'Tis the season for a new pair of winter boots. Truly the only thing that makes me feel mildly good about the cold weather is a new pair of stompy boots, which, alongside a well-made coat is one of the only items I invest in when the weather turns for obvious reasons: longevity and quality.
When investing in a winter boot - a true, wear every day with everything boot - there are a few rules included in my boot buying rhetoric. They need to be mostly neutral, for easy pairing, comfortable for walking anywhere and likely everywhere, and if they start showing signs of wear early on, they are not the boots. In light of all this boot talk, we've rounded up a few seasonal stand-outs which mostly tick all the boxes, below.
One of the most elegant and timeless knee-high boots we ever did see. The Davis Boot has a classic silhouette that will inevitably make anyone look taller given the extended toe. Constructed of soft buttery suede, the Davis Boot comes in variable tones (even zebra pony hair, if that's your thing) for easy matching and even easier wearing.
If this is not a robust, stompy boot, we are unsure what is. Nevertheless, if power is the look you are going for, these are the babies for you. featuring a worn-in, square toe and what feels like meters of leather reaching the thigh, these are the kind of boots you could likely do anything in, including subbing for actual pants, we imagine.
A country classic. RM Williams are a long-standing favourite for obvious reasons that begin and end with quality. The Millicent boot is an updated riff off a classic Chelsea boot and features a pointed toe, small heel and white stitching. The perfect day to night and back to day boot.
A take on the stompy boot with a little less stomp than the aforementioned GANNI style. This Rag & Bone edition is classic and quiet while being practical and easy on the eyes. with an exaggerated tread and a form-fitting ankle, they feel both considered and versatile.
An obvious wild card that we can't look away from. I could have never known I'd be so attracted to a mustard suede cowboy boots, three descriptives I could never have imagined to associate with 'covetable', yet here we are. Featuring a stacked Cuban heel and classic stitching, you'd be surprised at how many imaginary outfits I've paired these with, perhaps mustard is a new neutral?
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