Knee-High Boots For Every Occasion

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If you’ve stepped outside this winter, you might have noticed that one thing is uniting us all: a love of knee-high boots. Harking back to days gone by, knee-high boots have held a prime position in popular culture for generations.

Starting with Barbarella’s space-bound boots, the silhouette has had its fair share of cinematic moments, from Julia Roberts' iconic Pretty Woman ensemble to Anne Hathaway’s legendary "Chanel boots" speech in The Devil Wears Prada. In the pop music world, the statement shoes have been just as paramount, with everyone from Madonna to Ariana Grande making knee-high boots part of their instantly recognisable aesthetic.

While always present in fashion spaces, the style has seen a resurgence in popularity over the last few years, with internet-breaking iterations like Alexandre Vauthier’s metallic offering and Versace’s leather platforms leading the way. And brands such as Naked Wolfe have answered Gen Z's calls for more futuristic footwear, with their patent stretch boots becoming an instant sell-out.

As we get settled into 2022, the trend shows no sign of slowing down, with knee-high boots remaining this season's most head-turning accessory. To take a look at the boot styles we're head over heels for right now, click through the slideshow ahead…

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Comfortable girls are the most chic, right? If skintight knee-high boots don't do it for you, take a note from the high fashion crowd and invest in a pair of low-heeled, wide-calf boots. For minimalist inspiration, look to <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Tot%C3%AAme-Crocodile-effect-leather-knee-high-boots-1450556" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Totême" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Totême</a>; maximalists might want to consider <a href="https://www.givenchy.com/gb/en/3666205018737.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Givenchy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Givenchy</a>'s internet-breaking 'pant boots'.
Comfortable girls are the most chic, right? If skintight knee-high boots don't do it for you, take a note from the high fashion crowd and invest in a pair of low-heeled, wide-calf boots. For minimalist inspiration, look to Totême; maximalists might want to consider Givenchy's internet-breaking 'pant boots'.
<br><br><strong>Jigsaw</strong> Oslo Croc Knee High Boot, $, available at <a href="https://www.jigsaw-online.com/products/oslo-croc-knee-high-boot-chocolate" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jigsaw" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jigsaw</a>


Jigsaw Oslo Croc Knee High Boot, $, available at Jigsaw
<br><br><strong>Warehouse</strong> Real Leather Knee High Wooden Heeled Boot, $, available at <a href="https://www.warehousefashion.com/real-leather-knee-high-wooden-heeled-boot/AWW04767.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Warehouse" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Warehouse</a>


Warehouse Real Leather Knee High Wooden Heeled Boot, $, available at Warehouse
<br><br><strong>By Far</strong> Stevie Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.24s.com/en-gb/stevie-boots-by-far_BYF9B684" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:24S" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">24S</a>


By Far Stevie Boots, $, available at 24S
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> High Heel Leather Boot, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/gb/women/shoes-leather/high-heel-leather-boot_17005942.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango High Heel Leather Boot, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Isabel Marant</strong> Lyner 85mm Knee-High Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/isabel-marant-lyner-85mm-knee-high-boots-item-17361875.aspx?storeid=13537" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farfetch" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Farfetch</a>


Isabel Marant Lyner 85mm Knee-High Boots, $, available at Farfetch
As go-go boots go, the Swinging Sixties had the style on lock. Moving into the 1970s, the platforms got chunkier and patent iterations became the most coveted disco dancing shoe of the era. In 2022 the shape is back on the agenda, with sky-high designs taking over Instagram thanks to <a href="https://www.versace.com/gb/en-gb/leather-platform-knee-high-boots-1b00v/1003876-DVT2P_DSW_400_1B00V__.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Versace" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Versace</a>, <a href="https://nodaleto.com/products/bulla-solal-black-soul?info=details" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nodaleto" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nodaleto</a> and <a href="https://www.miista.com/donna-green-boots" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Miista" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Miista</a>.
As go-go boots go, the Swinging Sixties had the style on lock. Moving into the 1970s, the platforms got chunkier and patent iterations became the most coveted disco dancing shoe of the era. In 2022 the shape is back on the agenda, with sky-high designs taking over Instagram thanks to Versace, Nodaleto and Miista.
<br><br><strong>Vagabond</strong> Brooke Heeled Knee High Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/vagabond/vagabond-brooke-heeled-knee-high-boots-in-black/prd/24425264" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Vagabond Brooke Heeled Knee High Boots, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Pull & Bear</strong> Knee High Heeled Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.pullandbear.com/gb/kneehigh-heeled-boots-l11867840" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pull & Bear" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pull & Bear</a>


Pull & Bear Knee High Heeled Boots, $, available at Pull & Bear
<br><br><strong>Monki</strong> Knee-High Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.monki.com/en_gbp/accessories/shoes/boots/product.knee-high-boots-beige.0993288005.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Monki" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Monki</a>


Monki Knee-High Boots, $, available at Monki
<br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> UO Vix Leather Knee High Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/en-gb/shop/uo-vix-knee-high-black-boots?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Urban Outfitters UO Vix Leather Knee High Boots, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>Jeffrey Campbell</strong> Dauphin Boot, $, available at <a href="https://www.revolve.com/jeffrey-campbell-dauphin-boot-in-dark-brown/dp/JCAM-WZ1267/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Revolve" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Revolve</a>


Jeffrey Campbell Dauphin Boot, $, available at Revolve
2021 will be remembered for a lot of things but in fashion circles it's known as the year of lug sole boots. Heavy, track sole ankle boots from <a href="https://www.bottegaveneta.com/en-gb/tire-black-tangerine-630297VBS501384.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bottega Veneta" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bottega Veneta</a> and <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/ganni-leather-ankle-boots-item-17163126.aspx?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ganni" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ganni</a> became the talk of the town due to their celebrity fandom. In 2022 we're taking the trend one step further with knee-high iterations of the chunky silhouette.
2021 will be remembered for a lot of things but in fashion circles it's known as the year of lug sole boots. Heavy, track sole ankle boots from Bottega Veneta and Ganni became the talk of the town due to their celebrity fandom. In 2022 we're taking the trend one step further with knee-high iterations of the chunky silhouette.
<br><br><strong>Kurt Geiger</strong> Shy High, $, available at <a href="https://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/boots/knee-boot/shy-high-black-leather-carvela-7980200109" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kurt Geiger" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kurt Geiger</a>


Kurt Geiger Shy High, $, available at Kurt Geiger
<br><br><strong>Ganni</strong> Chunky Leather Knee-High Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/1451061?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Ganni Chunky Leather Knee-High Boots, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Knee-High Leather Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.1013304001.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>


H&M Knee-High Leather Boots, $, available at H&M
<br><br><strong>Russell & Bromley</strong> Knee-High Chelsea, $, available at <a href="https://www.russellandbromley.co.uk/everglade/373469?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Russell & Bromley" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Russell & Bromley</a>


Russell & Bromley Knee-High Chelsea, $, available at Russell & Bromley
<br><br><strong>Arket</strong> Chunky Over-the-Knee Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/women/shoes/product.chunky-over-the-knee-boots-black.1013365001.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Arket</a>


Arket Chunky Over-the-Knee Boots, $, available at Arket
Few things remain in public favour as much as animal print. For those who like to make a statement but aren't ready to go full Shania Twain, animal print accessories can be an easy way in, with plenty of faux croc bags and snake stilettos to go around. In 2022 we're turning things up a notch, marching into the new year in loud knee-high boots.
Few things remain in public favour as much as animal print. For those who like to make a statement but aren't ready to go full Shania Twain, animal print accessories can be an easy way in, with plenty of faux croc bags and snake stilettos to go around. In 2022 we're turning things up a notch, marching into the new year in loud knee-high boots.
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Animal Print Over The Knee Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/animal-print-heeled-leather-over-the-knee-boots-p11000910.html?v1=155839046" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Animal Print Over The Knee Boots, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>Isabel Marant</strong> Laylis Zebra-Print Calf-Hair Knee-High Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Isabel-Marant-Laylis-zebra-print-calf-hair-knee-high-boots-1421279" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Isabel Marant Laylis Zebra-Print Calf-Hair Knee-High Boots, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>ALOHAS</strong> East Croco Forest, $, available at <a href="https://www.alohas.io/products/east-croco-forest?variant=31896072028238" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:alohas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">alohas</a>


ALOHAS East Croco Forest, $, available at alohas
<br><br><strong>Whistles</strong> Conna Snake Print Knee High Boot, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/whistles/whistles-conna-snake-print-knee-high-boot-in-brown/prd/200873460" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Whistles Conna Snake Print Knee High Boot, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>GUESS</strong> Elandra Croc Print High Boot, $, available at <a href="https://www.guess.eu/en-gb/guess/women/shoes/boots-and-booties/elandra-croc-print-high-boot-brown/FL8ELAPEL11-DBROW.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:GUESS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">GUESS</a>


GUESS Elandra Croc Print High Boot, $, available at GUESS
When you think of slouchy boots, your mind might flash to the faux suede pair you accessorised with a poncho and bejewelled jeans in the early '00s. Thankfully, the silhouette has come a long way since then, enjoying a resurgence thanks to Instagram-approved brands like <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/the-attico-slouchy-suede-boots-item-15869806.aspx?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Attico" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Attico</a> and <a href="https://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/paris-texas-slouchy-suede-boots-2046110.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Paris Texas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Paris Texas</a>. Style with slip skirts and leather trousers for a truly chic take on the trend.
When you think of slouchy boots, your mind might flash to the faux suede pair you accessorised with a poncho and bejewelled jeans in the early '00s. Thankfully, the silhouette has come a long way since then, enjoying a resurgence thanks to Instagram-approved brands like The Attico and Paris Texas. Style with slip skirts and leather trousers for a truly chic take on the trend.
<br><br><strong>Khaite</strong> Davis Leather Knee Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/khaite/shoes/knee-high/davis-leather-knee-boots/17428787259094653" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>


Khaite Davis Leather Knee Boots, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Arket</strong> Slouchy Leather Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/women/shoes/product.slouchy-leather-boots-yellow.1036752002.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Arket</a>


Arket Slouchy Leather Boots, $, available at Arket
<br><br><strong>Mint Velvet</strong> Blake Black Leather Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.mintvelvet.co.uk/product/blake-black-leather-boots/37069" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mint Velvet" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mint Velvet</a>


Mint Velvet Blake Black Leather Boots, $, available at Mint Velvet
<br><br><strong>Steve Madden</strong> Dakota Brown, $, available at <a href="https://stevemadden.co.uk/products/dakota-brown" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Steve Madden" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Steve Madden</a>


Steve Madden Dakota Brown, $, available at Steve Madden
<br><br><strong>River Island</strong> Beige Ri Studio Snake Leather Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.riverisland.com/p/beige-ri-studio-snake-leather-slouch-boots-778217?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:River Island" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">River Island</a>


River Island Beige Ri Studio Snake Leather Boots, $, available at River Island

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