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The Best Boots For Men, Whatever Your Style

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.

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

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

Bovver Boots
4. The Bovver Boots

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

5. The Jodhpur Boots

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

Flatform Boots
6. The Flatform Boots

Black boots by Redwing, $316. At

Hiking Boots

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

Boot-Sneaker Hybrids
8. The Boot-Sneaker Hybrids

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

Lace-Up Boots
9. The Lace-Up Boots

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

Chukka Boots
10. The Chukka Boots

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

Neo-Cowboy Boots
11. The Neo-Cowboy Boots

Tan boots by Givenchy, $1,005.

Desert Boots
12. The Desert Boots

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

Via British GQ