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I'm always on the look out for new shoes and when i saw these i fell instantly in love! I got this gorgeous pair of boots last week in the Newlook sale and am chuffed with them! They were a real bargain at just £7 and they should of bein almost £30! I bought two pairs, both in a gorgeous pale brown colour. Black is also available but i have SO many black ankle boots i thought i'd try the brown for a change!
They're pretty much like doc martens but have a miliatary style to them and are ideal with skinnies, summery dresses, bodycons.. they pretty much go with everything! Unlike doc martens you don't have to worry if they're a bit on the manly side, and they're extremely lightweight compared with most similar boots and i've found they keep my feet nice and supported without weighing me down. They're definetly in fashion right now and are selling like hotcakes - especially at £7 - who could resist? The sizes currently available are very limited though due to the huge demand for these.
Newlook describe these boots on there website as having a rounded toe and lace up front, with a high grip sole and high heel. The heel's actually great! It's really solid and supportive and it's a chunky cork design which gives the boots a vintage look to them. I thought the heel would be slightly smaller, as it's quite high compared to my usual ankle boots but it works!
Walking in them is suprisingly comfortable! I've found that i can easily walk in them all day, and i've even managed to run for the bus while wearing them - something that's impossible to do in my usual heels or heavy doc marten boots. The sole has a strong grip on it and has a cushioning effect. I suppose they're a rock-chic kind of shoe. Wearing them in town etc is fine but obviously i wouldn't reccomend walking in a muddy park in them. Although they're wipeable etc they're far too nice in my opinion to get dirty!
I can see why the original price of these was £30 because the quality's great. They're thick, supportive and the material both looks and feels like leather, i'd describe them as high quality. I first thought they'd be really cheap and plasticy but they honestly aren't! Many people liken newlook to primark but these boots can't be compared to primarks' in the slightest - the quality is noticeable.
I'd reccomend these! They literally go with any outfit and never look out of place. They're bang on trend and are extremely cheap at the minute in the sales! Over the moon with this purchase; i can see myself wearing them to death!
Now Im not normally one to follow clothes or shoes that come into fashion for a little bit and then will disappear forever. In my opinion if you like something - regardless of whether its considered 'fashionable' or not - you should buy it and wear it because thats your personal style. However when I started seeing people everywhere wearing these military style boots that are very popular at the moment I knew I wanted a pair - these are the exception to my normal rule - but I love the style as well so I didnt just buy them because everyone else likes them. Anyway the military style boots I ended up settling on were these 'New Look Leather Look Ankle Boots' simply because these were the nicest pair I could find and I knew even though Ive never owned anything like them before that I would love them and get loads of use from them - and they were half price in a sale so I couldnt complain really. Now I LOVE these boots and Im so glad I can share this review on them with you all.
Price: Was £29.99 Now: £15
Stockists: New Look & newlook.com
Sizes: 3,4,5,6,7,8 & 9- Available online
Shades: Available in: Black & Cedar - I personally own the 'Cedar' shade as shown in the image with this review.
Other Info: Leather look, ankle style with lace up front, a VERY good grip on the sole & these have a heel of around 3 inches - but Im guessing there as there is nothing on the New Look website to say exactly how high they are.
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In my opinion in real life - although the image with this review looks very similar - I think when you actually see them they look much better. The colour appears a bit different and the style & design just looks better when you see them with your eyes! But other than that they do look very similar to the image so if your buying online you wont be disappointed. Now these shoes are described as colour 'Cedar' but Id have to say they are more dark green/khaki colour in reality - which I actually prefer - the shade Cedar makes me think they are brown so if you are assuming these are brownish coloured then dont bother because I think you wont like what you get. These shoes are made from a distressed leather look material which adds to the overall design I think - these type of shoes look much better when they appear a bit worn as that is the military style after all. That means the older these are and the longer you own them the better they will look which is something you can rarely say with shoes. The leather material makes these a piece of cake to clean - a quick rub with a baby wipe is more than enough Ive found.
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At the back of the shoe is the chunky brown heel - which normally wouldnt be my style - I cant walk in chunky heels they just annoy me but again in this case the look adds to the overall style and makes the shoes much nicer. Id guess that the heel is around 3-4 inches but because it is slightly chunkier that makes these easier to balance and walk in so it doesnt annoy me like they normally would.On the front in the gold studs and the laces - the laces are the same colour as the boot - the laces actually only do up about half way up the boot and then you can choose to thread the others through yourself if you want the shoes tighter OR you can pull them round the studs and thne lace at the top - I prefer them the 2nd way as they have a bit more give that way and I feel more relaxed in them. There is also a tongue at the top so you can tuck the laces in behind that if you dont want them flapping around - thats what i did when I went clubbing in these as I didnt want to fall on my bum after a few drinks! These boots come up just past my ankle which I thought would make them annoying to walk in but again it really doesnt - it actually makes them comfier in my opinion - and the inside is fully padded making them even more easy to walk in and to wear for long periods of time.
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One good thing about these boots is the fantastic grip on the bottom. I would never even consider wearing boots or heels in the ice or bad weather but I dont think Ill have a problem with these - the grip is like proper work boots but they still remain really feminine and a great design overall. The grip ensures you will remain upright at all times but they dont make the shoe design look to manly or thick at all - the added grip just makes them wearable all year round. These shoes are even super comfy. I would never normally wear heels in the day as I cant walk for ages in them but these I actually wear more in the day then any other time. The soles and ankle parts are really padded adding comfort and the grip makes them easy to wear for ages so these are perfect shoes for not only wearing on a night out but also for if you fancy popping to the shops or going shopping - you can wear them for ages without them rubbing or hurting your feet/legs at all.
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And even more shocking is how versatile these boots actually are. When I ordered them I assumed I would be wearing these for nights out and nothing more but Ive actually been wearing these in the day more. I have worn these out clubbing and to the pub with shorts and a dressy top but I prefer to wear these in the day with jeans and a vest as it can really make you look like youve made loads of effort with an outfit when youve just thrown a random top and jeans on. An effortless outfit that looks like youve made tonnes of effort - brilliant. I would hesitate to recommend these shoes to everyone as regardless of whether they arent the colour or style you would usually go for I think will suit everyones tastes and style - regardless of age as well. These shoes are a pair for anyone and Im very glad I bought some for myself - sometimes it pays to follow the crowd. But I couldnt do it all the time hehe!
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