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I have no money to buy boots, but I am gonna have to buy some...

(51 Posts)
Jewelsandgems Sat 05-Sep-09 20:50:54

And I cannot decide whether to go for:

Calf fitted ones that are functional like this:
nice and look comfortable

or these
am to drawn to them even though not sure I like them!

or just go for something middle of the road but still with a heel
something like these


just get some fashionable biker style boots that are much cheaper and I can just throw away and buy some more next year (though I have skinnier than average legs so not sure that is a look I can pull off at all)

LetThemEatCake Sat 05-Sep-09 20:55:36

the first ones are the best I think.... terribly wasteful to buy boots knowing that you'll throw them away, imagine what the school gate fleece brigade would say!!

The 2nd ones are very Victoriana hooker but I can see why you;d give them a second look

mrswill Sat 05-Sep-09 20:59:47

Probably the first ones. Although i do like the second also, i understand what you mean by drawn to them!, would look good with the black and white florals that are around to offset them.

cocolepew Sat 05-Sep-09 21:02:16

You have no money but are looking at boots that cost nearly £200 hmm?

millenniumfalcon Sat 05-Sep-09 21:03:19

they're all horrible, save your money

Tortoise Sat 05-Sep-09 21:03:26

Personally if i had no money i would have to buy the cheapest i could find! No way i could spend over £100!

LetThemEatCake Sat 05-Sep-09 21:05:02


Penthesileia Sat 05-Sep-09 21:05:06

Agree with LTEC <waves>, but I'm sure you could get something nicer still for that kind of price...

ROFL @ Victoriana hooker - owza-bout-it, guv'nor??? grin

I'd like a new pair of boots, but I am somewhat obsessively compulsively unable to buy any. I've been wearing one black suede pair since I was 18 shock (am now 31), and just keep getting them resoled. I can't find another pair as nice; and now I'm weirdly attached and superstitious about them... blush What to do? ... grin

Penthesileia Sat 05-Sep-09 21:06:39

LOL LTEC. wink

mazzystartled Sat 05-Sep-09 21:07:38

get something well made, classic, versatile and longlasting

"cheap" boots will cost you £65 minimum anyway.

first or third are better, second are vile and won't go with lots of stuff

Lizzylou Sat 05-Sep-09 21:08:46

Like the first two pairs (must be into the Victoriana Hooker look!), not keen on the third pair.

choosyfloosy Sat 05-Sep-09 21:09:28

i got a pair of ankle boots from t'charity shop last year for a fiver. I do know that autumn boots passion but you really don't have to buy them, you know that.

[i am your mum emoticon]

cocolepew Sat 05-Sep-09 21:09:41

Buy a pair of wellies.

LetThemEatCake Sat 05-Sep-09 21:10:46

it's the judginess Penth, the judginess that gets me. And yes, you may judge me on my made-up word.

I too have a pair of boots (knee-high, heeled, suede, black) that I bought when I was 21. Zips have been replaced, heels and soles redone and they are still with me. Cost a 'fortune' at the time, for my uni-student pockets ($250 Aussie dollars) but worth every penny

Jewelsandgems Sat 05-Sep-09 21:12:35

I concur LTEC grin

My existing boots are more than 3 years old and are looking a bit shabby (they are suade)

If I could find nice calf-fitting boots at less than £100 then that would be great! However, I would never buy plastic, and hardly any knee length leather boots are that cheap regardless.

And to those of you who think it is mad to spend money I have not got on boots, well that is true, but I can hardly keep wearing summer shoes and office heels for 'out with buggy' can I? (just for comfort reasons alone) And besides, cheap footwear is a well-known false economy.

PuppyLoves Sat 05-Sep-09 21:13:07

I have no money. Therefore I will not even be looking at boots that cost that much. You must have money to even consider them.

I am going to have to make do with last years <<sigh>> (and they did not cost anywhere close to £200)

thats what its like to have no money

Rachmumoftwo Sat 05-Sep-09 21:18:24

I have no money so I am not going to be buying any boots until I have Ebayed enough stuff to pay for them. Even then, if I make nearly £200 I wouldn't spend it all on one pair of boots for me.

I am beginning to realise how 'I have no money' can means very different things to different people.

Jewelsandgems Sat 05-Sep-09 21:19:31

Puppy if I had some last years boots I would be fine with that. And if mine even kept out the bare minumum of rain shower then ok, they would do. But I spent most of last year with damp feet (or wearing my mountain walking full waterproof with massive grips and full ankle support boots)

I really do wish that duo were having a sale, or even someone had a discount code! Or if any of you knows when they have a regular sale, then that could be an option....[hopeful emoticon]

cocolepew Sat 05-Sep-09 21:22:23

I thought Duo boots were wider on the calve? If you've skinny ones they won't do.

Lizzylou Sat 05-Sep-09 21:23:40

Of course everyones definitions of having no money are different.
There was a thread yesterday where a woman said she was struggling on £2k disposable income a month, a bit more than we have in this house, understatement.
Personally I love the style threads as fantasy shopping is fun, as is judging wink and it gives me some ideas for when my business finally starts paying me some money.

Jewelsandgems Sat 05-Sep-09 21:25:18

No coco they do slim fit and wide calf.

cocolepew Sat 05-Sep-09 21:28:01

OK smile

Jewelsandgems Sat 05-Sep-09 21:28:33

Don't lizzy - we are starting up our own business right now, DH about to give notice for his company [eeek!]

So, I guess I am getting things now that would last me through the lean years of being self employed. If I buy boots, I still want to be wearing them for a long time, obviously I would have to look after them (but I do that anyway, have 2 pairs of lovely LK bennet shoes that are 8 years old and are still going strong)

Jewelsandgems Sat 05-Sep-09 21:30:49

Just thinking about it, the first ones have more of a moulded sole, I don't think I could have that re-soled at all. I guess I could only hope the sole is robust and lasts for ages (but then I walk alot, so perhaps that is just wishful thinking) hmm

cocolepew Sat 05-Sep-09 21:37:43

TK Maxx has loads of nice boots.

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