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what are the best shoes to buy for sightseeing in europe ?

what are the best shoes to buy for sightseeing in europe ?

Old Jul 20th, 2001, 04:55 AM
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Nope, Oaktown, that wasn't me. Sorry! I honestly don't know whether I "like" you, as I have never met you. Although I do not like your internet persona, you do seem intelligent and you do have a sense of humor. Maybe we'd hit it off if we met in person; who knows. I do think, however, that you take this whole internet thing a tad bit too seriously - especially for one who protests that others do exactly that.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 05:02 AM
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A postscript: several messages down from the original post about liking you, you'll find my advice on the whole thing which was to just let it sink.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 05:39 AM
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Sissy,

I bought two pairs of Easy Spirit shoes a couple of weeks before going to Croatia in June. What a success! One was "walking shoes", which look like sneakers if they're white, but I got black. The other was black sandals. Both were very comfortable. I couldn't believe how much I could walk with them. And they're not expensive. Good luck.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 06:56 AM
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Thanks Lizzy. You might be right about our meeting.

99% of the time I am totally not serious about the NET but my 1% is when a poster drags my kids into the criticism.

Happy Travels & Happy "Shoeing"
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Old Jul 20th, 2001, 08:49 AM
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Nine-inch stiletto heels with seamed stockings and a garter belt.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 08:51 AM
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To the previous poster: On the right woman, certainly a sight worth seeing.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 09:24 AM
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I must agree with the above posters about ARCHE shoes. They are the most comfortable shoes ever made.
I have had one pair for 7 years and they look almost new. Just wipe with a damp cloth and they look great. My sandals I have had for 5 years.
They are expensive, but worth every penny. I travel a lot and do a lot of walking.
The only problem I find is when I take them off, everything else feels uncomfortable. Gee----I sound like an ad for the company. Don't mean to I just love them so much.
If you buy them in Paris the savings is great. I know they have them at Galleries Lafayette.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 09:45 AM
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Interesting thread. Now please don't "bash" me, but I wouldn't be caught dead in Ecco's either. I may be physically comfortable in them but I would not be psychologically comfortable. I would think that people would be pointing at my feet and laughing. Now if that doesn't bother you, I say go for it! I admit that fashion is as important as comfort, but not more so. I believe I've found a compromise with my Naot sandals. They are from Sweden I think, but you can get them from the j.jill catalog or online. They have low heels, are incredibly comfy yet cool looking at the same time. I love them and don't feel like I'm compromising on fashion when I wear them. They also look great on anyone from 15 to 100. No, I don't work for them but I guess I sound like I do. Extra bonus for those in the U.S. I have seen them from time to time (yesterday even) at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls for around $ 30.00. They are from $ 60-$ 100 retail.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 09:54 AM
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Forgot - Those sandals go by two names, just looked in my closet, Naot and Born. They have the same styles, maybe the same company? Garnet Hill (catalog)also sells them.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 01:31 PM
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I traveled all through Europe with my easy spirits and sandals. The only problem I had with my feet was in Disneyworld where I didn't wear 100%cotton socks. The blendS and the heat caused blisters on the soles of my feet. Now thats a problem...
 
Old Jul 23rd, 2001, 01:03 PM
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Looks are just a matter of opinion, I guess, but I have never seen a decent-looking Ecco shoe, either; I think Easy Spirits are not very sturdy and unattractive, also. Now, I was just in Paris and they do have Arche shoes at Galeries Lafayette dept store, and you can get 10 pct tourist discount off there, so stop in at the tourist info booth. Most models were around 800F and a few models were on sale for around 600F. I wore some off-white Naturalizer Millenium walking shoes which I liked very much, they are more stylish (they have sev. models with what they call "Euro soles" which are quite attractive) than some of the Naturalizer shoes. I have tried on Josef Seibel and they were really uncomfortable, even the first minute, I think I'd be crippled after an hour. I don't understand why the Arche sole is so special, that's just rubber, right? Lots of shoes have that, but I think a good thick sole is very important for walking and it does make a big difference when you are walking around more than half the day versus at home. I have casual shoes, even loafers, that I wear walking at home, with no problem, but one of these same very comfortable casual shoes were killing my feet on vacation one year because they were not substantial enough. I was desperate a few weeks ago and had no time to shop so bought a pair of "I Love Comfort" basic black tie walking shoes from Sears, no less -- these were actually pretty comfortable and held up rather well, and I think are more attractive than Easy Spirits, although it is a subtle distinction.
 

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