Scoot on over cowboy boots – we've got a new, functional boot-scooting trend on the dusty horizon, ready to steal the show. We're dismounting our horses and swinging a leg over a motorised steed instead – at least sartorially – in a pair of this season's hottest shoe trend – the biker boot.
Even if your vehicle of choice isn't a motorbike, the biker boot is a trend that's easy to slip into – both literally and metaphorically. Stylistically, they sit somewhere in between an equestrian riding boot and a combat boot – characterised by their wide shaft and buckle detailing.
They've been on a bit of a fashionable hiatus since their early 'oughts days stomping around the mud yards of Glastonbury, but the biker boot is back with full force it would seem, and is taking social media and high fashion runways by storm. Miu Miu’s biker boot was the cult star of its AW22 collection last year, and in its wake, has re-spawned a plethora of luxury reimaginings of the silhouette – from Daniel Lee's 'Saddle Buckle' boot in his debut Burberry collection earlier this year, to Maison Margiela and Celine's classic iterations.
We've departed from the simple black leather colour way to cover some more interesting ground – new iterations popping up in delectable shades of aubergine, burgundy and chocolate browns. Buckles remain a key code of the style – but this season they're affixed in every size, shape and position, leaning into a more decorative form. The height of your biker boot is also negotiable – perhaps an ankle-grazing pair for the summer months ahead, or maybe a knee-high iteration is never to be looked past for you?
Whatever your style, budget or prerogative, we here at RUSSH have rounded up 15 of the best biker boots to slip into this season.
3. KURT GEIGER LONDON Hackney Biker Leather Boots