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Smart, warm, waterproof ankle boots for bigfoots (size 9/EU43)

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Kernowgal · 11/11/2018 13:19

I'm after the holy grail: warm, waterproof ankle boots that I can wear to work. In a size 9/EU43.

I've found any combination of the above, but nothing that has everything. Budget wise I don't want to spend more than £100.

I keep finding EU42 shoes masquerading as a size 9, which is endlessly frustrating. Clarks, my usual source of shoes, have absolutely nothing and I have taken them to task for this over email.

There are a couple of options on Amazon but they're over budget.

Anyone got any top tips before I hulk smash everything in a fit of pique?

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Kernowgal · 11/11/2018 13:20

I have tried so far:

Clarks
Sarenza
Zalando
Amazon
After8shoes
Rieker
Hotter
Pavers

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BobbinThreadbare123 · 11/11/2018 13:20

Merrell?

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Kernowgal · 11/11/2018 18:07

Only up to a 42, unfortunately. But thanks anyway!

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WrongSideOfHistory · 11/11/2018 18:16

Hush puppies? They're my go-to for size 9s

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WrongSideOfHistory · 11/11/2018 18:16

Or new look?

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HRTpatch · 11/11/2018 18:18

Magnus
Gabor ( via Charles Clinkard)
Long Tall Sally

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Kernowgal · 11/11/2018 18:23

I hadn't checked Magnus - good call! Also good to see that the Hush Puppies website is back up - it'd been offline for ages.

The pair I liked on LTS has sold out Sad. I'm also looking at a pair of Sorel boots but they're not really workwear. I hadn't checked Gabor but I will now.

New Look's size 9s are pretty variable unfortunately - some fit and some don't, but I hadn't thought of looking there on this occasion. Will take a look!

Thanks all :)

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Kernowgal · 11/11/2018 18:25

Bingo! Magnus have an amazing selection. Extremely grateful thanks to you, HRTpatch.

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HRTpatch · 11/11/2018 18:31

My pleasure. I am a proper 9 and get so frustrated

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BikeRunSki · 11/11/2018 18:34

I’m also a 9. Duo boots go up to a 43 (although they call this a 10).

Are you on the Facebook LTS group? I’m not that tall, but it’s useful for shoe duscussions.

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ToftheB · 11/11/2018 18:44

Ecco go up to a 9, and they’re lovely quality and often properly goretex waterproof. You might need to wait until the sale to get them under £100 though. Or, if you find a style you like, they’re sometimes on amazon for cheaper.

gb.ecco.com/en-GB/Women/Shoes/Boots/product/5642645245/ECCO-CREPETRAY-HYBRID-W

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Kernowgal · 11/11/2018 19:17

Those Ecco ones are exactly what I'm after, but the price is a bit ouchy. I will keep an eye on them in case they have any money off offers.

BikeRunSki I'm not, I'll take a look at that. Although not sure I need enabling where shoes are concerned...

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Marmelised · 11/11/2018 20:15

Glad someone recommended Magnus. I had permanently sore feet and the podiatrist was recommending insoles, possibly even surgery until he mentioned in passing that I could try Magnus (or other shoe shops in Chiltern Street London). Since I realised that I needed to wear size 9 (rather than high street sizes 8 which I could just about get my feet into) life has been much more comfortable.

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brimfullofasha · 12/11/2018 20:34

I got my 9 (43) boots from Next

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Jostar2 · 27/11/2018 12:38

I found this discussion after ordering a lovely pair of size 9 Uggs on Black Friday only to find they are too small (to wear with socks anyway) and are an EU 42 :-(
Thanks for all the suggestions. I have currently resorted to looking at men's boots as I am after something fairly chunky... however for future reference I also came across:
Doc Martens (9=43 but I haven't tried them)
UGG (some go up to a 43/10)
Toms (9 = 42.5, 10=43.5 - I have some Toms shoes in size 9 which fit me)

None are cheap options but maybe worth looking out for in the sales. It amazes me how few shoe shops have realised we are out here Shock

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OxanaVorontsova · 27/11/2018 18:30

UGG

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Interviewee1001 · 27/11/2018 18:35

I got a pair of Joseph Siebal boots (well 2 pairs actually Blush) from Long Tall Sally a couple of months ago.... beautifully warm (fleece lined) and, I discovered today, waterproof too.

I feel your pain on the 9=42 in some places. It never used to and it just makes online shoe shopping a nightmare.

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Kernowgal · 28/11/2018 22:09

Interviewee I ended up buying some Josef Seibels too! I don't think they're waterproof but they are fleece lined and they are really warm and comfy. They are a true size 9/EU43 and not too wide (my feet are relatively narrow).

Jostar that's really useful, thank you. I'd seen Toms stuff but was put off by them seeming too small. I have a pair of Doc Martin ladies' boots (calf length) in a 9/43 and they are great, although a bit wide for me.

My next mission is to find running shoes that fit - just had to send back Asics size 9/43 because they're too small Hmm but I have an old pair of Brooks that fit OK.

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Kernowgal · 28/11/2018 22:15

brimfullofasha I'd ruled out Next but have just taken another look - they have a huge range of 43s. Thanks for the nudge!

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