These boots work as hard as trainers do. Taking on casual, smart, tailoring and feminine, they’re so versatile and inviting of experimentation. Your mother could never argue that they’re impractical because they’re flat and cushioned and your father couldn’t tell you to cover up because you have. They’re the style winning over the fashion crowd (of all ages) and work with tailoring on Deborah, leather-on-leather as seen on Amy and even a pop of coloured hosiery à la Hodan.
They were shown on the A/W 23 catwalks with full black leather at Ann Demeulemeester and prints with feathers at Coperni and have made their way to the pavements of London and the rest of the world. They vary from the classic riding-styles in clean shapes to the chunky rubber styles we’ve become very accustomed to after taking note from Ganni and Bottega Veneta.
This style of boot is accessible to all because of the variations and sizing on offer from the high-street to luxury. A chunky sole can carry you from your casual working-day look of a t-shirt and skirt right into the evening with a mini-skirt or fluid dress. The possibilities are endless and these stomping boots are set to go the distance this season. Scroll on for my edit of the best flat knee-high boots to shop this season, from sleek to thick. Take your pick.