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all purpoe shoes/trainers

(13 Posts)
ssssm Tue 11-Aug-15 17:45:35

I'm off on a boating holiday with just hand luggage so I need a pair of shoes that will do for travelling/going for walks/wearing when weather not good enough for flip flops (only other shoes I'm taking). Are trainers the only answer? (I don't wear them now - I'm 54 - used to when I was fit!) If so which are most comfy?

ssssm Tue 11-Aug-15 17:50:47


ErrolTheDragon Tue 11-Aug-15 17:58:16

What sort of boating holiday, UK or elsewhere? If it's something like canal or the Broads in the UK then you probably want something a bit sturdier and more waterproof than a trainer eg this sort of thing - or even walking boots. Towpaths can be very muddy!

If something more like a yacht in the med then I would guess deck shoes or a canvas lowtop.

ssssm Tue 11-Aug-15 18:04:29

Greek Islands - but I know there'll be serious walks so I don't thinks canvas will hack it

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 11-Aug-15 18:05:58

I have something similar to these which are serving me well this summer. Worn them with trousers, leggings-and-tunics and long and knee length dresses.

[[ sandals]]

ssssm Tue 11-Aug-15 18:07:02

Those walking shoes are very reasonably priced and sturdy but (shallow me) a bit ugly sad

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 11-Aug-15 18:07:05

Sorry, link fail. Try again ...

ssssm Tue 11-Aug-15 18:09:21

Hmmm thanks so much both - so karrimor could be the way to go? Do they need 'breaking in'?

ssssm Tue 11-Aug-15 18:23:08

And do you order shoe size or a bit bigger?

ErrolTheDragon Tue 11-Aug-15 20:04:04

No, they don't need 'breaking in'. I got mine a size bigger but that was to allow for thickish socks.

For Greek islands I think I'd go with those sports sandals or similar.

LovelyBranches Tue 11-Aug-15 21:07:12

If you are looking for something comfortable to wear but not walking shoes the sketchers go wall come with the highest possible recommendation from me. I have never found shoes so comfortable. I love mine.

LovelyBranches Tue 11-Aug-15 21:10:19

These are the ones I have, they are bliss!

ssssm Thu 13-Aug-15 11:48:33

Thanks for all the recommendations - I'm liking the skechers - would they be suitable/sturdy enough for rambling type walks? Will go and see if I can see any of these in shoe shops so I can try on/touch and feel smile

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