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Boots again - what to wear with these?

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polyhymnia Fri 28-Nov-14 19:15:56

I'm always dithering about boots. Now think I'm going to buy these, which I've tried on and really like.

www.duoboots.com/ankle-boots/black-leather-and-snake-embossed-leather/gable/d/

(If anyone wants to suggest substitutes, nothing higher-heeled, please)

The thing is, I'd be wanting to wear tem with knit dresses, of which I have a few, in a style which flares from the waist. Does that sound OK?

Would also hope to wear them with my skinny jeans, but need to try them again to see if this works. Not keen on idea of tucking the skinnies into them, I think, so would have to see if they sit over the top.

Also might wear with my Boden Ponte Roma jersey trousers, which I possibly would tuck in.

Views, please. Don't want to shell out, then never find the right outfit to wear them with.

polyhymnia Fri 28-Nov-14 21:40:01

I know my boot dithering a are tedious but please, someone comment on these and what they'll go with!

nottheOP Fri 28-Nov-14 21:43:51

I think they're nice if you're tall with long thin legs

polyhymnia Fri 28-Nov-14 21:53:29

Well I am actually - though rest of me not thin.

polyhymnia Sat 29-Nov-14 09:02:03

Bump - would really appreciate any further views on these and on whether they'll look good with knit dresses and with skinnies. They have 20% off but only for a couple more days.

TIA!

msfreud Sat 29-Nov-14 10:40:36

They look cheaper than their price tag and the sole looks really thin, I can't imagine they would be very comfortable or last very well. The brogue detail is nice, though.

I prefer Clarks Morgan Carla or Orinoco Hop, or Timberland Savin Hill Lace Chukka, or Hotter Shawbury (brogue detail but no laces though).

That said the Duo boots would go with the outfits you suggest. I wouldn't try to tuck trousers in.

SuperFlyHigh Sat 29-Nov-14 10:50:18

To be honest I couldn't see them working with knit dresses but trousers yes. Knit dresses for me would be suede/leather fitted ankle or knee high boots

JaceLancs Sat 29-Nov-14 10:58:07

For me they wouldn't work with a knitted dress or with trousers tucked in
I'm wearing a lot of knitted dresses at moment if long I wear with knee length boots
If shorter I wear with thick woolly tights and small ankle boots nearly a shoe boot style

polyhymnia Sat 29-Nov-14 11:22:25

Actually, I do have some nice Russell and Bromley Zip Code suede ankle boots, close to shoe boots which look just righ with my knitted dresses and opaques/ wool tights:
www.russellandbromley.co.uk/ankle-boots/zip-code/invt/372014

But, as I'm just getting over a knee injury, wanted something even flatter than those. that I could walk about in all day without discomfort.

Don't usually go for Clarks, but the first pair do look interesting - thanks. Very prejudiced against Hotter but those Shawbury do offer Chelsea boot styling plus zip, so could well be worth a try. Like the look of Timberland ones, but am so wimpish/lazy I really want a zip, not just laces.

Would never tuck in skinnies or real trousers - should have said that the Boden ones are actually thick jeggings more than trousers.

Twinklestein Sat 29-Nov-14 15:58:54

The boots will look nice with trousers, I don't really like those type with skirts.

Personally, as someone who's had knee injuries in the past, I would go for soles that cushion your steps as you walk - ie a rubber sole and possibly also a padded insole.

Those kind of hard, flat leather soles are jarring on the joints.

polyhymnia Sat 29-Nov-14 16:48:38

Good point, twinkle. For that reason have even been checking out Fitflop ankle boots. Guess the usually dreaded Hotter would also fit into that category.

Just saw the Clark's Morgan Carla instore, but they didn't appeal to me in RL.

toptrumps1 Sat 29-Nov-14 17:04:44

I don't like the snake embossing - along with the brogue detail and the laces there's too much going on. But I don't have a problem with flat shoes and I'd be able to walk miles in those no problem.

I can actually see them working with dresses though, and thick tights, its not a trendy look but cute, and neat. Skinny jeans over the top. Don't tuck any trouser in.

If you like them go for them, but as alternatives, seeing as all these discounts are flying around at the moment:

20% off and they'd be far better quality:
www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0214-Z1H2-052H035&productvarid=0214-Z1H2-052H035-BLACK-39&refpage=shoes-boots/boots

20% off
www.allsaints.com/women/footwear/allsaints-vespers-boot/?colour=5&category=331

20% - god the M&S website is hideous to use - actually these aren't laceups but could be good work the same look:
www.marksandspencer.com/leather-padded-biker-ankle-boots-with-insolia-flex/p/p22327806

www.marksandspencer.com/leather-strap-biker-boots-with-insolia-flex/p/p22327798

polyhymnia Sat 29-Nov-14 17:54:43

Thanks for the suggestions.

Of those, I really like the all Saints ones, though am a little worried about the heel height even of those - 3 cm as opposed to the 2 cm of the boots in OP. The M and S straps are a bit busy for me.

On my expedition to Clark's, the only ones I thought OK were these:

www.clarks.co.uk/p/26108509#reviews

Even then, wasn't sure how keen I was. Must admit to being a bit prejudiced about Clark's, though I know they have masses of admirers on here. What do others think?

If comfort is the top consideration, with rubber soles and plenty of cushioning, as Twinkle says, I guess I should go for something like these, suggested upthread:

www.hotter.com/gb/en/shawbury

or even these
www.fitflop.co.uk/ff2-collection-by-fitflop/boots/dueboot-chelsea-ankle/womens-dueboot-chelsea-ankle-chocolate-brown/883945555084.html?start=1&cgid=dueboot-chelsea-ankle

or these........
www.fitflop.co.uk/womens/boots/womens-mukluk-moc-lace-up-leather-chocolate-brown/883945569036.html?start=16&cgid=womens_boots

polyhymnia Sat 29-Nov-14 22:17:11

Any more views on any ofthese boots, please ?

I'm getting increasingly confused and also dejected about need to choose between comfort and anything I would remotely enjoy wearing because it had any style!

SuperFlyHigh Sat 29-Nov-14 22:32:09

The all saints boots were lovely.

MissWimpyDimple Sun 30-Nov-14 09:30:32

I like the hotter boots (which goes against everything I hold holy) and I think if you want comfort that really is the way to go. Im tempted myself. Perfect for work!

msfreud Sun 30-Nov-14 19:09:19

Fitflops always look really odd to me...

What about something from Camper's MIL line? Can't link to the specific ones but they're all on here:
www.camper.com/en_GB/women/shoes/boots

msfreud Sun 30-Nov-14 19:11:35

Or you could go for Grenson, if you like the white sole look. They also do a leather soled boot in a similar style but that wouldn't be as comfortable if you walk a lot.
www.grenson.co.uk/en_gb/emma

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