Impostor Footwear: Shoes-that-are-pretending-to-be-socks strike again!


They look like they’re knitted, but they’re not. They look like they’re socks, but they’re not. They look like they’re ugly, but …. no, actually, they ARE rather ugly, aren’t they? Or is that just us?

These are Bless’s blue and white plastic and leather boots, and from that you will gather that these aren’t made from wool, which was our first thought, but are actually a plastic and leather “weave”. Which we guess is at least one point in their favour, because as bad as “plastic and leather weave” sounds, “hand-knitted boots for adults” sounds even worse.

Either way, they’re in clear contravention of our rules on Impostor Footwear, and the elastic around the top is just the final straw for us. If you have a burning desire to look like you’re wearing bed socks in the street, however, and you don’t mind paying £374 to achieve that effect, you can buy these here.


  • May 14, 2009


    I wanted to say something, but my head is just empty. I can’t believe it. In combination with that heal they are just disguisting.

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  • May 15, 2009


    i wouldn’t even consider buying them, even if i had the money. i mean, how do people come up with such preposterous ideas?

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  • May 15, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I wouldn’t wear bedsocks that look like that.

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  • May 28, 2009


    At first I thought, “Hey, those are cute!” Then I read that they’re plastic? What? And what’s with the elastic. 🙁 If they were knitted with actual fabric and wouldn’t cling to your legs like that, I could see a few outfits with them. Plastic and leather?? I just can’t get over that!

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