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Shoes -what do you think?

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RoastieToastieReastie Sun 13-Mar-16 20:39:27

I really like these shoes but I'm not sure if I can pull them off. I'm mid 30s, size 12, wouldn't exactly call my style highly fashionable but like a bit of colour. I'm a secondary school teacher and would wear them to school possibly with black dresses and red accessories (belt, cardi, necklace) or patterned skirt with red in. Would also wear outside work with jeans or more casual skirt (thinking of my cath kidston mushroom skirt with red in it). They look so comfy and a bit fun to me. I'm just not sure if I'd look really frumpy in them or if I could make them work. They look like something my 5yo DD would wear but somehow this isn't putting me off.

RoastieToastieReastie Sun 13-Mar-16 20:40:15

I should add that for some reason I'm only really liking the red ones, they look more fun.

Sparklycat Sun 13-Mar-16 20:41:21

They are def primary school or art/drama teacher shoes so for go it grin

RoastieToastieReastie Sun 13-Mar-16 20:43:04

I do teach a practical subject (hence the need for more practical footwear) but not art or drama, but if it means I look artistic whilst wearing them then I'll go with that smile

HolgerDanske Sun 13-Mar-16 20:43:56

They would look frumpy on even the youngest, thinnest, most cool person in the entire world.

I might accept that you could just about get away with them at work if you're a primary teacher, because I know what looking after a load of young children is like, but there is no way they would look 'fun' or 'quirky' in any other setting.


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BeaufortBelle Sun 13-Mar-16 20:46:29

They remind me of the old Clarks sandals I had as a child. I quite like them.

Vixxfacee Sun 13-Mar-16 20:47:31

They are terrible. Don't do it.

LadyPriggsbottom Sun 13-Mar-16 20:50:44

I'm a bit on the fence about these; at first glance I thought they were hideous, but the more I look at them the more I like them... <not very helpful sorry>.

Puppymouse Sun 13-Mar-16 20:51:46

Yep you definitely need to be four years old or teach art to wear these. wink

RoastieToastieReastie Sun 13-Mar-16 20:53:54

Interesting mix. So they're a bit marmite then.

Ginmakesitallok Sun 13-Mar-16 20:55:57

I love them, GET THEM!!

hiccupgirl Sun 13-Mar-16 21:06:59

I love them but I love red shoes and have similar shoes already. Go for it! Life is too short for boring shoes grin

TwistAndShout Sun 13-Mar-16 21:17:55

Absolutely awful- even on a 5 year old, sorry.

MotherBluestocking Sun 13-Mar-16 22:52:08

I love them for their wafty hippy vintage-ness. I'm less sure about the black dress and red accessories though. They're more saying floaty dress and knitwear to me.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 14-Mar-16 11:09:43

They're nice, but I don't like them. If that makes sense.

Petal02 Mon 14-Mar-16 12:01:04

I love these! I'd buy them in black, and wear them with skirts/dresses and black opaque tights.

cressetmama Mon 14-Mar-16 12:14:16

No. Just no.

RoastieToastieReastie Mon 14-Mar-16 13:16:07

Well, I've bought them! They are so so comfy but I'm going to try on with a few outfits to see how they look.

amarmai Mon 14-Mar-16 14:33:13

glad you got them ,op. I have them in green and in brown Now i want a red pair! They are soo comfy .

looki Mon 14-Mar-16 15:29:53

I think it totally depends what you wear with them as it would be very easy to end up looking like a five year old or looking frumpy.

I absolutely wouldn't try to 'dress them up'. My SIL has a similar Clark's pair of red shoes and she looks like a nun on holidays wearing them.

FWIW I like them and think they would look really nice on a slim person with a bouncy ponytail, ripped skinny ankle grazer jeans and a hip t-shirt <not a look I could pull off>

Oldraver Mon 14-Mar-16 20:03:10

I have been looking for a pair similar to these for years.

I have these Red or Dead ones in tan but really want bright red. I even emailed and asked if the would do red, as they usually do a new colour each year.....I fear I look Nun like in them but just love them

amarmai Mon 14-Mar-16 20:34:57

i'm so glad the granny look is is in so i can feel good wearing my clark's sandals.

RoastieToastieReastie Mon 14-Mar-16 20:54:59

Oh I like those too oldraver. Dr martens have nice ones too but only in dull colours.

Oldraver Mon 14-Mar-16 20:58:21

One of the nurses at my blood donation wears the black Red Or Dead with black opaque tights and it really suite her

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