Mum on the Run – In the best waterproof, warm and “vertical keeping” boots there are!

I remember vividly the day I bought my Bumper boots. I had been in Ludlow Christmas shopping with a friend and had missed several phone calls from our daughter’s school, telling me that she was in hospital having her lip stitched after she had flown over the head of a boy in the playground. As one who was heavily pregnant, and with the other two fairly young at the time, I rarely left Birmingham so typically, it was sod’s law.


The school were more worried about my husband who took one look at her and nearly fainted. So there was I, 38 weeks pregnant balancing on a hospital trolley whilst a doctor stitched her lip and my husband sat outside, an odd shade of green.


Anyway, back to the boots. For several years I wondered whether I had made a mistake pregnancy purchase. Leopard print wasn’t then what it is now and the sole is chunky but they did a great job so each time the snow came down, out they came – retrieved from the back of the wardrobe where they sat for the other 50 weeks of the year.


But now – I love them! Why? Wait for this utterly fickle story!!!



Today I was responding to an email from someone asking me about boots which were stylish and which would keep her warm, dry and upright in the snow. As she wasn’t a skiier, she didn’t have snow boots, her wellies weren’t warm enough and her suede boots got soggy.



Realising that my Bumper boots had never let me down, either in terms of comfort, keeping me upright or keeping me dry, I decided to check them out online to see whether they still even existed.

Not only did I discover that they are an Italian brand, leather lined and really well made but to my shock (and here’s where the fickle bit comes in) I discovered that the boots I bought in the sale for £70 now retail at £249 – which probably, no definitely, makes them the most expensive pair of boots (or shoes) that I own. Not only that but according to something else I read, Kate Moss wears them too. What’s not to love?!

So, if you want to take a closer look, you can do so here. Some things it’s worth paying  a bit more and for me, it’s these. I am the world’s worst at walking on the ice  – which makes me wonder why I have chosen to taken up ice-skating – but some things are just beyond explanation.

(And no I’m not serious about loving them just because Kate Moss wears them, or because they are expensive – but I might think to appreciate them a bit more and stop storing them at the back of the wardrobe underneath my swimming kit.)


  1. Anonymous
    January 25, 2013 / 12:15 am

    Yay for the boots, but you made me laugh hard….., I was sitting with you on that trolley looking at the green hubbie!!! Is it the universe's way of putting us back in our little box (dare we venture outside if it)? Martina

    • StyleGuile
      January 25, 2013 / 9:51 pm

      Hi Martine – you're so right. Fun? Not allowed. An even better one was when I had just had the eldest. Who got the cup of tea and toast first because he was about to faint? The fact that it had taken 32 hours for her to arrive was besides the point!

  2. Kitty M
    January 25, 2013 / 9:49 am

    Oh cripes with a 17 month old I've got all that to look forward to – typical man though :-)It is so difficult to stay stylish in the snow – wellies and dare I say it Uggs are a big no no and most of my leather boots are too slippy. The only pair of boots I have that I can walk in are from North Face – they are quite cute I guess but only ones I dig out when I really do have to walk around in public without going head over heels!

    • StyleGuile
      January 25, 2013 / 9:53 pm

      Ah bless him, he can't help it. Our eldest has inhereited it and sits on the floor in Biology lessons so she can't faint and fall off the stool! I hate the ice – whatever is practical has to be a winner. Legs in the air, bum on the floor – not a good look!

  3. GlamRosie
    January 25, 2013 / 9:52 am

    Beth I love these – especially on! The pictures don't look as good as they do on. I am in Timberland snow boots at the moment, bought for a bargain £17 in the Summer Sale! However they are no where near as stylish as these, fab find! x

    • StyleGuile
      January 25, 2013 / 9:55 pm

      Hi Glam Rosie! Good to hear from you. Timberland snow boots seem to be really popular at the moment and what a great price. Won't it be nice to get back into some heels when the time comes?!

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