The Best Boots For Men, Whatever Your Style
Not all boots are built equal. Some, like Chelsea boots (which, with their elasticised sides, were originally designed for equestrian pursuits in the Victorian era) are as great for hardy outdoor wear as they are for teaming with smarter looks.
Bovver boots, on the other hand, should only ever be worn with denim and at the weekend. Hiking boots – well, it depends on the style. Smart leather hikers can be worn with chinos and slick single-breasted overcoats, while more heavy-duty waxed styles should be saved for country pubs and country pubs only.
Here, to help you get a handle on the best boot styles on the market right now, whichever shape you're into, is our edit of the eleven best boots in the world. Happy stomping/shopping.
The bovver boots
Boots by Balenciaga, $772.91 at mrporter.com
The neo-cowboy boots
Boots by Givenchy, $1086.64 at givenchy.com
The Flatform boots
Boots by Prada, $741.47 at farfetch.com
The chukka boots
Boots by John Lobb, $1361.07 at mrporter.com
The boot-sneaker hybrids
Boots by Gucci, $1016.01 at gucci.com
The hiking boots
Boots by Brunello Cucinelli, $1487.16 at mrporter.com
The Chelsea boots
Boots by Church's, $613.44 at church-footwear.com
The harness boots
Boots by Saint Laurent Paris, $996.84 at ysl.com
The Jodhpur boots
Boots by JM Weston, $1035.18 at jmweston.com
The lace-up boots
Boots by Crockett & Jones, $632.61 at crockettandjones.com