Striking a balance between a full-length boot and shoe, ankle-length footwear offers versatility and comfort. Whether you’re seeking something classic or bang on-trend for winter 20/21, these designer boots will take you through to next spring, in style.
Alexander Mcqueen – Black Leather Boots
Sturdy, androgynous boots fuse the sense of drama and fine craftsmanship typical to McQueen designs. Reflecting the fashion house’s love for military-influenced ready to wear couture, these black leather combats are practical and modish. They’re finished with a flamboyant high shine, while red top-stitching provides a subtle contrast, along with a designer-stamped tongue, heel tab and chunky two-inch oversized sole.
Aeyde – Lou 40 Sand Suede Chelsea Boots
Aeyde specialises in understated yet luxurious footwear. German designed but manufactured by family-owned factories in Italy, these timeless Chelsea boots are ideal as part of a capsule wardrobe. The brown, stacked, one and a half-inch heel provides just a little lift while still being suitable for walking distances. They’re very versatile, looking equally at home paired with ankle-grazing chinos, skinny jeans or a floaty, feminine dress.
Alexander Wang – Andy Black Leather Chelsea Boots
Ideal if you’re often in a hurry, these boots can be pulled on in seconds thanks to the elasticated side tabs and will match with a wide range of outfits. They feature a chic designer-engraved silver-tone insert at the heel, along with a rubber sole and smart almond toe. Alexander Wang’s design motto is to make “clothes that girls want to wear”, achieved through understated edginess, great tailoring and the confidence of urban comfort.
Chloé – Diane Black Leather Biker Boots
Featuring a buckle-fastening strap, gold-tone ring and tab embellishment at the heel, lace-up front, a padded ankle, rubber sole and round toe, these biker boots are easy to slip into and wear all day long. This fashion house dates back to the mid-century, combining elegant haute couture with a bohemian, romantic and free-spirited essence – as seen in these funky classics.
Malone Souliers – Tatum 50 Black Rubberised Ankle Boots
If you’re in the market for something a little different with a nod to an active lifestyle, choose these handmade black rubberised ankle boots from the UK based brand Malone Souliers. Other than in the trims, this style eschews the standard leather in favour of nylon panels, fastened by a quirky drawstring at the ankle. They also offer a zip-fastening expanding front panel, a substantial gripped rubber sole and almond toe.
Jimmy Choo – Eshe 40 Black Leather Biker Boots
These neat grained leather biker boots come from one of the most sought after footwear labels on the planet -and prove that Jimmy Choo isn’t just about heels. Luxury is inbuilt with a padded velvet ankle panel, alongside a gripped rubber sole, round toe and lace-up front. Sassy, yet sophisticated, these boots will be loved by fashionistas seeking something very wearable and just a little bit edgy.
Diemme – Monfumo Grained-leather Boots
Diemme offers an artisan collection of high-end sneakers and readapted mountaineering boots. Italian made in the label’s Calzaturificio Diemme factory in Onè di Fonte, these grained leather boots are shaped to a high silhouette. They offer a supportive padded collar and lining, rubber tread sole, debossed logo and a secure D-ring fastening with bright laces for a casual look evocative of hiking styles. Wear these for every day in the town or country, including for long walks, and traversing rough, icy, winter terrain.
Alexander Mcqueen – Tread Lace-up Leather Ankle Boots
Pair McQueen’s lace-ups with pencil trousers for a contemporary office look. The black ankle boots boast an exaggerated rubber tread sole, classic round toe and a pull loop that’s woven with a white jacquard logo. Made in Italy from soft leather, these à la mode boots will be one of your wardrobe staples for many years to come.
Valentino Garavani – Rockstud Leather Boots
Valentino Garavani’s rebellious style is encapsulated in these vampy black leather boots accented with the brand’s signature pale gold Rockstuds. They have a panelled ankle, laces, a buckled strap and a robust deep tread sole. Wear these with faded jeans and a skinny tee to bring out the rockstar in you.
Legres – Leather Combat Boots
These simple burgundy leather boots display a slightly vintage undertone and provide a more refined take on traditional combats. A gunmetal zip runs down the heel of the Italian made, smooth leather, mid-calf boots. They have topstitched side panels, a rounded toe, a lace-up front and beige leather lining – all set on a stacked tread sole.
Crockett & Jones – Barnwell Pebbled-leather Ankle Boots
Crockett & Jones’s tan pebble-leather boots are made in Northampton, once the centre of the UK’s cobbling industry and backdrop for the hit international musical: Kinky Boots. Crafted for glossy finish and to a Derby construction, they have an almond-shaped toe, stacked rubber sole and beige leather lining hallmarked and a classy gold-foiled logo on the insole. Wear these timeless British classics by day, with everything from suits to slacks and dresses.