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Footwear that’ll go the distance: five pairs that are built to last

Footwear that’ll go the distance: five pairs that are built to last
By Chris Perrett April 23, 2014

Are you sick of flimsy plimsolls that fall apart after a few weeks? Looking for a decent pair of shoes or boots with a lengthy lifespan, so you won’t have to keep spending more hard-earned cash every few months? We thought so!

Luckily, iLikeOffers is here with our selection of tough-but-trendy pairs that’ll stand up to the test of time – whatever you throw at them.

Barmy army

Yellow Dr MartensThe Dr Martens military boot is a time-honoured classic, worn by rebels and rockers throughout the ages – and currently enjoying a style revival. Not only does their traditional manufacturing process make them long lasting, but these army style boots – available in a range of colours – actually make you look tough too! Our favourites are these bright yellow patent beauties!

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Gnarly Nikes

Nike Trail Running ShoesThey may be bang on-trend for the current running craze, but these Nike trail running shoes are no flimsy fashion statement. Built for pounding the mountain pathways and going off-road, they’re rough, tough and ready for anything.

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French flair for life!

Kick Lazy GlitterIf you’re looking for a practical pair of boots to bring an extra touch of French flair to your outfit then look no further than Kickers. Made popular in the ‘90s by bands like Pulp and the Stone Roses they’re a retro style, with the added assurance of true quality craftsmanship. They’re also a current festival fave, with Suki Waterhouse and the Little Mix girls seen wearing them recently – so grab your pair before Glastonbury!

And heads up, budget-conscious mums and dads: Kickers also do some great styles for kids that are built to last – so school shoes that fall apart after one term should be a thing of the past!

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Celeb faves

The classic yellow Timberland boot has been a favourite of celebs for decades. A truly timeless style, they’ve recently been seen on the feet of big name stars like Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Kanye West. But it’s not all about classic looks – you’re just as likely to spot tough-as-nails Timberlands on the feet of a construction worker as you are a pop singer.

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Timberland Boots




Bus-proof boots!

Scruffs Boots

Speaking of which, Scuff work boots are made for tough and rigorous use on building sites, but they also have another special feature. They can stop your feet being crushed when a 10-tonne bus rolls over your feet! Bricklayer Robert Phillips experienced their special powers first hand (or should we say ‘first foot’?), when he got run over in London. After the accident, doctors told Rob that if he hadn’t been wearing his Scuffs he would have lost both feet.


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About the author - Chris Perrett

Chris is the Editor of the Savvy Saver Magazine here at With a keen eye for bargains, Chris helps to hunt down the biggest savings at stores across the UK and to bring you tips and advice on how to save money in your day-to-day life.


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