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I bought these boots back in winter - oh hang on - it is still winter!!!! over the years I've bought many boots from cheap places spending no more than £20 or so as I've not been able to afford the expensive ones, but alas I'm spending more replacing the cheap ones than investing in a good pair. As price goes these weren't exactly expensive at £35 but they looked good quality and fit really nicely. They are up to the knee boots and so when worn over trousers keep the bottom of my legs nice and dry which is much needed. Little did I know back in January time how much I would be needing these boots for the whole year so wet has it been. So I can say they've been worn an awful lot and survived plenty of rain without leaking. The sole is really thick and good quality and the join from the sole to the boot is well made which is important for avoiding leaks. What more can I say really they are a comfortable, well made and useful boot. They look good as well as being practical as I do a lot of walking to and from school with my children. The calf width is also a good width as I have fairly wide calfs and sometimes boots can be too tight. Well done George another great product.
I bought a pair of 'investment boots' (that's what I like to call them to justify the cost!!) from Dune for £130 and love them. I am really into riding boots, I think they are a great style this season and will last for a while as they are quite classic. I like to keep different clothes for work and out of work to keep them nice and special. I decided to look for a cheaper pair of riding boots for work. I couldn't believe my luck when I came across this pair in Asda for £35 and they were real leather so I snapped them up right away. The boots sit just below the knee. They are a good quality leather, they look soft and not too fake and shiney, yet they are tough enough to resist a lot of scuffs and scratches. They feel good on, the inside is quite cushioned, but the upper part is quite a rigid shape and doesn't really soften with wear so they can get a little restrictive after a whole day at work. That is just the style though and the shape of the toe. It is quite a masculine shape to get used to after wearing ballerina pumps all the time! There is a buckle cross over detail in front of the ankle and also two buckles at the top. If I could change one thing about these boots I would change the shape at the top as it is quite wide and less streamlined. It's just a bulkier shape which I am not quite 100% comfortable when wearing. It's just a personal thing. This style of boots goes well with a wide variety of outfits. Skirts, trousers, leggings, tucked in jeans. You name it these boots could pull it off! Overall these boots are fantastic value for money, especially when you put them head to head with more expensive ones. They are hardly any different to my other pair, and definitely not £100 worth of difference!! They are not my favourite pair of boots in the world but they certainly get 5/5 for value for money!
When I first spotted these boots in Asda I wanted them, but it was the week before payday so I knew I should wait until I'd been paid before I bought them. So payday came, and so did a shopping trip. I went to Asda and headed straight for the shoe department in George. The boots were there, "buy me, buy me" they said... or they would have done if they could speak. It was then I noticed they didn't have my size left. I found an assistant and asked her if she would check out back for me, I usually buy boots in a six and a half but told her I would try a six too if they had any. After what felt like a few hours and I was beginning to give up hope, she returned pair of boots in hand. They were a size six but fortunately they were a good fit. Anyway enough of how I bought the boots, what are the boots like? The boots are black leather, they have a zip on the inner calf and have a small chunky heel. There is a cross over strap and buckle detail around the ankle, and at the top of the half there are two smaller straps with press stud detail. Both the buckle, and press stud details are for show only. The boots are about 14 inches in height and sit a few inches below my knee. The sole is a nice chunky rubber about half an inch thick, the heel is just under an inch and a half in height. The boots are really comfortable, the back of the calf area as an elasticated area. This is great for me as I have bought calf height boots in the past which have been quite tight and there was no give in them. I think these are quite generous without the elasticated part, I've just tried to measure the top part of my calf and it is about 15 inches. When the boots are on I can get two fingers between my leg and the boot, so if you do have good calf muscles these boots would probably be a good choice. The height of the heel means I can do a lot of walking without my feet getting achey. I'm not one for wearing big heels, but sometimes find that totally flat shoes can become a little uncomfortable for walking long distances. The sole is good thickness, when the weather gets colder it will offer good protection from the icy pavements - I hate it when the soles on shoes are so thin you can feel the cold creeping into your feet. They are grippy too so should be good for walking on frozen pavements. The leather is really soft, and these were comfy to wear from the first time I put them on. They seem really well made as well, I don't think they look cheap despite the price. I've worn the boots over jeggings, leggings and with tights and skirt/dress and they look great. I'm really pleased with my purchase, and even more pleased they had some left in my size. I paid £35 for my pair, but I've noticed online they cost £36. I'm not sure if that's the price online only or the price has gone up in store as well. They are also available in a dark brown colour, although I didn't see this colour in store only online. Considering these are real leather and the price I paid for them, I have to give these boots five stars out of five.