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Need flat comfortable ankle boots for lots of walking

(23 Posts)
photocop Sun 02-Nov-14 16:56:18

By walking I mean school run, shopping etc. I walk 5+ miles a day. But I also live in a very stylish European city and want to look chic.

Are biker boots still "in"? I usually live in Converse until it gets cold enough to wear my knee-high boots, but a) it's warmer here and b) I think I'd feel scruffy in Converse around here.

My usual style of clothes is the MN cliche of slim jeans, long cardi or trench, neutral colours, stripy top. I'm tall and reasonably slim, slightly worried that I won't feel feminine in biker boots.

Any recommendations hugely appreciated - thanks!

photocop Sun 02-Nov-14 17:05:36

Any idea if these would be comfortable enough for all that walking?

Alternatively these? chelsea boot

ggirl Sun 02-Nov-14 17:07:05

Blundstones are very comfy and hard wearing

ggirl Sun 02-Nov-14 17:08:56

CointreauVersial Sun 02-Nov-14 17:11:14

Chelsea boots would be a good style for you. Flat and classic.

photocop Sun 02-Nov-14 17:16:56

Thanks Cointreau. Slight worry that my size 8.5 feet might look even larger in them. Will need to try on.

Skinny jeans tucked in I assume?

The Blundstones look a bit chunky for my taste, but thanks anyway ggirl.

PossumPoo Sun 02-Nov-14 17:21:54

I got a lovely pair of ankle boots from Aldo 2 years ago that are now on their 3rd winter and still going strong! I wear them with skirts and skinny jeans and I think they look good with both.

sort of like these

leedy Sun 02-Nov-14 17:30:03

I have these and they are ridiculously comfortable:

soupmaker Sun 02-Nov-14 18:00:11

Try Ecco. Lots of lovely comfy boots.

Ujjayi Sun 02-Nov-14 18:04:06

Those Camper chelsea boots are fantastic. They are going on my "must have" list.

OP I think biker boots can look feminine. They need to be soft leather, not too chunky on the sole & only a small amount of hardware. Dune has some lovely examples.

photocop Sun 02-Nov-14 18:09:43

What do you think of these?

photocop Sun 02-Nov-14 18:11:39

or these?

photocop Sun 02-Nov-14 18:24:40

Clarks have some and at least I could try them on locally and not risk having to return something when postage overseas is so pricey

not bad?

NoelleHawthorne Sun 02-Nov-14 18:33:41

i walked all around a city in my Clarks busby chelsea boots last week - were fine

NoelleHawthorne Sun 02-Nov-14 18:34:08

everyone in Berlin in chelsea boots too, it seemed
Or trainers

Quodlibet Sun 02-Nov-14 18:40:54

Have a look at Hudson boots. Very well made and last ages - mine are on their 6th winter, had them resoled once, but I've worn them loads.

They aren't cheap but there's a few styles in the Office sale currently.

photocop Sun 02-Nov-14 18:51:22

Hudson has a pair I really like thanks Quodlibet.
Is the sizing generous? I can sometimes get away with an 8 in boots but not always. (I'm officially 8.5).

polyhymnia Sun 02-Nov-14 18:51:22

If you live in a stylish city, OP, don't the local shops offer inspiration? For example, in Spain there are lots of great shoe shops and brands .
I Like the camper Chelseas, leedy. Are they easy to pull off and on?

leedy Sun 02-Nov-14 19:05:02

Really easy, there's good stretch in the elasticated bit.

photocop Sun 02-Nov-14 19:18:56

The problem is the shoes don't go beyond a 41 here, and I'm 42-42.5!

polyhymnia Sun 02-Nov-14 19:21:50

Thanks.I love the grey version. Haven't tried on Campers in a while. Is their sizing true? ( I take a 41).

leedy Sun 02-Nov-14 22:39:05

Yes, they're pretty true to size.

polyhymnia Sun 02-Nov-14 23:12:29

Thanks. Get your point on size, OP. I quite often buy shoes in Italy and am aware that as a size 41 am at upper limit.

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