Steampunk fashion marries classic Victorian elements with futuristic technology. For men, this means sturdy cotton dress shirts with or without collars, vests, top hats, goggles, high-waisted trousers and more. Footwear may or may not have laces, but they’re usually made of leather and will likely feature buckles and some sort of industrial detailing. There’s a wide range of steampunk boots on the market, so to narrow down your options, we rounded up some of our favorite models for men. Each pair looks quite different yet has neo-Victorian details. We included a tall boot with pockets, a combat style and an ankle boot to suit various preferences.
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1. Ellie Shoes Amos Steampunk Boots
This tall pair features a man-made leather upper with buckles and three fully functional exterior snap pouches.
Pros: They have side zippers for easy access and a textured sole that offers traction.
Cons: These may run somewhat big.
2. Pleaser Demonia Riot-20 Boots
These Pleaser lace-up boots have a smooth leather upper, a sturdy lug sole and five adjustable buckle straps.
Pros: These also have a side zipper to make them easier to slide on and off.
Cons: Some wearers may find the calves are too tight.
3. Otto Zone Moto Boots
These ankle boots have a genuine leather upper and lining, and a cushy, shock-absorbing EVA midsole.
Pros: They also come in wide-width sizes.
Cons: They tend to run small.