Ladies Shoes for Rome!

Mar 20th, 2006, 04:57 PM
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Ladies Shoes for Rome!

Hello! I am going to Rome this June and want to look cute in skirts and capris, and with all the walking to be done, good shoes are important. Any thoughts on brands or types that work? Thanks!
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Mar 20th, 2006, 05:00 PM
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Gelatogirl...(LOVE the name, wish I'd thought of it)!

Shoes..don't get me started! I think anything black and comfortable is the way to go! I don't even care about cute as long as they don't kill me (you can read my trip report about my Toxic Shoes)

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Mar 20th, 2006, 05:16 PM
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Go to Zappos.com. You can return them for free - they pay the postage. I like Skechers. You want comfortable and as cool as possible -- but not barefoot, your feet will be filthy. The cobblestones are sometimes uneven and have crakcs. Plan heels accordingly.
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Mar 20th, 2006, 05:42 PM
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skechers and steve maddens are good. why not just take ONE pair and buy the rest there?
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Mar 20th, 2006, 05:45 PM
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Flygirl, I simply could not agree with you anymore!
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Mar 20th, 2006, 05:47 PM
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cool! shoe shopping in Rome - how nice! I'll be back in late May, I'll try to remember to write a shopping report.
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Mar 20th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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SAS sandals worked well for me.
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Mar 20th, 2006, 07:20 PM
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We had another thread like this going. I think the general consensus is that the brands Nordstrom's sells are the best. Brands such as: Geox, Ecco, Clarks, Birkenstocks...and many more I can't think of.

I found great shoes, free shipping, free return if they don't fit at walkingonacloud.com
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Mar 21st, 2006, 05:24 AM
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I went to France last year and wore Royal Elastics. Very comfortable - and if I do say so myself, pretty fashion forward.
www.royalelastics.com
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Mar 21st, 2006, 05:28 AM
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ditto suggestion for Zappos. If I am not sure of how a brand fits, I order two sizes and send one back. Haven't tried Geox, but have worn the others mentioned and am an Ecco fan. However, I am a middle-aged woman and their shoes can hardly be called cute. Shop around and have a great time in Rome!
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Mar 21st, 2006, 05:47 AM
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Flats look so cute with capris and skirts! Check out Marc Jacobs and J. Crew!
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Mar 21st, 2006, 06:14 AM
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http://www.thewalkingcompany.com/

see if you have this store near you. They have all brands. Plus cole haan shoes with Nike technology. gorgeous and comfy for cobblestone streets...
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Mar 21st, 2006, 07:08 AM
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The Romans will notice what shoes you are wearing that is for sure.

Nothing will be said but I am sure they are taking mental notes on you.

Even waiters will look down at your feet, Italians appreciate good quality shoes. I would wait and buy some there, oh, that is what I just did on my recent trip.
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Mar 21st, 2006, 07:15 AM
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I'd shoot for Birkenstocks. Now they have a lot of cute, fashionable sandals that, once broken in, will be extremely comfortable & still cute with skirts & capris. Have fun!!
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Mar 21st, 2006, 07:17 AM
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I worried about shoes too and really, just get a good pair of solid walking sandals (Ecco, Born, Clarke, Rockport) and you'll be fine!
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Mar 21st, 2006, 07:19 AM
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From personal experience, I would NEVER plan on wearing a new pair just purchased for a lot of walking you will be doing on any European trip. Have a broken in pair (however so they don't look broken in). Comfort, comfort, comfort. Have a great trip. Halfpint
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:03 AM
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Merrell has a VERY comfortable nice looking version of Mary Jane's. It's "Spire Emme" and since there are closed toes, no stubbing on the cobblestones but still sandalish for June weather including skirts and capris.
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:16 AM
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I've just discovered the SoftSpots brand; some of them have very nice, cushy soles and are easy to walk in for hours.
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:28 AM
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I like these shoes for a short walk from hotel to dinner. Definitely not all day though! http://www.bornshoes.com/asp/shoepage.asp?itemid=W3004
They're Born brand, so they're comfortable, but also very stylin'.
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:50 AM
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just found out you can get Bruno Magli shoes at Zappos. wow!
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