I Think These 9 Designers Make the Very Best Boots

Emma Spedding
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Boots are always a key investment for this time of year, however, when we spoke to luxury fashion buyers to compile our autumn/winter 2020 trend report, they all stressed how this is the year of the boot. If you are considering purchasing a pair of designer boots, below we have a guide to the brands we think are really worth investing in.

"Boots are a staple for this season," said Tiffany Hsu, the fashion buying director at MyTheresa. "The utilitarian mood was a favourite in Milan—particularly from the likes of Prada and Miu Miu, who offered full, army-inspired, heavy-duty styles. High combat boots are making a comeback, and we set our eyes on the iconic Ann Demeulemeester knee-high, lace-up black boots."

If you're into the chunky-boot trends, then Prada, Proenza Schouler and Bottega Veneta are the brands leading the charge here. If you want something a little sleeker, we love the knee-high leather boots at Paris Texas and Gianvito Rossi. If you want your designer boots to be distinctive, then Gucci and Valentino's logo-emblazoned black leather boots might be the ones for you. Keep scrolling for the investment boots we love, broken down by designer.

Paris Texas

Italian shoe brand Paris Texas was launched in 2015 by sisters Anna and Margherita Brivio, but over the past year, the brand has catapulted to cult label status.

Paris Texas Square-Toe Crocodile-Effect Leather Knee Boots (£535)

Paris Texas Mama Croc-Effect Heel Leather Knee-High Boots (£560)

Paris Texas Mama Python-Effect Leather Knee-High Boots (£560)


Prada has a pair of boots for everyone—from chunky platform boots to more classic leather riding boots.

Prada Glossed-Leather Chelsea Boots (£705)

Prada Logo-Embellished Glossed-Leather and Nylon Knee Boots (£890)

Prada 30 Logo-Embossed Leather Knee Boots (£1405)

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta is the brand behind the chunky boot revival, and this season they've created an over-the-knee version of its signature rubber boots.

Bottega Veneta Rubber-Trimmed Leather Over-the-Knee Boots (£1130)

Bottega Veneta Leather Ankle Boots (£905)

Bottega Veneta Bv Tire Waved-Sole Leather Boots (£845)

Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi's shoes are always made from the softest leather, and the knee-high stiletto boots are our favourites.

Gianvito Rossi 85 Leather Knee Boots (£1195)

Gianvito Rossi 85 Leather Knee Boots (£1195)

Gianvito Rossi 85 Leather Knee Boots (£1195)

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler's hiking boots were hugely popular last year, and we love the lace-up boots with lace detailing.

Proenza Schouler Boyd Leather Ankle Boots (£795)

Proenza Schouler Suede Ankle Boots (£745)

Proenza Schouler Textured-Leather Ankle Boots (£765)

Gucci Boots

Gucci creates some of the flashiest boots around, with tassels, the brand's logo and crystal embellishments.

Gucci Zumi Leather Ankle Boots (£980)

Gucci Horsebit Leather Knee-High Boots (£1230)

Gucci GG Marmont 75 Black Leather Ankle Boots (£805)


Valentino's boots this winter are all classic black leather styles adorned with a statement gold logo clasp detail.

Valentino Valentino Garavani Vlogo 80 Leather Ankle Boots (£840)

Valentino Valentino Garavani Vlogo 50 Black Leather Boots (£905)

Valentino Garavani Supervee Logo-Plaque Knee-High Leather Boots (£1370)


Aeyde is one of my favourite contemporary shoe brands and creates beautiful knee-highs and ankle boots for under £500.

Aeyde Cicely Snake-Effect Leather Knee Boots (£270)

Aeyde Tammy Leather Knee Boots (£540)

Aeyde Sidney Leather Knee Boots (£415)

Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester's combat boots have become a firm fashion favourite and all have signature lace-up detailing.

Ann Demeulemeester Leather Ankle Boots (£645)

Ann Demeulemeester Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots (£775)

Ann Demeulemeester Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots (£685)

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2020.

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