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Shoes for a teacher which aren't too nunlike

(22 Posts)
TheTroubleWithAngels Mon 06-Jul-15 17:21:05

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leccybill Mon 06-Jul-15 19:17:29

I'm a teacher, and an expert in boring but comfy shoes that will take me right through the year, suitable for parents evenings and meetings, plus daily miles of circulating classrooms.
I've got these. Warning: they are VERY boring. But comfy.

leccybill Mon 06-Jul-15 19:23:28

Equally boring but will serve you well

squizita Mon 06-Jul-15 19:35:12

Dr Martens do work suitable shoes now. Or hush puppies from Clarks.

TheTroubleWithAngels Mon 06-Jul-15 19:42:21

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nottheOP Mon 06-Jul-15 19:45:25 - bargain

EvilTwins Mon 06-Jul-15 19:52:39

Why do you need to wear boring shoes? I'm a teacher. For school I wear these, these, these and sometimes these


PurpleDaisies Mon 06-Jul-15 19:55:51

Clarks is not just for oldies. I have these which won't make it on to the pages of any fashion magazine but are magic. They are really comfy despite the heel and I can walk around in them happily all day.

TheReluctantCountess Mon 06-Jul-15 19:58:11

I wear Doctor Marten's for school. They are the only shoes that last more than half a term.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 06-Jul-15 20:03:45

I've just got rid of some DM heels, which served me well for a long time. I now have some M&S Insolia heels, but they don't seem to have them in black at the moment, and they'd probably be too high. Or I wear pointed suede flats, or leopard print ballerina shoes.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 06-Jul-15 20:05:28

DMs Mine were much nicer/more delicate than these though.

TwinkleSparkleBling Mon 06-Jul-15 20:12:59

I love these and have a variety of colours:

They are sooooo comfortable and go with my vintage style of dress!

TheTroubleWithAngels Mon 06-Jul-15 20:16:27

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PurpleDaisies Mon 06-Jul-15 20:43:49

I don't know what your budget is but these seem to tick all the boxes.

Hobbs shoes have always lasted well for me.

TheTroubleWithAngels Mon 06-Jul-15 21:11:54

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Roseybee10 Mon 06-Jul-15 22:06:11

I struggle with this too!
I just can't do heels all day in school. I generally tend to wear boots with a very small heel in winter and flat pumps in the summer but I wish I could look a bit more elegant.

BringMeTea Tue 07-Jul-15 03:51:55

I feel your pain OP. In my first year of teaching I had to resort to Footgloves. I say resort, I loved them so for being comfortable. And this was before M and S started to 'jazz up' the range. grin

Petal02 Tue 07-Jul-15 13:53:36

What about these?

maybemyrtle Tue 07-Jul-15 14:08:50

My next work shoes will be either these or these.

Petal02 Tue 07-Jul-15 14:34:41

maybemyrtle I like both the pairs you have linked.

TheTroubleWithAngels Tue 07-Jul-15 15:18:07

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leccybill Tue 07-Jul-15 20:31:22

I used to think the same about Clarks but some of the styles are really modern now and you can't beat the comfort.
I bought some gorgeous leather long winter boots and everyone commented on them and I felt a bit ashamed to say Clarks but I've embraced it now. It helps that DP works for them and we get a big discount.

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