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Fab or drab? Boden plimsols

(18 Posts)
TheyCallMeKipper Thu 20-Oct-11 17:23:05

These are the offending items

In navy. I've bought them because the summer ones were so comfy for running about with toddler. But these are patent and a wole different beast. My husband hates them, and, as I haven't worn them yet, I could send them back - have I made an awful fashion faux-pas? blush

So are they going back?

TheyCallMeKipper Thu 20-Oct-11 17:23:45

Opps whole not wole.

dexter73 Thu 20-Oct-11 18:22:01

Not keen on the patent. They are neither fab nor drab but just ordinary looking.

overthemill Thu 20-Oct-11 18:34:42

i don't like them much. sorry. my sister has bought lovely leather converses which are the only shoes that fit her comfortably (allegedly)

OneHandFlapping Thu 20-Oct-11 18:39:34

I bought these and DS1 (17) said thaye were cool shoes. Which is good enough for me.

Jigsaw also have some truly lush velvet ones, but I couldn't justify those as well.

mirpuppet Thu 20-Oct-11 18:40:37

Send them back -- not worth having a rift over an ordinary pair of shoes.

glitch Thu 20-Oct-11 18:50:53

The patent is all wrong, send them back.

onefatcat Thu 20-Oct-11 19:13:49

I love those Jigsaw ones!!!

KateShmate Thu 20-Oct-11 19:22:52

NOO - keep them! I LOVE them!!
Might even order a pair for myself, quite like either the grey or the purple..
Wouldnt bother me if husband didnt like my shoes - to be honest he rolls his eyes at every new pair of shoes, but I simply say that its me wearing them, not him!

josephinebonaparte Thu 20-Oct-11 19:29:39

Converse are the best, why accept a poor imitation?

TheyCallMeKipper Thu 20-Oct-11 19:39:53

Thanks for the replies. I'm cheered that not everyone thinks they are hideous grin. 'm not especially bothered Dh doesn't like them, but I did wonder if I'd completely lost the plot with them.

OneHandFlapping I really like those. We don't have a jigsaw here so tends to be off my radar; I must look at their website more.

They are comfortable, and I got 15% off and £10 off so they were cheap which was initially the main reason I went for them. I think I'm going to keep them.

dexter73 Thu 20-Oct-11 19:42:08

Only one person likes them and 5 don'tgrin!!

WillPenn Thu 20-Oct-11 21:41:37

I like them and have them myself. They are much more comfortable than Converse, which always hurt my feet, and I think they look quite smart. And my DH likes them....The colour scheme also goes with a lot of stuff.

So keep them!

TheyCallMeKipper Thu 20-Oct-11 23:31:06

dexter73 blush I guess we see what we want to!

crazyspaniel Fri 21-Oct-11 10:12:42

I usually buy a couple of pairs of Boden plimsolls every season and virtually live in them, but have given the patent ones a wide berth this season.

polyhymnia Fri 21-Oct-11 10:29:23

I also usually buy one or two pairs a year. I particularly like my pewter ones - a dull pewter, not too shiny - but don't personally fancy the patent. Seems a slightly odd combination. But if you like them enjoy them.

Dancergirl Fri 21-Oct-11 11:35:11

I've got the black/white dalmation spot and I love them!

polyhymnia Fri 21-Oct-11 11:41:53

There is 30% off on these as Catch of the Day today - the spotty ones, which I think look cute, as well as the patents.

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