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Are these old lady boots?

(25 Posts)
sortingmyselfoutslowly Wed 01-Nov-17 13:50:28

I need some ankle boots... not keen on chelsea style as I have one pair already. I'm mid thirties. These look comfy but are they old looking?

ems137 Wed 01-Nov-17 13:51:24

I think they look more like children’s boots if I’m honest.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Wed 01-Nov-17 13:54:44

That could work for me as I'm 5 ft 1 and size 8... I like wearing cord skirts and pinafores! grin

hendricksyousay Wed 01-Nov-17 13:56:32

Dear god yes !! Step away ! 🙈🙈

BadTasteFlump Wed 01-Nov-17 13:56:34

Hmm I'm not keen, they definitely have a bit of the elderly look about them - sorry!

Do you like Biker Boots? I live in mine. I have the traditional black leather style and also some brown ones that give them a bit of a 'softer' look.

NotNowBernard1 Wed 01-Nov-17 13:56:54

Oh Wtf do you mean by "old lady boots"?

fairylightseverywhere Wed 01-Nov-17 13:57:26

Yes, I'm afraid so.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Wed 01-Nov-17 13:57:55

I don't know really. Do they look unfashionable is what I'm asking... not that I follow fashion religiously!

BadTasteFlump Wed 01-Nov-17 13:58:01

Um I think she means 'boots that an elderly woman would wear'...

Floisme Wed 01-Nov-17 13:59:00

It usually means hideous but good enough for old people.

AnnabelleLecter Wed 01-Nov-17 14:00:00

I think they're really odd looking. Nay from me.

BadTasteFlump Wed 01-Nov-17 14:00:21

Floisme I don't take it that way - I imagine something very sturdy, comfortable and easy to walk in, so probably comfort over style. Having said that, I imagine most elderly people would find my biker boots very comfortable smile

Fairylea Wed 01-Nov-17 14:02:45

Oh my gosh sorry but those are hideous blushgrin

Go for a plain Chelsea ankle boot if you want something low and ankle height. Loads of them on Next, Clark’s, New look and asos.

It’s the Velcro and the flower thing that really doesn’t help.

hungryradish Wed 01-Nov-17 14:09:57

Unfortunately I will have to agree with other posters. There are much nicer boots about!

sortingmyselfoutslowly Wed 01-Nov-17 14:13:24

Thanks for your honesty smile

RubbishMantra Wed 01-Nov-17 14:16:10

They do have a rather orthopedic look about them. Clarks have loads of decent ankle boots if comfort is your main priority.

Fragglewump Wed 01-Nov-17 14:16:52

Depends if you are 75 and calling 98 year olds elderly. They aren’t very cool.

blueskyinmarch Wed 01-Nov-17 14:17:34

Blimey I am 55 and think they are hideous. My 77 year old DM would like them.

allmycats Wed 01-Nov-17 15:35:10

My granny died over 20 years ago at the age of 90 and she would have said they were too old for her. !!!!!

Fragglewump Wed 01-Nov-17 15:46:39

Just been discussing this with teen daughter and she said a very hippy friend of ours would wear them. I’m shocked you are mid thirties........which shop are they from.....I have seen similar in Germany......

usernamerequired67 Wed 01-Nov-17 16:06:44

My mum has a pair ......,.. she’s 83 grin

CakeNinja Wed 01-Nov-17 16:34:20

Is that a starfish on the side?!
Sorry, it's a no from me grin

Candlelight234 Wed 01-Nov-17 17:22:16

I'm sure my mid 70's mother would reject those for being 'for old people'

Ginkypig Wed 01-Nov-17 17:30:19

Yep I'm sorry to tell you.

I am not a follower of fashion either but they would be a step too close for me..

Ginkypig Wed 01-Nov-17 17:31:36

Saying that though I'd never judge anyone else's choice of clothes so if you like them then bloody well wear them!

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