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

SmokedMackerel Tue 27-Aug-13 13:40:22

Can't help, I'm afraid, but they sound brilliant, so watching with interest...

FeetStreet Tue 27-Aug-13 13:43:54

I came on to say ecco! I got a brilliant pair from tkmaxx last autumn with natural rubber soles which bounced along brilliantly!

shrinkingnora Tue 27-Aug-13 13:59:58
wordassociationfootball Tue 27-Aug-13 14:06:29

Nearly shrinkingnora. Less clumpy of heel though.

shrinkingnora Tue 27-Aug-13 14:19:43

Dammit. I now really want those boots and am broke. Gah.

MrsMeow Tue 27-Aug-13 17:29:41

Fly London ?

I have these and they're v bouncy!


I have two pairs of their gore-tex boots and am v happy with them.

MorrisZapp Tue 27-Aug-13 18:11:43

Love the DMs. Fly London are not waterproof ime, in fact the seem to leach water up through the soles, even when it's not raining and the ground is just a tad damp.

shrinkingnora Tue 27-Aug-13 19:25:05

I do have some lovely DM ones with a smaller heel but can't see any like them on line. And some really nice Cat ones. My friend got some from timberland that she walks miles in.

shrinkingnora Tue 27-Aug-13 19:35:58
soaccidentprone Tue 27-Aug-13 20:25:26
wordassociationfootball Tue 27-Aug-13 20:42:22

shrinkingn, warmer or colder... warmer. BUT I'm not seeing boingy boingy bounce, sorry.

so accidentprone. Not laces but ta. MorrisZ that's not good about the rainwater on the flys...

NotAsTired Tue 27-Aug-13 20:47:21

Another pair of DMs, definitely looks boing boing but not knee length. Has got really good reviews on amazon too.

wordassociationfootball Wed 28-Aug-13 18:41:26

Ladyintheradiator! Realised in middle of last night that I didn't respond about the Clarks Neeve Anns. They tick so many of the boxes, that's brilliant, I'd have to see them in real life - there's something a bit slick about them. I don't know if that will make sense. Ideally knee rather than calf length but they're deffo ones to follow up.

Ooh notastired. Keen. What do you think of these? Something about wearing safety boots turns me on (weird?) store.drmartens.co.uk/p-8269-dr-martens-rosa-st-boot.aspx

NotAsTired Wed 28-Aug-13 18:58:41

Oh, those are like industrial strength boots, aren't they? Don't take shit off anyone type of boots. Do you think they would be boingy?

shrinkingnora Wed 28-Aug-13 18:59:45
shrinkingnora Wed 28-Aug-13 19:01:06

Riggers? Safety boots sound fun but they're not if you have small feet - really hard to find anything in my size and the soles don't bend very well. Luckily I only have to wear them a few days a week!

Doc Martens are super boingy!

pudtat Wed 28-Aug-13 19:29:33

Always found Romika good in the wet if a shorter length works...

pudtat Wed 28-Aug-13 19:31:23

That should link to the Sandra 09 but doesn't hmm. Does have a whole search feature for waterproof boots though... Mine from 3 years ago are very boingy but they don't have a direct equivalent.

MorrisZapp Wed 28-Aug-13 22:37:08

Love all the boots on this thread.

LadyBigtoes Thu 29-Aug-13 08:40:49

Keen are good for warm, waterproof, brown and bouncy boots. I've bought the clara boots for autumn - they are actually not fully waterproof so I'm going to spray-proof them, but some of the others are e.g. the Silverton. However, all the keen boots and shoes I've had are super-comfy and bouncy!

Can't add links but bought last year Merrel provez think they were called, knee length almost, fir lined, lace and zip up fir my calves and very waterproof and super comfy fir mikes of school/preschool walking with the pram. With my Merrel Wakefield coat and these boots I only have about 8 inches gap if jeans to get wet!!

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


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


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...


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

kiwidreamer Wed 11-Sep-13 14:21:24

loler I really am teetering on the edge of the Dr Marten one's, in brown probably... any comments on sizing? I'm usually a 6.5 but they seem to do whole sizes, so need to go up or down depending how they size (come up large / small)

Quenelle Thu 12-Sep-13 12:56:51

Ok I'm being tempted by a pair of brindle Merrell Prevoz. What else can you wear with them, apart from skinny jeans or leggings?

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