blog for flat shoes. You might see something you like?

itsthesimplethings Tue 15-Jan-13 15:37:55

I tend to either wear ballerina pumps or flipflops.

polyhymnia Tue 15-Jan-13 15:50:27

Ballerinas of various sorts are my usual answer - but I am very townie, not rural.

MarianForrester Tue 15-Jan-13 15:54:41

I just do lighter coloured bootssmile

Ankle boots in tan, or I have a nice grey pair. Shoeaholics good to find them, tho you do have to pay for returns.

Mind you, I am in Scotland, so summer is something we don't really get.....

FurryDogMother Thu 17-Jan-13 13:12:56

Thanks ladies - I think I may go for the lighter coloured boots, to start with - am in Ireland, so similar lack of summer issues, Marian!

There are some great shoes on that site, faustina - it gave me some ideas. I just have to find the budget versions wink

Thanks again!

spooktrain Thu 17-Jan-13 14:59:43

What about something like this ?

If your budget stretches to it, check out El Naturalista and Camper for a boho vibe, great colours, very comfy

I have these and they're great AND in the sale too

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