“ Brand: Shoe Zone / Type: Boots / Gender: Women „
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These are a regular purchase of mine from Shoe Zone and as soon as my old ones have had it I go into my local store to purchase a new pair. The boots remind me of cheaper versions of timberland boots, and I love wearing these with jeans for a more casual look. The boots comes in Honey or Black but I am reviewing the honey coloured pair. The boots are flat lace ankle boots with a padded collar and grip sole. They have striped coloured laces which can be laced all the way to the top of the boots or slightly lower down the boots. The boots are made from a synthetic material which feels smooth and slightly soft. The collar of the boots is a dark brown colour and has padding to it for a more comfortable fit. The boots are available to purchase from Shoe Zone stores or their website which is www.shoezone.co.uk. The boots come in sizes 3-9; how-ever some of the popular sizes such as 5 and 6 tend to sell out quite quickly, as I couldn't get hold of these boots last year due to how popular they were. The boots did only cost me £14.99 so I don't expect them to last for years, but as long as they last a few good months I am more than happy with them.
Wearing the Boots
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The boots feel a little stiff at first but like with any shoes or boots, they do need wearing in slightly. I wear the boots with jeans for a more casual look during the day and I have worn these to work on a few occasions. The boots are comfortable to wear and are easy to walk in and tend to loose their stiffness once they have been worn a few times. The first few times wearing the boots, I was expecting a little rubbing or maybe a small blister, how-ever this wasn't the case and the boots didn't rub at all. I have sprayed my boots with some weather protector so the boots have a waterproof like coating on them to protect them from getting really wet or dirty when it rains. When I wear these with my jeans you probably can't actually tell that these aren't Timberland boots as you can literally only see the colour of the front of the boot and some of the sole. The sole has a good grip on it as there have been many times I've walked through my local shopping centre with wet boots and they haven't slipped. I'm not sure how good the grip on the boots would be during the winter time when there's frost and ice on the ground.
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I have purchased these Boots a few times from Shoe Zone and depending on how often you wear them depends on how long they will last. I wear mine at least twice a week, casually with some boot cut jeans and they look really good. The boots do last a good few months before having to be replaced and I often find the sole coming away from the back of the boot which is why it needs replacing. In terms of value I can't really complain about the price and they do last me at least a year as I don't wear them all the time. I think the boots are great value for what they are and they look great with jeans. If I hadn't of put the weatherproof spray on the boots, I think they probably would have become marked or scuffed a lot quicker so I recommend doing this to your boots, even though they are cheap. I will continue to purchase these boots as they are affordable and good quality for the price.
(review also on ciao)