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Are these the most hideous sandals ever?

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OrchidLass Sat 13-Apr-13 11:53:05

I am crap at this kind of stuff. I want flat sandals that have a tiny wedge as I can't wear totally flat shoes (they hurt me). They are for casual, daily messing about wear and I wondered if the above ones are OK or just frumpy frumperson. I suspect the latter so, dear reader, please help. Not much cash, £40 max.

piratecat Wed 24-Apr-13 11:38:45

i have plantar fasciitis op, and fit flops have helped me 100%. they do some brilliant designs now. i flinched at the cost, as am hard up, but 3 yrs later they are still going strong. I wear them all the time when the weather allows.

ubik Wed 24-Apr-13 11:32:01

yes I thought it was for MIL or something too!

Oh I am in Scotland to St George's Day hasn't made much of an impression.

I think the dragon is great, they should keep it

VenusRising Tue 23-Apr-13 23:37:53

It's st George's day isn't it? Hence the dragon?

I initially thought it was for a MIL from hell - a real dragon! smile

ubik Tue 23-Apr-13 20:43:00

I hit the links to hideous sandals and now they are following me around the internet.

by the way - can someone quietly explain what the dragon emoticon is for? Just quietly, in the corn of a wee thread like this

LadyBigtoes Tue 23-Apr-13 20:13:07

I like fly sandals - there are lots that have a very comfy low wedge, but look a bit funkier. I know some people hate them but I get compliments when I wear mine.
fly Tuk
(you can get various colours and other similar styles too)

CarrieDon Tue 23-Apr-13 20:00:29

You can sometimes get them half price in Boots.

HarrySnotter Sun 14-Apr-13 16:08:56

CarrieDon can you please link to the exact gel inserts you use? I've tried loads of different ones for PF with limited success and they can be quite expensive. Ta smile

Startail Sun 14-Apr-13 15:53:19

Those Crocs are very tempting.

CarrieDon Sun 14-Apr-13 15:38:22

MN put me on to FitFlops as a remedy for PF.

I wear them round the house, as they are a bit of a style-bypass - then use Scholl heel gel inserts for loafers/boots outside the house and it's really done the trick, 100%. I think the inserts "guarantee" they'll work which is pretty impressive. Worked for me anyway.

If I forget the inserts the soreness comes back really quickly.

don't tell anyone but I quite like the sandals in your OP

ggirl Sat 13-Apr-13 13:38:48

yes ..brilliant for PF , read the reviews

ggirl Sat 13-Apr-13 13:38:07

lots on MN scorn fitflops as fugly ..beware

OrchidLass Sat 13-Apr-13 13:37:10

Are they ggirl, maybe they're the way to go then? I really thought it was getting better but it's started to get worse again, I just want it to go away!

OrchidLass Sat 13-Apr-13 13:35:16

Oh and I read the reviews on those sandals.

They have been described as 'glitzy', 'smart' and 'perfect for a cruise'. God, I have turned into a cruise going middle aged frump. sad

HandMini Sat 13-Apr-13 13:34:22

These are actually the most hideous sandals ever

My eyes, my eyes

ggirl Sat 13-Apr-13 13:34:04

fwiw I get plantar fasciitis and find the footglove sandals comfy , but must comfess I do wear fitflops if doing a lot of walking as they are amazing for plantar fasciitis.

ggirl Sat 13-Apr-13 13:32:03

s'ok orchidlass , have been there myself and had a good slapping from S&B . It's good to get you on the right track again.grin

OrchidLass Sat 13-Apr-13 13:30:35

Well I really do appreciate the honestly. I have slapped myself around the face for even considering them smile! I have plantar fascilitis and really struggle to get anything that doesn't hurt and coupled with that I seem to have lost any sense of taste these days! Not a good combo.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 13-Apr-13 13:16:43

theoriginalandbestrookie Sat 13-Apr-13 12:27:10

Um not keen.

Don't laugh but am just back from US and am a Crocs convert now. I bought these,en_GB,pd.html?cid=4I3&cgid=women-footwear ( much cheaper in US) and they are incredibly comfortable and I like to think rather stylish.

Gillybobs Sat 13-Apr-13 12:18:46

Sorry OP they are veh frumpy

I much prefer these

20%off with code BLOOM til tues

Toasttoppers Sat 13-Apr-13 12:17:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

specialsubject Sat 13-Apr-13 12:15:35

depends on the size of your feet - would look boat-like over a size 5. Also look really flimsy and will last five minutes.

totally flat shoes are indeed bad for the feet.

cocolepew Sat 13-Apr-13 12:11:08

Our Barretts does Earth Spirt shoes and sandals, they are very comfy.

ggirl Sat 13-Apr-13 12:10:37

Orchidlass-those are hideous

others are nice but I expect they are too flat for you??

MrsAlexanderSkarsgard Sat 13-Apr-13 12:09:39

Please don't buy them, they are horrible.
I feel mean for saying that but they just are.

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