Military-inspired boots – the de-facto uniform of the younger generation – have gone the way of sneakers. Read: You want to wear these utilitarian kicks everywhere and they look good with almost anything in your wardrobe. And just like sneakers, combat boots are the perfect canvas for fashionable modifications. Just consider the different touches designers are giving the shoes for Fall/Winter 2023.
At Valentino, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli opts for glossy combat boots with Rockstud accents, while showing off plenty of legs with tailored shorts, mini skirts, short dresses and rompers. The more glamorous versions of these boots even come adorned with plumage peeking out of the top for dramatic effect. At Dior, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri turns up the swashbuckling effect of these boots. Her iteration goes up almost to the knees, with four straps on the back. Want to know what other combat boot options there are out there for the new season? Keep scrolling on.