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Old 09-18-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
 
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I just bought these ankle boots in "black" (Dansko). I have problem feet and these boots are beyond comfortable. I have had a love/hate relationship w/ Dansko footwear for the past 12 yrs. Super comfy but highly unattractive.


(Here they are in "brandy" so you can see the details better.)


Bc they are so comfy, I want to get a shoe version of the boot in "slate":


Here they are in "brandy" just to get a better look. But I want them in "slate" which is a very dark taupe, close to black.


Here is a picture of a model wearing them in "brandy."


(They also have them in a mary jane version that I don't want. Just FYI



So are they hideous? (ie, the shoes I want -- not the boots or the mary janes) I think you can get away w/ more in a boot. But shoes are supposed to be cute, right?

I would wear mine like the model, in above the knee skirts and dresses.

I have lots of shoes...so it's not like this would be my only pair and I would be wearing them everyday w/ everything. My job moved and now I have to walk a couple of blocks to park. Plus, I like to walk at lunch, and don't always want to have to bring sneakers.

One last time, so no one is confused...these are the shoes I'm debating:
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
 
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I like them. I actually like the Mary Jane one, too. I have foot issues, too, so sadly many shoes I love don't work for me, but these I like and would probably work for me. Making me like them even more.

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Old 09-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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I actually like them a lot. Not ugly at all! I like them better than the Keanes.

They're cute!
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I like them! Or I should say I would like them if they weren't platforms/wedges. I have a major dislike for platforms and wedges. But ignoring that part, I really like the ones with the crossover straps.
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Of all three, I prefer the boots, but only if teamed up with pants. The one you want works better with skirts (as on the model) in my most humble opinion.

The mary janes look dated to me (I'm thinking of the 90s).

I am also not really into platforms, but that's just my taste. I used to like them...again, in the 90s. I think they might be creeping back into fashion, dunno.
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I actually like them a lot. Not ugly at all! I like them better than the Keanes.

They're cute!

Haha, I had forgotten I mentioned the Keens here. I wore them on my lunchtime walk yesterday. I was going to say in the post above "I don't always want to have to bring sneakers or walking shoes" but that was too complicated!

They are sooooooo ugly, too; I'm lightweight embarrassed everytime I wear them. LOL But they are great for my walks.

I'm getting really tired of this dichotomy: cripple yourself w/ cute heels or invest in pricey orthopedic-looking shoes and feel like a dowdy old lady. I just got rid of about 35 pairs of shoes...many of which were cute but TORTUROUS!
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Of all three, I prefer the boots, but only if teamed up with pants. The one you want works better with skirts (as on the model) in my most humble opinion.

The mary janes look dated to me (I'm thinking of the 90s).

I am also not really into platforms, but that's just my taste. I used to like them...again, in the 90s. I think they might be creeping back into fashion, dunno.
The main difference is that the chunky 90s shoes usually had a square or squoval toe box. And the Dansko styles above have a more modern, tapered toe.

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OMG they are soooooo comfy! Great arch support, too. I just wear them around my house at night in my pajamas!
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I don't mind the boots.......
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I don't mind the boots.......
I already have those. But do you hate the shoes?
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Well, they're not my something I would choose, but once a person has sore feet, the game changes completely.
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I'm sorry but I don't like them.
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I love them...but I have problem feet too. Old ladies do not wear wedge heels (or any heels really), so I think it's all in the attitude and what else you wear with them. I love the shoes, but I would call them boots also...they have enough vamp to qualify for boots, IMO.
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As you know, they are not " OMG so cute! Squeeeee!" shoes. :-)

They're a little more...rugged? Earthy? Than I would personally choose, but I don't think they're ugly or dowdy or out of style. They are fairly 90s, but the 90s styles are coming back in a big way, so you'll be right on trend for the next year or so if you buy them.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #14
 
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Not horrible, but not really my style. I like the Mary jane style the best.

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