Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.


(43 Posts)
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!


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


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


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


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!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: