comfortable yet fashionable shoes!

bluefish
bluefish Member Posts: 16
edited 27. Jun 2011, 10:07 in Young people's community
Hi this is the first time Ive ever signed up to a chat room, but having read some postings here I was lured in for the first time! Im sure Ill find a less frivolous topic to discuss soon, but this is bugging me!

Im 29 and wondering if anyone out there can reccomend some comfortable yet fashionable shoe makes. Ive found Camper who do some great ones but always on the look out for others!
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  • guardiangirl
    guardiangirl Member Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes I have crocs too! The best £30 I have ever invested as they are amazingly comfortable. They were though probably the most ugliest shoes I have bought in my whole life however, after putting my feet in them, they are a godsend! Comfort Vs Fashion. Comfort definitely wins this time.
  • annroberts
    annroberts Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have you tried Hotter? Most of them are are fuddy-duddy but they do have a couple of styles at the moment in various colours which are OK. I have one pair at the mo which many people have complimented me on and they are really comfy.

    Shoe Tailor (dont know website) also do shoes in wider fittings.

    Thank goodness ballet style pumps are fashionable at the moment so if you can wear them there is a reasonable choice.

    My podiatrist as given me inserts which also help.

    Wish Jimmy Choo would design for people with arthritis!!!!!!!!!!

    Hope you find something soon.
    Doonhamer
  • debbiejayne
    debbiejayne Member Posts: 3
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Crocs definately. Google it - they have loads of different syles and they are v comfy.
  • madcow_paula
    madcow_paula Member Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Shoe Tailor have been a godsend to me as I have to wear orthotic insoles as well as having wide feet. They began doing EEE fitting in many of their fashionable styles a couple of years ago and for the first ime in several years I have a couple of pairs of boots I can wear with my insoles in. I can't wear the shoes because the insoles are too big and they stick out over the tops of the shoes. Having a pair of fashionable ankle boots has made such a difference to me. Needless to say I live in trousers!

    Previously I had to make do with Cosyfeet or Natureform..practical but ugh!
    Paula
  • annroberts
    annroberts Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have ordered some Ugg boots on line all the way from Australia as I couldn't find any round here. So I'm waiting for delivery - should be next week.
    Hope they fit and are as good as everyone says they are. My daughter bought hers in the States and thinks they are wonderful too.
  • annroberts
    annroberts Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Emmmmmmma

    Shoes are my main gripe - it's bad enough having having difficulty walking with bad feet and knees but to have to wear frumpy shoes is the pits!!!!

    Finding something that is comfy and looks nice has been challenging me for years. Thank goodness for ballet pumps at the mo in lovely colours and trimmings. Docs don't really approve as there is no support in them but they are comfy and I feel good in them.

    Do you know of any other good shoe sites - I've looked at Crocs?

    I guess men don't have the same issues about fashion making them feel good (sorry boys). As long as my husband has jeans and a jumper he is happy.

    Can't wait for my Uggs to come!!
    xx
  • bluefish
    bluefish Member Posts: 16
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Its sooo good to hear from others in the same boat. I know its just fashion, but Im a bit of a fashion victim! have to confess to seeing another pair of Campers which I might have to but, pity the're so expensive!

    Have noticed some of the nice Clarks ballet pumps on TV, might have to go on a bit of a shoe search this week. Roll on summer when I can live in my flip flops, found some Reef ones, really plain just one colour and made of squashy rubber, sooooo comfortable. WHY dont they make ballet pumps with the same cushioning?? (Maybe I am missing my calling in life to design some!)

    Best wishes to you all, and happy shoe hunting!
  • josiec
    josiec Member Posts: 386
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My Cosyfeet sandals have arrived today-hooray! Let's say they are tolerable style-wise!! but I can fit my insoles in them and my sore bent toes are okay. At least its an improvement for the NHS shoes I've had to live in for the past few months. Please can someone start a business making ballet pumps and stuff I could fit my feet in-I'm sure it would be a success!!! Josie xx
  • helenmac
    helenmac Member Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi

    had my ugg boots since march, i got them when i was in oz, they are pure comfort.

    having read this post i think i might try the crocs for the summer

    have seen flyflots on ideal world but i think they are for older people....no offence to anyone
  • annroberts
    annroberts Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    In the next catologue there are some Crocs which are in a ballet style - either in pink or silver. Have sent for a pair but order not come yet so i am hoping they will be nice and soft and look good too.
  • annroberts
    annroberts Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    In the next catologue there are some Crocs which are in a ballet style - either in pink or silver. Have sent for a pair but order not come yet so i am hoping they will be nice and soft and look good too.
  • wallysatt
    wallysatt Member Posts: 87
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    CROCS are the best!!! My mum and dad got me a pair in January and I have worn them ever since, I now have 2 pairs and am thinking of investing in some more. (I really would like I love the fact I can put really thick socks on with them and they still look cool. I don't think they are ugly at all. My consultant saw my wearing them and thought they were great.

    I also have a few pairs of Hush Puppies because they are really padded.

    Hope this helps.
  • charlottesutcliffe
    charlottesutcliffe Member Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    how about Birkenstocks? although not exactly 'dainty' they are now back in fashion.

    having trecked around London for a few days last week, i almost ran into the shop at Covent Garden!

    I have to admit though, they are the most expensive pair of shoes that i have ever bought (£90). Mine are the shoe type rather than flip-flop type.....

    buffycat
    x
  • jordan
    jordan Member Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    uggs are the best ever, i never want to take mine off. they are expensive but worth every pennie. well thats the excuse i told my husband!!

    princess
  • becki89
    becki89 Member Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    they dont support your ankles but my one word is - FLIPFLOPS they look good and are so comfy dunno what im gonna do when it gets too cold! lol
  • clairelouise
    clairelouise Member Posts: 7
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    there are quite a few other companies out there too. "Think" and "El natralista" shoes are sold in Scholl and shoon, but also in Camden , that's good enough for me. Some of their designs are good and a bit different.

    "Keen" is quite new company, they started making walking sandals , but now make other shoes too. The idea behind them is to make hybrid shoes, which look good , but perform well and comfortable.they are so wide!
  • emmaholl
    emmaholl Member Posts: 18
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've just bought some uggs. they are so comfortable and warm! Another really good make (I have wide feet) is Camper. A Spanish make that is mostly flat but trendy shoes! They are really well made & last for years! There are several shops in London & a few concessions in other shops.

    For summer i agree Haviana flip flops. thery are also non-slip!
  • annroberts
    annroberts Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes you can get Uggs with zips down the side - saw loads when I was in Canada last month but if you Google Uggs it will bring up the websites in Australia. I ordered some this time last year from Australia as they had a sale on cos it is summer over there now.
    Postage isn't too bad and you can convert the prices into sterling on the web site.
    Don't know if you can get ones with zips over here easily. Sadly they were still no good for me as I still couldn't get my foot in as I had an ankle fusion earlier in the year.
    I need some which lace all the way down the front - anyone know of any???

    There is also another make 'Emu's' which look the same but are a bit cheaper than Uggs as I bought my daughter a pair.
  • bluefish
    bluefish Member Posts: 16
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Flips flops are amazing only just taken mine off as we will be hitting a possible hyperthermia of the toes! am into my wonderful campers now so lush yet so expensive!

    Am going to check out the next ballet pumps now am excited at just the though! Thnaks for all your suggestions am on a proper internet shoe hunt this evening research for upcoming london visit!

    Went into clarks and they have them most incredicle comfy slouchy boots in brown and beige suede the are aircushioned ones and are great not so good for fused ankles though. Also as for zip boots camper did do some knee highs in suded and leather v comfy rubber soles and you quite often see them on ebay will check out there website and let you knwo the good ones as not all are properly comfy (as you can see i am a camoer shoes addict!)

    happy shopping xxx
  • georgielou
    georgielou Member Posts: 12
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have to say shoe shopping is no fun at all! Love fashion and looking trendy, so shoes are an absolute nightmare to find for me too. I bought some Ugg lookalikes from Next childrens - dont laugh they go up to a size 6 adults they are so comfortable and look so this season!
    The trendy ballet pumps are everywhere in the shops, so just pick your colour and enjoy!!

    I have tiny feet - size 1 but very wide feet so i have different problems. The childrens shoe normally are not wide enough, and adults only start from a 3. And now waiting for my ortho insoles - happy days!!

    Georgie x
  • georgielou
    georgielou Member Posts: 12
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    oh also Birkenstocks are really comfy and trendy now too!
    Georgie x
  • suzster
    suzster Member Posts: 1,328
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    i'm having to wear trainers as my toes / feet have been agony, i used to love dr martins and my new rock's but sadly they kill my feet nowadays, sob!
    after talking to a specialist from the orthotics dept they said if toes / feet are bad it best to look for shoes with a sole thats kinda rocker shaped, alot of trainers kinda go up a bit at the front and i have to say what a difference! i could only walk a few steps before i was crying with the agony, even walking round the house caused me severe pain in my feet, i had to take extra morphine just to get around but since i have started wearing trainers (although i hate them) i've been able to cut back on morphine a bit and my feet which have been very painful for many years are much better. so i think staying away from flat shoes or boots is worth a try.
    sorry to write so much but i wish i'd tried trainers years ago!
  • kezzo1
    kezzo1 Member Posts: 171
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    uggs, trainers flar shoes and pumps i wear alot oh and flat boots are ok
  • josiec
    josiec Member Posts: 386
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Had to bump this topic up to the top again as I have just discovered
    the number of styles that crocs come in-they do sandals and boots which I never knew existed! Went to my usual shop today for some new mammoths (fur-lined: fab for winter!!) to be told they no longer stock them-grr! Started web searching under 'crocs' (might need to refine it to UK or add boots, flats, heels,etc if you not finding what you want) and there are loads of sites with different designs. :D
  • gemmapetken
    gemmapetken Member Posts: 263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    amazon sell mammoth crocs!!

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