A new season (and a not-so-new name) at Duo Boots

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since my first blogger evening at Duo Boots in Bath – and, impressively considering the rate at which I seem to ruin shoes (I do a lot of walking), I still wear and love that very first pair of Duos.

Last time I headed over to Bath on the train for an evening of oohing and ahhing at beautiful shoes it was for the launch of Duo’s new name, Ted & Muffy. After feedback from their loyal customers, though, they’ve decided to reinstate the Duo brand (isn’t it nice to see a company actually listening to shoppers?).

As much as I like the not-so-new name change, I was pleased to see that they’ve kept the monochrome Ted & Muffy branding for this season – I like to keep my shoes stacked up in their boxes to avoid the inevitable shoe mountain that happens if I don’t, so a nice box is always a bonus. While previous Duo/Ted & Muffy winter collections have included a range of both shoes and boots, they’ve decided to offer a more focussed collection of just boots this season, with updated versions of classic Duo styles as well as more trend-led, statement boots. When it comes to the latter, the Duo design team have gone all out – think animal prints, metallics and red suede. Yum.

With such an eclectic mix, picking out a pair to call my own (a very kind gift from Duo and Octane PR) was not an easy task. In the end, I went back to a new version of a well-worn favourite: the Albus ankle boots, which are pretty much the same as my much-loved first pair of Duos, but in the most gorgeous shade of almost-black navy suede. All I need to do now is sew a new winter wardrobe to go with them..

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