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Dp HATES my flip flops.......What could I buy instead that are comfortable but attractive?

(52 Posts)
LoveMyGirls Fri 18-Jul-08 19:27:25

Ideally I need a cheap pair of shoes that I can wear with jeans or skirts run round after the kids with etc

Btw I usually tell dp to sod off and i'll wear what I want etc but he's seriously going off me apparently and as we have only just got engaged I think it might be nice to give him a treat smile

Thanks to anyone who can help me with this.

Summerfruit Fri 18-Jul-08 19:30:03

Birkenstok are nice, I think, I got a pink pair and they are very confortable !

maidamess Fri 18-Jul-08 19:31:34

I assume you've tried Birkenstocks?

maidamess Fri 18-Jul-08 19:31:57

X post summerfruit,I'm too slow.

LoveMyGirls Fri 18-Jul-08 19:32:03

Do they make noises like flip flops dp wants to know?

I have got a couple of pairs of sandals but they're not very comfy.

Thius is my problem I think anything that looks ncie doesn't feel nice and I'd rather be comfortable than look good and I'm only 26!

PixelHerder Fri 18-Jul-08 19:32:25

is it all flip flops or do you have a particularly grim pair? If it's all flip flops I think HIBU ! (you could always threaten to get a nice pair of Crocs wink )

maidamess Fri 18-Jul-08 19:33:00

Ohh, its the noise that bugs him. Has he tried earplugs?

Summerfruit Fri 18-Jul-08 19:34:17

it's cool, you find them in every color and they are so me, I was doubtful, but I got won nice, I live in them now !...and I'm only 29 smile

Summerfruit Fri 18-Jul-08 19:34:52

and it doesnt make noises !

LoveMyGirls Fri 18-Jul-08 19:37:50

Do you know where I can buy these birkenstocks from? Dp says buying over the internet is a bad idea, I think he's probably right grin

PH - I wouldn't say they are grim, well they are very plain they were £2 from asda so I don't think I can complain.

maidamess Fri 18-Jul-08 19:39:03

I say ,stop listening to dp and do what you jolly well want grin

snooks Fri 18-Jul-08 19:39:24

hmmm, men eh? I was looking for some easy to wear skirts in the boden sale the other day and dh picked out a tightish pencil skirt.

yes, i said, that'll look great when i'm chasing the dc at toddler group and pushing the pram uphill across the field to the park...

my birkenstocks don't make that flip-flop sound (but aren't exactly the height of sexiness either lol, but hey, who cares?)

Summerfruit Fri 18-Jul-08 19:39:40

I bought mine from internet and it came fine, office shoes website !

maidamess Fri 18-Jul-08 19:40:50

snooks, your dh picks clothes out for you? You were shopping for clothes together? Oh my giddy aunt.....!

snooks Fri 18-Jul-08 19:41:49

yes, you can buy birkenstocks from several high st shoe shops now i think.... sorry, can't think of any cos hardly ever go shopping these days! wink

Mawma Fri 18-Jul-08 19:43:17

Next are doing their capri flip flop crocs half price, very comfortable

snooks Fri 18-Jul-08 19:43:42

maidamess oh god no, he just happened to look over my shoulder because i'd been on the internet so long and his eye was drawn immediately to the sexy pencil-skirt wearing lady (wonder why)

LoveMyGirls Fri 18-Jul-08 19:43:42

It's not because I don't think they will come (although the books I ordered 2 weeks ago for dd1 are starting to make me sceptical!) it's more because i like to try things on and I'm not sure what size I am (sometimes 6, sometimes a 7)

LoveMyGirls Fri 18-Jul-08 19:45:27

What about ballet type shoes? Are there any nice cheap comfortable ones out there?

Blu Fri 18-Jul-08 19:46:23

Birkies are NOT cheap though, and must be tried on - some people find them v uncomfortable.

Look 0 if it's cheap slop around shoes, just wear what you like. It will take more than a pair of flip flops to make him seriously go off you! And if not, well, you know the rest!

maidamess Fri 18-Jul-08 19:46:32

Oh snooks, I see, I thought he was rummaging through a rail of clothes looking for things for you! Dodgy.....

maidamess Fri 18-Jul-08 19:47:06

M&S do some nice ballet shoes but buyer beware, they make your feet PONK

LoveMyGirls Fri 18-Jul-08 19:49:20

Blu - I know and he won't actually go off me but I'm in the mood to please him, if he's happy I'm happy and if i get more shoes out of it then everyone is a winner grin I only brought the flip flops because I couldn't wear my trainers all the time in summer with a skirt and they were very cheap.

snooks Fri 18-Jul-08 19:51:37

maidamess he did actually come home one day this week with a top for me from h&m, it was pretty hideous, bright pink, far too small and thin cheap fabric.... i acted really grateful though grin poor man took it back the next day.

lovemygirls, you can always return shoes remember - i do loads of internet shopping these days. my feet are always size 6 (39) and are quite clownish, wide and hobbity - but my birks are always size 5 (38) if that helps you.

LoveMyGirls Fri 18-Jul-08 19:53:04

what about something like these?

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