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OK - I know this has been done to death, but I still haven't found the holy grail of shoes to wear when the weather gets warmer and I have to come out of my boots. I usually manage with Birkenstocks in summer (dh hates them) but it isn't warm enough for them yet, but it'll soon be too warm for boots. I've tried Converse and Superga and they just don't look right. I have size 41/42 feet, so Converse just make them look like boats, while Superga are a bit wide for me and just look all wrong. I don't like Vans and the like - it's the sort of thing ds wants to wear, and he's 12. I'm mid-40's so don't want to look as though I'm trying too hard.
I do have ballet flats for when I want to look a bit more pulled together, but I'm just after something for wearing at home with jeans. I guess I'm after something that's not TOO casual, but something that's comfortable as well. Does it exist? Any suggestions gratefully received.
Not thought of loafers for some reason. Used to wear them years ago (pre-dcs) so will investigate further. Need something soft though - hard shoes rub my feet to ribbons. Not heard of Toms, but had a look and a little too casual - thank you for the suggestion anyway!
I've just bought some brogues which I love but probably too smart for knocking around the house. Skater shoes seem to be making a big appearance this summer. Lots around. M and S have a few different styles for around 25 pounds.
I have this problem, I tend to go from boots to birkies.
What I'd like is a pair of really soft ballet style shoes. I have only ever had really uncomfortable ones before (they need to be really comfy for me to wear without socks and obviously look pretty rubbish with socks!) I'd love a pair of tan ones if any can recommend some!? Soft like proper ballet shoes!!