It's official: Everyone is going boot crazy this season. Of course, winter has always been the time of year that we feel most inclined to batten-down-the-hatches and cocoon our feet in wind-proof shoes, but for some reason, the fashion crowd have forgone their usual impractical pieces and instead gone hell for leather (boots), embracing everything from Victoriana lace-up numbers and '70s-inspired patent to mock-croc brown. However, the most iconic style spiking this season has got to be chunky ankle boots.
This heavy-duty shoe, of course, stems from Dr. Martens iconic lace-up designs. While the style dates back to WWII, most will associate it with the punk and grunge fashion of the '80s. This season, the brand has seen a renewed boost in popularity, no longer synonymous with niche subcultures (just take a look at Insta). The most popular styles to look out for? According to a Dr. Martens insider, the original 1460 Black Smooth, the 1460 in alternate colourways, the 1461 and the Jadon style are what everyone is buying right now.
While the boot style may no longer possess the same anarchic attitude as the original, cool girls are still harnessing its ability to add an edge to a floaty midi dress or toughen up a maxi skirt. They offer a unique utilitarian finish to any outfit in a way that no other shoe can. Comfortable, cool and available at every price point. What's not to love?
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