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Boogie

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Now, Ship of Fools - I blame you!

I went on the KG site to link the shoes I bought for the wedding, wandered into the sale section and ordered a pair of boots!

Very nice too [Big Grin]

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Pyx_e

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I made my own shoes last week.
One a day course, these but blue........

Very interesting experience and very comfortable shoes, I too have a high instep and as these are tailor made they are the best fitting shoes I have.

I never wear the same shoes 2 days running and have MANY shoes. sigh.

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Brenda Clough
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Wow, those look wonderful but are spendy.

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Chorister

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quote:
Originally posted by Pyx_e:
I made my own shoes last week.

I never wear the same shoes 2 days running and have MANY shoes. sigh.

That looks clever, Pyx_e - I thought you only made bags. But I guess the principle is the same.

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Pyx_e

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Actual Shoes

Many things were similar, though the shaping and lasting were new to me. And the way(s) soles are attached was the main reason I went.

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Pyx_e

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Saddle Bags, not so many 3D curves. Hand stiched though.

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Chorister

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quote:
Originally posted by Pyx_e:
Actual Shoes


Drool.

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Lothlorien
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Pine Marten suggested Cosyfeet for comfortable, adjustable shoes. Lsat Friday I had an email re despatch of a pair of soft boots with straps around the ankle. I had ordered them four hours earlier. Today, Friday again, I am wearing them. They are very comfortable and I love them. Pretty good service to get to Sydney, Australia in a week from ordering.

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Pine Marten
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Glad to oblige, Lothlorien! Hope they last well [Biased]

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Fineline
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I buy good walking shoes from the Cotswolds shop, and I signed up for free to their scheme where they take my details, give me a card, and I get a two year guarantee on the shoes. These are my main shoes, and I often walk several miles a day, and I expect them to last two years or I will get them replaced. They have lasted eighteen months so far.
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Fineline
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I should add that the brand I buy is Salomon, and they cost £85. And I have odd-shaped feet - very wide, high and short, with very high arches, and normally shoes don't last me more than six months. But these are good. Merrell is a good brand too - the staff in the shop are good at recommending what is good for your needs, if you go to a shop that specialises in outdoors gear. I asked for trainers and they recommended walking shoes instead, and they were right. I find walking shoes better than trainers because they are firm and supportive, and my ankles twist easily. And because I walk - I don't run. I always buy waterproof shoes, because there's lots of rain where I live.
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Fineline
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I was reading the other day that Doc Martens have certain shoes and boots that come with a lifetime guarantee - the 'for life' brand. I've never tried Doc Martens, but it intrigued me - apparently they will continue to repair or replace them whenever they wear out. Seems a good investment.
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Curiosity killed ...

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You mean the Dr Martens For Life range. But they do make heels, flowers and fun boots, plus shoes, but I haven't been able to wear the shoes.

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Fineline
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Ah yes, I meant 'range', rather than 'brand'. They have both boots and shoes in the 'for life' range:

For women
For men

I think I would find the boots more comfortable than the shoes, although I've never tried either, so don't know.

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daisydaisy
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quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
I bought these sandals in the blue colourway last Saturday and look forward to wearing them. They are comfy and oh so pretty.

Thank you for finding these - I have ordered the fuschia colour pair online because my nearest 2 shops aren't stocking them.... I don't usually buy shoes online because my feet are so fussy, but these look like they'll do the trick.
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Tree Bee

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quote:
Originally posted by daisydaisy:
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
I bought these sandals in the blue colourway last Saturday and look forward to wearing them. They are comfy and oh so pretty.

Thank you for finding these - I have ordered the fuschia colour pair online because my nearest 2 shops aren't stocking them.... I don't usually buy shoes online because my feet are so fussy, but these look like they'll do the trick.
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Gwai
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*whine* Why oh why will nobody put a for life type guarantee on any kind of shoe I could even maybe wear into an office? Even a two year guarantee. Boy would they keep all my business */whine*

On the other hand, I have at least found a brand of shoes I like and can wear at affordable prices. My husband will have to put up with me having a spare pair of shoes in the closet. (For a man who doesn't have any shoes besides dress shoes and winter boots, me having winter boots, sandals, other pair of sandals someone gave me, black dress boots, brown dress boots, and backup black dress boots is a huge number of shoes.)

[ 03. June 2015, 15:02: Message edited by: Gwai ]

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
...I have at least found a brand of shoes I like and can wear at affordable prices.

Please tell us what they are.

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Pomona
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quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
*whine* Why oh why will nobody put a for life type guarantee on any kind of shoe I could even maybe wear into an office? Even a two year guarantee. Boy would they keep all my business */whine*

On the other hand, I have at least found a brand of shoes I like and can wear at affordable prices. My husband will have to put up with me having a spare pair of shoes in the closet. (For a man who doesn't have any shoes besides dress shoes and winter boots, me having winter boots, sandals, other pair of sandals someone gave me, black dress boots, brown dress boots, and backup black dress boots is a huge number of shoes.)

Could you not wear the Dr Martens brogue/Oxford type shoes? Like this ?

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Gwai
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I did seriously consider it. Thing is I need shoes I could sometimes wear with a dress/skirt. I don't do dresses and skirts that often, but not never.

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LeRoc

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I haven't worn shoes in the last 15 years.

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