Ugly Shoes: Barefoot Tess Malibu cowboy boot

Barefoot Tess Malibu cowboy tall bootIt looks like some sort of creature just exploded out of these boots.  How else would you explain the faux fur that seems to be leaking out of every seam?  We’re not sure any self-respecting cowboy would want to be seen in them either.  They’re some sort of moccasin-UGG boot hybrid and those aren’t words we should ever have to type.

The side view isn’t much better either:

Barefoot Tess Malibu cowboy tall boot side

Oh yes, did we mention that they are $639 (£402)?

Got that kind of money to spend on ugly boots?  Think we’re completely wrong and that these boots are actually fabulous?  Tell us!  And click here to buy the boots.

14 Comments

  • December 20, 2010

    Mair

    That looks awful. It reminds me of a time when I was younger and tried to make a pair of booties out an an old sweater. It looks like someone just took a bunch of cut up peices of cloth and fur and superglued them together. ick.

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  • December 21, 2010

    EricB

    The good, the bad and the ugly, indeed.

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  • December 22, 2010

    Mitr Friend

    Errrr…. NO COMMENTS!!! 😛

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  • December 22, 2010

    louise markin

    You guys are missing the mark here. These are Malibu cowboy.. they are made by CHer. I have a pair–same boot but slightly different color.. bc they are all made by hand. You probably would have dissed Uggs when they first became cool off the slopes. These are awesome with a skirt, leggings, and cool coat , gloves and hat. And guess what. They are insanely comfy and warm. Have you checked out the weather on the East Coast. These are definitely a statement. When I wear mine people stop me in the grocery store and ask where I got them-bc they WANT them. Get a little hipper!

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  • December 22, 2010

    Tall Callie

    I hate to say, “You guys just don’t get it,” but that’s really how I feel. No boot that looks completely mainstream and like you could get it at the mall is going to make a statement. These boots are a fabulous luxury item and wearing them, you definitely wouldn’t see yourself coming and going. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t want to own the same boots as everyone I see. I want my boots to be cool and unique. I want THESE boots.

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  • December 22, 2010

    Alex Loves Shoes

    OK, so I just got these from Barefoot Tess. I knew I loved them (they’re so awesome and different,) but I was nervous that people would be like, “Um, do you think you’re an Eskimo?” Anyway, I paired them once with a super short baby doll dress and once with skinny jeans, a flowy top, and blazer, and both times they got raves. People were seriously obsessed with them. I think it’s all in how you wear them to be honest.

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  • December 22, 2010

    louise markin

    after reading all of the positive reviews, and seeing that you post ads and have an UGGS add for clearance.. are you just an affiliate website promoting your own stuff that you get paid for? because uggs are a joke and the fact that you would put them up in an ad after this post makes it pretty clear what you are about. so all you girls who wrote in.. good or bad (unless you are all just members of this blog) its very uncool. when you post this, and then post an ad for a similar, on sale boot.. its pretty clear what you are about. MONEY. ADS AFFILIATE (lurking as a real fashion site)
    BU

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    • December 23, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Clearly you don’t understand the concept of contextual advertising, Louise. We post a piece of code on the website, it looks at the text and creates adverts it thinks are related to the text. We don’t have any control over which ads get posted, so sometimes adverts appear for things that we don’t personally like. It’s ironic, and a little annoying, sure, but not really a cause for such drama. As for the “pretty clear what you’re about”, yes, you’re right, we’re a private limited company which makes money by selling advertising on our site: we’ve never claimed to be anything else, there’s no huge conspiracy you’ve uncovered here, and I’m actually just perplexed by this comment. Have you honestly never heard of the concept of websites or magazines which display advertising?

      Also, I’m sure this is abundantly clear to everyone other than yourself, but in answer to the “are you just an affiliate website promoting your own stuff that you get paid for?” comment: no, we’re not. We’re a blog. We don’t sell products. Those are adverts you’re looking at, for companies which are unrelated to us.

      Everyone is entitled to their opinion on fashion, and everyone has their own personal taste: that’s fine. I do object to people coming on here and accusing me of some kind of elaborate conspiracy, though, when all I’m doing is running a website which carries advertising, just like all of the other websites, magazines and other forms of media which are run as businesses.

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  • March 7, 2011

    Anna

    These are seriously ugly 🙁 I know we are meant to be loving them because of the cool but bleerrrgggg..I prefer my uggs, dont you?

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  • October 7, 2012

    Omandyyy

    I purchased 3 pairs of Malibu Cowboys. I love them! I get stopped alll the time. People love them! I wear them with jeans, skirts,leggings … Thank you Phil!

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    • January 7, 2014

      Jason

      Do you know where I could get black or grey Malibu boots for my wife?

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  • January 23, 2013

    Sonya Chappelear

    This last summer I met the man who makes Malibu Cowboy boots at a music festival in Moffat, Colorado. Cher does own an awesome pair, but she doesn’t make them. They are NOT made with faux fur, they are made with sheeps skin & leather with a vibrum sole (same as Birks). They are much better than Uggs in that no one will have a pair like yours, they have more personality. I adore mine, but it needs to be cold to wear them as they will keep your feet really warm, warmer than Uggs I suspect considering I’ve seen people wearing Uggs when it isn’t even cold out. I like others always get stopped and complimented and asked about my Malibu Cowboy boots and I am SO glad I bought them. I could see buying another pair in the future.

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    • January 7, 2014

      Jason

      Did you get a business card or know where I can get a pair made for my wife. It’s all she wants for her birthday, but she wants grey or black and I can’t find them anywhere on the web

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  • January 7, 2014

    Jason

    Why is it impossible to find this pair of Malibu Boots to purchase? My wife needs a pair immediately and they need to be grey or black toned. Does anyone know where I can find them?

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