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I'm not really a stylish person, but I'm hoping you wonderfully fashionable folk can help me in spite of that!
The requirement: Black flat (or low-heel) boots which are smart enough to wear in the office (with black denim skirt & tights, or tunic dress and black leggings) but also sturdy enough for my daily lunchtime walk around a muddy, uneven field. They have to be ankle boots; I have short legs and fat calves, so anything longer tends to not fit so well (at all)
My previous pair were a super-cheap pair from Amazon; These, which now have started to break. Am not surprised; that cost doesn't suggest the're up to a lot of heavy usage.
I'm prepared to spend a bit more this time round, around £50 (although am open to looking at something a little more expensive)
The Dune ones are lovely, but a bit too expensive. I do like the Clarks ones - will see if I can get to town on Sunday and try them on. Thanks both.
I was mostly happy with the fit of my Amazon ones - I wore them a lot and didn't have any discomfort. They could have been a little wider though, as that's where I've managed to wear them out; with the upper bit starting to come apart from the sole.
What size are you? I have a pair very similar to your original boots that I bought from Clarkes a couple of years ago. I think I have worn them about 3 times, they are just not me. Are you a 5 perchance?
I got some CAT ones last week reduced to £40 from www.branch309.co.uk. It's the Schuu overstocks/ex display/ clearance site. Massive thread about it last week. My are apparently ex display, but seem perfect to me.
These are a bit over budget but lovely. Again very comfy and have worn really well. I've had them for a few months now. http://m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/leather-twin-buckle-biker-boots-with-insolia-flex/p/p22246017?colour=Black