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Really really comfy boots for winter?

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minipie Fri 05-Oct-12 12:34:52

Hi all! Hoping to pick the collective MN brain once again.

I'm due to have DC1 in early December and am anticipating lots of long wintertime walks with pram.

I need some really comfortable boots to wear, mainly with skirts and black opaque tights.

My wishlist:
- Won't leak in the rain
- Leather or suede (prefer suede, but only if it stands up to the weather)
- Probably black to blend with tights, but will consider dark browns if lovely
- Knee length or ankle length best as I have quite short and chunky calves and would prefer to avoid being cut off mid calf
- Maybe a tiny heel for a bit of a height boost, but comfort is more important
- Warm - maybe sheepskin lined?

But the main thing is they need to be super comfortable.

I quite like the look of these Broome III by Ugg but don't know if they would be comfy, and they are vair vair expensive. And do they just look like wellies?

Any suggestions very welcome!

dexter73 Fri 19-Oct-12 07:26:31

I have those boots and I think they come up quite large. I have wide size 8 feet and the size 8 are a bit big for me. The soles are very grippy! I think your friend is mistaken!

minipie Fri 19-Oct-12 12:00:22

I think it varies from style to style with Merrells Larkin. For example the reviews of the Yarra style say they come up small (I agree, I ordered half a size up and it's a snug fit) but that doesn't apply to all styles. So you need to look at reviews of Oslos specifically I think.

janek Fri 19-Oct-12 14:19:29

Yea, my tempest fit in a size 6 and thanks to my post-pregnancy clowns feet i very rarely fit into a size 6.

And they are grippy in my experience - not on sheet ice, but on common or garden snow then yes! But i haven't tested them for 8 weeks straight (than goodnes!).

LarkinSky Fri 19-Oct-12 16:14:52

Thanks for the feedback all - I have ordered them so can at least try them on and see. I'm 38 weeks pregnant so it's all got to be done online: no chance of me getting to the shops to try them on!

I did look at the North Face snow boots, but they all look very synthetic and walking shoe-y, while the Oslos are not so obviously 'sports wear'

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