It’s been a while since a new trend made my heart beat fast. And this, my friends, is one of them: All hail the chunky, high-shaft boot.
I don’t, however, have a solid name for this trend. In order to find what I was looking for, I tried to Google everything from ‘long shaft platform boot’ to ‘lug sole chelsea boot taller’ before finally settling on the (dubious) winner: chunky, high-shaft boot.
Whatever. If a Chelsea boot and some chunky Mary Janes from the ’90s had a baby…and then she grew up…you’d get…this boot?
(Oof — that’s literally the best I’ve got. Bottega Veneta simply calls them ‘lug boots‘.)
I had planned to do a whole styled post on these boots…maybe a video…but the darn things keep selling out from under me. So let me just get this in front of your eyes in the quickest possible fashion and I PROMISE you this trend is a good one.
Why? Two reasons, real quick:
- Those old skinny jeans that you are kiiiinda getting sick of? These boots give them NEW LIFE.
- Those cropped jeans that you can never find boots for? YUP. THESE.
Trend Alert: Chunky, High-Shaft Boots
I’ve been in the process of ordering a bunch of these boots to try (for that video I keep promising), and *most* have come in by now. Where applicable, I included a few fit notes & thoughts below.
I’m beyond obsessed. These boots are comfortable, and, while they are on the heavier side, they are NOT nearly as heavy as my Doc Martens. The footbed is wider, too, so it’s easy to wear thick socks with them. Almost sold out everywhere, but the retailer says that more are ‘coming soon’. This is the pair I currently own.
Obsessed with this color….but these boots also come in black, gray and dark brown. I just received the light gray…and they’re pretty gorgeous. Fit is very TTS, and comfortable. The shaft is the highest of the boots I’ve tried, but fits snug to your leg.
Is Mango the new Zara? They’ve been KILLING it lately with some pretty spot-on pieces. These boots, for example, look a heck of a lot like the splurge-worthy ones from Legres (#7 below). And this is a really good brown.
I also tried this pair recently. It’s really good on, and has a really comfortable footbed, but I found the boot to run a tiny bit narrow.
I’ve been intrigued by these boots ever since Linzi included them in her comfort shoe post. I know Linz swears by Fly London for all-day comfort…so I have high hopes for these. (Also available in a really pretty brown.)
Oh hey, Bloomingdale’s! These Aqua boots are basically perfect: exactly on-trend, good reviews and under $200.
These are the boots started my obsession. True to form, that means they’re also $700. But they are also available in a seriously gorgeous army green/khaki color….
Shop All The Chunky, High-Shaft Boots I’ve Found Thus Far
These boots are selling out like crazy, but I tried my best to find a few additional pairs…I think these boots are the next big thing, for sure. And when they also solve some wardrobe issues AND they’re practical AND a little badass? Count. Me. In.
PS: This one’s for the pinners…