Trust Bottega Veneta and The Row to take the humble Chelsea boot and upgrade it so that it becomes one of the most-hyped products to wear on your feet for autumn/winter 2019. So how did these brands manage to make it so chic and so sought after by the fashion crowd? Both ramped up the sole so it was thicker and sturdier, and thus the track sole trend was created. Of course the fashion houses each have their own take on the shoe. Bottega made it so the leg was slightly taller and added in its trade-mark quilting. As for The Row, there was a simple zip embellishment down the middle to make this boot more elegant, despite its stomping nature.
The track sole trend hasn't stopped with the aforementioned designers of course. Today, Zara dropped its version of the ankle boot and I've also spied similar over on Arket and Mango. Other designers have these chunky boots in stock too with their own take on the trend. For example, Prada has added a thick heel to make it feel like a dresser option (or for those who hate going without a little height). Before you shop the trend, a word on how to style them: Try cropped jeans to show them off as much as possible à la Monikh. I'm also partial to wearing them with a floaty floral dress too. Now keep scrolling to see the full edit of the best track sole boots.
Bottega Veneta Chevron-Quilted Leather Chelsea Boots (£775)
The Row Leather Ankle Boots (£1125)
Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Boots (£175)
Zara Track Sole Leather Ankle Boots (£100)
Mango Leather Chelsea Ankle Boots (£70)
Burberry Braemar Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots (£650)
Grenson Naomi Leather Platform Chelsea Boots (£275)
Loeffler Randall Bridget Croc-Effect Patent-Leather Chelsea Boots (£345)
Proenza Schouler Zip-Up Rubber and Canvas Boots (£475)
Rick Owens Exaggerated-Sole Leather Chelsea Boots (£788)
Russell & Bromley Cleated Sole Chelsea Boot (£275)
Prada 55 Leather Chelsea Boots (£610)
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