The coolest heavy-duty boots that promise to go with everything in your wardrobe

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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. 

The ever-popular Prada stomper boots
The ever-popular Prada stomper boots

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.

A show-goer highlights the universal appeal of Bottega Veneta'sboots

We’ve rounded up the best black stomper boots in the business and rest assured, they surprisingly go with absolutely everything. 

  • Nicholas Kirkwood

    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. 

    Shop Nicholas Kirkwood hiking boots at Farfetch, £730

  • Dr. Martens

    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. 

    Shop Dr.Martens leather platform boots, £179

  • Prada

    Prada black stomper boots
    Prada black stomper boots

    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.

    Shop Prada leather ankle boots at mytheresa.com, £735

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