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Best boots for the zombie apocalypse?

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actuallyaftersomeworkboots Sat 18-Jun-16 21:22:05

I had a good old look at my boots earlier with a very critical eye. I have a cheapy synthetic pair that I wear to work but are already on their way out after only a couple of month's wear (and, being synthetic, make my feet a bit sweaty blush ), a pair of DMs that are great but very heavy and would probably weigh me down enough for the zombies to catch me up and a pair of snowboot type things which, although comfortable while trudging along with the dog, have a bit of a heel thing that I think would probably have me over if I tried running in them.
None of these would be any use whatsoever come the zombie apocalypse so this is what I'm after:
*A material that is not sweat-inducing
*Something comfy with good support
*No heel, I'm a complete wuss with heels and all my work zombie fighting trousers are flat boot length
*Lightweight enough to have it away on my toes at the first sign of a zombie
*Something that is fairly smart as I'll probably just wear them to work until the zombie apocalypse starts.
Please may you all show me your favourite boots?

WomanScorned Sun 19-Jun-16 11:14:42

Well, personally, I'll be kicking zombie butt in these!

But it sounds like you want smarter/flatter?

WomanScorned Sun 19-Jun-16 11:17:30

Any of these fit the brief?

actuallyaftersomeworkboots Sun 19-Jun-16 13:43:34

Oh my word, those top ones are amazing! They would actually help me smile my way through the zombie apocalypse!
You're right though, I do need really need a bit smarter in the meantime... I like the middle ones from your second post- where are they from please?

Tate15 Sun 19-Jun-16 13:47:07

Laquila Sun 19-Jun-16 13:52:48

Merrell Captiva fulfil all your criteria but smartness is in the eye of the beholder - they'd be fine for some work environments. Can I ask whether this quest for zombie-proof boots has been brought on by watching The Walking Dead, by any chance?...I've started watching it recently and have found myself considering what I would wear if the apocalypse arrives.

actuallyaftersomeworkboots Sun 19-Jun-16 14:07:28

Thanks Tate - they look good but I fear I'm a little poor for those...!
Laquila The Merrels look great and I can definitely get away with slightly less smart as I am often needed to tramp around fields in my job, the waterproofing would be a definite bonus!
Yes, I am a Walking Dead fan. I spend many a dog walk pondering how I'd dress and identifying edible plants grin

nothruroad Sun 19-Jun-16 14:15:35

I think you need the boots Carol has in the walking dead. That's what I plan to wear once the time comes.

actuallyaftersomeworkboots Sun 19-Jun-16 14:22:14

nothruroad They are the ultimate aren't they?! Probably out of my budget so I may have to find out where they're from, wait until the apocalypse starts and then go and loot me a shop that stocks them wink

Laquila Sun 19-Jun-16 14:39:23

I love a zombie S&B thread! Seriously OP, the Merrells are ridiculously comfy - one of the reasons I look forward to autumn. They're on sale here for £59 too:

zombie outrunners

Tate15 Sun 19-Jun-16 14:40:42

I have these in grey. They are lovely

Tate15 Sun 19-Jun-16 14:46:45


actuallyaftersomeworkboots Sun 19-Jun-16 14:50:06

Oh, they are a bargain... 'ridiculously comfy' you say? My poor little foot could do with some of that action.
Tate they are lovely, I actually really like the green ones that are on offer and they would go with most of my work clothes (I've a limited work wardrobe!) I'm just wondering if the suede would hold up to the tramping over lawns bit of my work though.

actuallyaftersomeworkboots Sun 19-Jun-16 15:01:58

Oh dear, 'poor little foot'?! I do have 2 of them in need of 'ridiculously comfy'!

habibihabibi Sun 19-Jun-16 17:04:38

What about chelsea boots ?
I wear actual jodphur boots to work with a dress and tights but the ultimate for comfort are blundstones. I have an lovely pair I -stole- got from my sister's stables.

actuallyaftersomeworkboots Sun 19-Jun-16 21:18:28

habibihabibi I'm not usually a fan of chelsea boots (they don't seem to suit me) but I think the Blundstone ones are chunky enough to look right on me. Definitely worth considering. They look pretty hard wearing too.

WomanScorned Sun 19-Jun-16 22:32:44

Ah, the ones I posted are all DM's.

burnishedsilver Mon 20-Jun-16 00:24:11

Is the zombie apocalypse definately happening in Winter? You might want to consider something a bit more Summery in case it comes early.

BestIsWest Mon 20-Jun-16 06:09:55

I love those Seasalt ones. How padded are they underfoot?

actuallyaftersomeworkboots Mon 20-Jun-16 22:01:15

Oh burnishedsilver are you telling me I need to make 2 purchases for the zombie apocalypse?! To be honest I am a soft southerner living way, way up north so I don't often feel the urge to don sandals, but I think you may be able to entice me, you foul temptress you wink What have you got in mind?

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