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I've finally given into the fact that fly boots are rubbish and need help to find replacement boots...

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clr2014 Thu 30-Oct-14 10:11:45

What are you wearing this winter? I like the smarter look... But want to be able to walk miles in them. Don't want to spend more than £100... Would prefer £50ish.. Any recommendations? Tia

Ankle or knee high? Heeled or flat?

Graciescotland Thu 30-Oct-14 10:17:16

Highly recommend ecco flat, knee high, boots, I walked at least three miles a day all autumn/ winter and they didn't even need resoled this year. Might be a bit above budget though.

clr2014 Thu 30-Oct-14 11:43:33

Prefer a bit of a wedge which is why I was always drawn to fly. Knee high please.

bluesbaby Thu 30-Oct-14 12:53:35

Blowfish Tribeca Boots

Had them 2 years, worn almost everyday, still going strong. I've been buying crocs insoles though, and I swear, it's like walking on clouds, unbelievably comfortable - can walk miles and miles and miles happily.

clr2014 Fri 31-Oct-14 09:43:14

thank you. will have a look at those... anyone wear merrell boots?

aJumpedUpPustulatingBoil Fri 31-Oct-14 10:08:01

I've got Merrell, Fly, Sketcher, Dune and Doc Martens

I like the look of the fly best, but they leak and are slippy in wet weather.

The most comfortable are the doc authentic wedge boots, I love them (have two pairs).

The merril are great, but very warm. They were fine two years ago when it was cold, but I hardly wore them at all last year as it was so mild.

Dune are lovely, but I find them a bit uncomfortable, maybe if I add an insole I'll get more use from them.

The sketcher boots were cheap and cheerful, but I use them quite a lot. They have a very grippy thick sole and are quite comfortable.

clr2014 Fri 31-Oct-14 21:16:49

That is very very helpful - thank you...

Whyisitsodifficult Fri 31-Oct-14 21:18:46

I love my Fly boots, has anyone had a pair re-soled? Mine have a hole in! Sorry to crash in!

molesbreath Fri 31-Oct-14 21:20:39

Dr martens authentic wedge. I lurve them and have 2 pairs for walking in all day !

I gave up on my fly after they lasted one season and got a hole in which couldn't be repaired.

AnythingNotEverything Fri 31-Oct-14 21:23:30

I was just going to say Doc Martens. I have some flat knee high zip up ones that look new after three winters, and I noticed they do a wedge now too.

HexBramble Fri 31-Oct-14 21:24:36

A friend loves Heavenly boots. Some
Of their styles are lovely.

camtt Fri 31-Oct-14 21:25:09

I too love my fly boots - have had the sole glued back onto two of them (two pairs)and this year have gone for something more classic ... love boots, it's the only time of year I can wear some half way fashionable footwear with my funny feet.

Spidergirl8 Fri 31-Oct-14 21:53:33

Oh no, I've just bought Fly Yoa boots- are they not good? It was a n expensive purchase for me, I thought they were a good brand. They have a Velcro but at the top which means then can be adjusted to fit leg width.

Some one reassure me that I haven't just wasted my money......

rollonthesummer Fri 31-Oct-14 21:58:41

I've got 4 pairs of Fly boots and love them. They're so comfortable. The Mes do leak a bit, but I have 4 pairs of Doc wedges and they leak, too!

Greengardenpixie Fri 31-Oct-14 23:30:07

I think the mes leak but the sminx which are a new version of mes keep my feet bone dry. Hopefully ghe have heeded the complaints now and the newer ones have a better sole.

clr2014 Sat 01-Nov-14 06:40:53

Ohhh, I'm intrigued by heavenly feet. They have the look of fly... But the uppers aren't leather... Inexpensive... Would like to hear from others if they've stood the test of time..

I have 3 pairs of fly. Two leak badly, one of them has a hole in the leather and the third pair have worn through in the rubber wedge sole after only one season. I am angry. Their customer service is nonexistent. So very disappointing...

molesbreath Sat 01-Nov-14 09:55:09

The shop assistant tried to reassure Mr spider that the heel fault had been rectified with the newer models - but I wasn't convinced and hence went for the Dms instead which I knew were virtually indestructible !

rollonthesummer Sat 01-Nov-14 09:56:42

I'm lost- who is Mr Spider?!

molesbreath Sat 01-Nov-14 10:00:22


That should be in reply to spidergirl8 post

' tried to reassure me spider '

rollonthesummer Sat 01-Nov-14 10:06:29

Ah!! That makes sense- thank you! smile

thisissohard Sat 01-Nov-14 11:09:03

Oooh, I like those Heavenly Feet. Never heard of them before but what a cracking selection of boots.

Spidergirl8 Sun 02-Nov-14 20:16:24

Thanks mole, I will keep my fingers crossed!

clr2014 Mon 03-Nov-14 13:43:19

Anyone know if you can heavenly feet anywhere on the high street?

5madthings Mon 03-Nov-14 13:47:47

Oh my fly boots are over a year old and still going strong. I agree they are not waterproof, showerproof bit not waterproof.

I have a pair of reiker boots that are lined and waterproof and utterly gorgeous and comfy, but they were £99 they may do cheaper styles though or you may get them cheaper online.

I also have dr martins and rocket dog.

My Dr Martin's zip up the inside and I have had them for years, I try and treat them with waxy stuff once a year to waterproof them. They are clearly popular as they still sell the same style now.

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