Chosen right, a pair of ankle boots can be a wear-all-year (and the next) situation. Stuffed with woolly socks in the winter and layered with a grungy floral maxi in the summer, the obsession never ends. And this season, as championed by Altuzarra, Hermès and The Row, your trusted boots have had a bad-boy makeover. Think heavy-duty hiker-meets-biker, adorned with leather, hardware and buckles galore. Here are three pairs to suit every budget…
3 PAIRS OF STOMPY BOOTS TO CRUSH ON
By Maybelle Morgan, 30 September 2017
Making your first foray into chunky footwear? It doesn’t get easier (or cheaper) than these grungy ASOS hiker boots. It’s all about a mash-up of detailing to make for some really stare-worthy kicks: patent padded cuffs, crossover buckle straps, plus a platform heel. Crushed it.
How to up the style game on your fave staple? Put a ring (or six) on it. So naturally, these Lost Ink clompers are a game-changer. The chunky, ever-so-slightly elevated heel and the white contrast stitching up the fancy and bring a bit more bang for your buck, but it’s the ring hardware trimming that gives them a unique punk feel.
OK, so you might have to fork out slightly more for these bad boys, but worth it? Yes sirree. First of all, you’re dealing with 100% leather (did anyone say buttery?) so you know you’re gonna be wearing them for years to come. The chunky fit veers slightly more on the streamlined side, which makes them more dressy, and bonus points go to the subtle silver studded trim, which just looks the business.