From combat boots to fake snake: what to put your feet in this season

Looking for some on-trend ankle boots? There’s no shortage of options

Ankle boots: this selection should keep you stylishly grounded this winter

Ankle boots: this selection should keep you stylishly grounded this winter

 

Ankle boots are fashion essentials, and there are lots about at the moment. Comfort is key, but the true power of ankle boots is in the many ways they can be worn.

Combat boots toughen up a floral midi, sleek kitten heels put a finishing touch to a skirt, and fake snake or python steal the show, knocking the spots off leopard. And then there are cowboy boots, best let off the leash with tucked-in jeans or leggings. Platform soles to give you more height, and block heels to give more noise and poise to the stride, are investment pieces in vogue this season.

Choices are broad for winter, although the trend for white boots, thanks to Off-White and Balenciaga, continues – an acquired taste for some and high maintenance, although their brightness really enlivens any coat, suit or dress.

There are lace-up Victorian styles, biker boots, and any number of zany colours like purple, green velvet or metallic

There are lace-up Victorian styles, fake snakes, biker boots, slick variations on the classic black in suede or leather and any number of zany colours like purple, green velvet or metallic.

Here’s a selection of everything from €39.95 for a classic black flat with zip back and silver heel from Zara to the sharp-edged, lethal-looking leopard-print stiletto sock boots from Balenciaga – yours for €1,195 - with lots of other options to shake up the winter wardrobe and keep you stylishly grounded this winter.

Dawie - white boot with side zip by Isabel Marant €470 at Brown Thomas
Dawie: white boot with side zip by Isabel Marant €470 at Brown Thomas
Combat black boots Zara 79,95
Combat black boots Zara €79,95
Tweed kitten heeled ankle boots 59.95 Zara
Tweed kitten heeled ankle boots €59.95 Zara
Black zip back ankle boots Zara 39.95
Black zip back ankle boots Zara €39.95
Red cowboy boots 99.95 Zara
Red cowboy boots €99.95 Zara
Black and white boot, River Island €87
Black and white boot, River Island €87
Embroidered ankle boot €895 by Alexander McQueen at Brown Thomas
Embroidered ankle boot €895 by Alexander McQueen at Brown Thomas
Leopard print stilletto sock boot by Balenciaga €1195 at Brown Thomas
Leopard print stilletto sock boot by Balenciaga €1,195 at Brown Thomas
Muriel boots €110 from Topshop www.topshop.com
Muriel boots €110 from Topshop www.topshop.com
Red suede “Blossom” boots with ring detail €50 from Topshop
Red suede “Blossom” boots with ring detail €50 from Topshop
Argon block heel back zip lilac metallic boots from Office 79 www.office.co.uk
Argon block heel back zip lilac metallic boots from Office €79 www.office.co.uk
Velour snake ankle boots €129 www.stories.com
Velour snake ankle boots €129 www.stories.com
Snakeskin cowboy boots €149 Other Stories
Snakeskin cowboy boots €149. Other Stories
Embroidered ankle boot €895 by Alexander McQueen at Brown Thomas
Embroidered ankle boot €895 by Alexander McQueen at Brown Thomas
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