Chunky boots with lug soles were one of last winter’s most popular shoes, and they’re back again for AW21.
They say trends come and go, but some stick around much longer than others.
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This is certainly the case when it comes to lug soles, which emerged a few seasons ago with Bottega Veneta’s Lug leather ankle boots and Ganni’s calf leather pair, inspiring a wave of women to ditch their dainty pairs in favour for chunkier styles.
The Autumn Winter 2021 shows saw lug sole boots stomping down the catwalks time and time again, appearing at Stella McCartney, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ganni, Loewe and many more, proving they’re going absolutely no where this year.
While chunky ankle boots are a wardrobe staple, they’ve been updated recently with rubber, knee-high and rain boots emerging at every turn.
The thick rubber soles in question haven’t just been appearing on boots. Loafers from Prada, Chanel and Gucci are ultra-chunky too, a look which has translated well on the high street.
Perhaps the trend in question is emerging as a result of the pandemic, as we refuse to compromise on comfort and style when it comes to fashion. Why does it need to be one or the other?
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As a lug sole lover, I can confirm these are super comfy and stylish. If that sounds up your street, keep reading.
I’ve found the best lug pair boots that have dropped, with chunky pairs from ASOS, GANNI, Arket, Mango, Zara and more.
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Calf Leather Mid Chelsea Boot, £345, GANNI – buy now
Rhys Coloured Sole Chelsea Boots, £95, Charles & Keith – buy now
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Chunky Leather Boots, £79.99, H&M – buy now
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Tate Knee High Chunky Boot, £45, Topshop – buy now
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Tire Two-Tone Boots, £877, Bottega Veneta at Farfetch – buy now
Women’s Sinclair Leather Zip Front Boots, £179, Dr. Martens at AllSole – buy now
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