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Are these sandals a bit cruise ships?

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MargotLovedTom Thu 09-Jun-16 22:48:44

Not sure. Have just received them today and they're comfortable, but are they a bit glitzy in a safe way iykwim (not that I'm usually radical or anything)? They also come in black.

What do you think? I'm mid early 40s if that makes a difference.

Littleallovertheshop Thu 09-Jun-16 22:51:54

I like them! They look comfy!

MargotLovedTom Thu 09-Jun-16 23:04:02

smile they are.

Nettletheelf Thu 09-Jun-16 23:06:20

You are too young for those!

HelenF35 Thu 09-Jun-16 23:07:44

I'm 36 and think they are fine.

HelenF35 Thu 09-Jun-16 23:08:33

The gold ones are much nicer than the black.

MabelSideswipe Thu 09-Jun-16 23:08:46

I am 43 and like them.

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 09-Jun-16 23:10:48

Honest answer is the black at a push (agree you're too young really!) but def. not the metallic, they are truly 'cruise ship'!

It's the hessian IMO, if that section of the wedge was leather coated then the black would be very nice, comfy looking, but still nice. The hessian makes them old-fashioned.

MargotLovedTom Thu 09-Jun-16 23:36:26

Mixed opinions then.

Do you mean the espadrille bit I love? I thought the white cleaty bit on the sole might balance out the middle aged-ness and make them more up to date. Here's the link for different views.

www.tkmaxx.com/view-all-shoes/black-strappy-espadrille-sandals/invt/25431196#js-canvas-content-left

MsBojangles Fri 10-Jun-16 00:09:53

If they were higher they wouldn't be as frumpy, or comfortable admittedly. Mid heel height is tricky, if your legs are half decent go for completely flat sandals, they're much more current.

MargotLovedTom Fri 10-Jun-16 00:30:08

Thanks. I need something with a substantial sole thanks to PF.

herecomesthsun Fri 10-Jun-16 06:55:32

i bet [http://www.johnlewis.com/geox-darline-cross-strap-sandals-light-gold-leather/p2465690 these] are comfy - would they be flatform enough?

herecomesthsun Fri 10-Jun-16 06:57:32

cheaper and higher here

HoggleHoggle Fri 10-Jun-16 07:00:28

I think they're ok but you could possibly get a similar style with a bit more modernity.

I tried these on in clarks the other day and they were ridiculously comfortable. Unfortunately a bit wide for my foot. Come in a red-pink too

HoggleHoggle Fri 10-Jun-16 07:01:25

Ps - I'm 30 in case that helps!

TroysMammy Fri 10-Jun-16 07:02:42

I like them, late 40's but they would be too high for me.

I think the combination of metallic and comfortable always makes shoes a bit cruise. This makes me sad because I love both silver things and comfortable shoes, but the two together has an inevitable Saga tinge. (Honourable exception for my silver leather Converses IMO).

AmberGreyson Fri 10-Jun-16 07:25:31

they look comfym why not

RebelandaStunner Fri 10-Jun-16 10:40:32

Frumpy imho

MargotLovedTom Fri 10-Jun-16 16:41:28

Thanks for comments and links. I do like the flat crossover sandal but they're too expensive unfortunately. The platform ones would make me look like an ageing Baby Spice I think, and the black ones are a bit 1970s primary school teacher, do you think? I don't know, maybe that look is all the rage right now.

What about these black ones? Not massively different to the Clarks ones but not as clumpy.

HoggleHoggle Fri 10-Jun-16 16:47:23

I like them!

The Clarks are v. 1970s but that's in at the moment (then again I suggested them so I would say that wink)

MargotLovedTom Fri 10-Jun-16 16:48:02

Sorry Toggle didn't mean to be rude about your link. I'm sure as a young woman of 30 they looked really good on you, whereas I just had flashbacks of the middle aged teachers at school in the late 70s/early 80s wearing sandals like that with polyester skirts and sensible blouses.

MargotLovedTom Fri 10-Jun-16 16:48:47

Hoggle not Toggle!

Laquila Fri 10-Jun-16 16:53:11

I've tried those ones on too, Hoggle, and agree that they're v comfortable - they looked undeniably frumpy on me though (I'm 34).

I actually like the original ones, OP, and whilst I do know what you mean by "a bit cruise ship", I think you could get away with them as long as you weren't wearing anything too...Per Una. If they were tan leather I'd buy them myself!

HoggleHoggle Fri 10-Jun-16 16:55:31

Gah, no offence taken in the slightest! I've always loved the 70s anyway so I'm enjoying my moment in the sun

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