waterproof, Brown leather, bouncy, comfy knee boots

(52 Posts)
wordassociationfootball Tue 27-Aug-13 13:38:12

Might need to replace the brilliant ecco boots I've had for six years. Ecco don't seem to make such bouncy ones any more. They are as comfortably bouncy as my asics trainers. Prepared to spend ££ for the right ones that will last.

Reading this back, I think bouncy is key smile

wordassociationfootball Thu 29-Aug-13 21:54:43

ladybigtoes am in Keen walking sandals as I type. The boots look fantastic. The Silverton look great candidates although the toe cap is putting me off a bit.

wordassociationfootball Tue 03-Sep-13 17:05:48

Like the equestrian ones alot too. That might be a good area. But can you walk the bejeezers out of them? I will be going nowhere on a horsey.

Pompbear Tue 03-Sep-13 17:54:47

Clarks Goretex are great - I got some lovely ones last year - they were selling on ebay really cheaply a while back - have a look. Very bouncy, pretty stylish and waterproof - good prices on ebay too

Pompbear Tue 03-Sep-13 17:58:02
Pompbear Tue 03-Sep-13 17:59:45

http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20355690

The others are in clarks too. These are mine

Cremolafoam Tue 03-Sep-13 17:59:51
Pompbear Tue 03-Sep-13 18:00:02
shrinkingnora Tue 03-Sep-13 18:31:48

Yes cos they're yard boots. Have checked with my horse owning sister. They're lush and imply posh hobbies.

LemonBreeland Tue 03-Sep-13 19:26:13

I have Ariat horsey boots. I am not remotely horsey, but they are completely waterproof, good solid soles and spongy to walk in. I wore them for 6 months solid until the weather got too warm for them. Sorry can't link on my tablet

Cremolafoam Tue 03-Sep-13 19:37:34

Lol Nora @ ' imply posh hobbies'grin

GobblersKnob Tue 03-Sep-13 19:44:46

Merrell Prevoz are gorgeous and super warm and very bouncy to boot wink

AWimbaWay Tue 03-Sep-13 22:43:02

Merrell Haven? Merrell boots are so comfy, I have the Oslo and they're fab in winter.

flatfootcontessa Tue 03-Sep-13 22:47:33

shock http://www.hushpuppies.com/UK/en-GB/Mobile/Product.mvc.aspx/32922W

hush puppies kana boot?

LemonBreeland Wed 04-Sep-13 13:53:26

I am on PC now, here is a link to some Ariat boots. I have the windemere which are not the smartest, but great to wear. The Trent and Coniston are lovely. These boots were highly recommended by my local countryside shop. In fact they recommended them over the Dubarry boots, which are the boot of choice in the country.

Ariat Boots

Chocolateteabag Thu 05-Sep-13 05:43:28

I have these Sherwood Furlong boots very bouncy and sturdy for walking in. Plus have a zip up the back to get my fat calves in with thick socks on. But it's still all waterproof.
Got them in a horse supply place for about£70 IIRC

BikeRunSki Thu 05-Sep-13 06:34:10

I have the dm boots soaccidentprone linked to. Tgey are warm, waterproof, comfy, boingy, and about autostart their
9 th winter!

wordassociationfootball Tue 10-Sep-13 13:01:13

You know, I've looked at the Ecco boots mentioned in my OP and they are couldn't be in finer fettle for six year old footwear. I must move away from the bouncy boots and file this thread somewhere for 2020 when they do actually NEED replacing.

kiwidreamer Tue 10-Sep-13 14:05:27

Oooh can we please keep this discussion flowing even tho OP has decided against new boots, I desperately want a pair of comfortable walking boots with a modicum of style for school run.

I have full on massive snow boots from lands end but the look stupid in anything but the worst rain / mud / snow.

I need something for the other 200 days of autumn / winter / spring wink

Was thinking the Merrell boots get good reviews but the Provost isn't me, the Oslo are bit too arctic looking, same goes for the Yarra. I'm strangely taken by the Dr Martin boots, never been a Dr Martin kinda gal but they seem to fit the bill

store.drmartens.co.uk/p-286-new-auth-wedge-zip-calf-boot.aspx

blast just realised computer has shut all my windows of research... bah.

Further suggestions for bouncy, walkable, slightly stylish boots with grip would be ace grin

kiwidreamer Tue 10-Sep-13 14:07:06

oops *Dr Martens

kiwidreamer Tue 10-Sep-13 14:22:12

saw these mentioned on another thread, they could be good in between boots perhaps...

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clarks-Majorca-Villa-Tan-Suede-Leather-Casual-Mid-Calf-Boots-/290738955210

Quenelle Tue 10-Sep-13 14:38:25

I would like some boots that are waterproof but more smart casual than wellies, and warm but less moonbooty than snowboots. Do such things exist?

kiwidreamer Tue 10-Sep-13 17:30:22

it looks like we are embarking on the holy boot-grail together Quenelle

Quenelle Tue 10-Sep-13 20:59:52

Good luck kiwi. I'll report back with any success.

Get the merrell provez they realky are just what you need grin

loler Tue 10-Sep-13 22:58:28

Kiwi - I have the Dc Martens in black and loved them so much also got them in red. They have lasted about 6 years so far - really comfy and fully waterproof

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