Another boot review! Yes I am somewhat in love with footwear. This review refers to these boots.
I bought these worn a few times on a well known bidding site, I won’t use their name as they can afford to pay for marketing I am not doing it for them! That aside I paid £40 for them vs their £100 ish new price so to me thats utterly bargainous and as I got them in black they will be my go to boot for work and play, to fund these I sold off a pile of junk on the previously mentioned auction site. I would love to buy new but sadly my disposable income does not lend itself to spending such a great deal on a boot, a good investment of a boot, but still quite a big lump sum. I would also love to directly support a vegan company but from a eco stance used has merits over new too.
A plain black boot was something I was actually severely lacking, in actual fact other than a really old pair of nearly worn out clarks leather shoes (yes yes I hear you, but I went on the basis of wear out old stuff and they’d never have sold for enough to buy new shoes with) I had no black footwear so a very welcome addition I think!
In terms of fit I have them in a size 6/39 and I measure a size 6 at Clarks on their doo dah thingy they’re wide fitting as expected for a unisex boot on a female and they have plenty of height in them to allow for chunky insoles, I added a Vegetarian Shoes – waffle insole and that made them both cushioned and the right fit for me. I would not be able to wear a size 5/38 so I don’t think I agree with the Veg shoes on their recommendation of ordering a size small as they run large really vs my measured foot size, however in their other shoes I need a 6.5/40 with an insole in for comfort so maybe I think they run about a half size large.
In terms of quality well they’re very hard wearing boots with a massively chunky sole that by anecdotal reports lasts 10 years or so with heavy use so I really don’t think ill ever wear these boots out at all. The uppers are the usual veg shoes thick faux leather type material. They had been worn once by a previous owner so were not worn in and they still aren’t they have ripped my feet every time I have worn then (about 5x for 1 mile) but I have sensitive feet and this kind of process is pretty normal for such a solid boot so it is well worth it! I really cannot wait until they’re worn in as apart from at my heels they are ridiculously comfy and we really should become good friends for the next 10 years or so. I will add some photos at a later time … maybe 😀