The bootie remains a wardrobe essential, but there’s nothing basic about these new designs. Crafted from sumptuous pony, the HITIMES – with its pointed toe and sexy stiletto heel – is the chicest choice for fashion-forward femme-fatales. Meanwhile, the MODESTO hearkens back to an early Beatles-era Mod aesthetic with its sleek shape and bold block heel, just as the RUSE imparts a refreshing spin on the traditional riding silhouette with its metallic-tipped block heel – likewise an haute homage to the unapologetically bold lines characteristic of the 60s.
Boot camp marches on with military precision, a trend that’s clearly on the front lines for fall. Lug soles, metallic hardware and officer-inspired lace-ups are a recurring motif. Rows of bold buckles on the rugged JITTERBUG capture the flair of the urban fashion warrior, whereas the over-the-knee SOLDIER flirts with femininity atop a sexy stacked heel. The trend extends into the winter trenches with the BOBSLED – an ultra-luxe combat boot crafted in hair calf and finished with cozy shearling trim. A Western-inspired flourish finds its place by way of the COWGIRL, a sultry suede thigh-high with a contrasting cap-toe, available with either a stiletto or stacked heel. A little bit country is balanced by a little bit rock and roll with the BIKER – contrasting metallic buckles accentuate the monk-strap styling, revving it to the height of edgy elegance.
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