“ Brand: Krush / Type: Boots „
I was on the lookout for a pair of winter boots and found a pair I liked the look of on Brand Alley. I was already placing an order so decided to wait the month for delivery and was quite disappointed when they did arrive.
Originally priced at £50, the Krush Black Faux Fur Lined Boots were reduced to £25. I knew they'd be more a fashion boot than a practical trudging through snow kind of boot but with such a flat sole they were quite slippy even to be wearing indoors. I've worn them a lot these past few months (mainly to get my moneys worth) and the wear on the sole has improved the grip but I will often have to change into my walking boots for icy ground.
The boots were also quite pungent when I took them out the box and even months later they still have a distinct scent but thankfully it's not as noticeable. I do still like the overall look of the boots when they're on; the soft fake fur up the outside of the leg, the three adjustable straps and fake fur around the top portion of the boot which can be turned down. The only problem with this is they're not practical to walk in when they are turned down. The boots become incredibly bulky around my calves so I keep catching the boots when I walk. I always keep them up but sitting down always turns the back down so I often have to adjust them or I end up with a flap down at the back or front.
I've avoided wearing them in heavy rain or to walk in puddles because I can just imagine they'd get soaked through very quickly. They were just too slippy in the snow so I was doing my best to stick to the clear road. I've really gotten into walking over the last year and although I tried to avoid the mud they have got dirty and it shows quite prominently against the black. They've not been too hard to clean though with a wet cloth. The fake fur also moults a little. The lower portion of the boots feel slightly quilted with the lining but there's not an incredible amount of protection against the elements. When worn with a skinny pair of jeans though my legs don't feel the cold. Skinny jeans, leggings and tights are about all they're suitable with though - they can't be worn with wider legged jeans or trousers covering the boots because it just emphasises how bulky they are even if they're not turned down.
Although there has been some wear on the soles which have stopped them being so slippy, there's not been a huge amount of damage so they've still got a lot of use in them. They've got a small heel so they're very easy to walk in and although there's very little padding and support on the insole they're still pretty comfortable to wear for long periods.
If I had paid full price for these I'd have been incredibly disappointed in the quality for the price. The sewing on them isn't bad but they don't look or feel great quality. The 3 straps really need keepers on them because I did have to tighten them at them at the top and the strap has started curling but thankfully it's still black on the other side. I'm still wearing into the Spring and will still be able to wear them through Autumn and into next winter but by then I will have to find something far more practical.