If there's one shoe trend that has won the hearts of the fashion crowd more than any other this winter, it has to be chunky boots. With its potent combination of practicality and statement-making style, it comes as no surprise that a knee-high iteration of the trend has begun to turn the heads of fashion girls all over Instagram. As high-maintenance heels and flashy trainers are increasingly swapped out for these no-nonsense knee grazers, it's clear that this season is all about form meeting function.
Coming off the back of Bottega's dramatic thigh-high track-sole boots, which made waves on the brand's A/W 20 runway, high-street and high-end brands alike have been offering up their own iterations over the last month. Some come with intricate lacing, and others opt for a more biker boot–inspired finish. Take your cues from Monikh and wear yours with leggings and a loose-fitting shirt for the weekend. Then, for a more polished twist, make like Camille with sheer tights and tailored separates.
Trust us. Along with your trusty puffer, these boots are sure to become your go-to over the long winter months. You won't regret it. From Ann Demeulemeester's lace-ups to COS's pared-back interpretation, scroll down to see and shop the flat, knee-high boots that we're cheating on our Doc Martens for. Happy scrolling!