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Tell me honestly, are these "mum boots"?

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pigeononthegate Sat 19-Oct-19 15:41:13

And what would they be OK to wear with? Obviously jeans etc, but what about skirts/dresses/nice linen trousers? Would I look a twat?

pigeononthegate Sat 19-Oct-19 15:41:36

Oops, sorry - link

coffeecow Sat 19-Oct-19 15:43:11

You might get away with wearing them with jeans but absolutely not a dress skirt or any other material of trousers. Except maybe cargo/camping type trousers. And only whilst on a hike . grin

GruffalOH Sat 19-Oct-19 15:43:44

Struggling to picture those with skirts or dresses...

Sparkletastic Sat 19-Oct-19 15:45:35

Fine for walking the dog. Not ok for anything else.

saltysally Sat 19-Oct-19 15:46:22

They are hiking boots, OP. Wearing them for anything else will look a bit daft.

feelingsinister Sat 19-Oct-19 15:46:28

I can only imagine wearing those for a dog walk or a hike.

Whatsforu Sat 19-Oct-19 15:46:54

They are definitely walking/hiking boots so I would so dress is a big no no. Great if you walk alot.

saltysally Sat 19-Oct-19 15:46:55

Anything else other than outdoors

DaanSaaf Sat 19-Oct-19 15:47:03

Have you linked the wrong boots op?

zonkin Sat 19-Oct-19 15:47:22

They are outdoor shoes for hiking, walking the dog etc.

Can't see them going with a dress or anything other than outdoor wear.

Ohyesiam Sat 19-Oct-19 15:47:53

Well if the mum in mind likes walking, yes.

CanaryBlossom Sat 19-Oct-19 15:47:57

They’re walking boots. I’d only wear them with waterproof walking trousers, or jeans at a push of out walking.

Wouldn’t be seen dead in them with dresses, skirts or linen trousers.

Pieceofpurplesky Sat 19-Oct-19 15:48:18

They are walking boots. Boots that people wear to go for long walks. Not fashion boots.

WTF99 Sat 19-Oct-19 15:48:21

Yes you would you did ask grin

CanaryBlossom Sat 19-Oct-19 15:48:53

I’m also wondering if you’ve linked the wrong boots.... confused

bigtotwig Sat 19-Oct-19 15:49:19

Honestly? They're only for hiking, definitely not for wearing as a casual trainer type boot.

If you want to wear with dresses, you'd need something more like these...

pigeononthegate Sat 19-Oct-19 15:49:41

No, I haven't linked the wrong boots!! grin

I am walking A LOT, around 10 miles a day - have a lot of weight to lose and walking is the only exercise I can really do right now apart from swimming. I have plantar fasciitis so it's really important I have footwear that is supportive and comfortable for the walking. But also want to be able to wear them most of the time.

Trills Sat 19-Oct-19 15:51:04

The classic MN "mum boots" were boots that had been fashionable-ish in the late 90s, but by the late 00s were only worn by out-of-date "mums" (because of course we love to use words like that to criticise other women.

So many 90s trends are in the shops, those boots are surely due to be trendy again?

CharlieandLolaCat Sat 19-Oct-19 15:51:49

So go and see a physio and get some advice, some exercises and probably some insoles. There are plenty of things you can wear you just need a bit of advice from someone who knows what they're talking about.

teachermam Sat 19-Oct-19 15:53:22

They are walking or hiking boots

LemonPrism Sat 19-Oct-19 15:53:28

You can wear them for hiking? I wouldn't wear for anything other than sports/outdoors activities tbh

AppleKatie Sat 19-Oct-19 15:53:37

confused they are for hiking. They aren't for nice dresses/skirts.

cheesewitheverything Sat 19-Oct-19 15:53:45

Wear what you like! You want to walk a lot and those boots look very comfy and durable, so wear them and walk.

Charlottejbt Sat 19-Oct-19 15:56:40

I don't see why you can't wear them with normal clothes. If you're walking a lot, it's surely better to wear hiking boots than unnecessary head-to-toe Goretex. Could you maybe find a more discreet design, without all the clashing swirly bits?

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