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Could someone in the shoe trade tell me why there are no brown court shoes or heels

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Corialanusburt Fri 10-Feb-17 11:14:34

I have walked The Trafford Centre and not a whisker of brown. I want brown leather or suede court shoes to go with blue and brown work trousers. Is there a shortage of brown dye, or are all the brown shoes being held in storage till Autumn?

Chewbecca Fri 10-Feb-17 11:18:47

There aren't many are there?

lk bennett bit expensive though.

Would grey?

Corialanusburt Fri 10-Feb-17 11:20:05

Yes got some grey but bit too high. Brown is so good because it matches a lot.

Batteriesallgone Fri 10-Feb-17 11:21:39

Next? My most comfortable brown court shoes are from Next. A few seasons old though.

Corialanusburt Fri 10-Feb-17 11:24:25

Just been in Next. Done every clothes shop and every shoe shop. Need courts no high heels as I can't walk in them.

butterflymum Fri 10-Feb-17 11:35:07

I have a--n ancient-- very old pair of brown courts from Clarks which I use sparingly. The same with navy.

Agree brown shoes are good and also wish they were more easily come by (without paying dear).

LindyHemming Fri 10-Feb-17 11:39:26

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PNGirl Fri 10-Feb-17 11:50:20

I'm a footwear buyer and the answer is they don't sell! If you do a court shoe in black, navy and brown you end up with a lump of brown to go in the sale.

Corialanusburt Fri 10-Feb-17 11:56:27

Thanks all and thanks PNgirl for that info. Looking at the displays today, I could see that brown wouldn't have looked pretty especially somewhere like Selfridges&Co. That said, its such a versatile colour and they look good on.
Oh well, another week in my cheapie H & M stilettos.

Corialanusburt Fri 10-Feb-17 11:58:52

Thanks for the link Euphemia.

Buzzardbird Fri 10-Feb-17 11:59:12

La Redoute have some with a lower heel.

EggsEleven Fri 10-Feb-17 12:00:54

If you're a size 5 or 6 I got these recently for work though they are much more of a rust colour rather than brown brown. They look nice with black trousers and cream top.,33/2462361400

EggsEleven Fri 10-Feb-17 12:02:02

Link didn't work

I'll try again

OdinsLoveChild Fri 10-Feb-17 12:02:29

This is probably no use to you but I've just got back from Boundary Mills and they had racks full of smart brown court shoes. They have lots of stores usually next to motorways so easy to find. Their website has a store search.

I couldn't find a single pair of silver shoes with matching bag anywhere and I've been everywhere local to me.

trevortrevorslattery Fri 10-Feb-17 12:05:07

I had a total nightmare trying to find plain brown ballet pumps last year.
Eventually found some on zalando - maybe try there?

trevortrevorslattery Fri 10-Feb-17 12:05:31

PS it's free delivery and returns I think from Zalando

tethersend Fri 10-Feb-17 13:45:20

any good?

BreatheDeep Fri 10-Feb-17 14:01:11

I was going to suggest Zalando too. I get a lot of shoes from there, they have a wide selection.

Eve Fri 10-Feb-17 14:03:04

Navy is slightly more available but used to be impossible to find

TollgateDebs Fri 10-Feb-17 17:31:31

Any good - worth trying, as they are comfortable and often look better on

Lucked Fri 10-Feb-17 22:18:36


Fuzzypeggy Sat 11-Feb-17 08:28:36

I think brown is just not fashionable at he moment so it all very difficult to come across. I remember when brown was the new black several years ago, it was everywhere! Grey is a tricky one too, there is quite a bit at the mo but it used to be hard to come by. Fashion has a lot to answer for!

herecomesthsun Sat 11-Feb-17 08:44:38

hotter sale

hotter new collection

there are some heels in all the brown shoes

Themirrorcracked Sat 11-Feb-17 09:56:04

Mustard yellow might be nice with brown and blue? I find yellow shoes go with so much stuff.

strugglingwithmaths Sat 11-Feb-17 10:15:44

Have you done a ShopStyle search? I had a quick look- brown, heels, reasonably priced and it showed me hundreds. Lots were obv a bit grin, but some nice plain ones showing....

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