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Fashion types, can you help with my ugly/clumpy sandal search!

(42 Posts)
QueenThora Tue 28-Jan-14 19:37:02

I would love some sandals like this:
Marni fussbett

But I'm not paying £300 and even if I did I would bet Marni will not fit my wide feet very well.

Also really like these:
Whistles Odeile but they're out of stock.

I've been trying to find cheaper sandals like this - flat, clumpy but with an element of colour/designer style and avoiding total granny style. But a) I can't quite put my finger on what it is about them I like and b) I can't seem to find the right search terms to find the right kind of thing.

So I just really want to see if anyone knows what I mean, has seen any nice ones or knows where to look! TIA style mavens.

perfectview Tue 28-Jan-14 19:58:12

Clarks have an Orla Kiely range which I wouldn't describe as ugly but are quite chunky and retro and great colours.


ArtemisCake Tue 28-Jan-14 20:18:25

Any of these? I have some and they are very comfortable and flattering and great colours.

QueenThora Tue 28-Jan-14 20:24:28

Thank you both - I love the orla kiely but sadly can't do heels (will fall over) but that has led me to look at some other clarks options, and I like the saltwater too.

noddyholder Tue 28-Jan-14 20:34:05

these ?

GoingToBedfordshire Tue 28-Jan-14 20:36:53

Can recommend the saltwater for longevity - mine will be going into their third summer this year.

WhereIsMyHat Tue 28-Jan-14 20:37:31

What about these boden ones, not quite what you were after but the straps are not too dissimilar from the Marni ones Boden

I have tan saltwater's and I absolutely love them. I'm going to get a new pair or two for this summer.

QueenThora Tue 28-Jan-14 20:53:03

Hmm not sure but I'm considering some saltwaters. Boden shoes never look right on me, I have big, wide-toed feet.

What I need is kind of a fashiony, everyday version of this. I don't actually want them to look like sports/trekking sandals but have a similar structure IYSWIM.

AdventColander Tue 28-Jan-14 21:08:46

Isn't it a bit early to be sandal shopping? It's January. JAN.U.ARY. Wait until March/April when it's snowing

Lucked Tue 28-Jan-14 21:34:22

I have taken to wearing menorcan sandals (varca ones). They are really comy but I think you are looking for something more stylish.

capsium Tue 28-Jan-14 21:43:55


Starballbunny Tue 28-Jan-14 21:49:24

Your £300 ones are gorgeous OP, but I think turquoise saltwater ones are nearer my budget and a colour I actually wear.

Saurus72 Tue 28-Jan-14 21:57:54

I've been looking at the Saltwater sandals. I need a very comfy pair of sandals for city break sightseeing in the summer and I'm wondering if a pair of silver or gold Saltwater ones might be the holy grail. Any feedback would be useful. Have also heard you need to size down.

WhereIsMyHat Tue 28-Jan-14 22:07:47

I think saltwaters are very comfortable, the only downside is the tan lines you get on your feet.

I'm also fancying a pair of menorcan sandals like these Solillas

QueenThora Tue 28-Jan-14 22:09:09

Thanks, these are all interesting!

Advent you are right, it's much too early to be buying sandals, but I like to do a LOT of window shopping before I decide. Sometimes I can talk myself all the way into and out of a trend I'm interested in without ever actually buying anything (saves money!) - but sometimes all the research pays off when I find THE ONE!

WhereIsMyHat Tue 28-Jan-14 22:09:20

Oh and, I wear a 5.5- 6 uk and have a saltwater size 7. I could probably get away with a saltwater 6 as they're not narrow and the leather gives a bit. They're my favourite ever shoes.

QueenThora Tue 28-Jan-14 22:10:36

This spanish ones look v comfortable but I need a bigger toe opening, to reveal toenail pollish.

Here's another look I love - plumo but again out of stock and I'm not sure about a wooden clog footbed.

QueenThora Tue 28-Jan-14 22:10:59

Gawd don't know what happened to my typing there, sorry.

Starballbunny Tue 28-Jan-14 22:11:02

Yes sizing info would be great, website says to order a 5 (which makes sense from some trainers I bought literally 30 years ago, that were odd us ones were 5=4.)

enriquetheringbearinglizard Tue 28-Jan-14 22:30:13

These only have a tiny heel and seem similarish to the Whistles ones?
I don't think the soles look too comfortable for all day though and I'm not entirely sure what your criteria is?

Oh, just noticed, they only have size 4 left sad All the flat sandals seem to be really small sizes.

ChishandFips33 Tue 28-Jan-14 22:57:06

Any good style wise?
Some of ecco's range has a trainer-like sole but with a more delicate upper (Groove/gladiator range) not sure on choice of colours though.

enriquetheringbearinglizard Tue 28-Jan-14 23:05:18

Ravel have some colourful flat sandals
Simply Be have a good one with a zip down the back, didn't notice the sizes in stock though.

I've got some good, flat sandals that I've had for years and won't throw out as they are so, so comfortable and I can wear them all day. I forget the make, will have a look and tell you tomorrow.

ChishandFips33 Tue 28-Jan-14 23:07:40

el Naturalista?

ArtexMonkey Tue 28-Jan-14 23:29:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Starballbunny Tue 28-Jan-14 23:56:19

I love these, but £75 is too much sad

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