When we pulled together our Winter Boots Guide (check below for a link), we loved the new Ted Baker Iopena lace up duck boot. And because we liked them so much we thought we’d review them more comprehensively, and were lucky enough to get hold of a pair to test drive.

Ted Baker Iopena Boot Review

Perfect for the winter wanderer, the ‘Iopena’ is a cross between a proper winter boot and a fashion piece, and are a potential mainstay in your wardrobe.

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The Details

The Iopena has three main levels, which combine to form the final product. The first is the heavy duty crepe-look rubber sole which is at some points up to ¾ inch thick. It efficiently keeps your feet insulated, and has a cool textured effect and branded sole. Robust white stitching forms the transition to the leather portion of the upper, which features duck feet detailing running down the toe section. The leather section makes up approximately the first quarter of the boots upper, and this assists with their water resistant abilities. The upper portion is ochre coloured waxed canvas and looks and feels pretty rugged, this canvas is topped in leather so the canvas doesn’t rub your ankle up the wrong way. The boots are finished up by salt and pepper laces and 4 metal lace holes, alongside 2 lace hooks on either side, and some funky horizontal stitch detail to rear.

The Wear

We found the boots to be roomy at first wear, so upon purchase I would probably look to size down about half a size for the perfect fit. The Iopena are not overly narrow either so could probably work with regular or wider feet (however if in doubt head down to your nearest Ted Baker stockist to give them a try). I found the boots to be really warm, alongside some thick socks, you’ll be good to go!

The only real problem I have with these are that, I think for my short plod to work they may be a bit heavy and perhaps overkill, but I would always rather them be too good than not good enough!

If you haven’t read my mens winter boot guide, well maybe you should.

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