When socks and boots collide: Dolce & Gabbana’s Over-The-Knee Wool Sock Boots

Socks Pretending to be Boots

Is it a sock? Is it a boot? Is it… Superman?

It’s both, readers! (Note: sock and boot, we mean. Not superman. It’s not that good.) These are Dolce & Gabbana’s over-the-knee-wool-sock-boots, and obviously this is a clear-cut case of Impostor Footwear. We could throw the book at them for this, if we wanted to.

Why is this different from all of the other cases of socks-pretending-to-be-boots we’ve apprehended over the years, though? Because this time – and we can hardly bear to type this – this time we don’t hate them. We have no idea why. We should hate them. We’ve hated all of the Footwear Impostors that have come before them, and we’ve often spoken of our belief that an item of clothing should be exactly what it looks like, with no attempt to deceive. But… we don’t know. We wouldn’t say we particularly love these, either, but maybe we’ve become so used to seeing socks pretending to be boots that we’ve gotten used to it, even started to see it as – gasp! – normal.

Either that or we’ve been sniffing the eyeball bleach again.

What do YOU think of these?

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7 Comments

  • August 25, 2010

    Rebecca

    I’d argue that this is the classiest sock/boot monstrosity featured here thus far. Actually, I’d wear those. They look cosy.

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  • August 25, 2010

    Moni

    Maybe it’s because the fact that they are socks all over (in contrast to socks being worn inside shoes) isn’t that obvious in this case. Still it’s really impractical and far from being as versatile as separate socks and shoes are.

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    • August 25, 2010

      Andrea

      I agree, wholeheartedly! These just look like an extra-tight stretch knee-high boot with a pattern.

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  • August 25, 2010

    Vivi

    I quite like them. I think I could make them work…. How about a style challenge?

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  • August 25, 2010

    Karen

    I also like them. My only problem is that, in my mind, socks are meant to be washed after wearing. How are you supposed to clean these if they get a little muddy?

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  • August 25, 2010

    SarahGuyote

    I can’t really tell if I like them or not.. Seems to me like they would be cute with tights, or good for that “I can’t fit my boots under my jeans” thing, but I still feel like one would have to have intensely thin legs in order to avoid the elephant skin look. Lol

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  • August 25, 2010

    jessielou

    I like these, I featured them recently on my blog and I too concluded that I ‘should’ hate them but didn’t!

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