Product Type: New Look Hunter Original
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Cheap boots that don't hurt my feet
New Look Double Buckle Ankle Boots
Member Name: helenc72
New Look Double Buckle Ankle Boots
Advantages: Bargain price, look lovely, on trend for autumn, comfy, adjust ankle buckle, withstand a bit of rain
Disadvantages: Not leather, material looks a bit cheap up close, slightly flimsy
These are lovely looking ankle boots in my opinion. Ankle boots are really in this autumn and there are loads all over the high street. These particular ones come in a tan brown colour as pictured, which is what I bought, or also in black. They go with a lot of things and I mainly wear them either with skinny jeans or with dresses and leggings. I really like the brown as it is not too dark but more of a warm medium tan shade, meaning it goes great with my favourite tan handbag and works with tan belts etc. I already have some darker brown boots so these were just what I needed! As they have the double buckle they are not too plain and boring, and it adds some interest. Other than that they are quite plain so I think this makes them quite a good all rounder. The toe is not too pointed and not too rounded, so just a normal slightly tapered round shape.
As they only cost £20 it is not surprising that these boots are not real leather. They are synthetic material. It does look quite leather like from a distance, but up close you can see they aren't. The material has a slightly "distressed" look to it, which does not look tatty but just attempts to make it look a bit more like slightly worn in leather. It some lights the boots have a slight shine to them which looks slightly more plasticky than leather but in day light and normal circumstances the material doesn't stick out as too cheap looking. When touching them they are a bit harder than leather. The insides are lined with a thin but soft material, meaning the hard fake leather does not rub against my feet and they are comfy.
When wearing them I find them comfy. They are flat with a fairly thin sole but I can't overly feel the pavement under my feet or anything - they are definitely not so flimsy that you feel every last stone and bit of gravel like with some cheaper shoes! When wearing them for longer periods my feet have felt fine. I did not have any pain in the balls of my feet, which was the main concern which I had been half expecting, as I sometimes get it from cheap flats. They don't pinch my toes either. As they are ankle boots, they are secure on my feet and don't slip at the ankle this is great for me as I seem to have skinny ankles compared to the rest of my feet, and shoes often slip at the heel and ankle. These can even be slightly tightened at the ankle by adjusting the top buckle, as it has three holes. I have just left my boots' buckle on the middle one for now and this seems okay for me. They seem to be true to size as I got my usual size 6 and this fits well.
I have worn them out in light rain and they withstood this fine. I was not out for long and tried not to get my feet too wet, so I can't speak for how well they would hold up for a long walk in a serious bout of torrential rain but for walking a few mins to the tube in rain my feet and socks remained completely dry and the boots did not get any marks or discolouration from the rain water.
Over all I have been really happy with my purchase and I am definitely getting my value out of them this autumn. They look really nice and they are versatile and match with loads of outfits, so if you are looking for an ankle boot which doesn't break the bank but is still decent, then I would recommend trying a pair of these.
Summary: Really good boots for their cheap price
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