“ Brand: Vivienne Westwood / Type: Boots „
I went out with one of my friends recently to dinner, and I noticed she had these really nice welly type boots on. Being completely clueless I said they were nice and asked if they were from Primark! She then recoiled in horror to correct me that they are actually from Vivienne Westwood and she got them for cheap on a designer discount website. I didn't want to copy her as such but I then went home that night and get scouting online for these booties!
The boots are essentially a welly, with a lovely design of white tassles on them. The tassles do not adjust or tie but lay loose on the upper of the boot for typical Vivienne Westwood style. They are relatively inexpensive (in my opinion anyway!) as I managed to nab them on ebay for around £45 but they can be bought on Amazon for £49.99 with free postage and packaging. I read online that they come up small (as most designer stuff tends to as usual!) so where I normally wear a size 5, I opted for a bigger size 6. They also come in red and a turquoise-ish colour (called dove on amazon) so there is lots of variety to choose from should anyone else want a pair!
I found the size 6 fitted perfectly and I am glad I went a size up! Comfort wise they are like a normal welly so don't expect much cushioning or support, but they are as comfortable as welly boots can be! I also have quite narrow feet, and I do think the style of this boot is designed for people with petite narrow feet so I think those with wide feet may need to do some breaking in with these!
I opted for black as I like a rather neutral colour I can mix and match with various outfits, and to me black is really versatile. In addition to this, it will be easier to clean and with winter approaching I wasn't too sure I wanted anything too bright and would draw attention to my feet!
The boots themselves are made from plastic, with a very patent, shiny look to the material which to me was one of the reasons I thought they were cheap primark quality, as from afar they really just look like a simple welly you could buy on the high street. However, up close they do seem much better and don't feel like simple plastic, although the plastic is a bit hard on wearing at first.
The feature I like most about these boots is that they come up just around my ankle, and so make for a more fashionable statement piece of footwear in comparison to the more traditional boring type of welly boot. I can wear them with my jeans/jeggings tucked in and they fit quite snugly and attractively around (what I consider to be!) my skinny ankles.
At the moment I have been living in these with the lovely amount of rain we have been having and they have served me well at looking stylish yet protecting me from copious amounts of puddles! I think these are really durable, and they haven't got too dirty or scruffy as of yet and they look amazing. I know there are lots of imitation models out there so I would advise people to buy these online with caution as I no longer see the actual retail website selling these. Nevertheless I love my pair, I think they are a fantastic buy and I recommend them to anyone!