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New Look Triple Buckle Boots
Member Name: Lools_24
New Look Triple Buckle Boots
Date: 29/01/11, updated on 15/11/11 (90 review reads)
Advantages: Stylish, affordable and good quality
Disadvantages: Slightly loose fitting around ankle
After browsing numerous shops for a new pair of reasonably priced boots this year, I was very disheartened. The fashion this year seemed to be buckles and fur and I could not find a pair of boots I liked which were under £150. Since having children I have tightened the purse strings massively therefore could not justify spending £150+ on a pair of boots which I felt may "go out of fashion" within a season. However by chance I came across the New Look Triple Buckle Boots.
The boots are a man-made material but have a leather look to them. What I liked about these boots is that although man-made they have a matte slightly rough look to them (like worn in leather) as opposed to the cheap shiny leather look you sometimes get from cheap shoes and boots.
Externally these boots have 3 silver buckles. One around the foot, one sat just under the ankle and one just above the ankle. These buckles do not fasten the boot (although can be adjusted slightly). The boots are zipped up the side on the inside of the foot/ leg. Inside the boots have a fur trim which trims the top of the leather look boot by about half a centimetre.
These boots when on sit about 4cm above your ankle, so a shorter to mid length boot. The boots have a high heel about 7cm; however there is a visible platform (about 3cm). The sole of the platform is made from a hard wearing studded sole, in the style of men's work boots giving these quite a rugged feel to them.
I purchased these boots in black with a black fur lining but New Look also sells these boots in brown. These are dark brown on the outside with a light cream fur lining and trim with gold buckles.
***Price and Availability***
The Triple Buckle Boots are available from New Look in sizes 3-8. In black or dark brown. The boots are available in New Look Stores and online at www.newlook.co.uk . I did find when purchasing these boots there was low stock in the black boots in sizes 4-6 as these must have been a very popular choice and had to visit 3 different New Look stores to get a size 4.
***Wearing the Boots***
The boots are very stylish looks wise and can be dressed up or down. I have worn the boots with leggings, skinny jeans, straight leg jeans and tights.
The boots are also comfortable. The material the boots are made from is slightly more ridged that high quality leather but not uncomfortable. I have also found that even worn with thick socks, the fur lining has not made my feet too hot, even when walking around shops for a number of hours.
As someone who wears very high heels regularly I do not have a problem with the heel height and find these boots very comfortable to walk in. For someone who wears smaller heels the boots are quite high but the platform of the boot does help a lot and makes the boots feel more stable.
The sole of the boot is very practical even though these are high heels; because of the work boot type design sole you get a lot of grip. This is brilliant for winter when it is icy or you are walking on wet floors (i.e. in the doorways of shops). I have never felt like I am going to slip over, which is especially comforting when you are wearing high heels.
I have found the boots very easy to clean. Because I wear these boots mainly indoors for shopping I only have short distances to walk to and from my car so they have not got extremely dirty. However the sole of the shoe has a lot of ridges on the bottom so if you do walk over wet mud or on grass you are likely to get mud stuck in the gaps in the soles of your boots.
My only issue when wearing the boots is that around the ankle I find there is a lot of room in the boot. I do have very small slim ankles and calf's so this won't be a problem for everyone but because of this I find the boots do not support me enough around the ankles when I walk which makes walking in these boots slightly uncomfortable. It does mean however it's easy to tuck jeans into the top of the boots if I am not wearing super slim skinny jeans or leggings.
I have a very large collection of shoes and boots (I'm ashamed to say at least 50 pairs) and do have around 3 pairs from New Look. New Look wouldn't be my first choice for shoes but of the footwear purchases I have made there I have been satisfied. New Look footwear is cheap and although not the most luxurious of feeling shoes and boots they are a good quality. The Triple Buckle boots from New Look are consistent with this and feel and look a lot more expensive than they are. After over 10 wears of these boots they look as good as new and the heels have not worn down excessively and I would definitely get to wear these next winter if I choose to. Even though they are not leather they have not let the rain in when worn on wet days.
As an owner of LK Bennett and KG Boots you can definitely feel that these boots from New Look are not a "high quality boot", they have a slightly more ridged feel to them rather than a soft but supportive high quality leather feel. However for the price (and the fact they are a man-made material) the overall look and quality is fantastic. The boots look like real leather and there is a very similar pair of boots being sold in River Island for £120. These are very stylish boots and look great with jeans, leggings and tights.
Aside from the boots being slightly wide around my ankles, these are a fantastic purchase, stylish, good quality and affordable and all for £35!
Summary: Great value fashionable boots
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