While there'll always be a place in our hearts for the cool girl sturdiness of Dr Martens or the timeless polish of Russel & Bromley, sometimes we crave something a little more off the beaten track when it comes to winter boots. After all, during the long cold months, it's all too easy to bump into someone else toting the same lace-up combats or sellout Chelsea boots.
Luckily, fashion has seriously delivered on the boot front over the last few seasons, with countless new offerings cropping up, delivering everything from chunky hiking boots and elegant kitten heels to practical flats and retro knee-highs. Personal highlights include Aeydē's snake-print showstoppers, Essēn's Chelsea boots (I wore mine every day over the Christmas break) and Charles & Keith's affordable lace-up hikers. All stylish yet timeless additions to your wardrobe. Scroll down to see and shop our full lesser-known boot edit.