In times like these, some tough-luxe might be in order. No matter how you stomp it, the thick-soled boot is one of the biggest standout trends of the season. The first steps towards this trend started in Fall 2019 with the advent of lug boots from The Row, Bottega Veneta, and Prada.
Those styles are just as hot as last season but there are many more options. This season there is the advent of the tire sole, which is heavily treaded. Bottega Veneta’s “Tire” version is offered in a variety of colored soles. Stella McCartney’s ($975) iteration has heavy treading topped by a contrasting sole and stitching. Alexander McQueen ($850) stepped up its game with this short version, which is a dead ringer for the Prada short Lug boot ($890). Gucci’s version ($1100) is crowned with jewels along the ankle and the Fendi’s ($890) are surprisingly nondescript.
There are so many options that you can easily opt for a less expensive chunky sole. After all, a Chelsea boot with a thick bottom is not entirely unique. Here is a rainboot from Ganni that’s just $245 and the classic Dr. Martens thick bottom boot with a faux fur lining will only set you back $190.
Whatever iteration you choose, it’s how you style them that will ultimately warrant their appeal. Remember, there is a fine line between a posing street-style-attention-seeker and the instinctively stylish mortal.
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