What to wear - shoes

Old Apr 11th, 2003, 11:47 AM
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What to wear - shoes

Kind of silly question but here goes:<BR><BR>Leaving tomorrow for Semana Santa in Southern Spain and am trying to decide 1) should I bring some nice sandals or is it too early in the season and 2) is it too late in the season to wear ankle boots? <BR><BR>About anything goes where I live in southern California but I'm not sure about Andalucia.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 12:44 PM
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What's with women and shoes??? Shoes do not define who you are.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 12:59 PM
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You might think of me as a heel, but can we give these shoe posts the boot. They are laced with silly thoughts. Sure, the loafers like to get involved, but they lack sole in their convictions. Only those who write posts late at night (call them sneakers if you will) like these casual shoe comments. It's simply sandalous we allow them to go on. Some of the posts are so simililar, I feel I can hear an Eco. I say, when you see one of these shoe questions, just walk away, because if you answer, there will be trouble afoot.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 01:33 PM
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Jor: YES THEY DO!!!!
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 06:30 PM
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I was there a year ago in late April; the only day I wore sandals was to go to the beach. Nice sandals aren't practical for the towns because the pavement can be rough, and your feet will become black from the dirt. Bring something sturdy for hiking and something practical for walking in town.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 06:57 PM
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We just got back from Spain... spent the last week of March in Costa del Sol &amp; people were sunbathing &amp; wearing sandals. Other days it was chilly &amp; people wore boots. I agree that dressy sandals aren't the best in the city, but if you have something semi-casual with a good sole, I'd take them. I wore tevas for hiking, exploring ruins, etc. but that's what I wear here so am very comfortable in them. I wouldn't use up the space required by hiking boots...maybe a non-white running or walking shoe? Have fun!
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 07:13 PM
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There are a lot of bumpy cobble streets in Seville. I wore sandals a couple days in March this year but they were heavily cushioned soles for walking. Other days I wore my lightweight city hikers. Whatever you take be sure that you can walk and walk and walk comfortably in them.
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I think the number one issue is comfort. You will be walking a lot and much of it will be rough [cobblestone] streets and sidewalks. Secondly, you need to decide whether you want to exercise you right [which will not be challenged] to wear whatever you want. Our natural instinct is to go for the Keds. However, unless you are in your teens or twenties, you will be making a statement that &quot;my habits are more important to me than your culture&quot;. Again, you will not be stoned for this but, in my opinion, it does reduce your opportunity to meet and interact with locals. If all you want to do is &quot;see the sights&quot; and get your ticket punched go with the Keds. However, it want to have at least some chance to show your respect for the local culture and maybe meet some locals, lay off the Keds unless you are going as a college kid. There are now plenty of shoes on the market which give you the comfort of Keds and don't carry the stigma that white shoes seem to have in much of Europe.
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BTW: Sorry I forgot this in my earlier post. Be sure to try Reasaurante Modesto [near Murillo Gradens] for the best fried seafood anywhere. Go for the Plato Modesto]. Also Las Monedas behind the the ice cream store across from the Catedral. Be sure to catch at lest one of the night processionals - truly unlike anything you have seen anywhere.
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