Many of us believe that boots are purely for wear during the winter where they serve more of a practical purpose in our lives than a fashion statement. This makes sense. After all, boots tend to be a little sturdier than other forms of footwear. They have high sides, providing support and warmth for the entire foot and ankle. However, any fashion conscious individual should be made aware that boots really can form an aesthetically pleasing part of their wardrobe. Here are just a few styles that you might like to consider for year-round use!
Dr Martens Eight-Holes
Though Dr Martens have developed a whole range and wide variety of boots over the years, our hearts still lie with their traditional eight hole boot. These boots make no issue of hiding that they were originally made as workwear. Every pair has a patented AirWair sole, which provides increased support and is also oil resistant. They are notedly hard wearing, and when you buy one pair, they’ll often last you a lifetime. However, during the 1960s, they became adopted by youth subcultures as a means of taking pride in working-class roots. Over the years, numerous subcultures have adopted the look, and their rebellious undertones are still going strong today! Make sure to find the right fit and remember that the company now also offer vegan options that entirely cut animal cruelty out of the equation when it comes to looking good!
If you’re looking for an attractive boot that’s not quite so clunky and more suitable for spring and summertime wear, consider ankle boots. Again, these come in various designs. But they all have one thing in common: they have higher sides than many flats, covering the ankles, but not straying any further up the leg. Whatever the occasion, there will be an ankle boot to fit. They can come in a range of materials, colours, patterns and prints. You can also get ankle boots with heels for special occasions.
Now, Wellington boots are traditionally associated with farmers and rural folk. They were designed to serve one purpose only: to keep the wearer’s feet clean and dry in the muddiest, wet, and undesirable weather conditions. It’s not surprising that they don’t bring ideas of high fashion and culture to mind. However, with the increased popularity of music festivals and increased pressure on individuals to look good while spending their days in muddy fields, the market has taken action, and there are now all sorts of attractive wellington boots for the occasion. The market leaders are perhaps Hunter. Their boots hit fashion headlines when they were spotted on celebrities such as Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, and Keira Knightley. Since, they’ve become available in a whole host of colours, from classics like black and green to bright shades of pink and yellow.
These are just a few different types of boots that are on the market, but some that you should definitely look into purchasing. So, get shopping!