Style on Trial: Fashion gumboots by Alexandre Herchcovitch

Gumboots_2 We just can’t decide. Either this is a Crime of Fashion, in the same way that most plastic shoes are a crime of fashion as far as The Fashion Police are concerned, or it’s actually a good, practical idea for those rainy days when you don’t want to get your feet wet, but don’t want to clump around in a huge pair of Wellington boots, either.

Maybe it’s the shocking pink colour that’s throwing us. In brown or black (which these are also available in) you’d have a much better chance of passing them off as "ordinary" boots, and keeping your feet dry at the same time.

What do you think, Fashion Police Jurors? Fashion Crime or Absolutely Fine? (Buy them here if you think it’s the latter….)

7 Comments

  • May 26, 2008

    Heather Young

    I like them (though the pink look exactly like Barbie shoes). I think brown or black would be awesome–but I am a mom of 3 kids who LOVE mud and walks and would probably not wear them as a fashion accessory. I wear heels at all times so am always on the lookout for heels that are practical.

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  • May 27, 2008

    Diana

    FASHION CRIME.

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  • May 29, 2008

    Selina

    CRIME! Let’s face it, wellingtons (or gumboots as we call them here in New Zealand) are made for a purpose. They’re designed to keep your feet protected whether you’re stomping around the garden pulling weeds or up to your ankles in cow poo in the back paddock, and while I’m not averse to prettying them up a little the idea of these seems completely pointless – the pointy toe wouldn’t fit over your snuggly thick socks in winter, and that wedge heel would be completely impractical if you were on any sort of uneven ground. Besides, they’re just flat out ugly!

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  • July 18, 2008

    Isa

    “Fashion gumboots” are unacceptable under any circumstances.

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  • May 18, 2010

    Michele

    I’d love a pair of these, but preferably with a rounder toe. They’re not as ugly as a regular wellie/gumboot and may be used when needing to traipse through the city streets when it’s raining without ruining your normal shoes. Pink isn’t practical but it is pretty. Black or brown would be far more functional. Where can I get them?

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    • May 18, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Well, there is a link that says “Buy them here”. Did you try clicking it?

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      • June 2, 2010

        Michele

        Yes, I tried the link but it couldn’t find the page. I am still searching…

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