stylish, yet comfy walking shoes

Old Feb 9th, 2002, 06:58 AM
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I haven't received my Dansko clogs yet -- expect to this coming week, but I just spoke to a sales clerk that told me that these clogs close-backed are not comfortable when walking on cobble-stoned streets. Is this generally true, or just the opinion of the sales clerk?
 
Old Feb 9th, 2002, 06:11 PM
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I took an eleven day trip to Italy last summer with high school kids (I was the chaperone!)I bought leather Eastland sandals from JCPenney and wore those exclusively. In fact, I bought them early in June and found them so comfortable that I started choosing outfits for work (I teach) that would match my sandals. I would definitly say that sandals are the way to go in Italy, at least during the summer. It is so hot that your feet need room to breathe!
 
Old Feb 9th, 2002, 08:26 PM
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I just bought a pair of microfiber Naturalizer shoes today after trying on many of the European walking shoes; my foot is just too narrow for the European cut. I'm going to Paris in a few wks. and just wonder if anyone with a narrow foot(and not all that narrow, just AA) has ever bought any shoes there (or anywhere in Europe) that actually fits. I have some Mephisto sandals that I can adjust b/c of velcro, but that's about all the luck I've had. Perhaps I'm just stuck with Easy Spirits, Naturalizers, etc. Thanks for any advice!
 
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 11:43 AM
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ttt
 
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 11:52 AM
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Merrells are my fave ever. Can't take 'em off my feet.
 
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 12:53 PM
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I am so glad someone topped this. My newest comfy find is Born. J.Jill and other stores carried them last year.
 
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 01:23 PM
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Marylin, where do you find Merrils
and tell us more about them,as that is a brand I am unaware of.
 
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 02:09 PM
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Mona -- it's Merrell, first of all. They have a website: www.merrellboot.com

Here in northern CA Macy's carries some of them, but I find better selection at outdoor stores like REI.

They make a lot of different types of shoes. I have 3 pair:
1. Black clogs (but wonderful rubber sole and comfy footbed) with just enough back to keep them on well.
2. Similar to #1 but styled like Mary Janes -- cute with skirts and baggy pants.
3. Lightweight hiking shoes also suitable for gym, walking around, etc. NOT cute with skirts!

They also make sandals and slides, and closed clogs for winter. If you like them you will be thrilled. I have turned a lot of people on to them -- my husband doesn't want to wear anything else any more.

Oh yeah, they cost about US$60-90, far less expensive than Mephistos. Pair #1 have held up very well for the past 2 years, especially since I wear them practically every day.
 
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 03:39 PM
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Anyone tried Rockport? I got these low-heeled pumps that have raised cushion insoles. Clerk said they're good for walking but I guess she'd say that about all their shoes. Hope they go over cobblestones allright.
 
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 05:37 PM
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After trying just about every walking shoe for trips to Europe, Mephistos are the only ones for me. I don't guess they are particularly stylish, but comfort reigns!
 
Old Dec 11th, 2002, 03:09 PM
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Old Dec 11th, 2002, 05:57 PM
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Doc Martens?? they are about 100.00 USD at stores in the US but check out Camden Locks market in London there are a number of vendors and stores there--that sell them for about 30-40 Pounds--check them out though some are not perfect--I have 3 pairs and love them. There is also a gigantic Doc Martens at Covent Garden but prices are higher.
 
Old Dec 11th, 2002, 06:06 PM
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I would recomment Steve Martin's Cruel Shoes - sized two sizes too small and imbedded with razor blades and broken glass around the footbed. I love em.
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 06:35 AM
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In 1999 & 2000 I wore suede Rockports in itlay, never had a single ache. This October I bought a handsome pair of black leather Josef Seibel shoes for walking in paris. Not only do they look great w/ pants, they also were wonderful with skirts and tights. Truly comfortable shoes. I highly recommend them.

http://www.josef-seibel.com/default.htm
 
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