Quirky shoes

(27 Posts)
Brandnewbrighttomorrow Mon 20-May-13 23:41:55

Finally found a dress I love for a wedding in August, it's a dark blue/grey drapey silk sleeveless shift - would love some really bright sandals/shoes and a bag to go with it - something quirky and unusual (need to be able to walk though - I'm 41 so don't want drag-queen platforms grin)

help?

JennySense Mon 20-May-13 23:42:35

Irregular Choice?

If you want really quirky, perhaps look at Irregular Choice or Poetic License. They are pricey but oh so comfortable

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Mon 20-May-13 23:53:56

oooh, thanks for super-fast suggestions! just had a look, irregular choice veering rather too far into bonkers for me, poetic licence better, will have a closer look. more suggestions welcome!

have always played fairly safe with shoe colours - every variation on a black heel in my wardrobe, just fancy something impractical and frivolous!

petitdonkey Tue 21-May-13 00:02:05

See i just thought go for a mad colour but having looked up Irregular Choice, I see I am WAY out!! They really are bonkers!

I was going to suggest yellow here or printed here or something like this.

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Tue 21-May-13 00:23:17

Thank you petit - i think you might be right - a bold colour might be what i'm looking for. Jimmy choo's divine but way out of my price range sad however i really liked the topshop ones - not somewhere i would have thought to look but spotted these unconvinced by that particular colour but love the style.

JamEyelid Tue 21-May-13 00:40:30

Quirkiest shoes I have seen recently are these www.schuh.co.uk/prdsearch.aspx?searchterm=hakes&sterm=hakes&js=1 think they are a bit too quirky for me though grin

BlameItOnTheBogey Tue 21-May-13 02:53:47

Bloody hell Jam I LOVE those shoes. I wonder whether they would be hideously uncomfortable? (And also I wonder whether I would even care...)

Vivienne Westwood for Melissa lady dragon shoes are lovely

50ShadesOfMaybe Tue 21-May-13 09:05:47

Also try Iron Fist or TUK - may be a bit on the "gothy" side.

Havingkittens Tue 21-May-13 11:58:06

Miss L Fire shoes are lovely if you like retro styles. They all have memory foam insoles now too so quite comfy.

SilverSixpence Tue 21-May-13 12:02:57

I like Miss L Fire too, Anthropologie have lovely shoes too. I had a thread on this last year with loads of great suggestions

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Wed 22-May-13 12:48:22

Jam those shoes are extraordinary!!! Love love love them have ordered a pair grin

Will report back on ability to stand/walk in them. WOW!!!

slug Wed 22-May-13 13:03:38
gruffalocake Wed 22-May-13 13:13:07

If you need another suggestion these zara shoes are fab!

petitdonkey Wed 22-May-13 14:39:19

Really liked the Topshop ones you linked to and love gruffalo's Zara pair. Extraordinary really is the word for the other pair but, hey, wouldn't it be boring if we all liked the same things??!

JamEyelid Wed 22-May-13 15:14:31

Oo report back please! I can't walk in normal heels so no hope in those.

Which colour did you go for?

BlameItOnTheBogey Wed 22-May-13 23:41:08

I went for the black and red ones. I can't wait for them to arrive.

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Wed 22-May-13 23:51:32

White & orange - just had a ups tracking update, they've already shipped and will be here tomorrow! Impressive work schuh!

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Thu 23-May-13 14:59:33

Gutted - they don't fit -nooooooooo!

BlameItOnTheBogey Fri 24-May-13 00:38:59

Oh no. Too big? Too small? Mine haven't arrived yet, I really hope they fit.

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Fri 24-May-13 23:15:57

The frame doesn't fit round the shape of my foot - presses onto the front. The heel surround is amazingly comfortable but the height combined with how hard the frame is just means I just can't walk in them :-( Very sad indeed.

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Fri 24-May-13 23:19:42

So now I'm looking for other options. I loved the united nude website, thanks slug, some stunning shoes! A bit more than I can reasonably spend though sadly. So the search continues....

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Fri 24-May-13 23:49:34

Looking again i'm realising I don't want quirky, I want statement shoes. Something really contemporary and with proper wow factor - the Julian hakes would have been perfect if they'd fitted. United nude very close. Any other brands to investigate?

JamEyelid Sat 25-May-13 00:03:23

Oh sorry they don't fit either of you sad Do you think they would have been comfortable (or at least not to painful) had they fitted?

Not what you are looking for but this heel is weird

I shall post if I find anymore smile

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