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Summoning all short ladies - summer footwear

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EarlyInTheMorning Tue 26-Feb-13 13:45:03

I know it's a bit premature but I want to start getting some ideas. What do you petite ladies wear when you put your boots awayas the weather gets better? I cannot wear flats because they make me feel frumpy. I mean, I don't even like wearing slippers at home! Heals however, I find uncomfortable plus I want some casual looks mainly. So that leaves me with wedges. 'Plungey' wedges are no good because they're not comfortable to walk in. Best ones are the ones with a bit of platform, but just a bit too much platform and feet look clunky. I want to look chic. How can I???? To make matters worse I have wide feet. I mean, is there any hope?confused

PhyllisDoris Tue 26-Feb-13 13:49:26

I too have very wide feet, and am short. I live in my boots in the winter - long ones with skirts, and ankle boots with trousers.

It's taken me years to reach this conclusion, but now I just live with looking good from the ankles up, and frumpy from the ankes down.

Probably not the answer you were looking for sad

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 13:52:36

Swedish hasbeens

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 13:53:44


PhyllisDoris Tue 26-Feb-13 13:54:29

Checking them out now...

PhyllisDoris Tue 26-Feb-13 13:55:58

£145???? you have got to be joking! I have never spent that much on shoes in my life!!! shock

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 13:57:37

Sorry - I just answered the question. There are many similar versions around at less £££ and they often go in the sale.

EarlyInTheMorning Tue 26-Feb-13 14:01:00

Are they comfortable mrscampbell? They look heavy.

SirEdmundFrillary Tue 26-Feb-13 14:06:24

There is no hope. You'll never look chic. Me too.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 14:19:53

They are very comfortable and not at all heavy - do take a little breaking in though.

I wear them with skinnies, skirts, dresses and do think they look reasonably chic.

PhyllisDoris Tue 26-Feb-13 14:21:56

They do look OK, but I couldn't afford £145 for a pair of sandals sad. I am resigned to frumpy feet.
It wasn't me that asked the question though...

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 14:22:56


Mrsap Tue 26-Feb-13 16:02:09

I just wear really lovely (normally bold in colour or pattern) ballet flats/sandals and console myself with the fact I have lovely shoes on.

EarlyInTheMorning Tue 26-Feb-13 16:03:22

MrsCampbell that last one you've linked to is not Hasbeens is it? I remember having gold clogs a few years ago of that Swedish brand. I'm sorry but they made my feet stink so bad it was just embarrassing and I had to stop wearing them altogether. They are SO NICE though!

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 16:16:59

No - but some friends had Lotte's last year but they've definitely made them much more hasbeen-like now.

Walnutcakelover Tue 26-Feb-13 16:25:29

Is this something you would wear?
I mean the style, not the actual shoes.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 26-Feb-13 16:35:12

I just wear flats and have done with it. I'm resigned to my height, nothing I can do about it and I refuse to stagger about in heels being uncomfortable and not able to run after my children when they decide to scarper (they are very little).

Last summer I had a lovely pair of tan loafers from Dune. They were made of lovely soft leather and they were so comfy - I wore them with skinnies, casual trousers, dresses.
I also bought a pair of Merrell sandals for days when I was going to be on my feet a lot.

I'm a SAHM so I don't need anything especially smart. I do have a couple of pairs of sandals with heels, but I wouldn't wear them on a day when I was doing a lot of walking.

kerstina Tue 26-Feb-13 17:11:23

I like Fly wedges yoda sandals. I don't think my feet look clumpy in them and they are very comfortable but I do have narrow feet.

EarlyInTheMorning Tue 26-Feb-13 18:15:35

Walnut I would wear those flip flops to the beach but not around town. They're not really designed to walk a lot in them are they? Plus feet get really dirty and flip flops don't offer any support when walking. My ankles would be going all over theplace in those.

kerstina I like the heels in those shoes very much. Not massively keen on the peep toe but still, could be a possibility. Do you think they will work for my EE feet?

OneLittleLady Tue 26-Feb-13 18:52:52

New Look has some fairly nice shoes in a wide fit. They don't have all their styles in wide fit but they usually have a decent amount to choose from. Might be worth having a look anyway smile

VivaLeBeaver Tue 26-Feb-13 19:07:08

I mainly wear flats but have some fake birki type sandals from next which have a wedge heel.

kerstina Tue 26-Feb-13 19:12:37

Hmm .. I am not sure . I have other fly sandals that are a bit looser on me but I can't remember I will try and find out which they are . I suggest you type in fly wedge sandals on amazon and read reviews . Lots of comfortable similar styled wedges . You can get a good idea what width they suit from the feedback.

Karbea Tue 26-Feb-13 19:18:13

I just ordered these they don't look too high, although not a wedge, I don't think wedges ever really look chic. I thought they would be a good way to introduce this seasons neon without looking like a teenager!

bonzo77 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:24:21

Can't link as I'm on my phone, but clarks usually do very comfy low wedges. I've got some fab ones from a couple of years ago in fuschia suede with cork wedges. Also camper often do suitable things though more expensive.

Blackden Tue 26-Feb-13 19:29:08

Interesting thread.
I'm short and have stupid size 2.5 feet (can get away with a 3 sometimes) that are very wide ie EE+. They are the most ridiculous feet and bear a horrid resemblance to pigs trotters. sad I can't walk in high shoes but hate flats.
Anyway, I've got some inspiration from the replies.

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