These Boots Were Made for Walking

Well actually some of them weren’t made for walking – just for sitting and swinging one leg to show off your fabulous style!

This season there is a profusion of riding boots as is fitting with the Country Life trend and all things equestrian – unfortunately the several pairs sitting in my garage are covered in mud and used for the real thing! Prices range from very reasonable to quite ridiculous – only £870 for a Dior pair and a staggering £1040 from Gucci. Although as a riding boot is always a classic style worth adding to your capsule wardrobe if you do find an investment pair that you love they may well be worth the indulgence (just use some fashion maths to justify them in the cost per wear) Before you splurge though take a look of some of the pairs I have picked out at John Lewis, with many of their own brand boots under £100 for ankle boots and under £150 for knee high,

Top Row
Lk Bennett Riding boot, Suede and leather brown boots by John Lewis, Leather buckle boots by Clarks, Tan block heel boots by Lauren at Ralph Lauren, Suede & Leather boots by John Lewis
Bottom row
Tuape nubuck boots by Bertie, Chocolate suede boots by John Lewis. Black nubuck over knee boots by Pied a Terre, Black patent boots by Hobbs, Purple high heel boots by John Lewis, Black suede and leather boots by John Lewis, Leopard print boots by LK Bennett
Your other fashion option is the shoe boot which I love but will probably have to decline as most of them are high and unfortunately I just can’t cope with high heels anymore. They look great with a skirt or dress and are better than a higher cut ankle boot if you have short legs as they won’t cut off the leg so much.


Berry platform boots by Hobbs, Tan lace shoe boots by Peter Kaiser, Leopard shoe boots by LK Bennett, Suede shoe boots by Dune, Reptile effect boots by Hobbs, Suede and leather shoe boots by Dune

And finally the practical ankle boot.The pointed toe is the most popular style but other than that you have wedges, colours, animal print, chelsea style – in fact plenty of variety to choose from. I hope there is a pair amongst this collection for you. I love the berry coloured wedges and am a sucker for a bit of animal print so those would be my picks I think.


Gabor shearling lined ankle boots, Suede toe cap ankle boot by John Lewis, Black leather ankle boots by Hobbs, Black suede ankle boots by John Lewis, Tan suede chelsea boots by John Lewis Weekend, Prune suede ankle boots by Ash, Animal toe cap ankle boots by Hobbs, Red Chelsea boots by John Lewis Weekend, Somerset by Alice Temperley suede & leather boots, Glossy reptile boots by Carvela, Suede gold stuuded boots by Dune

Will you be doing some boot shopping? What’s your favourite style?