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Summoning all short ladies - summer footwear

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EarlyInTheMorning Tue 26-Feb-13 13:45:03

I know it's a bit premature but I want to start getting some ideas. What do you petite ladies wear when you put your boots awayas the weather gets better? I cannot wear flats because they make me feel frumpy. I mean, I don't even like wearing slippers at home! Heals however, I find uncomfortable plus I want some casual looks mainly. So that leaves me with wedges. 'Plungey' wedges are no good because they're not comfortable to walk in. Best ones are the ones with a bit of platform, but just a bit too much platform and feet look clunky. I want to look chic. How can I???? To make matters worse I have wide feet. I mean, is there any hope?confused

TheBeanAndTheBee Wed 27-Feb-13 20:44:41

And just to say even castaners with ankle straps are surprisingly flattering for those of us blessed with less than fabulous legs. The strap is quite loose and low, so doesn't cut the length of your leg in the same way that ankle straps normally do.

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 27-Feb-13 18:43:26

Fly wedges are a certain style - they wouldn't work for me but I know they're very popular on here.

Agree castaner lovely too. I also got some from boden a few years back which are great.

kerstina Wed 27-Feb-13 18:00:52

Fly yossa seemed a bit loose on me (narrow feet) but not quite as attractive as the yoda sandals. Let us know which you decide on !

EarlyInTheMorning Wed 27-Feb-13 17:24:26

Fly wedges seem to be winning the race

Thisisaeuphemism Wed 27-Feb-13 17:19:50

I have this problem too! I'm always looking for something comfortable and casual but with height.

As someone said, fly sandals are great. I'll enjoy looking up the other stuff.

There's no way I could wear anything with an ankle strap - disaster for me/the heavy/short legged.

I actually have quite long, slim legs considering my height and general curviness! smile

TheBeanAndTheBee Tue 26-Feb-13 23:24:38

Have you tried castaner wedges? Very comfortable wedges, not too high.

toastedteacake Tue 26-Feb-13 22:14:56

I don't understand the concept of ankle straps making you appear short and dumpy only applying to short people.

Surely if you are in proportion it makes no difference?

Whereas an average height person with short legs wearing ankle straps may well look odd and add to the impression of not being in proportion.

Just because you're short in height it doesn't mean you have short chubby legs!

prettyanddainty Tue 26-Feb-13 20:58:14

Well I'm really short (4'11), I also find it hard to find good foot wear for summer. I read somewhere that if you're short, you should avoid ankle straps on heels, it kinda makes you appear short and dumpy, the article said to keep your heel and ankle free.

I like ankle straps but I do have skinny ankles.

I like sandals with a small wooden heel or a wedge, or I wear flat ones. Everybody knows I'm a short-arse, so it's not like I'll fool anybody by wearing heels, summer or winter!

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 20:18:59

Again depending on budget but Michael Kors do great peep toe wedges in ponyskin which I wore a lot last summer.

But I bought them on the outnet for a lot less than their usual price.

One good thing about small feet is there's normally a lot left in the sales. Dune also good for sandals.

lotsofcheese Tue 26-Feb-13 20:16:37

I wear Hush Puppy Sandals - usually wedges or mules, some have a strap. They're really comfortable & give me height too ( am a 5 foot midget!).

Debenhams, Frasers etc usually sell them. They're much more stylish now than in years gone by.

GeorginaWorsley Tue 26-Feb-13 20:14:47

I wear low wedges if Ican find them.
I do wear flip flops and ballet pumps,but need a bit of height with knee length dresses.
Clarks do lower wedges that are comfortable,as do Marks and Boden ,obv these more expensive.

motherinferior Tue 26-Feb-13 20:08:42

I wear flat shoes all the year round. I am five foot nothing.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 20:06:59

Ankle strap ok under skinnies I find.

M&S do good sandals generally

Karbea Tue 26-Feb-13 20:03:00

Really I would have thought an ankle strap would cut you leg and therefore make your legs look shorter.

BettyandDon Tue 26-Feb-13 19:39:51

High heels with a strap around the ankle or t-bar or lace up are among my favourite footwear as a shortie.

Blackden Tue 26-Feb-13 19:29:08

Interesting thread.
I'm short and have stupid size 2.5 feet (can get away with a 3 sometimes) that are very wide ie EE+. They are the most ridiculous feet and bear a horrid resemblance to pigs trotters. sad I can't walk in high shoes but hate flats.
Anyway, I've got some inspiration from the replies.

bonzo77 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:24:21

Can't link as I'm on my phone, but clarks usually do very comfy low wedges. I've got some fab ones from a couple of years ago in fuschia suede with cork wedges. Also camper often do suitable things though more expensive.

Karbea Tue 26-Feb-13 19:18:13

I just ordered these they don't look too high, although not a wedge, I don't think wedges ever really look chic. I thought they would be a good way to introduce this seasons neon without looking like a teenager!

kerstina Tue 26-Feb-13 19:12:37

Hmm .. I am not sure . I have other fly sandals that are a bit looser on me but I can't remember I will try and find out which they are . I suggest you type in fly wedge sandals on amazon and read reviews . Lots of comfortable similar styled wedges . You can get a good idea what width they suit from the feedback.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 26-Feb-13 19:07:08

I mainly wear flats but have some fake birki type sandals from next which have a wedge heel.

OneLittleLady Tue 26-Feb-13 18:52:52

New Look has some fairly nice shoes in a wide fit. They don't have all their styles in wide fit but they usually have a decent amount to choose from. Might be worth having a look anyway smile

EarlyInTheMorning Tue 26-Feb-13 18:15:35

Walnut I would wear those flip flops to the beach but not around town. They're not really designed to walk a lot in them are they? Plus feet get really dirty and flip flops don't offer any support when walking. My ankles would be going all over theplace in those.

kerstina I like the heels in those shoes very much. Not massively keen on the peep toe but still, could be a possibility. Do you think they will work for my EE feet?

kerstina Tue 26-Feb-13 17:11:23

I like Fly wedges yoda sandals. I don't think my feet look clumpy in them and they are very comfortable but I do have narrow feet.

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