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Old 05-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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any CUTE walking shoes?

I don't want to go all over these lovely places in Europe always wearing my sneakers - especially if I want to wear a sun dress or something. Has anyone found a line of comfortable/ supportive shoes that don't look awful?

Something like a ballerina slippers look but with support? Or cute sandals? I used to LOVE Josef Seibel sandals, but last time I looked, they were all big and clunky looking again....
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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I love NAOT http://www.naot.com/
Many styles are clunky but there are some fun styles particularly for the sandals
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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I really like the Privo line by Clarks. They are supportive and comfy, and some are downright adorable. (Some are clunky, though...)

I can't tell from your tag if you're in SC now, but they have great Clarks outlets at the Myrtle Beach Tanger malls.

Lands End and Athleta have also come out with some cuter walking shoes.

For slightly less cute, but still cuter than sneakers, look into Merrills.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #4
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I found that "Merrell" makes some really cute MaryJane style shoes.

I really like the "Barefoot" style one and I've just notice a few other styles I just might buy.

I'm planning on wearing them during our Viva Italia trip this month.

Here's a link to their website if you're at all interested - just do a search for womens barefoot

http://www.merrell.com
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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I love NAOT http://www.naot.com/
Many styles are clunky but there are some fun styles particularly for the sandals
Oooh! Naots look adorable!

I also wear Dansko's (their sandals) and can walk all day in them. I wore them all around for our Knights and Lights trip. http://www.dansko.com/

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I really like the Privo line by Clarks. They are supportive and comfy, and some are downright adorable. (Some are clunky, though...)

I can't tell from your tag if you're in SC now, but they have great Clarks outlets at the Myrtle Beach Tanger malls.

Lands End and Athleta have also come out with some cuter walking shoes.

For slightly less cute, but still cuter than sneakers, look into Merrills.
I have a cute pair of comfy Privos, and can recommend them. They're sneakers, but not typical white tennis shoes.

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I found that "Merrell" makes some really cute MaryJane style shoes.

I really like the "Barefoot" style one and I've just notice a few other styles I just might buy.

I'm planning on wearing them during our Viva Italia trip this month.

Here's a link to their website if you're at all interested - just do a search for womens barefoot

http://www.merrell.com
Corky, I have just purchased a pair of Merrell's barefoot running shoes. I've been wearing them around. I will say that you have to get used to the barefoot style, and there is absolutely no support and no cushion. I'm finding that I can do without the support, because they sort of change your stride, but I do miss that cushion! If you're going to get them, be sure to wear them A LOT before taking them on your trip. I'm still debating if I'm going to bring my pair on our trip.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #6
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ALL.... I mean ALL the woman wear heals..........even on those cobblestone streets...It is amazing...They can always tell a person from North America is their footwear.....and men don't wear white sneakers....
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I love my Dansko sandals - I like the clunkiness as it can help walking through puddles, or mysterious liquids in markets.....
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #8
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Clarks, Merrills and Keens have been mentioned. I've traveled the globe in my Keens, they are bit clunky with skirts, but not awful if you get a lighter color!
A great place to find all of these is: Footsmart. Just about all the shoes there are comfort first styles, but many look really nice too!
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ALL.... I mean ALL the woman wear heals.[sic] .........even on those cobblestone streets...It is amazing...They can always tell a person from North America is their footwear.....and men don't wear white sneakers....
Not true at all. All women in Europe do not wear heels, although older women often do. They do tend to wear more formal footwear (i.e., not sneakers), except for the young, who often wear sneakers, even white ones.

I like Keens myself.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:19 AM   #10
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Thanks! You all gave me some great ideas! I will check them out.
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Not true at all. All women in Europe do not wear heels, although older women often do. They do tend to wear more formal footwear (i.e., not sneakers), except for the young, who often wear sneakers, even white ones.

I like Keens myself.
.....like I said "woman" not girls or teens......
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #12
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.....like I said "woman" not girls or teens......
Well, as a European woman in my 30s... naaaa.
I usually wear 8-hole Dr. Martens boots (blue and black), Teva sandals or simple black leather ballerinas with 1 inch heels

"Women" my age often wear sneakers. Unless they work in a bank
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #13
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Well, as a European woman in my 30s... naaaa.
I usually wear 8-hole Dr. Martens boots (blue and black), Teva sandals or simple black leather ballerinas with 1 inch heels

"Women" my age often wear sneakers. Unless they work in a bank
....like I said...."woman"....not girls like you.......
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #14
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I just bought a pair of Crocs recently that I hadn't seen before (new style??).
They are not your average "clog" looking shoe. They are a slipper shoe and in leopard print! Sooooo cute and comfy. Can't wait to wear them on our trip!!
I kept debating on what shoes to bring and wear. I didn't want tennis shoes and I didn't want flip flops. This was a great compromise because they go with everything and can handle the wet rides and dry nicely because they are vented at the toes.

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Old 05-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #15
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Shoes

Thanks for the info - great to know! Wish there were pictures posted so we could shop right here
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