Walking Shoes...Paris

Old Oct 6th, 2001, 10:48 AM
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Jamie,
You might also try the Ecco brand of walking shoes. They've now come out with a couple of styles that are great for daytime touring and dressy enough for evening wear with slacks. I've worn Ecco's for years for comfortable. They're pricey, but you'll be glad to have comfortable shoes...whatever brand they are.
Also, we were in Paris last November, and I took a pair of dress boots, no heel. They were great for daytime and evening. And you can wear thick socks (or two thin pairs) to keep you tooties warm.

Jeans?? Well, I find them cold in the winter and hot in the summer and heavy to pack. Although, we saw lots of French wear them, especially black and dark colors.

Have a great trip!!!
 
Old Oct 6th, 2001, 12:57 PM
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Does anyone have a good website where you can buy SAS Shoes on-line? Thanks.
 
Old Oct 6th, 2001, 01:29 PM
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If you are in dallas, you should be able to find a store where you can try them on. I needed a different size than I normaly wear when buying SAS and also Ecco. Unles youare comfortable with sending packagaes back and forth.

I MISS DALLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old Oct 7th, 2001, 03:48 PM
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Thanks, Jody. I found out there is an SAS store in Mesquite. I plan on going there next week.

As for missing Dallas, come on back. We're still here!
 
Old Oct 8th, 2001, 02:59 AM
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there is a SAS store in Lewisville too. It is staffed by a very helpful group of women, and if they don't have the shoe you want/need, they will get it for you. I give them high marks!
 
Old Oct 8th, 2001, 03:37 AM
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Just returned from 10 days in Paris- no car, used the metro and walked and walked - i'm 54 and in good physical health, not over weight thank God. I wore Easy Spirit walking shoes they are around 70 bucks and well worth it - the tops are a microfiber - so when dirty just wipe them with a damp cloth or "wet ones". Yes of course you can wear jeans. Everyone teases about the French wearing so much black - they do it to be pratical - not to make a statement. I took two blazers, 4 slacks and several long sleeved tee shirts, I was comfortable and felt somewhat chic by tying a scarf around my neck. You dont have to dress up or dress expensively - just dress neatly - too many tourists with sloppy attire and manners. You will have a great time whatever you wear. Best of luck.
 
Old Oct 8th, 2001, 05:56 AM
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Thanks for all your help!!!
 
Old Oct 8th, 2001, 06:21 AM
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I am wearing Eccos right now as I type, and on my last vacation to Las Vegas I ended up buying Rockports because the shoes I brought from home tore my feet to bloody shreds. And the vacation before that I bought Easy Spirit little light weight boots in black suede for comfort because we were relying only on feet, and I had no foot problems whatsoever. All shoes I mention are in black, and though they can be considered a bit nerdy, you just have to dress them up with something stylish.
 
Old Oct 8th, 2001, 07:16 AM
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The key is to find shoes that make your feet happy. Not all brands work for all feet. I swear by Mephistos, and can't wear much else. Go to a store like Nordstrom, The Walking Company, etc and try on various shoes. They should feel good in the store - don't plan to "break them in." There are manyt styles and colors available - get what works for you. Happy feet are VERY important!
 
Old Oct 8th, 2001, 07:40 AM
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I, too, swear by miphisto. I have sold shoes. If they pinch and the salesperson tells you they'll stretch-forget it. Now I can't wear eccos or arches, like the previos poster said everyone's food is different and every shoe's last also.
 
Old Oct 8th, 2001, 08:55 AM
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Lt. Costeau,

Thanks for the laugh!!
 
Old Nov 10th, 2001, 06:45 AM
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Topping -- fyi I searched using 'ecco'
 
Old Nov 10th, 2001, 06:59 AM
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Jamie- I am in the majority that SWEAR by SAS-they NEVER need breaking in and are soooooooooooooo comfortable- they make a wedge sandal that you can wear yearound and it looks good with slax or dresses...

Hubs swears by Mephistos=they also make womens shoes-kinda expensive-$200 range but if comfort is your thing-try them.
 
Old Nov 11th, 2001, 06:07 PM
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Jamie,
Just came back from Paris and wore Rockport shoes and walked and walked and walked...with no discomfort. I refused to let my husband wear his sneakers and jeans(his typical travel in the states gear) and so he wore older worn in loafers. Both of us did just fin. The secret is not to wear brand new shoes and wear the most comfortable you can afford. I have worn SAS and they are a bit "old folks looking"...I wore them for 10hrs/day as an R.N.They were great but I weould wear black. Anything in black attire fits in great with the Pariseans.Also, as mentioned before..they wear scarfs all the time...coat or no coat. Hope thisd helps. S.
 
Old Nov 12th, 2001, 01:28 PM
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I swear by Ecco's. They have seen me through Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland again, and though a little pricy, have withstood years of wear without looking shabby.
 
Old Nov 13th, 2001, 12:22 AM
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I was in Paris a couple of years ago, listen to the comments about the fashion police!! Don't wear Jeans! Unless you want to be perceived as a looser.. the color of the day; everday is black. If you want to be daring wear gray! No kidding, it's black everything.
However, I also agree with the other posters, wear comfortable shoes (hopefully not white tennis shoes, they don't go well with black*) you'll walk miles a day without even realizing it, over cobblestone, up and down stairs and hills in the subway stations, you name it. Don't forget to bring 'band-aids' for your feet should you get blisters, I couldn't find band-aids there! You'll love it, I think it was my favorite destination to date.
 
Old Nov 13th, 2001, 05:42 AM
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Just got back from Paris, had a wonderful time, and I wore jeans one day and tennis shoes and saw many other people with them on as well..Not EVERYONE wore black all the time. It is a beautiful city...
 

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