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KittyOShea Wed 29-Mar-17 21:45:31

Anyone got any ideas for flat, comfortable but work appropriate brogues?

I have wide feet so a pointier toe is impossible and I take ages to wear in shoes. With a lot of time spent on my feet I just can't cope in heels and it's getting a bit late in the year for my trusty flat winter boots.

Acornantics Wed 29-Mar-17 21:58:20

I have a pair from Clarks, Hamble Oak, which I love. So comfortable, I've walked for miles in them and they're brilliant. They're a little narrow I think, if you have wide feet like I do, bit they've stretched with wear and are like slippers now smile

KittyOShea Wed 29-Mar-17 22:00:29

Thanks Acorn. That's exactly what I'm looking for! Do they have them in a range of colours?

KanyesVest Wed 29-Mar-17 22:07:48

I have purple hamble oaks. Gorgeous shoes and fantastic colours through the year.

KittyOShea Wed 29-Mar-17 22:24:21

Ooh I like the thoughts of purple. Will be hitting Clark's on payday!

Thanks!

Hobbes8 Wed 29-Mar-17 22:27:37

I have a couple of pairs of hamble oaks. My favourite pair are pewter and they go with everything. I can't wear heels anymore. I have some pointy loafers and they're so pinchy!

Hobbes8 Wed 29-Mar-17 22:28:00

Also, they come in a wide fitting.

RicketyCricket Wed 29-Mar-17 22:29:58

Another vote for Hamble Oaks. I have them in pewter and they're so comfy and versatile, love them!

Badgoushk Wed 29-Mar-17 22:30:58

I gave Hamble Oaks too. They're very very comfy!!

Badgoushk Wed 29-Mar-17 22:31:05

*have

HellonHeels Wed 29-Mar-17 22:38:41

Yep, Hamble oaks are good!

KittyOShea Wed 29-Mar-17 22:41:58

Wow unanimous approval on MN grin

I'm glad I asked. They must be good!

Thanks all

123MothergotafleA Wed 29-Mar-17 22:44:55

Try Ecco, Joseph Seibel or similar decent quality shoes.

tigerdriverII Wed 29-Mar-17 22:51:01

Hamble Oaks are amazing! I've got several pairs: black patent; oxblood with tweed inserts; tan with cut out panels; cream, pink and coffee. I've just picked up a bright orange pair from their spenny range, Isabella, from Bicester Village: allegedly £295 shock reduced to £81grin. I have silver brogues from Office which are nice but not as good as Clarks, and navy ones from M&S which don't cut the mustard for indefinable reasons.

NotTheBelleoftheBall Wed 29-Mar-17 22:51:04

Me too on the Hamble Oaks, I've got three pairs: tan, burgundy and pewter. I wear them most days.

dinosaursandtea Wed 29-Mar-17 22:55:11

Just threw out the burgundy Hamble Oaks I'd had for 4 years because I've worn them so much they're falling apart! The tan ones from last year are good as new, though.

Seasalt's brogues are nice, as wellz

olderthanyouthink Wed 29-Mar-17 23:17:12

I've got a well loved pair of gamble oaks in tan and a Forrest green pair which haven't been worn as I'm being silly and don't want to mess them up.

NewPantsforaNewYear Thu 30-Mar-17 01:00:15

If you're size 6, then there are dark pewter Hambles on Clarks' Outlet page for £20

BlimeyO Thu 30-Mar-17 01:17:16

I tried on a pair of Hambles last week and loved them, but was not sure about wearing them with 7/8 trousers. Could I get away without wearing socks? Or is it sartorially acceptable to wear socks? I couldn't decide blush

ThreeDovesAndSomePinkChampagne Thu 30-Mar-17 07:54:08

Seasalt

citychick Thu 30-Mar-17 08:41:06

you could try kurt geiger brogues from john Lewis. nude in colour. have worn well over the few years I've worn them.

i have Churches might have a ladies line if u are looking to invest

hth

citychick Thu 30-Mar-17 08:58:44

sorry..i think Churches.。。。

olderthanyouthink Thu 30-Mar-17 09:21:10

Blimey I dug my green ones out to wear for the first time and I don't know what you call the length of these trousers but I'm just wearing hidden socks.

maybebebe Thu 30-Mar-17 09:52:02

I have Church's Ethel brogues. Super comfy!

Acornantics Thu 30-Mar-17 10:48:09

kitty yes loads of colours, and sometimes Amazon do really good deals. I have the dark blue snakeskin effect pair, glorious they are, think they were £40 ish from Amazon. Am coveting another pair for Spring. Let us know what you go for!

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