It’s officially fall guys. That means it’s finally the time when we don’t have to pretend to like our flats (here come the ballet-core fanatics) or even pumps for that matter. ‘Tis the season of platform boots higher that Mt….. some mountain range. I was never geographically bright.
Be it Gen Z’s allegiance towards classics like Doc Martens or their newfangled interest in combat style platform boots, this celeb approved trend is now making waves on the runway and has hence, hinted towards an exponential demand spearheaded by its resurgence. Let’s glance through season’s hottest pairs you can now get your hands on.
Nicknamed ‘puddle boots,’ these eccentric bad boys come in a muted chartreuse hue and are particularly designed for navigating the monsoons or harsh winters. Ending slightly above the ankle, this heavy duty pair is bound to entice those who love a pop of colour in their wardrobes while embracing practicality stylistically.
The LV Zoom platform high boot is Nicolas Ghesquière’s version of his legendary LV Archlight 2.0 sneaker and safe to say, was the statement shoe of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Design-wise, a graphic calf leather checkerboard upper is combined with an enormous, wood-effect outsole which makes it a clear standout and a must-have!
This one’s for the classics afficionados. Lean on to these leather lace-up ankle boots with a prominent, chunky chain accent. Featuring a zip on the inside and the recognisable rubber pebble heel, Tod’s makes a solid case treading down the OG route minus the frills.
Spotlight on these monolithic boots by Italian maison Prada. Distinguished by the combination of materials and a voluminous design, these are made of leather and nylon, an industrial fabric that has historically been associated with the brand. The footwear comes adorned with a detachable pouch bearing the recognisable triangular emblem.
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These Pixie mules, which feature the runway favourite icy-blue colour, will make any ensemble stand out. The colour alone conjures up visions of an exquisite winter escape and will gently nudge you to book your tickets asap. A worthy contender for when looking to elevate your fall/winter looks.
Combat boots for days! Characterised by their heavy-duty make and pumped with utility to the nines, this pair boasts of a rubberized finish and a wide platform band ensuring a tough grip and a militarist aesthetic.
Wedge trainers doused in a desi aesthetic? Sign us up. Reminiscent of coconut cocktails, seashells and sandy toes, these Paradise wedge trainers employ meticulous aari and zardozi work and can be paired with those heavy lehengas which warrant a helping hand or two when making it from one venue to the other.