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Mum boots?

(21 Posts)
fishinginthecut Wed 21-Dec-16 18:05:42

Are these too frumpy? I had the taller version a couple of years ago which I loved but I don't know if these shorter ones are straying into mum boot territory? Thoughts please!...

Floisme Wed 21-Dec-16 18:22:53

I neither know nor care about mum boots but they look just like my favourite Carvella ones that I've been trying to replace for two years. Thanks op - never thought of White Stuff. Now If they have them in grey I might have to come over and kiss you.

saltydogandme Wed 21-Dec-16 18:37:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

1frenchfoodie Wed 21-Dec-16 19:12:37

Look good to me, I find White Stuff come up a bit big personally.

Mumsnet is a really strange place for 'mum boots' to be an insulting term...

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Wed 21-Dec-16 19:37:10

Hate the phrase 'mum boots'. Don't like those though, sorry, be they mum boots or not.

imjessie Wed 21-Dec-16 19:46:50

I love them !

fishinginthecut Thu 22-Dec-16 21:41:31


jelly10 Thu 22-Dec-16 22:58:51

I have a similar pair from Clarks which I've had for a couple of years. I nearly sent them to the charity shop last year but I've worn them loads so far this winter and am loving them again.

Out of curiosity - what does 'mum boots' actually mean? Genuine question - I've seen the phrase on here a few times and I get that it's not meant to be a compliment but what are the features of a 'mum boot'??

squiz81 Fri 23-Dec-16 10:10:08

I ordered these, but I think they're going back. They Are really stiff and uncomfortable around the ankle. They potentially will give with wear, but if they don't I'll be stuck with them as I won't be able to return them anymore

I also ordered the Gemma boots they have in the sale. Left foot fits, right boot slips around all over the place confused I didn't think my feet were that different in size!

squiz81 Fri 23-Dec-16 10:54:21

They look ok. Though I think side view looks too much like a workmans boot.

29redshoes Fri 23-Dec-16 10:56:34

jelly I also wonder this. I have no idea what counts as a mum boot!

SirChenjin Fri 23-Dec-16 11:00:47

Mum boots are usually found in Clarks or M&S Footglove - they are generally brown, slight point to the toe and have a small heel.Some posters on MN take a very dim view of them and their wearers - as if any of us care.

OP - love those boots.

Amethyst81 Fri 23-Dec-16 21:37:01

I do see what you mean about the workman's boot from the side! I think they might look a bit masculine with certain outfits.

NobodyputsBabyinaKorma Fri 23-Dec-16 22:27:51

There's no such thing as mum boots. You either like the boots and buy them or you don't ...

RockyBird Fri 23-Dec-16 22:30:37

If you're a mum surely all the boots you own are mum boots?

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Fri 23-Dec-16 22:35:27

I actually think they look better on than they did in the original pic. How do they feel?

ZaZathecat Fri 23-Dec-16 22:40:05

Gosh where are all the mum - boot shamers tonight? Our clubbing I guess!

Moodybint Sat 24-Dec-16 04:17:54

I like them, I would wear them . I don't really know how one would define 'mum boots.' I just buy what I like. I don't think it really matters how something you wear would be perceived by another person. It should be what you feel
Comfortable wearing.

ZaraW Sat 24-Dec-16 04:37:09

I have Acne Pistol boots they are considered Mum Boots by a fair few posters on here. They are just mid heeled ankle boots. I've had mine 5 years and still wearing them all the time in winter.

squiz81 Sat 24-Dec-16 07:21:16


I actually think they look better on than they did in the original pic. How do they feel?*

For me not comfy enough. Really stiff around the ankle.

I have size 6 feet so maybe They would look less workman like if you have more petite feet!

Floisme Sat 24-Dec-16 10:17:50

Mum boots are like the bogey man. They're not real - it's just a phrase used to try and scare us.

I still like those boots but they're no use if they're not comfy.

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