Sock boots from Betseyville by Betsey Johnson – boots pretending to be socks, pretending to be holiday sweaters

Sock_boots At first we thought they were Wellington boots. As wellies, we were prepared to allow them to live: you can afford to have a little fun with your rain boots, after all, can’t you? Maybe not $109 of "fun", but still: we would have let them live.

They’re not Wellington boots, folks.

No, here we have your basic "boots pretending to be socks" fashion crime. Imposters! That’s what they are! And, to add insult to injury, not only are these boots pretending to be socks, they’re pretending to be the kind of socks you wouldn’t actually wear in public, on account of how they were knitted to match the holiday sweater your granny made you last year.

Admittedly, this is far from the worst example we’ve seen of this crime. These boots aren’t hardened fashion criminals – in fact, some of you might even like them, and if you do, you’ll be pleased to know you can tale yourself right over to Nordstrom and pay $109.95 for them. You’ll forgive us if we don’t join you, though…


  • September 9, 2008


    Wow these are ugly. I think a large part of the problem is the drastically different and even opposing materials: sweater and patent leather? No. I am all about mixing materials and texture but these fail and fail hard. I won’t even GO INTO the heel… ICK!

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  • November 29, 2008


    Sock-boots are all we wide-calfed girls can get into boot-wise. I like em.

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  • January 19, 2009


    I love love love these boots. I cant believe winter came and gone and I let them pass.

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