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You know you're wearing Mum Boots...

(43 Posts)
FoxtrotFoxtrotSierra Tue 11-Dec-12 12:29:27

When your own mother remarks on how lovely the boots you're wearing are and insists on popping into the shop to buy a pair.

Or is it worse - have I just discovered GRAN boot? grin

Themumsnotroastingonanopenfire Tue 11-Dec-12 12:47:42

I love those boots. I am 48 though. grin

Imadesantablush Tue 11-Dec-12 12:49:10

I like them!

TunipTheVegedude Tue 11-Dec-12 12:51:58

Your mum must be cooler than my mum.

WayneDeer Tue 11-Dec-12 13:05:27

my mum wouldn't wear them but that's because she is a gran and way too chic

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Tue 11-Dec-12 13:20:55

Actually, I don't think they are mum boots - I quite like them smile

theladylovescupcakes Tue 11-Dec-12 13:38:57

I have these, got them last year, and my mum and just got the same pair, in the same colour. And I ordered them online for her (doh!) She is a trendy mother though, not muttony at all.

wewereherefirst Tue 11-Dec-12 13:40:12

They're lovely and not at all mum-like. You and your mum are cool! grin

sue52 Tue 11-Dec-12 14:52:44

I have those boots, however I am 60. They are very comfy. grin

BieneMaja Tue 11-Dec-12 16:28:36

I have those from last year too. I'm 38 but I AM a mumwink

CharlieMouseWillDoIt Tue 11-Dec-12 16:40:11

Ooh, I love those boots (I'm 35).

I saw them ages ago, but couldn't justify spending £100 on them. Now that they are in the sale...

lljkk Tue 11-Dec-12 16:41:40

I would have worn those boots when I was 20. They are too nice for me, now.

DonaAna Tue 11-Dec-12 16:59:26

I saw an (Italian) granma wearing studded moto boots.
And street hawkers have lots of cheap versions of them everywhere.

The trendy young things here are wearing the classic black mum boots again, usually with leggings or skintight black jeans.

PeazlyPops Tue 11-Dec-12 17:03:10

You both have good taste! They're lovely, I'm 25 and I'd wear them.

browneyedpixie Tue 11-Dec-12 20:52:55

Desperate to buy these and I'm 28

FoxtrotFoxtrotSierra Tue 11-Dec-12 20:56:04

I still think they're lovely, and will continue to wear both colours of them until spring. I thought it funny that DM wanted some as they're definitely not mum boots as I understand them.

sue52 is right. They're very comfortable!

BendyBobsBrusselsSprouts Tue 11-Dec-12 20:56:31

I think they're lovely but I'm 47 so no doubt that's put you off them even more grin

ByTheSea Tue 11-Dec-12 20:58:33

I'm 49 and think they''re great.

Bunbaker Tue 11-Dec-12 20:59:39

I like them.

What are "mum boots". Why so sneery about them?

FoxtrotFoxtrotSierra Tue 11-Dec-12 21:10:59

I'm not being sneery, I was joking. There are loads of threads every autumn about mum boots and I was amused that my boots were coveted by my mother, thus making them mum boots in my family.

mamalovesmojitos Tue 11-Dec-12 21:13:07

I really don't like those but beauty is in the eye of the beholder wink

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 11-Dec-12 21:47:53

MumBoots are the short, chealsea boots/jodhpur boots style with a rounded toe and a low chunky heel.
Usually a zip at the side or elastic

And for the cherry on the cake- from Marks and Spencer.

And usually found adorning my feet grin

46 yo, mum, don't care that they are MumBoots .(Go lovely with my faded bootcuts ) <<Rasp>>

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Tue 11-Dec-12 21:51:05

Your mum's cooller than my mum.

WayneDeer Tue 11-Dec-12 21:56:37


the boots you have just described are v v fash atm
you're on trend

spottymoo Tue 11-Dec-12 22:20:05

Love those boots but how do you wear them? Skinnys tucked in or straight legs over them ?

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