If they aren’t already, then prepare for boots to become your best friend this Autumn. After long and careful consideration we’ve whittled it down to three men’s and three women’s pairs of boots to suit any style this season. Whether you’re down for something pretty or practical, we’re talking gorgeous hues, optimum comfort and serious style. Now, we can’t promise we’re going to be as brutal as the infamous X Factor six chair challenge (original shoe songs can be emailed to Head Office), but we can offer durability and versatility. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for excessive wish lists, uncontrollable shoe addiction or bank statements you wish your eyes could un-see. Are you ready? Ladies and gentlemen – welcome to bootcamp.
These classic Chelsea boots are the epitome of androgynous style this season – the mono black and bright yellow stitching makes a masculine statement, which is softened by the slender silhouette and faux fur lining for a more feminine feel. Be rock chick ready by pairing the updated Dr. Martens classic with glossy black jeans, a camo jacket and a killer choker.
Don’t worry, Dr. Martens is also allowing all you guys to have strong a boot game with the new and improved Newton. This style maintains the iconic yellow stitching, grooved sides and heel loop characteristics, while introducing a sleek and modern silhouette without a third of the weight. The perfect pair to inject a subtle dose of grunge into your everyday style.
For something a little softer and more girly, Timberland is your go-to BFF. These blush pink beauties feature first-class nubuck leather, an eye-catching white outsole and a gorgeous metallic collar to confirm your place in the style stakes. Pink might make the boys wink, but these are going to turn heads. First place for understated glam? You bet.
Timberland has arrived for Autumn and it’s here to stay. Stylish yet sporty, practical yet premium and totally irresistible in a gorgeous honey nubuck. Dynamic sole stripes and distinctive laces create a stylish finish, not to mention the SensorFlex and OrthoLite technology which cushions, supports and revitalises the classic 6″ boots, ensuring you feel as light as a feather.
You can’t get more Autumn than oxblood, can you? These Pascal boots have a hand-antiqued finish, creating a real rustic feel. The updated smooth Temperley leather provides elegance, while still maintaining the raw gritty nature of Dr. Martens with the iconic chunky sole and eight eyelet finish. Throw on a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans and a slouchy sweater for laid back chic.
These Redhead Boots are the epitome of iconic British country clothing, which Barbour nails each and every season. The soft brown burnished leather works beautifully with the waxed laces, contrasting fabric heel panel and understated metal branding – symbolising its rich heritage. Wrap up and inject some sophistication into the style scene this season.
With six worthy contenders we’ll have to let you guys decide which pair deserves to be crowned. So without further ado, let the battle commence. May the best boot win.