Now that we’re well and truly out of autumn, it’s time to get the boots out! It can be a bit of a jump from flip flops to hobnailed stompers so why not aid your transition with a pair of sock boots? At the base they’re boots as you recognise them…but with a flexible foot section – a built-in sock! We’ve picked out our five current favourite pairs.
Who knew ankle socks could be so glamorous? The designer end of the trend is represented here by these bright red sock nappa boots from Fendi. Constructed in the main from quality leather, with a pointed toe and stilleto heel, they have two wide ribbed ‘sock’ panels to either side. They’re finished off at the edge with two narrow bands of black, which match perfectly with the soles.
Add style to your shoe collection and become far more road-safe in these astonishing Evi heeled sock boots by ASOS Collection. This pull-on design has a pointed toe, a 4″-high stilleto heel, and is made from soft fabric with a sheen. If you love the boots but fancy them in an equally vibrant but different non-neon hue, they’re also available in electric blue or shocking pink varieties.
If bright stiletto heels aren’t really your thing, but you want a bit of this sock boot action for yourself, then we recommend Office’s ablaze sock boots that are made in a pale grey suede-like fabric but with a flexible upper. They have a pointed toe and a zip fastening at the side as well as a medium-height sturdy block heel. They’re also available in black and could be the perfect pair to take you through to winter.
Bubble Heel Sock Ankle Boot – Cream – Lost Ink – £26.40 (was £48), Lost Ink
We love the cream colourway of these cream ankle boots by Lost Ink – especially the way it contrasts with the gold metallic finish of the bubble heels. The foot of the shoe is made from faux leather with a slight sheen and the pull-on sock section is a perfect match. Currently available with over twenty quid off, this is a perfect way to get your wardrobe autumn-ready at a great price!
Envoke Embroidered Over the Knee Sock Boots – £120, Steve Madden
You don’t have to limit the look to ankle-height though – if you want to don some truly attention-grabbing autumnal footwear then you really need to get your feet into these Envoke boots from Steve Madden. These over-the-knee beauties are block-heeled, fasten at the back with a zip and are finished at the sides with a beautiful floral design in shades of orange, blue and green.