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"Nan heels" e.g. Boden Edie/Patsy but less £££;?

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stillfrazzled Wed 26-Feb-14 10:15:47

I need to smarten myself up, and I love the pointy toe heels look but have a badly healed broken toe which rules out proper heels.

I love the Boden Edie and Patsy block heels (Edies and similar can be seen here) but they sold out in my size without ever reaching a price I could afford.

Ideally I want red, navy, dark grey or black. Has anyone seen anything similar which doesn't cost the earth?

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 10:22:45

Asda have plain block heel Mary Janes in shiny black at £16 -,default,pd.html

stillfrazzled Wed 26-Feb-14 10:29:53

Those are nice, although I had set my heart on a pointy toe (I am not hard to please, honestly).

These are very nearly it, though - a v slightly higher heel would be perfect but I may investigate.

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 10:31:22

Ah, sorry, thought you didn't want pointy because of your toe!

stillfrazzled Wed 26-Feb-14 10:33:00

Pointy is OK if it's low - the big toe is the problem, so any angle that puts weight on the ball of the foot and first joint hurts like hell. A low ish heel seems to be OK regardless of shape; any height and ouch.

Not a problem usually - rarely wear anything i can't run for a train in - but sometimes would be nice to be stylish.

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 10:34:50

Black, patent, block heel, bit pointed:

There's usually a Debenhams code to get some money off too.

BettyOff Wed 26-Feb-14 10:35:08


They're pointier IRL than they look on here.

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 10:35:57

These are quite nice too but they're not one of your colours:

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 10:37:10

Taupe but nice smile - maybe slightly too high?,33/1645122296

UnicornCrisps Wed 26-Feb-14 10:38:46

What about these?,4108&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=3&clr=Black

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 10:39:18

Well, these are so nice I've just ordered them! Purple but that goes with more than you might think:

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 10:43:29

They come in black too:

Mary Janes from Top Shop as well:

AnnabelleDarling Wed 26-Feb-14 10:53:58

M&S leopard

cobalt they also come in black, red , white

ankle strap

metallic heel

embellished heel

lots of block heels around atm, I love them

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 11:05:12

(those 'purple' ones I linked to are blue it turns out blush )

stillfrazzled Wed 26-Feb-14 16:44:26

Thank you all, some great suggestions thanks

The Faith ones are lovely, but those Joe ones from Topshop are exactly what I was wanting. Now I need to try them on as even those little heels might be too high.

Will report back.

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 17:08:13

These are a bit lower, but very cheap in navy:

These are slightly less blocky but again cheap (Hush Puppies, black):

stillfrazzled Wed 26-Feb-14 17:33:28

The Faith ones would be fab if they were available in my size <wails>

Jbck Wed 26-Feb-14 17:39:59

I have tiny feet so round toes make them look even smaller thank you OP for alerting me to this trend.

stillfrazzled Wed 26-Feb-14 19:03:06

Sillybones, I bloody love you - I just refreshed the page for some reason, the only size in stock was mine and the order has gone through! If they arrive, and if they fit, they're £40 cheaper than the Boden ones that I was seriously considering shelling out for.


Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 20:44:27

Hoorah! grin

stillfrazzled Wed 26-Feb-14 21:32:32

Got email: 'unable to fulfill order.'

Bastard. I really wanted them. Sigh.

Sillybones Wed 26-Feb-14 21:57:37

Change that 'hoorah!' to 'boo' sad . . .

notjustamummythankyou Fri 28-Feb-14 11:08:03

They've got loads of block heels in m&s at the mo. I've just picked some up in store and there is 20% off all shoes - offer available online too. Pair of shoes for £20? Yes please!

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