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Is £79 too much for Clarks sandals??

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minko Thu 25-Apr-13 15:57:37

I really like the look of these and I'm sure they'd be comfy and I'd wear them lots to work. But £79!?

LadyMountbatten Fri 26-Apr-13 07:17:44

They do. Red black tan.
White too surgical

VillaVillekulla Fri 26-Apr-13 09:20:51

The ones linked to in the OP were in the sale not long ago. They did the same style last summer and they ended up being massively reduced. It might be worth holding out a few months for summer sales. I know I'd be annoyed if I forked out £79 and then saw them for £30 a few months later.

dontyouwantmebaby Fri 26-Apr-13 12:07:18

i absolutely love them (love Clarks anyway).

they def look like they've been modelled on swedish hasbeens (or vice versa). the clarks ones are a damn sight cheaper and they look waaaay more comfortable too.

79 is quite pricey for sandals but if you think you'll get a lot of wear out of them, that they will last and you really love them then go for it.

(the amount of times I've spend 20 quid here and 30 quid there on crappy summer sandals that don't last....)

ShowMeTheYoni Fri 26-Apr-13 12:11:47

I recall my gran wearing similar....I am not joking. She is 76. So either the shoe looks frumpy or I have one rockin gran!

valiumredhead Fri 26-Apr-13 12:17:25

They'll be in the sale in a couple of weeks.

I bought some pumps 2 weeks ago and they are already £20 off - bit pissed off actually!

TheCraicDealer Fri 26-Apr-13 12:27:29

It's all about what you accessorise them with though. Of course if you wear them with a knee length skirt, twinset and pearls they will look like your nan's cast offs. But with rolled up skinny jeans, a breton top and MASSIVE sunnies they will be gorge.

You tread the same fine line with Barbour jackets- wear with wellies and cords and people will assume you own an extensive amount of farmland and a Landrover discovery.

realhousewifeoffitzrovia Fri 26-Apr-13 12:42:22

iMO they are gorgeous in a retro way and very Swedish Hasbeen which the fashionistas like but about 50 percent cheaper. However I would only spring for them if they were super-comfortable and thus likely to be worn almost every day. And I'd definitely try my best to get 20 percent off

ItsYonliMe Fri 26-Apr-13 12:59:28

Too expensive and will date very easily - so you won't want to wear them next year.

They aren't called Hasbeens for nothing grin

Allthingspretty Fri 26-Apr-13 16:42:53

Marks and spencer have something simi ilar in their limited collection ramge for thirty quid. I suggest you look there and hopefully save yourself some cash

NewChoos Fri 26-Apr-13 21:29:25

Love them - might purchase too!

cerealqueen Fri 26-Apr-13 21:54:16

I love them too but would not get the wear as they are too high

these are nice as a lower heeled wearable alternative

DewDr0p Fri 26-Apr-13 22:16:21

allthings can you link to the M&S ones? Can't find them!

Allthingspretty Sat 27-Apr-13 15:50:43

I looked for rhem before posting but could not find them
i saw the shoes irl when ahopping and thought i must post

bigTillyMint Sat 27-Apr-13 17:55:43

craicdealer how old are you? I had to wear those monstrosities in the 70's - you must be young and gorgeous if you can carry them off!

What gerroff saidsmile

mewkins Sun 28-Apr-13 09:33:45

I like them and I like the even more grannified flat versions! I would wait for a 20pc off code though to make me feel better. They are unlikely to be in a sale as they had the same out last year which were never reduced. They are indeed rolling stock. I like the tan colour.

ZenNudist Sun 28-Apr-13 09:58:27

Not keen on the shoes sorry, but re price I'm surprised at clarkson charging £79. One of the reasons why I go to Clarks, apart from comfort is reasonable prices. I hope they don't start sticking prices up, there's enough £££ shoe places as it is.

tethersend Sun 28-Apr-13 10:05:19

Ordered some the other day, will report back.

There's some on eBay- here

cahu Sun 28-Apr-13 11:06:14

these kurt geiger could be a good alternative

DuchessOfAvon Sun 28-Apr-13 11:32:15

I sagged some red ones (LY model) last week for £30. I love them. And they are comfy.

DuchessOfAvon Sun 28-Apr-13 11:32:36

sagged..... snagged

<fat finger typing>

tethersend Sun 28-Apr-13 11:41:14

There's some new red and dark tan ones for thirty quid on my ebay link...

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