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Summer school run shoes

(36 Posts)
MrsJamin Sat 27-Apr-13 20:43:49

Some days I walk over 5 miles for school/preschool runs, can anyone recommend some good quality but not hideous shoes for summer that will be more comfy than pumps or sandals?

DeafLeopard Sat 27-Apr-13 20:56:06

Me too so I will lurk. In the winter I live in boots, on a warm summer day it is fitflops, but I need something that I can wear with dresses or jeans on cooler days, but I can still walk for miles in.

MrsJamin Sat 27-Apr-13 21:16:53

How comfy are fitflops? I am totally put off the fact they say Fitflops on the front (well most of them). Also seem ultra mumsy!

Snowgirl1 Sat 27-Apr-13 23:09:50

I usually hate branded stuff, but love my Fitflops because they are sooo comfortable.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 27-Apr-13 23:19:27

FitFlops sell in their zillions because they are über comfy. Let's face it, it wasn't their looks that sold them was it? I adore my Converses but I think 5 miles would be pushing it. Adidas Gazelles are nice IMO.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 27-Apr-13 23:39:18

Urgh - I just looked on the Fitflops website.
They are fugly a bit chunky for me (I do have freakily narrow feet -size 5.5/6 - and skinny ankles TBH ),

Are they safe to drive in?

Most comfy sandles I ever found were Flyflots.

What about Birkenstocks? (Not good for me due to the width but I've heard people rave about them)

cocolepew Sat 27-Apr-13 23:45:19

Birkinstocks or Earth Spirit sandals, bit hippie but v comfortable.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 27-Apr-13 23:49:25

Oooh tell me about Earth

How are they size-wise?

cocolepew Sat 27-Apr-13 23:53:34

Pretty true to size, I got a pair cheap a few years ago and they are really comfy. I think they might be American, but I noticed my local Barratts have started to stock them. I can't link from my phone, sorry!

MacaYoniAndCheese Sat 27-Apr-13 23:54:23

Birkies or Toms for me.

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Sat 27-Apr-13 23:56:21

CLARKS idyllic pumps are fab. Super comfy like slippers and are quite nice looking I think and have a decent sole. Will try link in a second!

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MrsJamin Sun 28-Apr-13 06:41:39

The idyllic pumps look ok, not keen on metallic but I can see black too. Birkies I love the look off but I always have issues in shoes falling off my feet, which is really annoying, and I can't imagine these would stay on! Toms seem to have thin soles like connies which don't really stand up to the 5 miles either.

greenteawithlemon Sun 28-Apr-13 06:50:50

If you're doing all that walking every day the best thing for your feet would be a pair of supportive trainers.

Not very fashionable, sorry, but brilliant for your feet and it'll make the walking easier!

talkingnonsense Sun 28-Apr-13 07:04:45

What about those sketchers go walk that are advertised at the moment?

MrsJamin Sun 28-Apr-13 07:50:39

The skechers go walk ones have excellent reviews so I might check them out, thanks!

2fedup Sun 28-Apr-13 07:52:53

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Sh1ney Sun 28-Apr-13 07:59:28

I wear Toms in the summer and they're comfy and look pretty good too

Windowbasket Sun 28-Apr-13 08:35:52

I have these and they are really comfy, like walking on air!

MrsWolowitz Sun 28-Apr-13 09:49:03

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blueberryupsidedown Sun 28-Apr-13 09:54:43

These are super comfortable. I don't like fit flops for longer walks as you have to 'grip' your toes to keep them on and it hurts after a long walk (me anyway). I can't stand birkis because of that. Or any flip flop type sandals.

If you don't mind the fact that they are hotters, I have a pair of these and they are fab fab super comfortable.

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