“ Brand: George / Type: Boots „
I love shoes, high heels, flats, boots, Uggs, I love them all really. Anything that can keep my feet clean and dry on the drizzly walk to work is a god send and last year I bought these Asda George faux fur boots. I paid around £10.00 for them and I only picked them up so that when I wanted a comfy 'boot' but was going to the muddy park that I wouldn't ruin my Uggs. I really bought these with the sole (get it!) intention of wearing them for just a few months before discarding them and it is only this week that I've got around to sorting out my shoe cupboard and throwing these out.
These were something of an impulse purchase for me when doing my monthly Asda stock up that I used to do (before we had a car). I bought these in black as I felt it would make a change from the normal tan or brown boots that I tended to wear last year.
Now these are quite similar in appearance to Ugg boots but they are nowhere near as high quality. They have a faux fur lining and a suede appearance on the outside. There isn't really a heel to these just a slightly raised sole at the back. The toes are rounded on these and they are quite accommodating to my size 7.5 feet (I had them in a size 8). These are a little stretchy so I could have got away with a 7 but I don't like to feel like my toes are going to burst out of the front of my shoes as that just leads to sore toes and other problems too. There is a ridge on the soles to ensure that they have a nice grip but I have found that this wore down very fast and left me with boots that had basically no grip in the cold and icy weather. These feel fairly substantial when putting them on but they ended up sagging to one side which meant that they slipped down and became uncomfortable when I was wearing them. They didn't weigh my down when wearing them but they became very uncomfortable because of this sagging to the side and this was why I ended up trying them on again during this cold weather that we are having and realising that there was no way I could wear these cheap nasty boots again and hence they've gone out with the rubbish today!
Now these boots were warm and they were reasonably priced however they have a very short shelf life and they just end up looking cheap and nasty. They scuff easily and the finish starts to come away leaving me with bald patches that just look unsightly. They looked alright when I first got them, nothing amazing really but they did the job and within just a few weeks of occasional wear they started to sag and look nasty and as cheap as they were.
I really feel that with a product like this you need to just spend more money and buy a decent brand. If you don't mind your boots looking nice for just a few weeks then these will be fine for you but if you are like me and prefer to invest in pieces that last longer and look better then perhaps consider a more expensive pair of boots such as Uggs or even just some branded cheaper alternatives as there are always lots out there at this time of year.
I am going to rate these boots 2 out of 5 stars as that is all that I feel that they are worthy of. The price is good and Asda do have a range of these boots available this year from around £8 upwards. If you are looking for something for the short term or perhaps for a particular outfit then these may be reasonable enough quality to persuade you to buy them but I will definitely be avoiding them now and I have no regrets about throwing the old ones in the bin either.
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Fact 1 - I hate the cold.
Fact 2 - I really hate my feet being cold.
So as you may see from the two facts above I am not a fan of being cold. I really hate going out on cold winter days and feeling really chilly. However as much as I may despise going out in the cold there is no way I can avoid it. I have to go out in the morning to take my children to school, I have to go out during the day to do endless things and then I have to go out in the afternoon to collect my children from school. Since moving house to be nearer family and the childrens school I decided I would give up my car in a bid to save money. My hubby still has his car that I am insured on but I generally now walk everywhere. I don't mind walking at all, in fact I quite like it but whereas before I would just throw on any pair of shoes that were to hand if I wanted to pop to the shop etc. I now put more thought into my footwear as I don't think there's anything worse than having to walk around with freezing cold feet. I own numerous pairs of boots and included in these numerous pairs are two pairs of these George Faux Fur Lined Boots.
My local Asda had these stocked in two colours - Black and tan and I bought both, they were priced at a decent £10 so I didn't feel like they were breaking the bank.
These boots are more or less based on the ever popular UGG boots and they are very much the same style. The quality isn't as good as the more expensive UGG boots but for £10 you really cannot complain.
I have other boots very similar to these that I bought in a local shoe shop for the same price and I still continue to buy these boots now.
I have longer versions of these boots but these boots come just above ankle height. The insides are covered in a fluffy faux fur and the outer of the boots is a soft faux suede type material, they are very soft and very warm when on my feet. What I like about the style of these particular boots is that they have a button opening on the side, this doesn't need to be undone ever as the boots are nice and loose anyway but I think it does add to the attractiveness.
The black boots have a black fur inside and the tan boots have a creamy white fur inside.
I generally wear them with leggings or skinny jeans as they tuck into the boots with ease.
My big bugbear with these boots is that they are absolutely useless in the rain, they are in no way waterproof and should you accidentally step in any puddles you will really know about it!
What I do like is that they come out fine after being popped in the washing machine, it does them no harm at all, I have also put them in the tumble dryer and this has had no adverse effects either.
I also like that they do a fine job at keeping my feet toasty warm which is really important to me as i feel that when my feet are warm I generally feel warm too.
I have owned these for about two years now and whilst I admit to not wearing these everyday they ahve certainly lasted just fine. The soles are a strange foamy plastic and this does look thinner than it did when new but is still in one piece and still firmly attached to the sole of the boot!
I do find that on some surfaces these boots can turn me into an ice skater! If I walk into Asda from the wet outside in these boots I will slide along the floor like a fool! However I have learned from this and now walk very carefully until I think the soles have dried off.
These are perfect for keeping my feet warm on cold winter days but I really would not recommend them in wet weather!
Thanks for reading :o) x
Last winter I stocked up on various pairs of winter boots, including these George Faux Fur Lined Boots.
Winter boots can be expensive, but at £10.00 I thought these were a real bargain. They come in sizes 3 to 8 and there's also a 6.5 size available.
The boots are made out of a suede-like material and they're lined with a soft fur that keeps your feet toasty.
To be honest they aren't particularly attractive, the design is loosely based on the popular Ugg Boot, but without the finesse and detail - these are very basic, plain looking black boots.
To be honest, during winter I virtually lived in these, because they go with virtually anything and they're really comfortable. However I did experience a few problems. As many of you will remember, we had a very harsh winter last year and although these boots were okay in the snow (until they get wet because they're anything but waterproof), the grip on the sole isn't great, which meant that I often lost my grip if I was walking on ice. Also, as I've already mentioned, these boots aren't waterproof and if you wear them in rain then you may find that your feet get soggy and cold. Walking on wet concrete flags is also a challenge, these boots really aren't for slippy surfaces.
George Faux Fur Lined Boots are very comfortable and if you keep them dry then they're toasty and warm. However I have to disagree with the previous reviewers that have written about these, because I don't think they grip well at all (however, this might be because I've worn the grip down through excessive wear).
I got a lot of wear out of these boots but they do seem to attract dust and I have slipped in them on occasion. In general I'd say they were a good buy, but I can only award them three stars.
I bought these last winter, when the weather turned really bad. Being a cold person who's balance isn't brill, I prefer not to go out when it's snowy, but last winter as my grandmother was very ill, I had no choice, and after seeing a friends pair of these, (and trying them on - she's same size foot as me!), I sent hubby into Asda with instructions.
Now normally, when I buy boots I choose close fitting ankle boots to wear out for the evening, you know something with a bit of a heel that looks nice. I like to buy leather, and I do tend to go for better brands which I know will last me years. So, for me buying a pair of faux fur flat boots in Asda, for just £10 was kind of different, but with snow underfoot and ice, and me with a walking stick already, I wanted something that would keep my feet warm, be easy to slip on and off, and give me decent grip.
My pair of these are black, but I know they are selling these again this year, and I've seen them in Brown, Grey and Tan too, and I have to say I'm tempted to grab another pair in the Brown which probably gives you an indication that I like these.
I have to say, when I bought them last year, all I really cared about was getting to spend time with my grandmother and supporting my mum, and all the other 'family' issues that were going on at the time, so I didn't really give these much more thought than 'oh it's nice to not feel I'm gonna slip over'. However, I am glad I bought them, and wore them for the first time this autumn/winter yesterday as we had frost on the ground, and they're quite warm because of the fur lining, and they allow a decent space inside them around your foot so you can still wear decent socks with them and not feel like your foots being crunched.
I suppose in design they're similar to those ridiculously expensive and quite ugly Ugg boots which are so fashionable, but at a tenth the price I don't mind these whereas I have to say I would object to paying £100 (or thereabouts) for Ugg boots that made my feet look ugly lol. These aren't the most flattering of boots. No heel, rounded toe, quite sort of wide and chunky looking with suede look on the outside, and fur look lining. There's elastic at the side so the boot stretches for you to put it on, and the soles are nicely ridged so you get good grip. They're also really lightweight which for me is a definite plus, I hate heavy boots that weigh your feet down, they leave you feeling like you've been wearing weights all day when you take them off, but with these, they're not a lot heavier than my boot slippers to be honest, and if it wasn't for the difference in the sole I might confuse them lol.
For me, the reason these are so good is that they were cheap, they are comfortable, warm, and they grip well. They're never going to win me a fashion parade, but I'll be honest that's the last thing on my mind when there's snow and ice underfoot.
I would recommend them if you can find them in your local store, and to be honest these have lasted well. I wore them every day last winter from the point I got them till the snows were gone, and although I was mostly just walking from house to car, and car to hospice and back, I did a lot more walking inside than outside, and these helped stop my feet from aching too badly at the end of it all. I don't think they'll last me more than two, or maybe three winters to be honest as they're already showing small signs of wear now, but I think two or three winters is pretty good for a tenner really, so I can live with that.
Just as some women love buying shoes, I must confess I like buying boots and own quite a few pairs. I much prefer wearing boots instead of shoes and whilst I don't like the long winter months, at least I can wear my boots during this time!
Last winter was the worst I can remember for a long time in terms of the ice and snow we got and this is the time when sensible footwear is called for. I was looking for a pair of flat boots which would grip the icy paths and also keep my feet warm and this led to me buying a pair of these faux fur boots from George at Asda, after a recommendation from my daughter who already owned a pair.
At only £10 they seemed a bargain. I bought a pair and they lasted well throughout the winter. I still have them now, though they are starting to look a little shabby, so a few weeks ago when shopping in Asda I decided to buy another pair.
These faux fur lined boots are available in three colours - black, grey and beige. The pair I purchased are black. They come in sizes 3 - 8 and there is also a 6.5 size, though there doesn't seem to be any other half sizes available.
The boots are of a similar design to Ugg boots which are very expensive. There is no way I would pay over £100 for a pair of Ugg boots and to be honest I don't really like the look of them very much, but I would imagine they are very comfortable. My daughter now owns a pair of Uggs, but she also thought these boots from George were just as comfortable, but of course the quality isn't as good. However, I think at £10 a pair, you can't complain.
When slipping your feet into these boots, they feel really snug, with the fur warming your feet instantly. There is also plenty of room for your feet as they are quite wide and the toe is rounded, so your feet don't feel pinched at all when wearing these.
The design, as I already mentioned, is based upon Ugg boots and these boots have a faux suede-type upper with the faux fur lining on the inside, with a little of the fur showing at the top of the boot.
There is a button the side of the boot with an elastic fastening, which when opened, opens up the side of the boot slightly to give you more room when putting them on.
The soles of the boots are quite thick and the ridged bottoms ensure you can walk on those icy paths a little easier.
The boots are very lightweight and are well made. I haven't found any faults with mine. When I compare them to my daughter's Ugg boots I can see the Uggs are better quality of course, but there is really nothing shabby looking about these £10 bargains from George.
I don't wear these every day during the winter months as I prefer more dressy looking boots with a heel, but as soon as there is frost, ice or snow on the ground, out they come!
I will confess I don't think these boots are particularly attractive to look at and I have always thought that about Ugg boots also, but they are practical and comfortable. I also find it difficult to walk in flats as after a while the backs of my legs hurt, so I always prefer something with a heel of some sort. However, for the short periods of time I spend walking in the winter months, I can manage fine wearing these boots.
These boots are available in Asda stores and can also be purchased online as Asda Direct, but there is a £2.95 delivery charge if you purchase online.
I really think that at £10 a pair these boots are a bargain buy. Even if like me, you don't particularly find this style of boot attractive, you can't deny how practical they are during the winter months and for that reason alone they are a useful (and cheap!) addition to your wardrobe.