Tuesday, 20 October 2009

What's Afoot ?

N IS FOR ?



NOW!
~ is the time for my natty Crocs to go into hibernation until next spring. Having larger than average feet (size 7) and wide ones at that, I often wish that I could be shod like a horse. Shopping for shoes is no fun - dainty shoes and perilously high heels are out for me so I have spent my life in flatties. When I discovered Crocs my feet purred, but is getting too cool and damp for wearing them outdoors now. I must put them aside for the time being and seek alternative footwear :( What type of shoes are your feet most comfortable in ?

P.S. Note all those naughty weeds, self seeders and nasties in my lawn - I need to be nifty and nullify them soon.

Nip over to ABC Wednesday for more on the letter N.

20 comments:

  1. I've never worn crocs - I tend to wear shoes that are closed in or I lose them!!

    I'm comfortable in all my flat winter boots (though not all at once - makes me sound like a centipede!:) My current faves are some chunky red suede ankleboots and of course my wellies!

    Several pairs of teeteringly high boots adorn the house like ornaments - these are ones I wear for special occasions - definitely not very comfortable - but survivable if not much striding around is required!

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  2. Yes feet can be such a problem to shoe. When you find something that is comfortable it is sad when the season chanhes and you have to find something else.

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  3. Never ever worn them, I'm more a high heels girl, well when I'm not working.

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  4. Never have I worn the crocs...I wear handmade deerskin moccasins.
    They are divine....
    Sherry

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  5. Oh a bit of a shoe fetish here, but I do love your socks! Crocs are not for me, for gardening I wear sloggers, a rubber clog type shoe or Muck boots, perfect for keeping feet dry and warm. For everyday I am wearing uggs, boots or moccasin types lined with sheepskin, or in summer ugg flip flops with the same lining. Zappos online. Heavenly.

    Francess

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  6. I don't wear crocs as I have to wear shoes that support my back. And even my "flip-flops" are special in that they fit the sole well and have wider than average straps so I don't "flip-flop." And you must be very tiny if you think size 7 is larger than average for shoes!

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  7. Did you ever try clogs? The Dutch ones which are all closed in? Some people swear by them and with a good pair of socks you can wear them summer and winter!

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  8. Never mind the natty crocs - what about the nifty socks!

    I wear walking sandals in the summer and walking boots in the winter - and I have very wide feet too

    Thanks for small packet that has recently plopped through my letter box.
    Very big hug
    K

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  9. I have a pair of what I refer to as JC sandals - open in toe and back with the softest leather imaginable. They are now 15 years old, complete with screws to hold them together, but they are still my favourite and I will be wearing them well into November, or until snow falls.
    Typically they are the only gardening footwear I can tolerate - been known on many occasions to do it bare foot!

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  10. I've never worn Crocs but have worn clogs and loved them but kept turning my ankle in them, so now I wear my running shoes most of the time. Good support. Great post for the letter N.

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  11. Love the socks! I'm a barefoot girl, but when I have to wear shoes, I'm best with something that laces. I have noticed many people of all ages wearing crocs; they must be comfortable.

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  12. After I graduated from spike heels, shoes became a problem. I'd rather be barefoot but it's miserable in the winter. A pair of crocs came into my life during the summer and I've debated about wearing them into winter - they don't slip on slick spots, easy on and off and with heavy socks are so comfy - I'll wear them as long as I can. My socks are similar but with pastel colors!

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  13. I don't wear crocs, but I hate closed in shoes. I wear flip flop type shoes in summer (without socks) and ankle boots (with socks) in winter.

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  14. I so hate shopping for shoes that many of mine are old and tested. Once I find some I like, I tend to go back and buy the same ones again in different colors. When I commuted early to work I occasionally showed up in mismatched ones.

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  15. Clever alliterations, Anna. Your crocs are cool but those SOCKS, wow. They really make the outfit. In fact I was so busy looking at your feet, I didn't notice the lawn you say is so terrible. It looks great to me.

    I'm a total flip-flop gal in summer. In winter I wear a pair of slip ons. Not fancy.

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  16. Hi Anna

    Don't bother too much about the lawn. Mine is choc full of clover etc. and I reckon it's easier to look after than 'pure' grass.

    Anyway, those crocs, I've heard they're super comfy but putting them away for the winter is a true mark that the growing season has ended, just like the clocks going back.

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  17. Hi Anna~~ Back again to answer your question about the Pennisetum. Similar to P. rubrum, it isn't cold hardy. It wasn't a cheap plant so I am really determined to keep it alive, indoors over the winter. We'll see. This year was the first I knew of it. Next year it will be on sale at your local grocery store. :) It seems to go like this, here anyway.

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  18. I love those socks! I'm all about comfort. I used to like Clarks but they've gone too fashionable/less comfy imho. I mostly wear Mary Jane trekkers and mocs from Land's End. They make fleece-lined Crocs here, by the way!

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.