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#1 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

I need to find some comfy flat shoes for work, preferably ballet flat style or decent sandals. I do a lot of walking in them so they need to be quite well made. I'm not in corporate wear at the moment because of my pregnancy so am in dresses and cardigans mainly, if I can't find a ballet flat style a sandal will suit.

I had a pair of rubber croc ballet flats but they now have got holes in the soles because I do so much walking.

Ive looked at Ziera but they a simply too expensive. I guess I'm wanting something with a thick sole.

No idea where else to look.

#2 cira

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 17/01/2013, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I need to find some comfy flat shoes for work, preferably ballet flat style or decent sandals. I do a lot of walking in them so they need to be quite well made. I'm not in corporate wear at the moment because of my pregnancy so am in dresses and cardigans mainly, if I can't find a ballet flat style a sandal will suit.

I had a pair of rubber croc ballet flats but they now have got holes in the soles because I do so much walking.

Ive looked at Ziera but they a simply too expensive. I guess I'm wanting something with a thick sole.

No idea where else to look.

I like el naturalista shoes. They make a range of shoes, sandals and boots that have thick soles. I find them very comfy.
They are on sale at amazon.de.

eg.
http://www.amazon.de/El-Naturalista-NW095-...4134&sr=8-3
http://www.amazon.de/El-Naturalista-N725-B...4220&sr=1-3


#3 Preg_in_RSA

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

I love Hush Puppies. Picked up a pair for $39 in the sales but generally they are quite expensive.

#4 Jo_P

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Diana Ferrari make good shoes but they are expensive, like $120 a pair, they will last for years though wink.gif

#5 ubermum

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

I love Birkenstocks. It took me a week to get used to them, but I think that's training you to walk correctly. So comfortable and so many styles to choose from.

#6 José

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

Saba have balket flats on sale at the moment. I bought the bkue ones. Onky thing is the leather sike is a little slippery.  It will be better once worn in.

#7 vanessa71

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Do you have a Rivers store near you?

They have a big range of flattish shoes that aren't that expensive. Ballet flats aren't very supportive, so I would go with something that is a little more chunky in the sole.



#8 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

QUOTE (vanessa71 @ 18/01/2013, 10:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you have a Rivers store near you?

They have a big range of flattish shoes that aren't that expensive. Ballet flats aren't very supportive, so I would go with something that is a little more chunky in the sole.


Oooh there is Rivers near me, I'll check them out. original.gif

#9 Veryclucky

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

I have recently picked up some Target ballet flats for work. They are the comfiest (sp??, nothing looked right) I have worn in a long time and only $15  each. I actually went back and bought 3 other colours in the same style.

They have padding in them so they aren't as thin under your foot as some cheap ones are. They are Target Essentials brand and have flowers made out of the same material on the toes.

http://shop.target.com.au/women/shoes/flats

They are the ones in red on the bottom row (Tasty ballet flats)

#10 Gudrun

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

I second Rivers.  Cheap, but comfortable, look good and wear well.

#11 désir d'amour

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Suna shoes.  They're expensive, but real leather, and gorgeously comfortable.


http://www.suna.com.au/index.php

Try the casual shoes section

#12 CallMeFeral

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

I've had some lovely supercomfy Stegman sandals that were maybe under $50 in the online sales so not sure their full price - not the best looking shoes though!

#13 wiggles

Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

QUOTE (Veryclucky @ 18/01/2013, 11:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have recently picked up some Target ballet flats for work. They are the comfiest (sp??, nothing looked right) I have worn in a long time and only $15  each. I actually went back and bought 3 other colours in the same style.

They have padding in them so they aren't as thin under your foot as some cheap ones are. They are Target Essentials brand and have flowers made out of the same material on the toes.

http://shop.target.com.au/women/shoes/flats

They are the ones in red on the bottom row (Tasty ballet flats)



I have these shoes in black and they are soooo comfy. The padding on the innersole is comfy. I liked them so much I went back for another pair. They also come in a few colours.



#14 SummerStar

Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

I only wear flats and I have many many pairs in all different brands. By far, out of everything I've ever tried, Blochs are the best.
I've got my mother on to them too now.

One thing I've found is what brands are comfortable to who differs person to person. I have bought many flats based on what I've heard from very expensive to very cheap and none have come close to Bloch. I buy them all on sale from $40-80 from their store or amazon have them too.
One memorably purchase was Tory Burch Reva flats which apparently the best things out. I bought two pairs and they were so bad just wearing them around the carpet that I had to send them back. Others I've bought I haven't found as comfy as others say but they're wearable.
For me its best to buy something returnable and wear them around on carpet for a while that day to see if they suit my feet.

Edited by SummerStar, 19 January 2013 - 07:04 AM.


#15 laridae

Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

I find Colorado shoes very comfortable & last well.

#16 Smoo

Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

I wore these pretty much all through pregnancy at work http://www.shoesuperstore.com.au/ecco-sky-mj-211533-black

I found the mary jane styles had better arch support which I really needed at the time, I also walked home in them until about 7-8months which was about 3km so they really took a pounding

#17 Bubblicious

Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

I am jealous of all of you who can wear ballet flats!

I have tried about 100 different pairs and none of them fit my feet... Apparently I have different sized feet when it comes to those shoes lol

#18 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

Planet Shoes are really comfortable.  Myer sell them, but you can buy them considerably cheaper online.

#19 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

Walnut of Melbourne are comfy....you can buy online but I would recommend buying them at a stockist (unless u r in melbourne!) think DJs stock them. They range from $40 up

#20 ~Catherine~

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

I love my Target ballet flats ... I am quite heavy on shoes so change them every season so don't spend a lot. The Target ones come in heaps of colours and are the most comfortable ballet flats that I have ever worn

#21 9ferals

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 18/01/2013, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I second Rivers.  Cheap, but comfortable, look good and wear well.



I was coming in to recommend Rivers too, they are dirt cheap but the most comfy shoes I've found in a long time - and I only wear comfy shoes due to a bunch of foot issues.
If you have the $ to spend, NAOT do some great stuff too - but be prepared to pay over $200 for many of them.
I've tried a few Target shoes and they don't work for me - too narrow fitting and not enough padding under the ball.

#22 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Thanks everyone I will have a look at everyone's suggestions. I need a black pair and a red pair.

#23 sarkazm76

Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

Birkenstocks!  I have lived in mine for a long time but since getting pregnant have worn nothing else - mostly due to fluid retention!!
I have Boston style in grey felt - bought on EBAY for waaaay cheaper than here.
And for sandals the Mayari in black matte.



#24 9ferals

Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (Merriweather @ 21/01/2013, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aren't Rivers owned by a cult with a record of abuse?  Or am I making that up totally? *disclaimer* - might be making that up.

I love Hush Puppies.


I hope you're making it up - Rivers are about the only shoes that I can afford that don't give me pain....

#25 wombat2

Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

I'm another one who love the Target ballet flats (the ones with the flowers on the top) .. I have them in black, ivory & green! Only problem is they do get smelly but for $15 each I don't mind chucking them and buying new pairs every few months.




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