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Newuser991 Sat 21-Nov-20 13:26:20

I need a new pair or a couple of pairs.

I'm wearing a 3 year old pair of UGG leather boots. The stout leather ones cant remember the name.

I have no car and do a lot of walking.

I'd need a pair to cope with that and also a pair for work on the commute etc.

Ideas 💡

Thank you

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Snackasaurus Sat 21-Nov-20 13:59:23

Dr Martens! smile

Newuser991 Sat 21-Nov-20 14:15:19

I looked at those. Are they not a bit teenage?

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Thinkle Sat 21-Nov-20 15:37:27

Agree with DMs and I have no issue with wearing them as a non teen 😁

CatchingWind Sat 21-Nov-20 15:38:44

Fly London boots are pretty hardy.

Snackasaurus Sat 21-Nov-20 16:20:37

@Newuser991 Nope! I wear them all the time and they're very comfortable, very practical, go with almost everything and they never let water in.

FirmlyRooted Sat 21-Nov-20 16:56:24

Ecco. Comfortable and good quality.

Hohohole Sat 21-Nov-20 16:59:07

I have fur lined Dr Martens. So comfortable.

Hohohole Sat 21-Nov-20 17:00:21
These ones

Newuser991 Sat 21-Nov-20 17:29:19

OK thank you

Do what about a smarter pair too? Capable of being left on at work? 😀

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Snackasaurus Sat 21-Nov-20 17:30:44

I wear mine for work 😃

Newuser991 Sat 21-Nov-20 17:54:51

I cant really do that

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Iminaglasscaseofemotion Sat 21-Nov-20 17:58:41

Oak and hyde boots are very sturdy. Bit small made, but they will last a while.

Bluntness100 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:03:08

Dr martens are apparantly a bastard to break in and give you blisters. There was a thread on here recently and everyone was saying the same thing.

Hohohole Sat 21-Nov-20 18:07:54

My Dr Martens didn't need to be broken in. Probably due to the fur lining. My feet are a bit wide too.

They would be good for work.

Thinkle Sat 21-Nov-20 19:00:05

The amount of break in required varies by the DM boot and leather. I have two pairs of boots and one pair of shoes (I wear the shoes in a professional job, styled as you would brogues).
The more patent the leather the harder to break in. I have some Sinclair boots that are in a very soft leather and I’ve worn them straight out of the box. But even the patent ones I have are fine now.
I preemptively wore blister plasters for the first few wears of my harder leather ones. I appreciate that many people will not want to spend that much money and also have to break in shoes but I love the style and the durability so it was worth it for me.

Newuser991 Sat 21-Nov-20 23:21:54

Thank you all

Would it be a bad idea to order a pair or wait until end of lockdown so I can try them on

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Snackasaurus Sun 22-Nov-20 10:06:58

@Newuser991 I'd definitely wait to try them on but also wait til after Christmas as they usually have an amazing sale! smile

Miaowse Sun 22-Nov-20 10:36:52

Are the Ugg boots either Bonham or Lavelle? My friend has Lavelles but I don’t think they make them any longer. They seem to do Bonhams every year. Here’s the stout version:

Newuser991 Sun 22-Nov-20 11:03:18


I can't find them but they look like this but instead the zip in on the inside and they have 3 buckles on the inside,400/3586924357

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Newuser991 Sun 22-Nov-20 11:04:29

These. They are too heavy and falling apart

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Sexnotgender Sun 22-Nov-20 11:05:20


Ecco. Comfortable and good quality.

Second this. I live in Ecco boots.

QueenPaws Sun 22-Nov-20 12:11:00

Ugg Wilcox?

Newuser991 Sun 22-Nov-20 15:01:46


Ugg Wilcox?

Yes. Not something like that. Too heavy and too many buckles

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