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Which shoe solves this problem?!

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LauraPashley Sun 16-Mar-14 20:35:48

Lots of walking to be done, eg sightseeing on a city holiday. In olden days I would have got away with merrell type trainers under my jeans - I know not the most stylish, but could cope with a full day pavement pounding. Now my jeans are all skinny and these type of shoes look ridiculous! What is the alternative?! I was reading the spring shoe thread with interest, and love the loafers, but they wouldn't be comfy enough for a full day would they?!!

foxinorangesocks Sun 16-Mar-14 20:40:14

Watching with interest. I'm walking everywhere with my fitbit and need a comfy walking shoe that looks half decent. Someone must have suggestions!

nikkihollis Sun 16-Mar-14 21:57:19

I've just recommended these on another thread. I wear them with skinny jeans and they look fine. They are THE most comfy things I've put on my feet in the longest time. They have memory foam insoles and the bubbly soles are really shock absorbing. I bought them to do my daily walks in but don't want to take them off. I bought them yesterday and felt confident enough to wear them straight away which is something that very rarely happens. Nearly everything I buy ends up having to go back. Did a 2 mile walk in them today and they were still really comfy.

LauraPashley Tue 18-Mar-14 20:29:38

Thank you! I think thin "trendy" trainers are the way to go, but that other spring shoe thread really slates the new balance ones. I like yours! Out of my budget just nek but worth saving for, I can't see me going back to bootcut jeans in a hurry!

Chocolateteabag Tue 18-Mar-14 22:11:10

What about these Gabor Ruffle shoes? Have tried them in the shop and they are vv comfy.

AnythingNotEverything Tue 18-Mar-14 22:20:27

I hope you don't mean the spring shoe thread I was on confused

I was worried that I would look like a commuter/scruffy and clueless mat leave mum rather than a stylishly pulled together fashion goddess.

I like the skinny jeans+new balance trainer look on other people.

LauraPashley Tue 18-Mar-14 23:30:04

Ooh these Gabor ones are £££! I think the trainer look is def more "me", but I share your concerns anything, would it just look like I'd forgotten to take off my running shoes?!

AnythingNotEverything Tue 18-Mar-14 23:59:38

I like the look of these

Sometimes Next shoes can be a bit stuff though.

LauraPashley Wed 19-Mar-14 21:04:15

Are these acceptable?!

ChablisLover Wed 19-Mar-14 21:17:04

New balance 410's

Comfy and trendy at the same time

MaryWestmacott Wed 19-Mar-14 21:21:54

oh I've still not solved my spring footwear issues - all the lovely suggestions don't work with small feet sad

Anyway, I was going to try popping into a Clarks shoe shop and looking at their flats, brogues, loafers etc, I have some knee high boots from Clarks that are unspeakably comfy, so I'm guessing they will have some comfy shoes that aren't hideous...

Matsikula Wed 19-Mar-14 21:23:13

If you don't think the Trainers look suits you, Clarks have lots of trendy loafers/ brogues and they really are super comfortable. Try them on though as they seem to come up quite large.

MaryWestmacott Wed 19-Mar-14 21:34:02

or could you go with an ankle boot if it's not too hot?

Plateofcrumbs Wed 19-Mar-14 23:53:01

Can't go wrong with a pair of classic white converse IMO, although I am tempted by a pair of "trendy" trainers - always loved them when they were last the thing about 10 years ago.

MildredH Thu 20-Mar-14 00:59:32

I've just bought a lovely pair of brogues in Jones...

Lovely soft leather. Not worn properly yet but been wafting around in front of mirror admiring them and go very well with skinny jeans IMO.

singaporeswing Thu 20-Mar-14 01:16:28

I'd go for a pair of hi tops - Nike Blazers in a muted colour.

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