The Boots Important Fashion People Have Been Wearing Forever

Emma Spedding

Anyone who has ever watched Friends will know that you have to be very careful when investing in a pair of knee-high boots. One wrong move and you can end up like Monica Geller, piggy-backing barefoot after wearing an ill-fitting pair for too long.

Most boots look better with heels; however, this means they can result in a lot of hobbling and blisters, dramatically bringing up that cost per wear. Get a new pair of boots right, though, and you can wear them every day and with every outfit (maybe Monica was right about spending a little more on an investment pair). Knee-high boots are a classic that won't go out of style, so it's no wonder we spotted so many winning pairs during fashion month this season.

On the high street, Arket, Mango and & Other Stories have created some headlining heels, while on the luxury end, we are most taken aback by the boots from Paris TexasJimmy Choo and Saint Laurent. In terms of styles, you can never go wrong with a tan leather pair. However, burgundy, animal-print and buttery cream leather pairs are just as chic. Snakeskin might seem like an of-the-moment trend, but even Anna Wintour has been wearing hers for years—proving these aren't just a "wear for one season" mistake.

Keep scrolling to see and shop our favourite new-in knee-high boots.

Seen on the Street

Knee-high boots work just as well with shorts as they do under a dress or skirt. 

They're the perfect accessories to a pleated skirt, which we'll be wearing all season. 

Burgundy croc print looks so chic with camel utility shorts on this showgoer. 

Bettina Looney wears the Jimmy Choo boots everyone in the Who What Wear UK office is dreaming about. 

We're a big fan of a white boot. More flexible than you think, just look how well they go with this ochre yellow quilted coat.

Tan leather knee-high boots are a classic autumn staple paired with cropped jeans. Very '70s, and we love it.

Shop Them Now

Mango High Tip Boot (£60)

Topshop Leather Natural Knee High Boots (£120)

Paris Texas Leopard Print Knee-Length Boots (£459)

H&M Knee-High Boots (£59)

Charles & Keith Knee High Heeled Boots (£69)

Saint Laurent Kiki Pointed Suede Knee-High Boots (£624)

Mango Leather Boots with Tall Leg (£140)

Arket Knee-High Leather Boots (£250)

Paris Texas Crocodile Effect Knee-High Boots (£413)

& Other Stories Croc Leather Knee High Boots (£205)

Zara Leather High Heel Boots (£119)

Stuart Weitzman Milla Snake-Effect Leather Knee Boots (£465)

Chloé Crocodile-Effect Leather Knee-High Boots (£588)

Mango Heel Snake-Effect Boots (£70)

Gianvito Rossi Laura Leather Knee Boots (£1195)

Charles & Keith Knee High Boots (£69)

 Next up, our ultimate autumn/winter trend report

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