Though boots are widely considered a year-round staple, they come into their own in the autumn months, helping to ease the pain of packing our sandals away until next spring. And now, as we find ourselves on the cusp of the season, new-in sections are filled to the brim with boots—specifically chunky knee-high boots.
Track-sole boots began trending a couple of seasons back, with ankle-grazing styles becoming permanent fixtures on the feet of those in the know. Worn with everything from jeans and jumpers to midi dresses and tights, chunky boots have the ability to make every outfit you wear look cooler and directional, so it's easy to see their appeal.
Chunky knee-high boots are a big deal on the high-street fashion circuit this autumn.
For 2021, chunky boots have been given an elongated upgrade, now stretching up to the knee to create an even more covetable silhouette and shape. Ganni first put them on the map with its rubberised pair, which the brand keeps reissuing to keep up with demand. Still, you needn't put your name on a waiting list to secure a set. Instead, you need only look to the high street, which currently has a plethora of chunky knee-high boots to choose from.
Amaka Hamelijnck wears a pair of chunky knee-high boots from Zara.
With everyone from Marks and Spencer and Next to Zara and H&M getting in on the chunky-knee-high-boot action, you're sure to find a style to suit you, whatever your aesthetic or budget. With the most frugal pair on our list coming in at a mere £40, there's no excuse for not giving the trend a whirl, particularly if you've been on the fence about it up till now.
So scroll on to see the 18 best pairs of high-street chunky knee-high boots, and prepare to have a very stylish autumn with them in tow.
SHOP THE BEST CHUNKY KNEE-HIGH BOOTS ON THE HIGH STREET