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(79 Posts)
HallnotOates Wed 31-Aug-11 10:16:46

i know this will end in a row

gurks attempting suicide, running away to london, alcohhol poisoning, marching to lunch to a band(!), cleaning dorm at 7am

HallnotOates Wed 31-Aug-11 10:18:09

IGNORE! cut and pasted something else

here you are

mum boots VOILA!

AurraSing Wed 31-Aug-11 10:20:31

Good god no.
I want to know more about marching to lunch to a band.

TheMitfordsMaid Wed 31-Aug-11 10:20:34

I'm more interested in the post below, sounds like fun.

HallnotOates Wed 31-Aug-11 10:20:55



mum boots still prevail though

noddyholder Wed 31-Aug-11 10:21:38

Well my dp did the last 4 regularly poor bugger

TattyDevine Wed 31-Aug-11 10:23:52

I don't have any black mum-boots but I can admit to a chestnut suede pair which are also Footglove (!) that I wear under jeans if I'm having a sore foot day which co-incides with a don't give a shit day both of which clash with a day out on my feet and weather getting chilly day. Not often, thankfully but cant bring myself to chuck them yet.

TattyDevine Wed 31-Aug-11 10:24:29

I am well aware of their style-shortcomings though grin

worldgonecrazy Wed 31-Aug-11 10:26:01

Are they only Mum boots if they have a block heel or does the term apply to any black leather ankle boot with a sensible(ish) heel. Do these count as Mum boots

You have me worried as I need a new pair of black leather ankle boots, my last pair giving up the ghost after 7 years of almost constant wear, long before I became a Mum, so I guess they don't count as Mum boots?

Who knew that being a parent had so many pitfalls?

FoundWanting Wed 31-Aug-11 10:26:52

I am a mum.

These are my boots.

Is navy wrong? confused

noddyholder Wed 31-Aug-11 10:27:44

I like those I have very similar in brown. Love platform as I can run in them Hate teetering shoes

Insomnia11 Wed 31-Aug-11 10:28:19

I found a pair of those when I cleared out my understairs cupboard recently, must be about ten years old though. I gave them to a charity shop. Don't see what's wrong with them per se. Fashion leads to waste, really.

HallnotOates Wed 31-Aug-11 10:28:34

lol at porno boots

no they are not mum boots at all.

agree with tatty - everyone needs a pair of sport watching boots - teetering in mud is not glam

usualsuspect Wed 31-Aug-11 10:29:28

I only wear flat boots ,I think mine are known as granny boots

HallnotOates Wed 31-Aug-11 10:29:48

nowt wrogn with flat

noddyholder Wed 31-Aug-11 10:31:55

Once you wear a pair of real knee length uggs to sport field you will be converted! They are the only things which regardless of even sub zero snow work your feet have NO IDEA its cold. They aren't pretty but the long ones are great

Insomnia11 Wed 31-Aug-11 10:35:52

I have a few pairs of heels (which I rarely wear, though my heeled boots are about the most comfortable and do get some wear) and have always favoured comfortable flats. Throughout my teens clumpy boots were in fashion so I never wore heels until my twenties, and even then it was mostly platforms/wedges/kitten heels not stillettos.

Also I have buniony looking feet (though with no pain, blessedly) to start without wearing high heels, due to being knock kneed and flat footed hmm. And I'm 5'7" so don't consider I need the extra height.

ImeldaM Wed 31-Aug-11 10:36:16

I've got 'granny boots' too grin and 'horsey' boots but no 'mum' boots or 'porno' boots (not that I would wear outside anyway wink)

MyGoldfishIsEvil Wed 31-Aug-11 10:37:54

No mum boots here either. Just ordered these:

MyGoldfishIsEvil Wed 31-Aug-11 10:38:26

Insomnia11 Wed 31-Aug-11 10:38:47

They are the only things which regardless of even sub zero snow work your feet have NO IDEA its cold.

I spend most of the winter in my wellies with fleecy lining.

LeBOF Wed 31-Aug-11 10:39:54

Ooh, they look comfy.

Insomnia11 Wed 31-Aug-11 10:40:21

The best shoes ever are Next Heavenly Soles. Have green pumps and grey work shoes (with heels!, but still comfortable).

OddBoots Wed 31-Aug-11 10:40:21

Oh yes, lots of them, they are the only thing that will fit my (deformed) feet and AFO so I can walk. I also wear my bag across my body so I can move my arms in a way that lets me balance. I'm sure I attract judging, especially as I can appear drunk.

pookamoo Wed 31-Aug-11 10:48:26

yes. i have some that I bought before I was a mum... way before! Hardly wear them as that height heel makes my back ache.

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