There’s very little that gets us more excited than updating our footwear offering, especially when it comes to winter boots. Frosty blue skies, cuddling on the sofa in leggings when it’s pouring outside, crisp cold mornings making you feel grateful for your cosy new winter coat…what’s not to love?
We’re here to break the news that, despite it being August, winter is on its way. Our advice? Start preparing sooner rather than later.
The copious sunshine we’ve had this summer has been glorious (albeit maybe a bit too hot), but we’re looking forward to embracing the season ahead. Let’s face it, though it gives us less daylight, there’s still a lot to relish in throughout autumn/winter – our outfits and shoe choices being one of them.
Winter shoes are rife in many different incarnations this year, but one style that never loses favour in the fashion world is a trusty pair of boots.
But which trends are set to be huge for 2022, and – more importantly – which will stand the test of time? After all a good winter boot women can invest in is one to be reaping the rewards of for years to come.
Less prescriptive than the boot landscape has been over recent years, 2022 actually sees a whole host of styles making their way to the top. If you’re more of an ankle boot woman, square toes are reigning supreme with the likes of Manu Atelier dropping the most beautiful grey-cream pair and ASOS Design‘s yolk yellow pair set to sell out pronto.
JW Anderson also has a particularly epic pair of chain-embellished rain boots available right now in black, and if you’re looking for a lighter silhouette that’ll see you through to spring, Proenza Schouler’s white buckled pair have got you sorted.
While cowboy boots are undoubtedly one of 2022’s most-worn styles, it was knee-high boots and over the knee boots that we saw stomping the pavements of every iconic city last year. They remain a go-to this season too though, you’ll be pleased to know, thanks to the likes of Gianvito Rossi, Kurt Geiger and H&M.
For more shoe content from the best women’s shoe brands, be sure to check out our guide to the best walking shoes (whether you’re a hiker or not). We also have platform boots, chelsea boots, wellies, sock boots and black boots if you’re looking for the specifics, plus fashion trainers, loafers and ballet pumps.