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Are these the dreaded mum boot??

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QueenSpartacusOfTheAndals Sun 16-Oct-16 13:49:55

Honestly can't decide myself! I might return them anyway as they are a bit wide at the ankle but I thought I'd see what the MN jury thinks too.

Fuzzypeggy Sun 16-Oct-16 14:17:45

I don't like them but if you decide that you do then you should keep them

I don't love them, but if you are a mum and wearing boots, then, inevitably, they will be mum boots. Otherwise the phrase is completely meaningless. They look like sensible boots that you could wear to work and feel comfortable in. If that's what you want, and you like these, then you should buy them regardless of what people on here decree.

faffingturtle Sun 16-Oct-16 14:24:23

I think you could find a nicer pair.
wink

Toffeelatteplease Sun 16-Oct-16 14:56:45

I think they are gorgeous and so much nicer than many of the Chelsea boots mentioned around here

how high is the heel?

QueenSpartacusOfTheAndals Sun 16-Oct-16 15:06:13

Not very high, maybe 2 inches. Unfortunately my big feet and skinny ankle strike again as I've now tried them with a few outfits and it looks like I'm wearing boats on my feet!

Nettletheelf Sun 16-Oct-16 18:23:47

Ha ha. Yes.

DameXanaduBramble Sun 16-Oct-16 18:30:47

Mumaroony boots

megletthesecond Sun 16-Oct-16 18:35:08

This is the problem with this season. Zara has the window dummies in heeled boots (verging on the mum-ish ) but with tailored skinny trousers, which seems to dilute the mum vibe.

If you wore those boots with boot cut trousers they would be totally mum, but maybe not with skinnies.

burnishedsilver Sun 16-Oct-16 18:59:59

Yes. They define the genre grin

QueenSpartacusOfTheAndals Sun 16-Oct-16 19:07:12

Right, the search for a pair of non-mum ankle boots that aren't too wide shall continue!

dementedma Sun 16-Oct-16 19:10:29

Doesn't matter what label people on MN use. If you like them, buy them and wear them.

BigApple11 Sun 16-Oct-16 19:11:19

What are mum boots???

badtasteflump Sun 16-Oct-16 19:47:23

They are probably mum boots but I like them smile

If you're not sure you could just keep them for Halloween & wear them with too-short bootcut jeans & a nice fleece jacket grin

missmayup Sun 16-Oct-16 19:50:38

I actually think with the right clothing these would look great. Personally I'd pair them with sheer black tights, one of those "slip" style dresses with the pretty lace at the neckline and a nice camel duster style coat. smile

starsinyourpies Sun 16-Oct-16 20:10:47

Sorry I hate them! What about something like this?

http://m.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-shoes-boots/boots/az233/womens-zip-low-heel-boot

dementedma Sun 16-Oct-16 20:18:29

£119 for those stars!! And ugly!
Good job we all have different tastes I suppose

nooddsocksforme Sun 16-Oct-16 21:31:27

really like those stars -we all go for different things. Not keen on the m & s ones

starsinyourpies Sun 16-Oct-16 21:50:15

I said something like these, they don't have to cost £120! Yes absolutely each to their own.

RoganJosh Sun 16-Oct-16 21:52:30

I love the Boden ones actually.

FutureFoxglove Sun 16-Oct-16 21:56:59

I do hunk these could be the archetypal Mum boot blush

The heel is just a bit too low and chunky / sensible.

What about these:
http://www.dunelondon.com/mobile/en-fr/pager-ruched-detail-block-heel-ankle-boot-0092501020021164/

Givememorewine Sun 16-Oct-16 21:59:42

Oh I love those ones Future 😍

QueenSpartacusOfTheAndals Sun 16-Oct-16 22:11:45

These are the ones I really like but they're way too wide around my calves sad

http://www.dunelondon.com/mobile/en-fr/rocking-buckle-detail-leather-calf-boot-0073508560007484/

everythingis Sun 16-Oct-16 22:15:59

If you team them with bootbut jeans and a hoodie then yes they are mum boots.
If you wear them with a dress and tights or skinny jeans (not blue!) then no they arnt.
I think they could look really good or really grumpy depends how you wear them

mummarichardson Sun 16-Oct-16 22:17:42

They are a bit 'mumsy' however I feel your struggle, I can't find anything either which tick the box of comfy, stylish and that suit my shape/height. The flat Chelsea boots look ridiculous on me

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