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Am I veering into "Nana bootees" territory with these boots?

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MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 16:01:01

Ignore the fact that they're from Cotton Traders wink, are these boots really old lady? I quite like the way they look with the leggings and thick socks, but I'd probably wear them under straight leg jeans (don't like skinnies on me) as a sort of desert boot.

If you do think they're not totally shocking, then which colour do you think is best? Apologies for the photos taken of a magazine page, I could find them on the website and link if better.

MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 16:01:58

Same photo uploaded twice! Here's the one with socks and leggings.

WowOoo Wed 12-Nov-14 16:04:20

I saw those too. Was it from a Cotton Traders ad?

I think they look really nice. I am still considering trying them. I feel more tempted actually now that I know that someone else considered them too...

WowOoo Wed 12-Nov-14 16:05:07

Yes, cotton traders. Didn't read...was too excited sorry!

I liked the granite.

MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 16:05:44

Yes, Cotton Traders grin. Only £25 and real suede. I'm very tempted!

Behoove Wed 12-Nov-14 16:08:16

They're nice on. Love the colour.

ZaraW Wed 12-Nov-14 16:16:26

My granny would wear these in winter she looked cute but she was in her 70's. So yes definitely Nana boots.

Lottapianos Wed 12-Nov-14 16:22:31

Oh they look great and so warm! May not win any high fashion awards but who cares - you will have the warmest feet ever grin Go for it.

I would go for the burgundy colour

MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 16:40:07

But did your granny have jeans on Zara? wink

Which colour did you like Behoove - the wine colour? And yes Lotta that's what I thought: lovely and warm and I can just sling them on quickly.

Oh I'm going to get them.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 12-Nov-14 16:54:12

Can you do a proper link please,I can't see anything on the app -- sorry it out PLEASE mnhqhmm --

MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 16:57:34

www.cottontraders.com/bonfire-brights/sherpa-zip-boot-sherpa-zip-boot/invt/aq11499

Showing as £50 on the website, but £25 on the advert in the Guardian magazine. What do you think?

Dumpylump Wed 12-Nov-14 17:05:55

Under the main pic on the link, there another one "pull on Sherpa lined boot" at £25 reduced from £50. They look less nana to me then the ones with a zip in them.
I think it's the zip that I don't like, they do look very cosy though smile

ourbabybeau Wed 12-Nov-14 17:08:53

"Nana Boots" come in different shapes and sizes. I know people in their 80s who wear UGG boots and people don't call them "Nana Boots"- do they? If you like them- buy them.

MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 17:13:48

I saw those but the pull one ones are only available in petrol blue in my size Dumpy which I'm not keen on, otherwise I would've got a pull on pair and a zip pair in two different colours. Us nana wannabes know how to live wink.

I'm only in my early 40s btw grin.

iwantgin Wed 12-Nov-14 17:18:43

i like them.

ZaraW Wed 12-Nov-14 17:20:47

But lots of Ugg(ly) boots are very similar to nan boots.
Margot she wore them with her wool trousers and she looked cute.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 12-Nov-14 17:23:03

I don't like the expression nana boots but I much prefer the sherpa boots. But if you like them, get them!grin

MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 17:26:46

There are lots of poor reviews for the pull on ones.

Yes, I'll get them - one drawback is having to pay for return postage if they're no good though.

46direct Wed 12-Nov-14 17:27:21

pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=360740512021&alt=web
What about these?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 12-Nov-14 17:29:23

I've been pretty disappointed with the quality on my last few orders and think things are a bit over priced. Do you like Skecher's boots? Brantano are doing 20% off atm.

MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 17:41:14

www.cottontraders.com/sherpa-lined-boot-unisex/invt/aq11461

These are the same but different price confused.

I have never had Sketchers boots Dame, have had some of their shoes for the dc though. Will have a look thanks.

Thanks for that link 46direct but they are synthetic uppers.

ourbabybeau Wed 12-Nov-14 18:00:23

Yes Zara but my point being people in their teens, 20s, 30s wear UGG boots and would say these are "Nana" boots. Make what YOU want of them.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 12-Nov-14 18:19:20

www.brantano.co.uk/catalog?params=fh_location%3d%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories<%7bcatalog01_ladies%7d%2fpr_productgroup>%7bboots%3btrainers%7d%2fpr_brand>%7bskechers%7d%26fh_refview%3dlister%26fh_lister_pos%3d0%26fh_user_date%3d20141112%26user_time%3d11121916%26fh_sort%3d%2524standard%26fh_user_date%3d20141112%26channel%3dDesktop%26fh_secondid%3d2630445866

I'm not sure that link will work but fingers crossed !

FabULouse Wed 12-Nov-14 18:22:47

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MargotLovedTom Wed 12-Nov-14 18:29:49

Thank you Dame they remind me of moon boots - remember those?!

I think the appeal of the Cotton Traders was a lot to do with the price. If the suede doesn't bear up well then 25 quid isn't too much to write off.

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