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Ballet pump type shoes that don't rub or slip off heel?

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Purplerainbow2 Mon 09-May-16 11:38:29

Does such a shoe exist? I can't wear pointy shoes, ideally need more of a square shape due to my wierd shaped feet! I have a pair of black rocket dog ballet show that don't slip off my heel when I walk but are awful on my little toe! Any suggestions?


ShoesieQ Mon 09-May-16 13:23:39

I've got a couple of shoe shops and the bps that tend to be the best at staying put are the elasticated ones. We sell them by a brand called K&S, but they're a bit spenny (start at £135). Look much better on the foot than the shelf as they stretch out and you don't get that weird gap when your foot bends as you walk as the elastic takes up the slack. Here's a link so you can see what I mean

Suspect you can find something a bit cheaper though!!

Purplerainbow2 Mon 09-May-16 14:04:27

I like some of those!! But yes very pricey! I don't mind spending a bit if they will really last well though. I find it so hard getting shoes to fit my wierd shape feet!

bojorojo Mon 09-May-16 14:36:27

Blue Velvet or French Sole or Russell and Bromley. The more expensive Russell and Bromley pumps are a rounded toe but not pointed. I think they suit most foot shapes. I realise they are expensive, but they last well. For cheaper ones try Office.

mrsmortis Mon 09-May-16 15:21:14

I've a clarks pair with an ankle strap. Would that work?

lamusic Mon 09-May-16 15:22:38

The comfiest ones I have ever had (and I have v odd feet too!) are by Miss Fiori! They're about £4 but are amazing

Purplerainbow2 Mon 09-May-16 15:56:58

Mrs I'd prefer not to have an ankle strap. Iamusic do you mean £400? Otherwise £4 is a bargain wink

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 09-May-16 15:58:57

I adore my vivobarefoot ones. You can often get them reduced on sports pursuit, search the lifestyle section. Or sometimes in old colours on Amazon if you don't fancy paying full price.

Plexie Mon 09-May-16 18:12:58

Clark's Freckle Ice:

The toe box (or whatever it's called) is quite boxy so it's very accommodating. Can't vouch for them staying on your heel but I have 3 pairs and it's not a problem for me. The upper is leather, so can stretch to your foot, plus the bow (at least on past seasons' shoes) can be untied and the cord tightened slightly, if required. The soles are rubber and feel very cushioned - they're probably the closest ballet pumps can feel to wearing trainers.

If you buy a pair and they suit you and you want to buy another pair, bear in mind that Clarks bring out different colours every season so you can often find pairs of past seasons' colours reduced online. I bought my fourth pair this morning...

BestIsWest Mon 09-May-16 19:23:58

I am addicted to the Clarks Freckle Ice too. So comfortable. I have long narrow feet with square toes so they are perfect for me.

SerialBodenReturner Mon 09-May-16 19:27:24

Try Asda!

I have three pairs from there, v comfy, and stay on well. I bought them for a holiday thinking they'd be trashed on the beach but they're still going strong a year later.

They're £8 a pair (or £4 if you get them in the sale like I did). Think they do pretty much the same ones each year.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Mon 09-May-16 19:28:12

I have posted on here about them but Repetto is your friend. I lashed out on their ballet pumps once and now all others are ruined for me. Totally soft beautiful leather and 100% worth the money I have 7 pairs blush

ozymandiusking Mon 09-May-16 19:32:11

Try Gabor they do lots of ballet type and the are very comfortable and beautifully made.

Purplerainbow2 Mon 09-May-16 20:32:40

Wow Iv not heard of half of these brands! (Obv I have Clarkes wink ) are they v expensive?

TrainBridge Tue 10-May-16 21:09:17

I had the same issue (wide toes, narrow heels) and the solution for me was Primark. With those gel heel grips you can stick inside, if necessary. I had thought they would be skimpy but actually they're quite wide on the toe / ball of the foot.

ShebaQueen Tue 10-May-16 21:13:00

I have wide feet and can't wear pointy toes, but I love Deichmann ballerinas, they are great value, loads of designs and the round toed ones are so comfy. I've not had a problem keeping them on but they do sell grips for inside the heels if needed.

SchnitzelVonKrumm Tue 10-May-16 21:22:00

Hobbs Prior
Prices but comfier and more robust than most ballerinas.

Misty9 Tue 10-May-16 22:52:00

I've got these and find them great for my wide square feet

Purplerainbow2 Wed 11-May-16 06:24:37

Yes misty!! Square feet!! That's what I have!

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 11-May-16 06:34:54

Topshop are the best I've had .

DelphiniumBlue Wed 11-May-16 19:04:02

I have these in silver Clovelly Walk , they very comfy- I have quite feet but these are a standard fit.lovely cushioned soles.

Purplerainbow2 Wed 11-May-16 19:11:15

They look ideal, shame they are only white sad

DelphiniumBlue Wed 11-May-16 23:52:51

Silver too!

DelphiniumBlue Wed 11-May-16 23:53:57

I'd love something similar in black, the elastication means they stay on really well.

Purplerainbow2 Thu 12-May-16 12:01:20

I wonder , has anyone seen similar to those in black?

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