What are Mou boots, are Mou boots true to size, and are Mou boots waterproof?

Mou is a French adjective that means “soft to the touch,” and it’s a fitting brand name for these squishy-soft shoes.

Mou boots are destined to be your go-to comfort shoes, with a flexible moulded rubber sole topped by a supple upper made of natural hides from antelope, sheepskin, goatskin, and calfskin. Designs are embellished with faux fur, sequins, and metallic finishes for an off-beat, playful attitude.

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Mou Boots History

Shelley Tichborne launched Mou in 2002 from a small shop inside London’s Portobello Road, selling to travelers, tourists, and locals who happened upon the curious-looking shoes. Slowly, word of mouth expanded awareness of the label, and today, Mou’s flagship shop resides in the famed Burlington Arcade, alongside other cult names like Fabrizio Viti, Church’s, and Manolo Blahnik.

Now considered one of London’s first cult eco-friendly labels, Mou is committed to ethical, handmade, and high-quality production that results in durable and long-lasting styles. Celebrities like Gwenyth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz are fans.

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Mou Styles

The Mou Eskimo boots are the quintessential Mou style, characterized by a low-profile sole, just-above-the-ankle height, and wide variety of finishes, from metallic faux snakeskin to rhinestoned-studded suede.

We love variations like the quilted and felted wool short Eskimo boots (18 centimeters tall) and camel suede tall Eskimo boots (40 centimeters tall).

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Are Mou Boots true to size?

Are Mou boots true to size? Yes, Mou fits true to size, but because they only come in full sizes, we recommend to go UP to the nearest whole size if you are between sizes. This allows for plenty of roominess and room for socks or leggings.

These boots are designed so that you can tuck your jeans or trousers into them, for full coverage and warmth retention, so sizing should always be generous.

Read more about designer footwear sizing and EU-IT-US size conversions.

Are Mou Boots waterproof?

Mou Boots are not waterproof. Many models are made with sheepskin suede, nubuck, or crochet fabric, all of which are more delicate and moisture-sensitive than other materials. 

Some Mou models come with a more water-resistant finish (e.g. anything patent), but generally it’s advisable to avoid harsh weather conditions while wearing your Mous. Think of them as perfect shoes for around-the-house or only for outside on cool, dry days.

are mou boots waterproof

Where are Mou Boots on sale?

Discover the entire Mou for women collection this season, many models are already on sale on italist.

Enjoy free express shipping, and save up to 40%* off local retail pricing in your location, even more on markdowns.

There’s also Mou for kids!


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