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#1 MwahMum

Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:27 PM

Hello,

My current flats have worn through (Ziera) and need replacing.

What are you wearing on your feet that's fast and easy?

I want a slip on, in a natural fabric (leather or cotton), comfortable, that I can wear mostly with jeans or jogger pants.  In a silver or colour.

Open to budgets up to $200.

Any ideas?

#2 EmmDasher

Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:31 PM

Hobes or Rollie Nation. I have both and adore them.

Another brand called ‘another sole’ has been popping up in my feeds a lot and I really like their metallic ones.

#3 Crombek

Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:46 PM

Rollies. So comfy. Or bared or frankie4 if you have wider feet

#4 Grrrumbles

Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:46 PM

Ecco, I have a few and some work well for work and casual. I don’t always love everything in their range though, I like the ballet flats styles but they have heels, sneakers, sandals.

#5 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:04 PM

Ziera are on ozsale today.

#6 mayahlb

Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:10 PM

I like my Apple and Wood flats. They come in a range of colours, are very comfortable to wear and are real leather. Also her customer service is fantastic and it's a small business owner. Also if you have an odd shaped foot she will do customer orders for her flats. I have the yellow pair and am about to purchase a red pair (custom made because tiny feet).

https://appleandwood.com.au/

#7 RichardParker

Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:13 PM

Lacoste white sneakers go with everything and are the ultimate Mum shoe. I've seen little silver sneakers lately, which would also do the job.

#8 marple

Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:50 PM

Skechers
Florsheim
Diana Ferrari

#9 liveworkplay

Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:02 PM

Keens. They have been my go to shoe for a few decades now. I tend to stick to this style. I've had them in green, blue, red and black. They are the most comfortable shoes ever, rubber soled so non slip and leather uppers.

#10 Magnolia2

Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:06 PM

Ecco are my go-to, especially for travel. I've never bought an uncomfortable pair (I have narrow, very flat feet). But I agree with the PP - some styles are nice, others are quite dowdy. I mainly buy tall boots from them, and sandals in summer.

For every day running around, Rollies are fine (and there are some other brands that make shoes on a similar last (i.e. white rubber sole, very flexible): Django and Juliette, Mollini, Midas etc. No arch support though and they don't last as long as Eccos.

#11 Avocado tree

Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:16 PM

I am living in my white Frankie4 Jackies . $229 , so above your budget but very comfy.  I honestly wear them everyday!

Or Skechers.

#12 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:33 PM

Allbirds. Can't be beaten for comfort.

#13 MwahMum

Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:57 PM

Loving the recommendations,  thank you.

I've had the Rollie punched derby, and loved them initially, mostly for the flexible sole. But they stretched out and got floppy after a few wears and I had to pass them on.

Also loved my Allbirds initially. The wool feel was lovely,  but I ended up wearing a hole in the toe after only a few months...

Going off to check out the other shoes mentioned and will come back, no doubt with some sizing questions or wotnot...

#14 snowflakedoll

Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:06 PM

Bared all the way! I’ve replaced all my shoes with Bared, nothing else compared to comfort and they last.

#15 jojonbeanie

Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:31 PM

View Postsnowflakedoll, on 18 June 2019 - 04:06 PM, said:

Bared all the way! I’ve replaced all my shoes with Bared, nothing else compared to comfort and they last.
What she said.

#16 MwahMum

Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:36 PM

Bared wasn't a good fit for me. I love the support, but they were all too wide / roomy. I don't have what is normally considered narrow feet...

#17 Ghost Girl

Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:37 PM

Planet shoes. Never met a planet shoe I haven't loved.

#18 barrington

Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:51 PM

View PostMwahMum, on 18 June 2019 - 04:36 PM, said:

Bared wasn't a good fit for me. I love the support, but they were all too wide / roomy. I don't have what is normally considered narrow feet...
Have two pairs of Bared shoes here that I need to send back - way too wide for my narrow foot.  I felt like I was wearing clown shoes when I tried them on.

#19 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:20 PM

View PostGhost Girl, on 18 June 2019 - 04:37 PM, said:

Planet shoes. Never met a planet shoe I haven't loved.
All my boots are Planet. Very comfy. I just wish they'd make some better looking shoes!

#20 Mollyksy

Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:37 PM

I actually have a pair of diana ferrari supersoft flats that I adore. These https://www.dianafer...ck-leather.html I wear them most days. And I have fussy feet!

#21 Let-it-go

Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:57 PM

View PostMwahMum, on 18 June 2019 - 04:36 PM, said:

Bared wasn't a good fit for me. I love the support, but they were all too wide / roomy. I don't have what is normally considered narrow feet...

View Postbarrington, on 18 June 2019 - 04:51 PM, said:

Have two pairs of Bared shoes here that I need to send back - way too wide for my narrow foot.  I felt like I was wearing clown shoes when I tried them on.

It depends on the actual style/shoe with Bared.  You can email and ask them.  I have very narrow feet and most of the boots work for me (I have 3 pairs) and some of the sandals/heels.  Sadly all the closed front ballet and heels and sneakers are made for a wide fit so they don’t fit me.  

It is worth it if you nail the fit with Bared, they are the most amazing shoes.  But it is trial and error and I’ve found the advice and service fabulous and because you don’t pay for postage on returns, it’s worth persisting.

#22 barrington

Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:25 PM

View PostLet-it-go, on 18 June 2019 - 05:57 PM, said:

It depends on the actual style/shoe with Bared.  You can email and ask them.  I have very narrow feet and most of the boots work for me (I have 3 pairs) and some of the sandals/heels.  Sadly all the closed front ballet and heels and sneakers are made for a wide fit so they don’t fit me.  
Yep, two pairs of their recommended ballet shoes for narrow feet are too wide.

#23 Let-it-go

Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:59 PM

View Postbarrington, on 18 June 2019 - 06:25 PM, said:

Yep, two pairs of their recommended ballet shoes for narrow feet are too wide.

The website is actually pretty terrible (my biggest gripe) and I don’t know why they have the ballet flats recommended for narrow feet.  They do not fit at all!  I generally email them and query the various styles, it helps now that I own a few pairs so can compare.

#24 fols

Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:19 PM

I love Mox. Heaps of colours, cheap, Australian company, super comfy. Not on brief for material but not sure if you’re flexible on that point.

#25 Newdisplayname

Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:20 AM

View PostFuzzyChocolateToes, on 18 June 2019 - 05:20 PM, said:


All my boots are Planet. Very comfy. I just wish they'd make some better looking shoes!
Yes! Love their boots but the shoes are sooo ugly




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