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    Might be a daft question but are there any restrictions on what sort of shoes you can wear either to dinner or during the day?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Originally posted by Gill, Yorkshire View Post
    Might be a daft question but are there any restrictions on what sort of shoes you can wear either to dinner or during the day?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi Gill and welcome to the forum.

    Not a daft question at all.
    I'm still learning. Basically no trainers at night.
    But comfort is my priority now. My feet and ankles normally swell up on cruises and trying to squeeze my feet into tight high heels is a no-no now. So I take kitten heel glamourous sandal type ones. Many's the time I have took high heels off on the LONG corridor walk back to our cabin.
    Flip flops whilst round the pool, some sensible deck shoes or trainers for shore excursions. Sandals for the chaps on deck also....... but beware the socks with their sandals
    Last edited by Calgray, Yorkshire; 8th January 2012, 06:09 PM. Reason: Missed S off so tried to queeze my feet in :)
    sigpic*Carol M*

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      #3
      Not daft at all! Just a bit of common sense needs to be applied to the kind of ship that you are on after all wearing white Trainers with a Dinner Suit kind of looks wrong, So is Ladies wearing high heeled shoes when the ship is rocking & pitching about.
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        #4
        Originally posted by Calgray, Yorkshire View Post
        Hi Gill and welcome to the forum.

        Not a daft question at all.
        I'm still learning. Basically no trainers at night.
        But comfort is my priority now. My feet and ankles normally swell up on cruises and trying to queeze my feet into tight high heels is a no-no now. So I take kitten heel glamourous sandal type ones. Many's the time I have took high heels off on the LONG corridor walk back to our cabin.
        Flip flops whilst round the pool, some sensible deck shoes or trainers for shore excursions. Sandals for the chaps on deck also....... but beware the socks with their sandals
        I keep threatening to by a pair of Jesus Sandals and wear them with socks but the wife would never speak to me again. So around the pool its flip flops for me.......

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          #5
          Hi There! My other half has finally agreed to a cruise from Southampton and we leave in just over 3 weeks. I am taking at least 10 pairs of shoes for the evenings (I am usually restrictred by airline weight rules ), 4 pairs flip flops for poolside, Walking shoes for tours ordinary shoes for shopping (I love heels, but will be sensible and keep to below 4") and maybe some more "just in case". Other half is rolling his eyes and saying that it is far too many shoes. I cannot understand him. Thats like saying too much wine or too many shops. Men eh?

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            #6
            The main restriction is you cant walk about INSIDE the ship with no footwear.. you can go in from the deck to the self serve and get drink bare foot... ( health and safety)... lots of ladies get what I call big foot on a cruise its where your ankles swell up and you find you cant wear your shoes.. SO a great tip is to take sparkly evening type flip flops.. so if you cant go to dinner on a posh formal night in your evening shoes you have an alturnative pair you can pop on.

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              #7
              Calgray and Southwinds you are so right about the foot increase in size! Took a lovely pair of evening sandals with ankle straps on last cruise, never worn and fortunately I had some pretty flip-flops. I shall revert to kitten heel sandals again.
              Glothecruise.....you'll learn

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                #8
                I too have to keep several pairs of shoes just for cruise ship wear. I have to take open backed evening shoes and shoes one size bigger than I normally wear to accomodate the swollen ankles which I suffer from very severely.

                I do have some shoes that have never had outside use and only walked on cruise ship carpets.!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Gill, Yorkshire View Post
                  Might be a daft question but are there any restrictions on what sort of shoes you can wear either to dinner or during the day?

                  Thanks in advance.
                  Contrary to popular opinion - it sounds like a really daft question to me! There are probably no 'restrictions' on footwear at any time but common sense must come into the equation somewhere along the line.

                  cheers
                  Harvey

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Harvey, Bristol upon Cream View Post
                    Contrary to popular opinion - it sounds like a really daft question to me! There are probably no 'restrictions' on footwear at any time but common sense must come into the equation somewhere along the line.

                    cheers
                    Harvey
                    Not a daft question - there are restrictions as some lines will not allow trainers to be worn in the main dining room in the evening.

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                      #11
                      Not ideal for the formal evening meal:





                      Below: Heels for the formal meal?




                      Or:


                      Last edited by Malcolm, Essex; 8th January 2012, 07:03 PM.
                      See my cruise blog: HERE

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Bradbury, Coventry View Post
                        Not a daft question - there are restrictions as some lines will not allow trainers to be worn in the main dining room in the evening.
                        Still seems a daft question to me. I've never travelled with Royal Caribbean but I doubt if they've got a 'trainer' ban - there's certainly nothing on their website re banning trainers. Regardless, who would want to go to the main dining room in trainers anyway?

                        cheers
                        Harvey

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                          #13
                          I have some roll-up ballet shoes in various colours, which take up little room, and come in very handy for evenings, after a hard day's sightseeing. I also take gold/bronze sandals, as they seem to match most outfits.
                          Jo.
                          Jo.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Harvey, Bristol upon Cream View Post
                            Still seems a daft question to me. I've never travelled with Royal Caribbean but I doubt if they've got a 'trainer' ban - there's certainly nothing on their website re banning trainers. Regardless, who would want to go to the main dining room in trainers anyway?

                            cheers
                            Harvey
                            Teenagers.....

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                              #15
                              Old people?

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