Boots, specifically the sleek, leather, heeled type, are high on any fashion girl’s wish list. No matter the specifics of your taste in steppers, chic boots are bound to make appearances on your style boards for their versatility and overall visual impact. Tuck your jeans into a calf-skimming pair to elevate a casual outfit. Have a longer-than-usual button-down moonlight as a dress and finish off the look with airtight cuissardes. Or you could even just stick to a loose-on-loose streetwear lewk, and bite into the concrete with a mean pair of spindly-heeled, sharply square-toed booties.
We’ve curated a list of chic boots to buy, across a range of price points. Scroll on to possibly get one step closer to finally copping your dream pair.
10 Classy Boots with Heels to Buy:
1. Chelsea Boot with Sculptural Heel
A chelsea boot is the type that features an elastic panel on the side, which makes the shoe easy to slide on and off. This design is a clever way to evade the problem of the leather loosening and sagging over time due to use. Opt for a boot like this one from The Attico if you want a tight hold around your ankle. Plus, who can resist that supercharged pyramid-shaped heel?
Devon Beatle 95mm Boots, $916, (approximately P46,535), THE ATTICO, farfetch.com
2. Two-Toned Boot
Can’t choose between brown or black? Just cop a pair that incorporates both. This cowboy-chic boot by Paco Rabanne has a humongous back-leaning heel that promises comfort while walking, and a slightly oversized sole that extends beneath the body of the boot. It’s a slight detail, yet it gives the pair an edgy, sculptural flair.
Pointed-toe Ankle Boots, $1120, (approximately P56,953), PACO RABANNE, farfetch.com
3. Unique Toe Brown Boot
Oddball boots are the best kind of boot. This mid-calf pair from Miista has a heel in the shape of a KitKat and an unsettling U-shaped toe, which is trés chic when styled with a long and languid pant—the weird toe will peek out from beneath the hem and pack a punch. This pair also comes in black and cream, if you’re interested.
Noor Boots in Brown, $495, (approximately P25,147), MIISTA, miista.com
4. Logo-Bearing Boot
Here’s what we love about the Louis Vuitton Silhouette Ankle Boot: the base of its heel is in the shape of the brand’s emblematic four-point bloom. Thus, if you stomp around in these on soil or snow, you’ll leave a trail of Louis Vuitton blossoms behind you. The buttery leather, too, is exquisite. And there’s no complaining about the gold buckle and logo hardware either.
Silhouette Ankle Boot, price available upon request, LOUIS VUITTON, GREENBELT 3
5. Modern Classic with a Pop of Color
If you’re seeking something other than the usual round-toed, block-heeled stomper, opt for a bolder modern classic, i.e. a pair with an inventive and colorful detail. We’re not going to lie—we love a boot with a dubious heel. Cop this Off-White boot or any of its siblings and you’ll have a tireless head-turner that’ll give the most nondescript of ensembles an avant-garde touch.
Allen 55mm leather ankle boots, $1395, (approimately P70,869), OFF-WHITE, farfetch.com
6. Classic Cut Ankle Boot with Pointed Toe
Stiletto heel? Check. The proverbial sharp toe? Check. An easy-access back zip and a black faux leather body? Both check. This Kenneth Cole pair is the standard boot incarnate, and it’s totally affordable. Wear this anywhere for a healthy spike of sass.
Riley 85 Simple Bootie, P10,950, KENNETH COLE, trunc.ph
7. Curved Heel Boot
If you can’t decide between a pointy toe and a square toe, seek out a pair that’s a little bit of both. The toe on this Mango boot is a happy compromise. Factoring in the low (and comfy) curved heel, the boot itself sort of resembles a dachshund, which, we think, lends it more chicness and character than your run-of-the-mill pair. Additionally, the brushed leather gives off a sophisticated and gentle sheen that goes well with more polished, smarter ensembles.
Pointed Heel Ankle Boot, P2995, MANGO, zalora.com.ph
8. Knee-High Boots with Block Heel
Now, this boot is more audacious than all the ankle-height pairs on this list, but it’s great to own a shoe that’ll dare you to literally step outside of your comfort zone. This second-skin skyscraper boot from Zara extends above the knee, and will look stunning when paired with a breezy kaftan or an oversized tee. Or anything neon, actually.
Over the Knee Heeled Boots, P2995, ZARA, zara.com
9. Patent Leather Boot
Fans of sheen will appreciate this front zip block-heeled pair from Aldo. Patent leather boots are quite the statement, and will stand out when worn with mattes or cozy knits and crocheted pieces. In short, they’re perfect if you like mixing contrasting textures.
Kediran Low Shaft Ankle Boots, P4895, ALDO, zalora.com.ph
10. Quirky Cult Classic
The oddest oddball on today’s list are the Tabi boots by Maison Margiela, a celebrated cult classic. This pair in the nude shade have a my-hoofs-but-better vibe, which is off-kilter, but endlessly interesting. If the naked hue isn’t your cup of tea, you can opt to check out all the other Tabis, which come in a range of colors including silver, gold, black, white, and brown.
Tabi 30mm leather ankle boots, $911, (approximately P46,281), MAISON MARGIELA, farfetch.com
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