Wednesday, June 27

Wishful Wednesday....These boots are made for walking

I often come across things I love and want to rave about, so from now on the middle of the week will be Wishful Wednesday on Plum Kitchen. Each Wednesday I will round up anything I think you might like, from the best winter boots, to the book I can’t put down, and anything in between. First up, those boots!

I last wore 'off the shelf' knee high boots when I was about 10. In fact the moment is captured for posterity on my Aunt's wall. There I am beaming away next to Uncle Terry (looking vaguely embarrassed, I think he realised I might regret this in years to come........). My sister Wou is on his other side, cute as a button in a pretty floral frock and pigtails, I am a symphony in green, emerald Adidas tracksuit top (zipped up over my turtle neck) with matching 3 stripe tracksuit bottoms, tucked in (I could even tuck!) to my knee high zip up tan boots, replete with faux western stitching . I look like Kermit the Frog collided with Annie Oakley and spawned.

So when I discovered Duo boots I realised I could put the horror behind me and move on...........looking rather foxy at the same time. Duo are a UK based company who specialise in narrow AND wide fit boots. So if like me, you have legs that could be described as "heavy" you can still wear gorgeous leather boots. Similarly if you have skinny pins (I wish!) you can also wear boots without them flapping around like gumboots. I have the double bogey of chunky calves and small feet, so boots balance things out nicely, and mean I can wear dresses and funky tights, without looking like my tiny feet might snap under the weight of my legs.....

You simply measure your calf at the widest point, and match it up to one of the boots available, they do about 21 different widths. Delivery is free to NZ (and many other destinations), and speedy via DHL, I ordered my last pair on a Monday, they arrived Thursday!

The black pair (Florence) I brought at the Duo store in Bath when we were in the UK in 2008. I have had them soled twice, they are still going strong. So while they seem expensive I think they are a great investment long term, and wonderfully comfortable. Please excuse the photos, it is very tricky to take a picture of ones own legs…..
So, are you tempted?


  1. Wishful Wednesday is a great idea! I look forward to this series. I often find myself curating and collecting images of stuff I want to buy. Free shipping on these boots all the way to NZ is great. This morning I walked to work in a pair of cheap flat boots and by the time I got to work, my socks were wet through and my feet were swimming in water due to the heavy rain. I can't wait to buy a new pair of water tight boots.

    1. Oh I feel your pain, I HATE wet feet! I will wear gumboots if nesessary.....:)

  2. I am beyond tempted!
    I have small feet and very Kiwi calfs, so always have trouble finding beautiful boots that fit :)

    1. Give in to temptation, and warm feet/legs!


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