Without a doubt, ankle boots are the biggest shoe trends of the season, and it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re into feminine silhouettes, or chunky track sole boots, the best ankle boots will adapt themselves seamlessly to your existing wardrobe.
They’re perfect for that tricky summer to winter transition, and to help you find your perfect new pair, we’ve broken down AW21’s key trends below.
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Autumn 2021 boot trends
This season, thanks to the likes of Prada and The Row, chunky biker boots are bigger than ever, and I mean that literally, as we’re looking at XXL track soles and platforms. While designers might have set the trend at the shows, the high street, as always, comes up with the goods. ARKET in particular has brought back its chunky leather boots after they sold out last year, while H&M has trouble keeping stock of its platform Chelsea boots.
This particular micro trend is a winning one for comfort, and dresses down a knitted dress or oversized suit perfectly. Just throw on a quilted coat and you’re good to go.
If you’re after a bit of height, then the block heel is a great way to give your ankle boot a slightly early 00s update, though a minimalist kitten heel is still a huge trend for evening events.
Suede boots are seeing a massive resurrection for autumn/winter 20, in no small part thanks to cult New York label Khaite, as well as Isabel Marant and The Attico. For extra style kudos, go for that slouchy 80s look which is so big right now.
Finally, for the more adventurous amongst you, the square toe is where it’s at, and for this we have to blame Bottega Veneta and its quilted leather mules which haven’t left the streets of fashion week for the past couple of seasons. For winter, the trend can be found on thigh high track boots as well as sky high platform heels.
The perfect way to tacked the heavy-duty boot trend. This pair is made from 'Tiger's Eye' leather and has thick rubber panels and sturdy toe caps.
These biker boots are made from supple black leather and detailed with polished silver hardware at the buckles.
A great everyday boot that will dress up any outfit, from jeans and a sweatshirt to a floaty dress.
These leather boots are a great way to add a pop of colour to your outfit, and the square toe is bang on trend.
These dressy boots will look great with a simple black dress.
If you’re on a budget, these are an affordable take on the chunky-sole trend, and the hue makes them perfect for the pre-spring season.
For all your 80s needs, look no further than these mesh boots.
This biker inspired ankle boot is crafted in black leather for enduring style and is accompanied by a cleated outsole, heavy duty silver zip fastening, and secure lacing system.
The pearl details are the perfect way to soften these tough biker boots.