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I need some 'proper' boots.

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flootshoot Sun 15-Sep-13 17:28:48

I favour the knee high, biker boot style. I walk everywhere and up till now have managed with cheapish ones. Now however I have a five mile round trip to DS's school, plus our new house has a lot more country walks. Can anyone recommend some decent boots that will last, and still look reasonably nice? I'm a size 3 with a wide fitting and my budget is probably around £100 which I appreciate might be a stretch!


flootshoot Tue 17-Sep-13 11:29:28

I'm quite taken with the Dr Marten boots. I've found them cheaper from somewhere called 'treds' via eBay, but I'm wondering if they may be fake? Are there DM fakes about, does anyone know?

BetsyBell Mon 16-Sep-13 16:40:59

These are the El Naturalista ones I've got - nice and roomy for wide feet and in better nick after months of wear than any other boots I've ever had.

£135 though!!! As I say, I got them on sale in January for £57. Bargain smile

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 16-Sep-13 16:40:49

Mir- yes I like the m&s ones they are loose enough you could wear skinny jeans but at the same time not too wide so not welly like.

I walk the girls to school and they haven't rubbed or caused blisters. My feet are wide but not wide enough for wide fit. I seem to be in between a standard fit and wide and these are ok. A little snug but not tight at all.

BetsyBell Mon 16-Sep-13 16:35:53

I got some El Naturalista boots in January - they are proper leather with really decent soles and warm lining - I'm on my feet all day and outdoors in all weathers. Mine are ankle boots but they do other types. The ones I got are now £120 but bought them on sale on Amazon for less than £60. I keep looking out for their shoes on sale as I'd definitely buy more from their range when discounted.

AnythingNotEverything Mon 16-Sep-13 16:26:09

I'm wearing the DM boots I mentioned today, and around my calf they are 46cm, with an elastic panel which could expand further. I think they're called "Haley".

I love 'em.

PrimalLass Mon 16-Sep-13 16:25:19

EarlyIntheMorning Mon 16-Sep-13 14:39:14

BOOM will give you 20% off Clarks today
Just saying

mirpuppet Mon 16-Sep-13 14:22:27

Dontletthemgetyoudown do you rate the M&S ones?

Brodicea Mon 16-Sep-13 14:09:27

I bought these at the weekend and they are so god darned comfortable!
I'm a 4 with wide feet

flyingwidow Mon 16-Sep-13 14:05:44

Google 'Merrell Autumn' boots- they are only short boots, but look GORGEOUS. (I wants them!)

worldgonecrazy Mon 16-Sep-13 14:02:35

I bought myself some Timberlands when I was pregnant and needed good flat footwear. Mine are lace up ankle ones, and still looking good several years later. These also look quite good here and should offer a good quality boot that is comfy and weatherproof.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 16-Sep-13 13:54:36

These are the long version of the ones I've got. They come in black or brown, long or short, standard or wide fit. I luffs 'em. grin

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 16-Sep-13 13:40:30

blush bloody phone!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 16-Sep-13 13:38:34

Ooh thanks Dontletthemgetyoudown that's great. grin

flootshoot Mon 16-Sep-13 13:04:56

Arf. Liking some of the M&S ones, I gad a pair from there that did me two and a half winters which is unheard of for me.

FoxyHarlow123 Mon 16-Sep-13 12:50:35

Offers on hoes you say? Where can I sign up?!

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 16-Sep-13 12:37:10

my sister has these, the calves aren't as wide as youd think, but the foot is a wide fit so probably too big. they do look lovely on.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 16-Sep-13 12:28:03 these are the m&s ones I have, looks like they have offers on hoes/boots at the moment.

flootshoot Mon 16-Sep-13 12:24:51

Oooh, I like the DMs. Not convinced they'd fit my chubby calves though...

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 16-Sep-13 12:15:39

yes thast right just seen a new email in my inbox with this code. uuummm now do I order some national sugar or mojito sorbet, or say go for it and order both as 20% off surely that means one pair is almost free right? wink

flootshoot Mon 16-Sep-13 12:15:10

<hollow laugh at the suggestion I may have slim legs>

Sadly not. I'm a shortarse as well so have less ankle than many retailers allow for. I had a look in Clarks today and did like some there. Will check out the M&S ones and the DMs!

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 16-Sep-13 12:12:44

according to google the clarks discount code is BOOM for 20% off until 30th September, thought it was a longer code that I received on my leaflet in store.

SavoyCabbage Mon 16-Sep-13 12:11:05

Are they Elise?

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 16-Sep-13 12:10:21

I got some from next last winter. I do not recommend them at all. They have fallen apart and leak like mad.

I do less walking than you but they still need to stand a good pounding, so I'm also place marking!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 16-Sep-13 12:06:59

*these ones die

I live in them.

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