I need some 'proper' boots.

(32 Posts)
flootshoot Sun 15-Sep-13 17:28:48

I favour the knee high, biker boot style. I walk everywhere and up till now have managed with cheapish ones. Now however I have a five mile round trip to DS's school, plus our new house has a lot more country walks. Can anyone recommend some decent boots that will last, and still look reasonably nice? I'm a size 3 with a wide fitting and my budget is probably around £100 which I appreciate might be a stretch!

Ta.

EarlyIntheMorning Sun 15-Sep-13 19:13:03

Everybody here is going to say DUO boots so I'll just go ahead and say it, Duo boots grin. I haven't tried them myself, still pondering...

flootshoot Mon 16-Sep-13 11:30:16

Thanks early, I've had a look but nine are grabbing me and mostly out of my budget... oh well. The search continues!!

clarks, they have some nice ones less than £100 and I hink the discount code for 20% off is still working.

I have ugg grandle as my favourites at the moment they are £160 from ugg. Also have some indigo collection from m&s ones that were 65 although those are more calf/ankle length than knee high.

next also have some nice boots knee high, I find they tend to come up snug though and go for the wide fit ones, but you might have slim legs, the thing that annoys me about buying next knee highs is how hard would it be for them to put in the description the calf circumference?

AnythingNotEverything Mon 16-Sep-13 11:45:15

I have some knee high dr marten non lace up boots that might be perfect. Can't remember what they're called and can't link from phone, but if you go to the website they're £140 and come in tan and mahogany. They're brill in all weathers and really comfy!

BeCool Mon 16-Sep-13 11:53:18

I can walk forever in my DM's and feet stay dry & warm.
I'm looking for alternatives too but wide leg fit makes it tricky.

I brought some wide calf fitting boots from Evans a couple of years ago - they looked OK but weren't the best quality in the sole/heel dept & I have a possibly permanent ankle injury now I credit to them so wouldn't recommend those.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 16-Sep-13 12:06:24

What's the 20% discount for Clarks please? I need to get some more Orinoco boots before these ones for and they stop selling them. grin

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 16-Sep-13 12:06:59

*these ones die

I live in them.

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 16-Sep-13 12:10:21

I got some from next last winter. I do not recommend them at all. They have fallen apart and leak like mad.

I do less walking than you but they still need to stand a good pounding, so I'm also place marking!

SavoyCabbage Mon 16-Sep-13 12:11:05

Are they Elise?

according to google the clarks discount code is BOOM for 20% off until 30th September, thought it was a longer code that I received on my leaflet in store.

flootshoot Mon 16-Sep-13 12:15:10

<hollow laugh at the suggestion I may have slim legs>

Sadly not. I'm a shortarse as well so have less ankle than many retailers allow for. I had a look in Clarks today and did like some there. Will check out the M&S ones and the DMs!

yes thast right just seen a new email in my inbox with this code. uuummm now do I order some national sugar or mojito sorbet, or say go for it and order both as 20% off surely that means one pair is almost free right? wink

flootshoot Mon 16-Sep-13 12:24:51

Oooh, I like the DMs. Not convinced they'd fit my chubby calves though...

my sister has these, the calves aren't as wide as youd think, but the foot is a wide fit so probably too big. they do look lovely on. www.evans.co.uk/en/evuk/product/shoes-250471/view-all-boots-2155732/evans-black-leather-long-boots-2235365?bi=1&ps=24

FoxyHarlow123 Mon 16-Sep-13 12:50:35

Offers on hoes you say? Where can I sign up?!

flootshoot Mon 16-Sep-13 13:04:56

Arf. Liking some of the M&S ones, I gad a pair from there that did me two and a half winters which is unheard of for me.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 16-Sep-13 13:38:34

Ooh thanks Dontletthemgetyoudown that's great. grin

blush bloody phone!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 16-Sep-13 13:54:36

These are the long version of the ones I've got. They come in black or brown, long or short, standard or wide fit. I luffs 'em. grin

I bought myself some Timberlands when I was pregnant and needed good flat footwear. Mine are lace up ankle ones, and still looking good several years later. These also look quite good here and should offer a good quality boot that is comfy and weatherproof.

flyingwidow Mon 16-Sep-13 14:05:44

Google 'Merrell Autumn' boots- they are only short boots, but look GORGEOUS. (I wants them!)

Brodicea Mon 16-Sep-13 14:09:27

I bought these at the weekend and they are so god darned comfortable!
I'm a 4 with wide feet
www.josefseibelandfriends.co.uk/product.aspx?gender=womens&type=Boots&model=Tamara%2003

mirpuppet Mon 16-Sep-13 14:22:27

Dontletthemgetyoudown do you rate the M&S ones?

EarlyIntheMorning Mon 16-Sep-13 14:39:14

BOOM will give you 20% off Clarks today
Just saying

PrimalLass Mon 16-Sep-13 16:25:19
AnythingNotEverything Mon 16-Sep-13 16:26:09

I'm wearing the DM boots I mentioned today, and around my calf they are 46cm, with an elastic panel which could expand further. I think they're called "Haley".

I love 'em.

BetsyBell Mon 16-Sep-13 16:35:53

I got some El Naturalista boots in January - they are proper leather with really decent soles and warm lining - I'm on my feet all day and outdoors in all weathers. Mine are ankle boots but they do other types. The ones I got are now £120 but bought them on sale on Amazon for less than £60. I keep looking out for their shoes on sale as I'd definitely buy more from their range when discounted.

Mir- yes I like the m&s ones they are loose enough you could wear skinny jeans but at the same time not too wide so not welly like.

I walk the girls to school and they haven't rubbed or caused blisters. My feet are wide but not wide enough for wide fit. I seem to be in between a standard fit and wide and these are ok. A little snug but not tight at all.

BetsyBell Mon 16-Sep-13 16:40:59

These are the El Naturalista ones I've got - nice and roomy for wide feet and in better nick after months of wear than any other boots I've ever had.

£135 though!!! As I say, I got them on sale in January for £57. Bargain smile

flootshoot Tue 17-Sep-13 11:29:28

I'm quite taken with the Dr Marten boots. I've found them cheaper from somewhere called 'treds' via eBay, but I'm wondering if they may be fake? Are there DM fakes about, does anyone know?

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