“ Brand: Shoe Zone / Type: Boots „
Last winter I purchased a pair of Shoe Zone Button Knitted Boots for myself and a pair for my daughter. We are both in the same shoe size (6), so I purchased a pair in Grey for myself and a pair in Black for my daughter. I really fancied a pair in White/Cream but I was worried that I would look like an ABBA wannabe!
I paid £14.99 for each pair, but I have seen them on offer for less. The Boots feel true to size and are very comfortable with a pair of winter socks on. My feet feel snuggled up and warm without getting sweaty. I did have a minor concern that the knitted style of the boots would allow air through but happily they keep the cold out thanks to the fuzzy lining in the foot area. As the boots are knitted they are definitely not water proof and I advise not to jump in puddles with them on. The boots can stand up to the damp and light showers and strangely seem impervious to snow but you must knock it off the boots before going in the house as it will melt and soak your boots.
The look of the boots is quite chunky and they can be worn a couple of different ways, my daughter-in-law, who also has a pair of these, wears them completely unfurled and they come over half way up her calf and thanks to the addition of three buttons on the inner and outer side of the foldable bit they still look good and they stay up.
My daughter and I wear the boots almost doubled over; this gives them a very chunky appearance but keeps your ankles warm and looks ok for being casual in leggings. The addition of the buttons adds a stylish touch to what would otherwise look like you are wearing Grandma's knitted tea cosy on your feet.
The heel/back of the boot has extra support thanks to what feels like a cardboard insert in the knitted material, the heel/back of the boot also has a faux velvet patch, again I think this is for extra support and adds some sturdiness to what is essential a knitted slipper.
The sole of the boots is made of the stuff they make the sole of flip flops out of and has about as much grip as a flip flop would in the snow. When I wore these last year in the snow I fell down three times within ten steps, I then went home and popped my proper walking boots on.
In conclusion these are a great pair of casual boots; I personally do not do any proper walking in them, although they are comfortable and feel like you are shuffling around in your slippers they have no arch support whatsoever resulting in achy feet. The knitted material does keep my feet warm and dry in most weather conditions but the lack of proper grips on the soles means I have as much grace as a hippo on an ice rink once the snow falls.
I have dug my daughters Black Boots out again this year and she is wearing them for school, they look great with her tights and skirt. Unfortunately my boots seem to of been eaten by the shoe eating monster that lives in our boot box so I will be off to buy another pair shortly.
Thank you for reading.
I decided to buy these from shoe zone during the winter, as I have bad circulation and my feet tend to get cold really easily, so wanted some boots that would get my tootsies snugglly and warm throughout the day!
These are a cute style, they are designed to offer two looks as they can be turned down to reveal the wooden buttons or worn at full length for extra cosyness around the legs. They are knitted with a line design up the length and the heel is a strong material.
I found these so comfortable to wear, they made my feet exceptionally warm and kept my feet all cosy on the really cold days! Usually with these styles of boot I would have to wear thick socks as well, but with these I didn't have to because if I did my feet would get overheated! So they are perfect for the cold weather. The style is so cute! I preferred to where them rolled down as my legs aren't as thick as they need to be to keep the top of the boot to stay up, and it would just fall down and look untidy. I am very pleased with my purchase and would highly recommend them!
Downside to these are that they are not waterproof, so stay clear of puddles or wearing these in the rain. Otherwise be expected to get wet feet! Also they are very chunky and tend to make your feet look quite big, but as I only wear them to keep my feet warm, I'm not to fussed.
These are available in sizes 3-9 and come in three different colours black, grey and pink. I bought these for £7.99 and they are defintely worth the money and the quality is great, as they have lasted me a long time and they still look brand new, even after having them for 6-7 months!
Overall great boots! Highly recommend due to the fact, they keep your feet warm, look cute and are great quality for a great price!
This was another pair of Boots I bought from Shoezone. It's a Shoe shop that I look in now and again. The prices are pretty cheap, and to be honest I don't really expect them to last all that long due to the price of them, but over the bad winter that we have had then even getting everyday use out of some Cosy Boots and them falling apart was sort of ok for me. I do really want a pair of Uggs, but they are out my price range just now, so it will have to be cheap and Cheerful for me just now.
I got another pair of these out of here, but they were more folded down ones which although you could unfold them, being all folded up kept my ankles a bit warmer. These are a bit longer lenght and although they don't reach up to my knees, they do go a good bit up my legs. They look like the Dooyoo picture. So they are a sort of corded textured material which is slightly furry on the outside, and nice and furry on the inside. They are a dark grey colour and although perhaps not the 1st choice of colour I would normally go for as it's normally black, these are nice enough looking. There is a few Buttons at the top of these which are more just for design and overall these look good enough.
This pair cost me £17.99. Not sure if they are still sold in the shops as this was Winter time, but I know that a lot of shops are still selling Cosy Boots as the weather still isn't great just now.
These are easy to pull up and the material is slightly stretchy, so will stay up but isn't too tight or uncomfortable. When they are up then I find that my Legs stay nice and warm and get warm pretty quick. The soles on here aren't that thick, but are thick enough. The ridges on here are deep enough, but i've found ever using these off and on for a few months alongside my other boots then the ridges are scuffed away slightly, but the soles are still intact.
I will buy more Boots like this from this shop as they are cheap and cheerful.
Shoe Zone is a nationwide company offering affordable shoes for men, women and children. They are on the highstreet in many towns and cities and also provide an online service from www.shoezone.com.
*~*~*Booting It Up*~*~*
Whilst the main ladies range within Shoe Zone is flat and heeled, every day shoes, they also offer a collection of boots. Boots are ideal for wearing during cold, wet and wintery weather and there are many different types to choose from. You can opt for traditional ankle or knee high boots made of leather or cosy, knitted boots. There are also some wooly boots.
One type of boot available is the "Button Knitted Boot" which comes in black, grey and pink. These boots offer ideal protection during the cold weather. The design offers two looks as they can be turned down to reveal the wooden buttons or worn at full length for extra cosyness around the legs. They are chunky and offer a very low and almost non existant heel which is more of a slight platform running around the full base of the boot. They are knitted with a line design up the length and the heel is a stronger material.
These boots are available in ladies size 3 - 9. The materials used are as follows :
*Upper - textile/synthetic
*Lining - textile
*Insock - textile
*Sole - synthetic
*~*~*Availability and Price*~*~*
These boots retail at £14.99 but are currently on offer at £7.99.
Whilst I was able to wear heels during my teens, since having my son I have lost my balance a bit. I only own a few pairs of shoes as I basically live in my trainers but when the cold weather came in last November, I decided to invest in a pair of boots. I have size 8 1/2 and also wide feet so my choice of shoe shop is always Shoe Zone as it caters for my needs and the shoes are ideally priced. I picked up a pair of these Knitted Boots which were on offer at £9.99 at the time. I chose black as they are the nicest..the grey were too light and the pink was a horrible, dusky colour.
I bought these boots as the material looked stretchy enough to fit over my chunky ankles as I cannot get leather boots over them now without splitting the zips! They looked cosy and I believed they would keep my feet and the bottoms of my legs warm from the wind. When I first tried these on, I found them a bit weird to walk in as I am so used to trainers. Due to the material used, they didn't need any breaking in and as I have a size 9, there is a little extra room but not enough that the boots slip off. I always wear a thick pair of socks underneath and still have room for my toes to move around with ease.
Now, these boots can be worn in 2 ways and I have tried both. I am able to slip the boots on within seconds and my feet securily slot into place. My heel sits neatly against the material bit at the back of the boot. The knitted feel sits comfortably against my leg and doesn't itch as some materials do. I usually choose to wear the boots turned down. The design in this instance resembles a pair of Uggs but perhaps not as stylish. The foot area looks really chunky on me and when peeping out from under my trousers, it looks like I am wearing a pair of old mans slippers! On my leg, they sit half way up towards the knee. It is simple to turn the top down and achieve the Ugg look with the chunky buttons sitting down the side. I find that when I have been walking a while, the boots begin to slide down and almost to my ankle meaning I need to pull them up regularly.
On the rare occasion that I opt to wear the boots at full length, they cover almost up to my knee. The knit feels stretched at this point and I can actually see through it onto my leg a bit which although it keeps my legs quite warm, a little draft enters. They boots stay up well when a full length. No matter which way I wear them, they are also comfortable to walk in and offer my feet the support I need. The sole is thick and I have never felt any stones or anything through it despite wearing this to walk quite a bit.
The boots are ideal with jeans, combats or plain black trousers but not with trousers that are tight at the bottom as they bulk out when folded down. Whilst I don't wear skirts or 3/4 length trousers, these would look pretty but being the size of shoe I am, they would look too chunky and oversized for me to even consider this. I wear them nearly every day that it is dry and they offer a comfortable change to trainers which I try and reserve for gym use now. The sole despite being subject to alot of walking over 3 months, is in brilliant condition and has stood the test of time with very little wear and tear.
I bought these to protect my feet in cold weather and that is my intention. I wore them out visiting a friend nearby one night and the rain came on unexpected. These boots, being knitted of course, do not protect the feet from the dreadful rain. The rain quickly soaked through the boots and completely saturated my socks and the soles of my feet. As you an imagine, this makes the boots uncomfortable and by the time I got home, the water was actually dripping out of them! Keeping this in mind, I have resevered them from cold weather. They are ok on hard snow or ice as they keep a good grip and I have managed not to fall with them on.
*~*~*Conclusion and Recommendation*~*~*
At the current offer price of £7.99 these are a steal. They keep my feet cosy and go nice with different outfits. They are lasting well and I expect them to keep my feet cosy til the warmer weather comes through and would happily buy another pair next winter. They are comfortable, offer my feet ideal support and are reasonably stylish. When they get damp, they do start to whiff a bit so I put them into the washing machine on a 30c wash. They come out fine if not a bit fluffy after a while and dry under the heater quickly. If I get muck on the sole, a quick wipe with a baby wipe clears it up.
I recommend these boots and thank you for reading.
At the beginning the year I bought three pairs of knitted boots from Shoe Zone. At the time I paid £9.99 for each pair, because they were on offer - reduced from £14.99. However it seems that that offer is still on, so I think that it's a deal that Show Zone regularly offers to its customers.
You can get these knitted boots in a number of colours, including black, grey, pink and cream. Personally, back in January I purchased two black pairs and one pair in grey. They start at a size three and go up to a size 9 and if you have a wider calf (like me) then you can still wear these boots, because the wool sits well on big, as well as small calves.
However not everybody will be a fan of these boots because they are knitted - they're certainly not for everyone, but I think they're quite versatile when it comes to casual wear. There are buttons on the side of each boot (regardless of colour) and each button is made out of brown wood - I think this design feature stops them from looking cheap. You can either wear these boots either to the calf, or to the knee, but regardless of which way you wear them, the button design on the side will be on display.
Practically these boots are a bit of a pain. I've got my grey boots on this morning and it's been raining heavily here in Manchester, so my tootsies are feeling a bit soggy. I also slipped a little on my way into work, because they don't grip well on wet concrete - the same can be said for ice.
When you've had these boots a while you'll find that they start to bobble. Also, I've had to chuck one of the black pairs out because they got muddy and I couldn't clean them very well because they're made out of fabric.
However, even though these boots have their negative points, they are warm, easy to walk in and comfortable. I'd say they are perfect for a crisp winter's day. Also, I bought my boots for £10 per pair back in January and that two pairs are still going strong, which is pretty good going considering they are so cheap.
Overall I'd say that I am quite happy with my purchases and that some of the negative aspects of this boot can be attributed to the wool design made famous by Ugg.
I will probably buy a few more pairs of these as winter approaches but because of the practical difficulties I can only award them three stars.
I bought these boots last year to keep my feet warm at work. I only expected them to last for that winter- as being made of knitted material I thought they could not possibly last. But a year on they're still going strong and still keeping my tootsies warm!
These boots are sold in a variety of high-street stores for between around £12-£30, each shop having branded its own has slightly altering features- either a slightly different knit or button colours.
For adults, you can get these boots in either black or grey, with buttons of various colours- black, grey, tan.
For children; I've seen these in all sorts of funky colours, with funky multicoloured buttons- even some with little character faces.
The boots can be worn in two ways; either as knee high or ankle high.
Wearing them to the knee- with the knitted material rolled out along the calf as high as it will go will keep the whole of your lower legs warm, and enable you to wear them either under or over your trousers.
Wearing them to the ankle-with the material rolled down allows you to wear them over the bottom of your trousers for a different look (and if you have a big bum and thighs like I do- I find it balances out a disproportionate body shape, unlike most boots I try to wear)
Due to the stretch in the material- these boots can be worn by a variety of calf widths (which being nearly 9 months pregnant has been a life saver!)and the buttons are double-sided, in the way that either rolled in or out, you'll still be able to wear the boots with the buttons on display, which I personally find quite asthetically pleasing.
The downside to these boots (which should be of no surprise) is that if you're caught unawares by dodgy weather-or a big puddle- you get wet feet. These boots have no waterproofing other than the hard sole on the base. I also found that they had very little grip- so if you had found yourself walking home in the snow you'd be very likely to have a very bruised bottom- and soaking wet feet.
Having said that, the warmth and comfort provided by these booties have given me such joy its almost pathetic; and I will certainly be getting my little one a pair when they are old enough. I even found my Dad eyeing them up the other day for their toastieness- but sadly- to the best of my knowledge they don't make these in sizes larger than a 9; or for men.