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#1 Lainskii

Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

I've been reading the over 35 and dress like a mum thread (I fit into all the categories) and need some help with getting some nice casual shoes that don't cost the earth. I've only recently had baby so won't be buying many new clothes until I finish BF but want to get some new shoes

I currently wear my cons or sneakers (apparently these aren't a good look) or a pair of colorado pull ons (that need replacing)

Any good suggestions for flatish shoes to wear with pants/jeans/top that aren't really expensive.

I actually prefer leather as my feet sweat quite a bit but happy with any other suggestions/stores to buy.




#2 **Jilly**

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

Ballet Flats are great

I know you said you would prefer leather but you can pick up some reasonably cheap ones as well.

http://www.theiconic.com.au/women/shoes/flats/ballet-flats/

or try these - so comfy...

https://www.walnutmelbourne.com/ballet-flat...leather-elastic

HTH

#3 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (**Jilly** @ 08/12/2012, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ballet Flats are great

I know you said you would prefer leather but you can pick up some reasonably cheap ones as well.

http://www.theiconic.com.au/women/shoes/flats/ballet-flats/

or try these - so comfy...

https://www.walnutmelbourne.com/ballet-flat...leather-elastic

HTH


Spare a thought for those with wide size 11 feet! It is impossible to find shoes at regular retailers or on-line. Why do manufacturers insist on thinking that longer sized feet are the same width as shorter feet?

#4 Ally'smum

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

There is a moccasin style out now that look really good with pants, but I wouldn't wear them with a skirt, I have seen them at Wittners they were about $100 but are $50 at the moment. I grabbed myself a pair and I love them.

#5 Bunsen the feral

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

I just got these in black and red, they are insanely comfortable

#6 ~flaxen~

Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

What's wrong with Cons? unsure.gif

I alternate between thongs, ballet flats and diesel trainers.

#7 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 08/12/2012, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Spare a thought for those with wide size 11 feet! It is impossible to find shoes at regular retailers or on-line. Why do manufacturers insist on thinking that longer sized feet are the same width as shorter feet?


Try shoebuy.com

I've got a super skinny foot and they have a range of shoes in all sizes and widths. I like the Naturalizer brand.

#8 JaneLane

Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

I buy most of my casual sandal/thong type shoes from Novo.  They are all synthetic though, not leather but I can almost always find a pair I like and they are cheap.

I alternate between sandal/thongs, skate shoes, cons and runners for most days of the week. I live in leather motorcycle type boots in winter, love them.

I am a mum of 2 and still in my 20's, but from some of the things I have read on EB now I'm getting worried about looking like mutton dressed as lamb when I hit my 30's

#9 Gudrun

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

I wear Docs boots most of the time, cost a bit but last forever.

Apart from that I have some wonderfully comfortable nice looking bargains from the Diana Ferari factory outlet and the Rivers factory outlet respectively.  I reckon they might last forever too.

#10 brazen

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

i can't wear heels (hurt my back) or ballet flats (they never fit properly) - i live in birkenstocks - though that said i am no fashion guru and don't really care what anyone thinks of me wearing them every day wink.gif

#11 IsolaBella

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/77262?feat=...kimmers-leather

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/77261?feat=...skimmers-nubuck

These are currently my favourite flat shoes. I can't wear ballet flats as the soles make my feet hurt. These are comfy like sports shoes. They are a small sizing though. I am a 5-5.5 usually and the size6 fits great.

#12 feralangel

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

My favourite shoes for the last 12 months are my orange/red colored hushpuppies loafers/moccassins.

I wear them with everything: jeans, long shorts, capris, leggings and even dresses (tunic or long-t-shirt style).

Love them! So comfortable and they come in a wide fit.

Retail price is approx. $130 but they are worth every cent.

Edited to add they are made of leather.

Edited by natangel, 08 December 2012 - 07:55 PM.


#13 lovingmother

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

This is my go to Flat shoe. http://www.wittner.com.au/leelee-emerald-suede.html I'm in love with this colour as well everyone always comments on it.

#14 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Just bought these
http://www.wittner.com.au/sale/sandals/chillie-orange.html

and these
http://www.wittner.com.au/sale/sandals/soa...-rose-gold.html

both really comfy and great for summer

Wittner having a massive sale so you can get some really nice shoes/sandals for $50
I would go check them out


#15 lovingmother

Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Ooooo I love the black rose ones fefe76 I'm going to have to get them.



#16 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (lovingmother @ 09/12/2012, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ooooo I love the black rose ones fefe76 I'm going to have to get them.


they were only $39.98 ... BARGAIN i say and so comfortable.... was in them all day today on my feet and no sore feet

#17 Therese

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

I love my walnut ballet flats original.gif

#18 ubermum

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

Runners or Birkenstock sandals.

I think I am just going to buy more Birkenstocks in different styles, including ones that would be suitable in winter because they are really comfortable. I only got them 2 weeks ago, and they beat thongs hands down.

#19 LifesGood

Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Like a PP I get most of my casual shoes from Novo. They are cheap enough that I tend to buy bright colours that I normally wouldn't. They often have a two-for-$60 offer or similar. Some of their shoes are leather, most are synthetic. I mostly buy their ballet flats and some sandals.

http://www.novoshoes.com.au/collections/flats.aspx

#20 wilding

Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

I live in toms shoes .

#21 Propaganda

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

Ballet flats. You can find good ones if you look in hte right places. Some seem to be designed to fit women who have basically no flesh on their feet at all, but others are better for a slightly more fuller figured foot.




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