hybrid style

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hybrid style

Postby dillon » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:00 pm


I'd wear these if they came anywhere near my size. I haven't worn a 7 since I was 8 years old!
As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
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Re: hybrid style

Postby GerdG » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:31 am

How about these. Available in all sizes:

https://www.amazon.com/COOLULU-Womens-M ... el&sr=1-56

There ARE viable alternatives to trousers.
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Re: hybrid style

Postby victor1964 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:37 am

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Re: hybrid style

Postby Bertino56 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:11 pm

The Rakuten is something I would wear. But not pay $200.
How does it happen that they only exist in size 7?
The Doc 8065 is on my all-time dream list (along with
Clark's Joyance sandals the way they were made 60 years ago).
So far, Doc has never made 8065 in my size, and I'm not sure why.
I already own a pair of Duckfeet Himmerland in size 46.
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Re: hybrid style

Postby Ralph » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:12 pm

GerdG wrote:How about these. Available in all sizes

The problem with shoes designed and marketed for women, as I found out the hard way, is they are always too narrow. For some reason manufacturers seem to believe that women either have toes that come to a razor-sharp point or want to develop such a shape. My feet are about 11cm at the widest point, from the base of the big toe to the base of the small toe, and 9cm from the tip of the small toe to the middle of the big toe.

Even so-called "wide" shoes with supposedly "round" (vs. pointed) toes are only wide in the sole, and bring the toes to an impossibly narrow point. Either my toes get compressed to fit into that narrow gap, or the shoe must expand to accommodate my feet.

I can buy a larger size (or two or three up) but then when the shoe is wide enough to fit comfortably I end up with 3-6cm extra space between the heel of my foot and the heel of my toe.

A recent example is the ballet flats I bought. They are a size 11W, two sizes larger than I need front-to-back, and I still could not wear them when I first bought them. Fortunately the leather is flexible and after some weeks stretching and heating the ehoes they can fit with only minimal cramping in the toes. I fear hard-soled shoes like mary janes would kill me!
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