Slicker Lace-Up rubber boots by Michael Kors – where would you wear them?

Michael_kors_boots Shoes like this continue to confuse us. The practical-looking rubber uppers, you see, seem to be saying, "Hey, lookit us! We’re off for a long walk in the muddy countyside!" But then the high heels seem to be saying, "Er, no we’re not."

Which of these two conflicting voices is telling the truth? Just where did Michael Kors envisage people wearing these boots, which aren’t practical enough for rugged, outdoor pursuits, and not stylish enough for… well, for anything else, basically.

Oh, and they’re ugly. Why must rubber boots always be ugly? (Oh yeah, because they’re rubber boots. Our mistake.)

Help us out here, readers: tell us where you’d wear these boots – if, of course, you’d wear them at all…

15 Comments

  • September 17, 2008

    peachfish

    I can’t envision an occasion on which to wear them…unless maybe someone wants to throw a slightly formal party in a swamp?

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  • September 17, 2008

    Am

    they look like ‘muckers’ (only with a heel) – shoes to muck out horses in! Lovely. (not)

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  • September 17, 2008

    Beth

    These boots get zero love from me. There is no situation where these would be appropriate.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Amanda

    Remember when high-heeled Timerlands were popular, about 5 years ago? I’ll still stick to my wellies, I think.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Amanda

    Oops, I meant Timberlands.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Helen-LG

    This is a pet peeve of mine – I’m a vegetarian and I try not to buy, eat or wear anything which has animal products in it. This makes buying shoes and boots which you can actually wear day to day and not be embarrassed by rather difficult, as I’m sure you can imagine thanks to this perfect illustration!

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  • September 17, 2008

    Alena

    I don’t like the color of these boots. However I believe these shoes are definitely comfortable. The heels look really stable….

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  • September 19, 2008

    Kuri

    He probably envisioned them in a music video or something.

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  • October 4, 2008

    Jeannie

    I would wear these when it is raining and on the way out to either the mall or friends. I like them,,,,

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  • October 31, 2008

    Missy

    Apparently, I am one of the few people on this planet who think these boots are really cool…in fact, I just received mine in the mail except I ordered the blue & natural leather color! Yes, I am from Maine – “L.L. Bean boot” territory – and so these high heel “Bean boots” are a great twist to some typical winter Maine-wear. Plus, I like the shock value. I plan on wearing them apres-ski, all over town, to work, anywhere and anytime there’s snow.

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  • October 31, 2008

    Missy

    Apparently, I am one of the few people on this planet who think these boots are really cool…in fact, I just received mine in the mail except I ordered the blue & natural leather color! Yes, I am from Maine – “L.L. Bean boot” territory – and so these high heel “Bean boots” are a great twist to some typical winter Maine-wear. Plus, I like the shock value. I plan on wearing them apres-ski, all over town, to work, anywhere and anytime there’s snow.

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  • November 18, 2008

    dajana

    I really, really, really like these boots! they look pretty cosy and really stylish! I’m in love..

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    It’s pretty, but inless you’re wearing an Edwardian costume, there’s nothing it would go with.

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  • January 22, 2009

    Janie Rollinson

    I have these boots and I wear them on the weekend. They are cute and high and it is nice to be able to wear heels that are waterproof. I believe that only truly stylish and unique people can wear them.

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  • March 22, 2009

    Telisa

    I love them, wear them with a pair of skinnies on a messy, ugly day and they will have the ability of making you feel great on such a gross day.

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