If you’ve placed your sandals and summer shoes at the back of the wardrobe until summer is once again upon us and are now looking for some suitable winter footwear to keep out the cold and rain – we’re rounded up our pick of the best boots for winter 2021.
A staple pair of boots can be teamed with pretty much any outfit – be it dressed down with jeans or paired with a flowing dress for effortless Boho chic. We’ve also included some stylish, yet practical options that are suitable for snow, ice and heavy rain – which is all part and parcel of the unpredictable British winter weather.
So, whether you prefer knee-high riding-style boots, ankle boots, cowboy boots or cosy fur-lined winter warmers to keep your toes toastie, we’ve found the perfect pair for you!
Knee-high riding boots
Knee-high boots will never go out of style – and the trend is set to be big again in winter 2021.
One of the most popular (and flattering) styles of knee-high footwear is a classic riding boot with a chunky heel, and we’ve found a wardrobe staple from Clarks that fit the bill perfectly. These soft black leather boots have a 3cm low heel and Clarks Cushion Plus™ technology for all-day comfort.
A pair of statement red boots will brighten up a dull winter’s day. Check out these pillar-box red beauties from Sosandar with a square toe for maximum style points. Vibrant red boots will add a pop of colour to an all-black outfit – and will also look amazing when worn with a leopard print dress.
It’s also worth adding these soft red velvet Jimmy Choo boots to your Christmas wish list – and if Santa is feeling generous (they retail at £1,050) – you could be wearing these sharp stiletto-heeled boots to your New Year celebrations.
For a more budget-friendly pair of boots that can be worn every day with a variety of outfits, Dune is offering these chestnut-coloured boots, with a double-strapped gold buckle that make them bang on trend for winter 2021. They are currently reduced from £160 to £112.99 – so now is the time to grab yourself a bargain.
The cool cowgirl look is back for winter 2021, and the Western-inspired trend is storming the fashion scene with boots that can be worn to the office, at the weekend, or even on horseback.
There is no cooler cowgirl than Dolly Parton and these Jolene boots – named after the singer’s classic song – are made from smooth Italian leather and soft suede. The dark grey boot has a pointed toe and a stacked heel for the ultimate in comfort.
These exquisitely stitched distressed brown Western-style boots are crafted from premium full-grain leather with a cushioned insole. The best way to wear these boots is to keep it simple with faded jeans and a crisp white shirt and let the boots be the star of the show.
An embroidered pair of cowboy boots will give an authentic edge to any outfit – and these intricately designed boots are the best we’ve found. They have pull tabs, an oval toe and a slanted stacked heel. Go bold with a sangria-red hue or opt for a shiny tan pair instead – team with a midi-dress to be the best-dressed cowgirl at the Christmas party!
Edgy chic can be easily achieved with a pair of biker boots. You don’t need to own a motorbike to rock the look – and the style works with anything from ripped jeans to a floral dress to toughen up your winter look.
John Lewis is selling these mid-calf boots with laces and chunky silver buckles which look amazing when teamed with a simple crew-necks black sweater dress and accessorised with hooped earrings and a leather clutch.
Rock these biker boots – but remain warm and cosy on the inside with a fleece lining – for the best in edgy style and comfort. The waterproof finish and tracked rubber sole make them ideal for the rainy, grey days ahead and they’ll be a wardrobe staple for many years to come.
Dr Marten boots are also worthy of a mention, as these classic biker boots will never go out of style. Once you own a pair, you’ll be digging these hard-wearing and durable boots out of your wardrobe year after year.
Make a style statement with the Dr Martens classic 14-eyelet boot, with a long-length design that oozes rock star vibes. Or for a softer look, opt for the Dr Martens Kirsty boot, a fur-lined mid-calf boot with buckle detailing that will refresh your winter wardrobe.
It’s best to be prepared for whatever the British weather throws at us this winter – and these snow boots will keep your feet feeling snug even in the harshest of weather.
Proving that snow boots are not just for the ski slopes, ASOS’s moonboots are stylish enough for everyday wear – yet practically weatherproof. They also have flat soles, designed to give grip in icy conditions and a warm faux-fur lining.
Barbour’s waterproof boots are dependable in severe weather and will see you through this season and many more. With Barbour signature stitching, the leather upper provides weather-resistant support. With a choice of black or brown boots, buyers also have the option of protecting their boots with an additional environmentally friendly coating that repels stains caused by water, road salt, mud and oil.
If you’ve ever pulled on two (or more) pairs of socks to keep your feet warm in your boots – then invest in a pair of waterproof snow boots. These boots have a Sherpa pile snow cuff to keep out the cold while remaining bang on-trend. The footwear also has an insulated recycled felt inner boot, which can be removed and washed to freshen up your feet.