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The Best Boots For Men, Whatever Your Style

By TEO VAN DEN BROEKE
18 December 2018
From Chelsea and bovver to Jodhpur and cowboy, allow us to introduce your new favourite boots

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 12 best boots in the world. Happy stomping/shopping.


Chelsea Boots
1. The Chelsea Boots
Black leather Chelsea boots by Church's, $499. church-footwear.com


Harness Boots
2. The Harness Boots
Black harness boots by Saint Laurent Paris, $1,000. ysl.com


Monkstrap Boots
3. The Monkstrap Boots
Brown leather monkstrap boots by Grenson, $297. grenson.com


Bovver Boots
4. The Bovver Boots

Black leather boots with web by Gucci, $1,105. gucci.com


Joghpur
5. The Jodhpur Boots

Brown Jodhpur boots by J M Weston, $1,000. jmweston.com


Flatform Boots
6. The Flatform Boots

Black boots by Redwing, $316. At mrporter.com



Hiking Boots

7. The Hiking Boots
Brown leather hiking boots by Prada, $780. prada.com


Boot-Sneaker Hybrids
8. The Boot-Sneaker Hybrids

Canyon trainer boots by Louis Vuitton, $1,125. louisvuitton.com


Lace-Up Boots
9. The Lace-Up Boots

Brown lace-up boots by Crockett & Jones, $606. crockettandjones.com


Chukka Boots
10. The Chukka Boots

Tan suede chukka boots by Brunello Cucinelli, $986. At mrporter.com


Neo-Cowboy Boots
11. The Neo-Cowboy Boots

Tan boots by Givenchy, $1,005. givenchy.com


Desert Boots
12. The Desert Boots

Blue suede desert boots by Tod's, $556. tods.com


Via British GQ