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Punky ankle boots for teen DD?

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TheBestChocolateIsFree Sat 26-Dec-15 15:34:18

Last autumn I bought DD (13) some cheap black artificial suede ankle boots with a low heel and a decorative zip detail from TK MAXX. I knew when I bought them that they wouldn't last five minutes but it was a bit of an emergency purchase for a school residential trip abroad. Anyway, she loves them more than life itself because they make her feel like a gothy punk rebel from her favourite books. Inevitably the suedette came off at the toes immediately and has been topped up with black sharpie but she's had four months' wear out of them, which is fifteen weeks more than I feared.

So has anyone seen any ankle boots cheap in the sale with a low heel and a lightly punk/goth style vibe, suitable for a teen who has to walk miles in them (non-driving household) and has a disastrous tendency to trash her shoes?


Crazycatlady27 Sat 26-Dec-15 19:42:59

You may be best looking for Dr Martens as they are hard wearing boots

TheBestChocolateIsFree Sat 26-Dec-15 20:22:52

That's an interesting idea ccl, thanks. Unfortunately, given the moans I get that perfectly normal adult brogues are "too uncomfortable" and "hurt her feet", I think docs are unlikely to be a goer. Also, whilst I want something reasonably waterproof and robust, I think the level of investment involved in Docs would be misplaced because I suspect her feet have another half a size or more to grow over the next two years.

dancemom Sat 26-Dec-15 20:23:53

Try New Look

TheBestChocolateIsFree Sat 26-Dec-15 20:36:51

Ooh yes, maybe she'd go for these

thelaundryfairy Sat 26-Dec-15 22:11:24

New Look shoes and boots are great, fashionable, relatively well made and inexpensive so they can be replaced frequently.

herecomesthsun Sat 26-Dec-15 22:18:31

I love the multi zips look, mind you biker boots like these would ear well

Greengardenpixie Sat 26-Dec-15 22:18:36

Think DM's are your best bet. She will love you forever smile Try the sales

Greengardenpixie Sat 26-Dec-15 22:19:46

Not sure what size she is but you can also buy ladies for bigger.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sat 26-Dec-15 22:31:03

How about these here

In the sale at a good price, very comfy and real leather so better quality than the pleather stuff.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sat 26-Dec-15 22:32:49

I think the ones I linked to are the grey ones, they look more grey IRL than in the photo. Other sellers on Amazon do them in black. Ive got them in brown.

tethersend Sat 26-Dec-15 22:35:50

Might not be punky enough?

Gobletofgin Sat 26-Dec-15 22:37:30

Dd has some that sound similar from Matalan.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 26-Dec-15 22:39:23

Kickers are the "in" boot round here.

TheBestChocolateIsFree Sat 26-Dec-15 23:08:58

Thanks all. I think we're going to have to do a major browse online in advance to pick likely candidates and plan because going to Oxford Street cold may break me. My parents took me shopping for pixie boots on Putney High Street on the 6th June 1986. They still shudder at the memory.

Greengardenpixie Sun 27-Dec-15 00:12:51

Impressed you remember the dat thebestchocolate !!! You have left me wondering, did you find your pixie boots? What did they look like?

Greengardenpixie Sun 27-Dec-15 00:13:45

I was 18 in 1986 smile

tethersend Sun 27-Dec-15 00:15:44

D-day grin

(I got some grey suede ones from Freeman Hardy and Willis in 1986).

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sun 27-Dec-15 01:14:08

Is this the sort of thing she'd like?

TheBestChocolateIsFree Sun 27-Dec-15 08:33:18

They were slouchy grey suede in the end. Very nice but the trauma took years off my parents.

TheBestChocolateIsFree Sun 27-Dec-15 08:35:25

I think those ones are a bit clunky.

Cheap suedette ones that she adores are these.

kally195 Sun 27-Dec-15 08:39:42

Check out Blowfish ankle boots (Amazon have a huge range for browsing). They do some really good punky ones, are decent quality and are comfy to walk in. Mine have survived muddy walks, death by pushchair and being attacked by a toddler.

Dig around and I'm sure there will be ones on sale. Most big retailers stock them.

tethersend Sun 27-Dec-15 11:43:49

Cheap if she's a 3

tethersend Sun 27-Dec-15 11:46:38

similar to old ones

insancerre Sun 27-Dec-15 11:49:08

Try underground boots. They might have some on sale prices.

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