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Rocket Dog Womens's Sugar Daddy
Member Name: bamamo
Rocket Dog Womens's Sugar Daddy
Date: 04/12/08, updated on 04/12/08 (302 review reads)
Advantages: Cosy, don't get soaked through, good soles, don't get scuffed
A while ago my work have decided to crack down on the dress code; mostly where I'm concerned it would seem. I have no idea why, but no matter what pair of trousers I put on in the morning, they are automatically "jeans" by the time I arrive at work, and now they're targeting my shoes. Okay, so it was pushing my luck a bit wearing black Etnies or DCs for the past year or so, so I buckled down and wore the most casual "non-trainers" I could get away with, which were made by Rocket Dog.
I found them really comfy, just like my Rocket Dog pumps (which I am no longer allowed to wear at work) and when I saw these boots on Amazon for half price, decided it wouldn't hurt to have something a bit more substantial for winter. After trudging through town this morning in the snow, I'm glad I did!
I wasn't too keen on buying shoes online before trying them on, so hunted the Sugar Daddy boots down in a shop to see how they were. Impressed at how furry and cosy they were, I headed back home to pick some up online for the bargain price of £29.99.
I've been wearing these boots pretty much every day since, and I'm very impressed. I bought them in black, and despite having a suede outer they haven't picked up any scuffs or discoloration. They also don't get soaked through in the wet weather - I have noticed a few girls this morning walking through the snow with Ugg-style boots that were soaked through on the toes - but these stay nice and dry.
The inside is really warm and furry and they honestly feel like wearing slippers. When trying them on in the shop, my friend told me that it looked like that too - but hey, I'm warm!
Looks-wise, yes they do look similar to a lot of furry boots out there, they have a squarer toe than most and don't look just like carbon copies of Uggs. To be honest, I think they look better, I never got into the whole Ugg phase, they certainly are Uggly to me at least, and definitely not worth the hefty pricetag.
The boots have a good thick sole with decent grips, I haven't slipped around yet on the ice which is unusual for me so they must be doing something right! The top of the boot doesn't have a lot of give, so you might not be able to wear them with your trousers tucked in unless you're wearing skinny jeans or leggings, of course depending how thick your own calves are!
Sugar Daddies come in five colours - purple, brown, tan, black and grey - all of which are available at Schuh online for £63. Some shades are available on Amazon but prices vary quite a bit and average the £50 mark - nowhere near as cheap as I picked them up on sale, unfortunately! I have seen them in several high street shoe shops eg Office for around £60.
I still think these are great boots. I can see them lasting a long time, I've definitely worn my other Rocket Dog shoes to death, and they have dealt well with unpleasant weather both rain and snow. I always get home with dry socks which is worth even a full pricetag for me! The furry inside has also not "smushed down" yet as some do after a couple of wears - it's still fluffy and cosy as the day I got them!
If you don't fancy an Ugg pricetag and want to be *slightly* more individual than the hundreds of girls wearing furry boots this winter, I really recommend Sugar Daddies!
Summary: A great, warm winter boot