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anyone know where I can get very plain black flat shoes?

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oddsocksmostly Sat 08-Nov-14 15:25:57

It's time for our annual battle to find acceptable school footwear for DD (15). She will only consider a pump type of shoe, so brogues are out. Any sort of adornment such as a bow or pattern is also unacceptable. Last year it took months till we fell upon some, and I only wish I'd bought an extra 3 pairs at the time.

addictedtosugar Sat 08-Nov-14 19:49:42

I suspect my taste in footwear will not go down well with a 15 yr old, but my immediate thoughts were something like clarks or my preference, with a higher front, which may well not be popular

if you say what would be unacceptable with the above, I can carry on looking?

oddsocksmostly Sat 08-Nov-14 20:31:26

Ooh, the Clarks ones are exactly right except she won't like the sole. I really like the others, but she won't. And we have all this performance before she has even tried anything on..

Trumpton Sun 09-Nov-14 04:14:04

Couple of pairs in M&S Here and Here

Trumpton Sun 09-Nov-14 04:21:45

Debenhams here

Get her to google flat pain black shoes and Shopstyle will link her to many shops and styles .

pearpotter Sun 09-Nov-14 04:30:02

DDs have last season's version which have a twist at the front, but this season's are plainer. There is also a similar style without the strap if she prefers a slip on shoe.

pearpotter Sun 09-Nov-14 04:33:03

Are these too fancy?

pearpotter Sun 09-Nov-14 04:36:58

These were the other ones I saw on there:

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Nov-14 07:35:11


oddsocksmostly Sun 09-Nov-14 08:30:57

Thank you all for looking! The ones that addicted suggested have been closest! but as I thought, she doesn't like the sole.....

addictedtosugar Sun 09-Nov-14 09:38:36

OK, possibilities.

Hush puppies, but suspect the sole will be rejected
crocs?? dont discount til you've looked
schuh v1
schuh v2 cheaper than above, but otherwise I'm not sure there is a difference

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Nov-14 10:13:14

Keen - but probably not plain enough sturdier for winter than a simple ballerina though.

If she will only tolerate complete plain pumps, have you looked at Pretty Ballerinas or French Sole ? Not cheap though.

oddsocksmostly Sun 09-Nov-14 13:05:20

Hooray! The crocs 'look OK,' which is praise indeed, so we have a contender! Thanks everyone for your ideas.

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