The Chunky Boots We Predict Will Be Big This Autumn

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The prevailing theme for A/W 21's hottest boot trend can be summarised as thus: Bigger is most definitely better. Over the course of 2019 and 2020, track soles and combat boots crept (or rather stomped) their way into the wardrobes of fashion's best dressed, but not to be content with half-measures, it seems as though this year, chunky boots are taking a step up. Please be upstanding for chunky knee-high boots.

Bottega Veneta was one of the first brands to make a case for the XXL, knee-high silhouette, sending a statement-making, biker-inspired boot down its A/W 19 runway. Others quickly followed suit, but it wasn't until this year that the taller iterations started to compete with the classic chunky Chelsea boots and lace-ups. Now, the high-street has jumped on the bandwagon, with the likes of Arket, & Other Stories and even Marks and Spencer (yes, really) offering up their own spins on knee-high chunky boots.

Styling-wise, you can essentially treat this trend the same way you would any chunky boot. However, it doesn't really lend itself to wide-leg denim (one word: pantaloons) unless, of course, you layer the jeans over the top. I personally think they work best when used to balance out delicate summer dresses or offer an edge to knitted midis. Thanks to their XXL size, I also think they work well to create interesting outfit proportions. Think an oversized belted blazer thrown over black leggings and finished with a pair of chunky knee-high boots. But really, there are so many ways to interpret this trend—the key is to make it your own.

Ready to go? Scroll down to see and shop our edit of chunky knee-high boots.

Shop our edit of knee-high chunky boots:

H&M Knee-High Boots (£40)

M&S Collection Chunky Cleated Knee High Boots (£50)

Arket High-Shaft Chunky Leather Boots (£290)

Russell & Bromley Prance (£365)

Wandler Rosa Leather Knee Boots (£550)

Karen Millen Knee High Croc Leather Flat Boot (£119)

Ganni Country Boots (£215)

Hush Ludlow Knee High Leather Boots, Black (£219)

Monki Faux Leather Knee-High Boots (£60)

Ganni Dark Green Rubberised Knee-High Boots (£215)

Gia Borghini x Pernille Teisbaek Perni 07 Combat Boots (£319)

& Other Stories Chunky Sole Tall Leather Boots (£205)

Arket Chunky Over-The-Knee Boots (£290)

Free People Brooks Tall Boots (£188)

Ganni Sand Rubberised Knee-High Boots (£215)

Dune Tyren Leather Knee High Boots, Black (£170)

Bottega Veneta Flash Chunky-Sole Leather Knee-High Boots (£1320)

Mango Leather Boots With Tall Leg (£140)

Stuart Weitzman Norah Leather Knee Boots (£750)

NastyGal Faux Leather Chunky Flat Knee High Boots (£26.4)

Monki Faux Leather Knee-High Boots (£50)

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