Suddenly, Everyone Is Wearing This Comfy Boot Trend—Here's How It Took Over


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Black boots are the failsafe footwear style that remains a fixture across all style genres and ubiquitous across continents. Over the centuries, people have pulled on their trusty boots and worn them day and night, for work and play. Now, I'm noticing a specific style of black boots taking over the scene, of the flat, knee-high variety. Move over, high-heeled, knee-high boots—your flat counterpart is fast becoming a regular wardrobe staple amongst celebrities and influencers, and they're perfect for the colder temperatures of the winter ahead.


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These boots work as hard as trainers do. Applying themselves to a multitude of looks—be it casual, smart, tailored or feminine—they're so versatile and inviting of experimentation. Plus, seeing as they're practical, comfy and warm, this is a style choice your parents would approve of. Black, flat, knee-high boots were shown on the A/W 23 runways with full black leather at Ann Demeulemeester and with prints and feathers at Coperni—a testament to their versatility. They've also made their way to the pavements of the world's fashion capitals, in iterations varying from classic riding styles in clean shapes to the chunky rubber pairs we've become very accustomed to after taking note from Ganni and Bottega Veneta. 

Better yet, this style of boot is accessible to all thanks to the variations and sizing on offer from both high-street and luxury names. Flat, knee-high boots can carry you from your casual T-shirt-and-jeans uniform right into the evening with a miniskirt or fluid dress, and with such endless possibilities, these stomping boots are set to go the distance this season.

Scroll on for my edit of the best flat, knee-high boots to shop this season, from sleek to chunky. Take your pick.

How Fashion People Are Wearing Flat, Knee-High Boots


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Amy Julliette Lefévre toughens up her sleek and sophisticated boots with full-on leather and accessories for a punchy look that isn't messing about. 


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The Phoebe Philo effect shines through in this effortlessly thrown-together look with a double-breasted coat over the top. Deborah Reyner Sebag shows us how it's done. 


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Anna Borisovna goes for a grounding charcoal wool combo, pulling it together with a black leather belt and her flat, knee-high boots. 


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A look—and a vibe—I can really get behind. Knee-high boots look particularly chic with a maxi coat, as Emilie proves.


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Trust Jessica Skye to create the perfect Parisian-inspired look. Just add tights if you're feeling the chill.

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Charly Suggett is a contributor for Who What Wear UK. She is a stylist and writer from the Wirral and she has lived in London since 2011. After starting out as an intern and an assistant for numerous brands and publications, Charly ventured into styling editorials, music videos and commercials and discovered a love for writing and copywriting on top of this. She has compiled shopping pages and written for Grazia UK amongst other titles before having a chance taken on her at Who What Wear UK. She continues to style and write while supporting her dog, Pete, who consumes the entirety of her camera roll and adoration.