Short (calf or ankle length), “tough-looking” boots are back in style. A bit of biker buckle, a sturdy low heel, a bulky toe and playful top stitching makes for a fab, casual and weatherproof Winter look. They are cute under wider jeans, over skinnies, with casual knitwear and with the odd skirt or dress. Their laid-back and untailored appeal is a nice alternative to fashion sneakers and Converse. I had a brown pair in the early 90’s that I wore with Levi 501’s and, you guessed it, a button down shirt.
Short rugged boots seem more mainstream and wearable than the classic Doc Marten because the design detail varies and you can choose a more refined style. I think the look is cool and I’d wear them again in an instant. Are they your cup of tea?
It’s great to see a wide range of footwear product in store – from the super pointy-toed stiletto to these boots. As much as I like pretty, dainty and feminine things, I fancy the look of boyish, hard-core looking items too. I’m thoroughly enjoying this fashion revival and suspect that it will be around for a while.