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Boden shoes - worth it?

(22 Posts)
Polkadot1974 Mon 16-Oct-17 19:52:16

I've seen these Chelsea boots which I spied on someone on the train (apologies if it was you- navy dress and funky tweed jacket and these kind of boots. But £120 is a bit ouch. Any experience good or bad of shoes from there? Hoping for a voucher/ % off event!

habibihabibi Mon 16-Oct-17 20:22:50

I've ordered and returned several pairs of Boden shoes and they are very hit and miss size wise and often very narrow and cheaply made. I think you can get nicer better quality shoes for the same price if not cheaper.

bingohandjob Mon 16-Oct-17 21:36:39

Every pair of Boden shoes I've ever ordered have been sent back. I find them very narrow fitting (I don't have particularly wide feet) and awful, slippery soles. I love lots of Boden stuff but their shoes are a real let down. By way of contrast, Clarks Originals have really impressed me over last few years - classic, simple styles, well made and incredibly comfortable.

TheWiseOldElf Mon 16-Oct-17 21:39:43

I’ve had generally great experience with Boden shoes. Particularly when they come in half sizes. The heel snapped on the last pair I bought though and that has put me off. They refunded with no bother but that didn’t help massively when I was halfway through a working day with a broken shoe 😡

theredjellybean Mon 16-Oct-17 21:41:20

Very narrow... But often beautiful

thenightsky Mon 16-Oct-17 21:51:37

Hard unforgiving shoes in my experience.

woodhill Mon 16-Oct-17 22:02:18

I like them but have slim feet

StrikingMatches Mon 16-Oct-17 22:17:11

I’ve yet to find a comfortable pair of Boden shoes. I keep trying but they are all stiff and take the skin off my heels.

walkingtheplank Mon 16-Oct-17 22:19:22

I find them narrow and shallow. Have always had to send back.

fivefour3twoone Mon 16-Oct-17 22:31:38

Oh I always thought it was me....I've ordered lots over the years but always had to send back

missmartha Mon 16-Oct-17 22:45:18

I bought a pair of plimsol type shoes from Boden in June and have worn them heaps . They are very comfy.

I haven't tried more formal shoes or boots.

ILoveDolly Mon 16-Oct-17 22:46:28

I bought a pair of sandals once that broke after the third wearing

BubblesBuddy Mon 16-Oct-17 22:53:27

Mixed results like others. Mostly narrow and low cut. Moda in Pelle usually have decent Chelsea boots. Last year they had Penelope Chilvers look alikes for less than Boden.

crazymissdaisy Mon 16-Oct-17 23:02:27

Agony for my wide feet, also oddly sharp. Overpriced even if they weren't agony

Squashit Tue 17-Oct-17 06:50:21

Joules are better quality and have stuff with a similar vibe.

Squashit Tue 17-Oct-17 06:56:06


CharlieSierra Tue 17-Oct-17 07:26:32

They fit me and every pair I've had has lasted ages. My favourite sandals have done three summers and are still looking good.

Grumpbum Tue 17-Oct-17 07:30:03

Apparently B9I8 should give you 25%

Polkadot1974 Tue 17-Oct-17 21:01:57

Thanks all. Maybe I'll order from a sale one time and see how I find their fit. I'm hopeless with hard shoes so maybe they aren't for me

Highlove Tue 17-Oct-17 21:09:53

I've got these boots - really like them. I don't have narrow feet and they're very comfy. I think they're much nicer than the Joules version, personally.

blodynmawr Tue 17-Oct-17 21:21:11

I have various Boden shoes and boots that have lasted years. I also find M&S generally good for boots.
This year I fancied a change so ordered various ankle boots from the likes of Joules and Hudson but all went back due to tiny sizing (and my feet are not that big). I have now ordered the Boden ones linked in the OP as a last resort. Always find a 20% code plus Johnnie sent me a voucher smile.

UterusUterusGhali Tue 17-Oct-17 21:27:28

I only have a couple of pairs and the soles are very thin and rigid and unforgiving as thenightsky says.
But I do love a moulded insole and comfort.

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