Who would have thought something as simple as a shoe that goes beyond the ankle could have so many iterations, so many looks you can channel? If you’re still looking for that perfect pair, we’ve curated a list of the best boots to invest in this winter. Practical and versatile, they’ll take you in just the right direction.
Characterised by the elastic panel on the side, the Chelsea boot is one of the most iconic members of the footwear family, dating back to Victorian times. Grab yourself a modern version with this Frank Wright update.
FRANK WRIGHT EDWIN CHELSEA BOOTS £90
In case you’re not familiar, the defining characteristics of a chukka boot are its feature eyelets, thin laces and leather soles. And while they were originally named after a period of play in polo, today they’re a footwear essential, perfectly straddling the smart-casual line.
TED BAKER CHUKKA BOOTS £150
With their distinctive eyelets and heavy-duty soles, hiking-style boots come with practicality and a rugged, masculine aesthetic in tow. Not just for climbing mountains in the depths of the countryside.
HOWICK LACE UP BOOTS £65
Make the move towards sportswear with a sneaker-boot hybrid – ideal for those slightly warmer days and the easiest way to work the athleisure trend into your everyday wardrobe.
LACOSTE NAPPA LEATHER BOOTS £85
Take a more rebellious approach to formalwear and pair trousers, cut to ankle height, with sleek black Chelsea boots. Also consider this your alternative work uniform.
DUNE FORMAL CHELSEA BOOTS £120
There’s no need to choose between style and substance. Get full peace of mind with a waterproof boot, such as these Timberland’s, that still look the business.
TIMBERLAND WATERPROOF NUBUCK BOOTS £140
Combining intelligence and good looks, a wedge sole gives you a bit of a height boost whilst nailing the sporty aesthetic.
DUNE SPORTY WEDGE BOOTS £110
Don the boot version of your brogues for when the weather isn’t as fair and team brown with this season’s neutral, navy, for that reliable colour combination.
BARBOUR BROGUE BOOTS £135