From Prada to Bottega Veneta, the boot of the season is undoubtedly the stomper boot. Put your best foot forward with our round-up of the most stylish options.
Who doesn’t love a black ankle boot? A wardrobe staple for what seems like an eternity, the black ankle boot has served us season after season in many different iterations. Last autumn, thanks in large part to Holly Willoughby in the jungle, we saw the rise of the hiking ankle boot. They were sturdy, sported different coloured laces and were often paired with the prettiest of floral dresses.
This season, fashion’s favourite insiders are choosing a heavier, stompier black ankle version as the boot of choice. Prada’s now cult tread-sole boot was spotted on black boot enthusiasts all over Paris Fashion Week. Daniel Lee of Bottega Veneta sent bovver boots down his catwalk and gasps of joy could be heard round the room (along with even sharper gasps when show-goers saw that dumpling bag).
Puritans, The Row gave us a stompy combat boot option; Alexander McQueen’s versions were patent and almost pretty; and Stella McCartney gave us a 70s-inspired version, complete with platform heels and a square toe.
We’ve rounded up the best black stomper boots in the business and rest assured, they surprisingly go with absolutely everything.
With a chic pearl detail, Nicholas Kirkwood’s leather hiking boots are a sophisticated take on the stomper. The chunky sole stays true to the combat boot roots of the trend, while a sleek shape and rounded toe makes this shoe perfect for channeling your inner punk to the 9-5.
When it comes to combat-style boots, there are few names more synonymous with the stomper than Dr. Martens. Their iconic designs have their roots in British punk-rock culture, but this zip-up, platform-style feels far more fashion-forward than retro-throwback. Wear this empowering shoe with wide-leg trousers and a trench coat for a rebellious daytime look.
With its universal appeal, Prada’s many stomper boot has been a fashion smash hit. Seen on the biggest street style names, wear yours with cream jeans and an oversized knit.
Danish brand Ganni has taken the hiking boot we all wore last season and given it a little boost into stomper territory.
The lace up knee high boot is one the street style set are wearing over their tight jeans. The update to the 00s must-have look, give it a go with these Zara beauties.
Slicker than your average, Alexander McQueen have created our dream stomper boots: patent, compact and packing a necessary punch.
Hunter x Stella McCartney
Two iconic British brands, Hunter and Stella McCartney have come together for an exclusive collaboration and created a stomping wellington boot perfect for town and country.
If it wasn’t that Bottega Veneta dumpling bag seen on every influencer over fashion month, it was these stomping boots. Buy now and wear forever.
For those wanting just a little more stomp in their hiking boots, look no further than these Carvela lace-up boots.
A fashionable update on the classic rainboot, Chloé has delivered an all-weather appropriate stomper boot. Try this with your go-to midi skirt and cardigan.
Images: Getty / Courtesy of brands