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Flat, closed toe trainery type shoes that don't look like trainers?

(17 Posts)
UseHerName Wed 10-Jun-15 06:28:45

I can't wear pumps or heels of any variety but need flats for charging about town in ... I'll be wearing them in the office so they can't look like trainers

Something like skechers go walk May janes but without the white sole?

Aldo I have hairy toes and ugly feet so it the interests of the general public they must also be closed toe!! grin

Any suggestions?


What are you guys wearing on your feet.

UseHerName Wed 10-Jun-15 06:35:32

Oh I have bunion pain too (yum!) if that's relevant?

PattiODoors Wed 10-Jun-15 06:45:57

I wear Kits. get in Indie shoeshops as well as online shops

Caitmous Wed 10-Jun-15 06:59:05

What about those Toms canvas shoes? Lots of different materials/colours and they look comfy.

nottheOP Wed 10-Jun-15 07:00:19,30/1978300078,30/1944802740,30/2026900078

pseudonymity Wed 10-Jun-15 10:22:36

Use facial wax strips on the hairy toes.

shumway Wed 10-Jun-15 10:26:17

I recommend skechers sweetpea.

Petal02 Wed 10-Jun-15 10:47:31

These are Skechers Mary Jane's minus the white sole.

Petal02 Wed 10-Jun-15 10:53:15

PS - I like both the Clarks options.
PPS - there is no excuse for hairy toes !!!

Plexie Wed 10-Jun-15 11:09:13


Personally I'd choose one with leather footbeds as I find the fabric ones too warm.

vintagetat Wed 10-Jun-15 11:16:10

I had the same issue! I've just bought these and they are very comfy but look less casual than trainers

Germgirl Wed 10-Jun-15 11:16:36

I've got Skechers go walk MJ's which have black soles, so they are out there. They're still the most comfortable shoes available as far as I'm concerned.
Mine had gone all grey & weird looking but I chucked them in the washing machine at the weekend & they're all nice & black again.

addictedtosugar Wed 10-Jun-15 11:21:57

Something like the second clarks link, but with a thicker sole.

So maybe these or these

nottheOP Wed 10-Jun-15 11:29:45

Next kidswear has lots of school shoes that go up to a 40/UK7

These are available in a 38/5

MmeMorrible Wed 10-Jun-15 11:34:51

I can only wear flats since I tore my ankle ligaments just before Xmas. I like Gabor shoes for work, very comfortable but also smart.

Try searching for Gabor on Amazon - here's an example

flat black leather Gabor shoes

Murinea Wed 10-Jun-15 14:57:39

I second the Ecco recommendation, I have a pair of the Crisp shoes that Plexie linked to and they are super comfortable (very lightweight and flexible - some people might prefer more 'heft' though).

UseHerName Wed 10-Jun-15 21:09:13

Even if the toes were bald, they'd still be uglygrin

Some of these are really great thanks guys. I spent today in ballet pumps and my feet and bunions are on fiiiiire!

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