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Help me find some funky and comfy trainers/pumps for outdoors...

(9 Posts)
lynniep Fri 21-Mar-14 11:28:15

...because in my vast collection of footwear - I seem to be missing those...

I tend to wear boots too mooch in around winter - and fitflops to mooch in during the summer, and a lot of work shoes where I don't need to mooch because I'm sat on my fat ass all day.

I seem to have a gap in my shoe cupboard (if I had a shoe cupboard and they werent all in a big pile under the stairs) for something to wear when we go out with the boys : for instance - into the woods, treks around town heading into museums and stuff, just going to the park but when its not the best weather.

I want something a bit more substantial than canvas pumps, I don't like trainers much but there are exceptions and I'm considering buying those.

I tried these on the other day because I liked the pattern, but whilst they were comfy, the shape at the back reminds me a bit too much of granny goes bowling. They are out.

I dont want to spend more than £30 but for something outstanding I will make an exception.

I want something that would probably look ok with black leggings and a frock (which is my staple wardrobe - along with long black cardi) so whilst I like bright colours, I'd probably be better off with something with a black base colour rather than uber-bright.

They do have to be comfy - I have arthritis in my big toe which is painful after much mooching. My fitflops are great - but open toes aren't best, especially when I'm thinking of taking the boys to bewilderwood. I dont like the look of fitflop trainers. I am big (sz 18) and want my footwear to balance me out a bit.

I don't want those canvas style walking shoes with elasticated straps (that help make my feet stink). I want something laceup.

Suggestions anyone? Before I just buy those trainers I linked to...(not from Amazon obviously as they arent in stock!)

2whippetsnobed Fri 21-Mar-14 18:12:16

Please don't buy those trainers - they are not that nice.

Have a look at the sketchers site for ideas perhaps?

I thought the Reiker shoes you linked to would be good. They have a reputation for being very supportive and comfy.

nikkihollis Fri 21-Mar-14 19:15:27

Please don't buy these Skechers ones for outdoors. I'm just about to take mine back on the basis they're flipping lethal if it's even slightly damp underfoot. Such a shame because they are amazingly comfy. I recommended them on another thread and then had to unrecommend them again after I'd been out in the damp!

Crutchlow35 Fri 21-Mar-14 19:28:59

The first and second ones you have linked are awful. Sorry. If it is trainer type that you want then I second looking at sketchers. In an emergency I bought the go walk shoes. Amazingly comfy but not the prettiest. I will only ware them with flare jeans to cover them up a bit.

Both really, really horrible sorry - and do you really want to wear trainers and leggings together?

Leather Converse are brilliant, though are nearer £60 than £30. I'd say they are worth every penny though (and I say that as a, 'tight Northener' too!). grin

DaftSkunk Fri 21-Mar-14 20:22:43

I quite like the first ones blush.

FabULouse Fri 21-Mar-14 20:23:19

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bishboschone Fri 21-Mar-14 21:39:35

I have Merrell barefoot in purple colours . Comfy and cool smile

lynniep Fri 21-Mar-14 22:52:38

PMSL. I have had a bit to drink though! 2whippets that's so lovely and tactful, followed by remus - tell it like it is grin

No leather converse. Yuk.
Merrell Avian and siren - too hiking. I don't want hiking. They are too solid. I want soft.

Merrel Barefoot - slightly better.

thank you for your suggestions smile

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