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    Default Comfortable work shoes for big feet that aren't ugly?

    As the title says - do they exist?! I need fashion advice.
    I have size 11 feet. I only wear flats these days. I hate shoe shopping - shoes are a functional necessity to me so I buy the bare minimum and wear them to death. Shoes must be black for me. In winter I wear boots to work every day and Skechers on non-work days. Rest of the year I wear ballet flats or sandals to work and Birkenstock gizeh on non-work days. So it's about 6 pairs of shoes on rotation across the entire year lol.
    The last 2 days I've come home from work and my feet/toes are killing me from my boots for some reason. I think I need a new pair of shoes = worst nightmare for me.
    Does anyone have any ideas on comfy black work shoes for big feet that aren't super ugly? In winter I usually wear skinny pants to work and my office is really cold so that's why I wear boots but I am open to other ideas. Just remember though that size 11 feet on a tall skinny person make A LOT of shoes look awful
    I prefer to go try shoes on too but it doesn't seem like there are many places to buy shoes these days other than online?

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    Tall and skinny with size 11 here. I get my work shoes from Harris scarfe. Black with a Mary Jane strap across the top. Sooo comfy. I also bought a pair of new High boots from cotton on, soooo comfy and they sit really well around my non existent calf muscles

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    I love my stilettos and funky shoes but I can't wear them to work anymore. I'm starting to get bunions and my feet hurt in uncomfortable heels nowadays.

    The last 3 pairs of work shoes I've bought are from airflex. I know that sounds daggy but they're really comfortable and quite ok looking - I just bought some patent black heels (I work in a corporate office so heels are kind of a must), but they do have lots of flats too.

    I haven't checked where you are but I know they have stores in Sydney and Perth???

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    I am nervy about recommending a good flat/boot after the feisty shoe threads of late!
    Airflex?
    You honestly sound like my oldest friend - size 11 feet, six foot tall and skinny.
    Myer in WA at least have try on options. Birk shops usually have different foot friendly brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    I love my stilettos and funky shoes but I can't wear them to work anymore. I'm starting to get bunions and my feet hurt in uncomfortable heels nowadays.

    The last 3 pairs of work shoes I've bought are from airflex. I know that sounds daggy but they're really comfortable and quite ok looking - I just bought some patent black heels (I work in a corporate office so heels are kind of a must), but they do have lots of flats too.

    I haven't checked where you are but I know they have stores in Sydney and Perth???
    I'm in Adelaide and there is an airflex store at my local Westfield. I looked at them online but maybe I need to go in-store and see what they're like in person

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    Have you tried looking on Rosenberg website? They go from size 10-14 I think. They might have something nice!
    I wear zieras sometimes. Some of their shoes are hideous but they had gorgeous boots in winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    Tall and skinny with size 11 here. I get my work shoes from Harris scarfe. Black with a Mary Jane strap across the top. Sooo comfy. I also bought a pair of new High boots from cotton on, soooo comfy and they sit really well around my non existent calf muscles
    Haven't tried Harris scarfe in years. If I can get a couple of hours at Marion I can have a look. Where can I find a couple of hours for shopping that'll be my next question

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    I wear Planet Shoes to work. Given I'm on my feet all day, I can't cheap out and they are worth the money. Pretty sure I normally pay about $120-$150 for them. They have various styles depending on what style you're looking for. Myer sell them (that's where I first found them). I never knew what arch support was until I bought some of these. Now my legs/feet don't ache after a 12hr shift on my feet. Definitely worth checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIKE A BOSS View Post
    Have you tried looking on Rosenberg website? They go from size 10-14 I think. They might have something nice!
    I wear zieras sometimes. Some of their shoes are hideous but they had gorgeous boots in winter
    Have never heard of it but I'll have a look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M'LadyEm View Post
    I wear Planet Shoes to work. Given I'm on my feet all day, I can't cheap out and they are worth the money. Pretty sure I normally pay about $120-$150 for them. They have various styles depending on what style you're looking for. Myer sell them (that's where I first found them). I never knew what arch support was until I bought some of these. Now my legs/feet don't ache after a 12hr shift on my feet. Definitely worth checking out.
    I saw a pair of these on myer online that looked like a possibility


 

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