It’s still summer, but for retailers, the start of August usually kicks off new-season deliveries in preparation for fall. And while boots are always on offer, this year they’re back in a big, bold way.
The ankle boot has ruled both the runways and retail for the past decade, but during fall 2019’s fashion month in February and March, the footwear took a decidedly bold turn toward knee-high styles. The knee boot, absent just a few seasons ago, is undoubtedly the new silhouette of fall, meant to be worn with the midi dresses and skirts that are still dominating ready-to-wear. There are plenty of them in the season’s proliferation of animal prints, which include a little of everything, from abstract giraffe and zebra prints to the quintessential leopard. It’s a sure bet, though, that the boot of the season will be the snake-print knee-high boot, including those from “It” brand Paris Texas.
Kick-start your fall with a look at 14 of the biggest, boldest boots to come.