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Are these boots too 'mumsy'?

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BethAndHerBrood Fri 06-Sep-13 17:10:28

I like these, but don't want to look dowdy.

I mainly wear leggings, and tunic tops, and want an ankle boot that looks smartish, with a decent tread on them.

I don't like chelsea boots, even though they seem 'on trend' this year.

So if not these, what?

mamijacacalys Sun 08-Sep-13 13:00:00

Beth, the Clarks suede beauties I linked to also come in black leather but not clear when either style will actually be in stock confused
Did you manage to get to a Clarks shop to try on IRL?

Notfootball Sat 07-Sep-13 18:49:07

Love those Clarks National Sugar ones, just ordered them in black with the 20% discount.

MortifiedAdams Sat 07-Sep-13 13:34:58


ProtectiveMother Sat 07-Sep-13 13:29:43

Ooh Schadenfreude who would have known Camper did such cute boots? Anyone know where to get these?

liftthatup Sat 07-Sep-13 12:32:35

Sunday I too got the mojito ones and nearly went for the more cowboy style too- we've got great taste smile

SundaySimmons Sat 07-Sep-13 07:35:03

Using the 20% codes I have bought three pairs of clarks this season. I would never, ever, ever, ever have been seen dead in clarks but having seen a thread on here that mentioned them, I had a nosy and was very surprised to find that I liked a few of them.

The shoes in the OP are what I imagine Felixity Kendal wears. Inoffensive and comfortable.

The clarks ones I have bought are


I still have another two vouchers for 20% so will return to buy the Orinoco sash in the black and/or the brown, moonlit star in blue and this bag which is in the men's section but is lovely

CambridgeBlue Sat 07-Sep-13 06:56:47

PS OP as I mentioned I have similar boots to those in my second link and have always found them comfy for walking, no burning balls of feet at all (I know exactly what you mean though!) I think it's because although they're high-ish they have soft bouncy insides and the chunky heel helps spread the weight rather than it all balancing on the balls of your feet. Hopefully this season's version would be just as comfy.

CambridgeBlue Sat 07-Sep-13 06:53:27

As I said earlier I really like most Clarks boots and don't think they're mumsy at all. Fly London on the other hand seem to be both mumsy and ugly, surely nobody's trying to achieve THAT look!

CointreauVersial Sat 07-Sep-13 00:38:28

OPeaches - get with the programme - Clarks have really upped their game recently and do some great footwear.

NotAsTired Fri 06-Sep-13 23:13:22

These are the ankle boot version of the above, but I don't think it's as nice, although infinitely better than the one in the OP. grin

NotAsTired Fri 06-Sep-13 23:05:57

I quite like the look of these. Just not the price tag.

northernlurker Fri 06-Sep-13 22:45:39

I'm v tempted by the Sugar boots.....

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 06-Sep-13 22:34:18

Oooh, comfy. grin I go for comfort over style in the foot department, and am currently sporting the world's ugliest sandals from Naot, but my excuse is that I have been on my feet all day.

these are my current boots. I also have a pair of Fly London boots that my mother would probably describe as "with it." blush

Screwfox Fri 06-Sep-13 22:22:53

The official mum boot (I'm the person who defined it originally ) are black leather block heel square toe. From the mid 90s. Maybe foot glove.

MissStrawberry Fri 06-Sep-13 22:20:15

They look like this year's version of my boots I bought last year grin.

They are furry lined so lovely warm and comfy. But plain.

boodles Fri 06-Sep-13 22:14:50

I obvs don't get mum boot then as I thought these were mum boots.

CooCoolite Fri 06-Sep-13 22:12:30

Awful, epitome of mum boot!

boodles Fri 06-Sep-13 22:02:27

They are nice mami. I am also wondering about these

Back2Two Fri 06-Sep-13 21:58:14

Fly are lovely but leak in wet weather.

OPeaches Fri 06-Sep-13 20:33:46

I think if you want to avoid mumsy, you need to avoid Clarks!

Fly London have lovely boots. The first doc martens linked to further up are v nice, and rocket dog and red or dead also do nice boots.

BethAndHerBrood Fri 06-Sep-13 20:11:00

Thanks for that gypsy, may go to clarks tomorrow and have a try on.

Thanks everyone. You've been most helpful. thanks

GypsyFloss Fri 06-Sep-13 19:45:46

Beth not stupidly wide. I've got skinny calves and hate boots that wobble about like wellies.They've got 3 buckles on them so you can wear them looser/ tighter as you wish. They' also chunky but not clumpy but quite generously sized so don't size up for socks. If BWISE doesn't work then try BTS13 for 20% off.

Back2Two Fri 06-Sep-13 19:18:40

I think you could get away with them. Depends on what you wear, and in grim weather everyone will be jell.

BethAndHerBrood Fri 06-Sep-13 19:15:56

Parmarella, argh! You are messing with my mind now!

Parmarella Fri 06-Sep-13 19:13:43

The original ones in the OP are mumsy frumpsy.

I have them.

They are comfy, they keep my feet dry on rainy days when I don't want to wear my nice ( suede shoes)

I wear them often on those dark days when it pisses down with rain and nobody looks at you anyway as everyone hurries along with their raincoats and brollies.

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