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Boots for a mum that aren't mum boots but not too high fashion either

(35 Posts)
crapcrapcrapcrap Fri 26-Dec-14 21:07:15

I usually wear walking shoes to work because they're waterproof, I can wash the mud off and they don't look horribly scruffy. But I'd rather be a bit smarter. The obvious choice is mum boots in a jodhpur style but that's clearly a no. Any suggestions? I'm a wide footed size 6.

rumtumtugger Fri 26-Dec-14 21:11:48

Clarks do goretex boots and they have a sale on atm. Search for 'gtx' on the clarks website and see which styles you like.

crapcrapcrapcrap Fri 26-Dec-14 21:34:34

Thank you. What do we think of these? smile

ElizabethHoover Fri 26-Dec-14 21:40:39

they look like boots youd wear if you had a prosthetic foot


ElizabethHoover Fri 26-Dec-14 21:40:57

how much mud do you find on your commute? hmm

ElizabethHoover Fri 26-Dec-14 21:41:53

if you like the walking boot style,, why cant you just wear a normal shoe though?

crapcrapcrapcrap Fri 26-Dec-14 21:42:21

I'm a vet... No prostheses yet but one of these days I'll maybe get on the wrong side of a horse.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Fri 26-Dec-14 21:44:13

I think people needed the vet context grin

ElizabethHoover Fri 26-Dec-14 21:45:22

just a bit. but do you work in wellies then? on farmyards?

ElizabethHoover Fri 26-Dec-14 21:45:59

Ps we will just run a few blood tests, that will cost you £40 wink

crapcrapcrapcrap Fri 26-Dec-14 21:46:46

I'll make sure to emphasise that all my limbs are intact next time I try S&B as well grin

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 26-Dec-14 21:48:44

Have you looked at fly London ones? I walk miles in mine each day and they are great. Or doc martens?

Fairylea Fri 26-Dec-14 21:49:08

Doc martens? I love mine grin

crapcrapcrapcrap Fri 26-Dec-14 21:49:10

Yeah I wear wellies on farm but there's never a dry bit to change shoes, so I don't like silly little shoes because they just get wet and wrecked. Also it's winter and icy and musddy everywhere so heels are not handy.

WheresTheCoffee Fri 26-Dec-14 21:49:26

grin!! @ ElizabethHoover

ElizabethHoover Fri 26-Dec-14 21:49:53

think i would keep old snow boots in the car

keep others in the surgery for when you get there

GristletoeAndWhine Fri 26-Dec-14 21:49:59

Are we talking ankle or high?
What are mum boots? (do I have several pairs and didn't know it)

crapcrapcrapcrap Fri 26-Dec-14 21:52:05

Ankle best. I've got huge calves (wouldn't be a problem if only I had prosthetic legs <misty-eyed>) so long boots are just trouble.

I'll check out Fly smile

ElizabethHoover Fri 26-Dec-14 21:52:26


CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 26-Dec-14 21:53:47

I have huge calfs and some fly are fine for me. They have a good sole and I've never had any problems with them.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Fri 26-Dec-14 21:55:45

What about these? I saw these today and thought they looked good.

BikeRunSki Fri 26-Dec-14 21:55:47

I have (and have had) a few pairs if these n different colours.

ElizabethHoover Fri 26-Dec-14 21:56:43


She has huge CALFS - get busy OP!

BikeRunSki Fri 26-Dec-14 21:58:36

I have massive 43 cm calves, and those DMs I linked to fit fine and are nice and wide footed too.

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 26-Dec-14 22:00:45

I do, they are in the garden. My calves are fine. Are we not meant to put baby cows in boots now? confused

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