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Blowfish boots?

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bugsyclaus Fri 03-Jan-14 16:17:53


I'm looking for some grey boots, either ankle length or mid calf. There are quite a lot of blowfish ones I like eg. these and these or these. However I'm not sure what the quality will be like as they aren't real leather. Although they are relatively cheap, I don't have money to throw away on boots which won't last! Anyone know what the quality is like?

I've also found these which are real leather for not that much more money. However they seem a bit...boring in comparison.

What should I do? Are there some cheap real leather boots out there which are a bit funkier than the clarks ones? Or can someone help me find blowfish ones for really really cheap so it doesn't matter if they last.


ManAliveThisThingsFantastic Fri 03-Jan-14 16:29:53

I had a pair of blowfish ankle boots for 3 years, they were lovely and comfortable to walk in. Unfortunately, they started letting in water this year (their 3rd winter) so I threw them out.

bugsyclaus Fri 03-Jan-14 16:40:31

hmm, 3 winters isn't so bad

LittleMissRedSparklyBaubles Fri 03-Jan-14 17:42:52

I almost always go for Clarks boots - they are great quality and last forever. Have never had Blowfish though. I have a great pair of leather Rocket Dog boots which are lasting well.

EirikurNoromaour Fri 03-Jan-14 18:02:01

I've been wearing blowfish boots all winter and they are holding up fine. I don't wear leather so never expect my boots to last more than a winter but there are still looking great despite wearing almost every day for 3 months.

coffeespoons Fri 03-Jan-14 18:08:28

Mine only lasted a short time, but I walk a lot and in the wet a lot so it may depend how you use them.

Dancingqueen17 Fri 03-Jan-14 18:47:00

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rachyconks Fri 03-Jan-14 18:49:43

I have two pairs of blowfish and they are the comfiest boots I have ever owned. Would highly recommend them.

MsRyanGosling Fri 03-Jan-14 18:49:59

Rocket Dog don't make leather boots IIRC.

Suddengeekgirl Fri 03-Jan-14 20:24:06

I had some blowfish boots. I bought them in October and they were dead by January. hmm

I wore through the heels - not a lot of walking but I wore them everyday.
The fake leather finish peeled away from where they were glued to the sole, so they leaked too.

The rocket dog ones I bought to replace them lasted much better.
Best of all are my DMs. smile

DaftSkunk Fri 03-Jan-14 20:46:56

I gad a pair of blowfish boots but ended up selling them on ebay as they were a bit too chunky for my liking. I bought some rocket fog boots instead and LOVE them, they are super comfy.

DaftSkunk Fri 03-Jan-14 20:48:11

had and dog sorry autocorrect

rachyconks Fri 03-Jan-14 20:51:34

My rocket dogs fell apart after 6 months. Have had my blowfish 3 years and had them soled once.

mrsbug Tue 07-Jan-14 23:30:06

Thanks for all your replies. I bought these - fingers crossed they will last!

mrsbug Tue 07-Jan-14 23:30:53

I'm the op by the way

CitySnicker Fri 16-Jan-15 20:41:34

How are the boots lasting mrsbug?

I bought same pair in black 'leather' 2 months ago and now top layer has worn through in 3 different places and internet co I bought through are refusing to refund as they say

'Please note the life expectancy of any product depends on the individual using the product, the conditions of use, and the characteristic wear patterns of the user. Products damaged by normal wear and tear or that have exceeded the reasonable life of the product are not replaceable or refundable.'

I'm livid.

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