Why these alternative boots are a must-have buy for winter

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Billie Bhatia
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Stomp your way through winter in our pick of the best stomper boots 

This morning I woke up to a text from my best friend that read: ‘Hey personal shopper / best friend, I’m looking for some winter boots similar to the ones Holly Willoughby sold out.” 

Turns out Willoughby’s footwear choices in her new role as host of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here have been causing quite the stir. And this is why: the stomper boot is practical and cool, and our feet could really do with the shelter from the weather that has finally dropped to winter temperatures. (Sorry trainers, you’re on hold for a couple of weeks).

Usually shearling lined, laced up and chunky in overall effect, the stomping boot is no longer resigned to practicalities like dog walking and taking sturdy steps down icy paths. Instead the stomping boot provides a toughness (let’s call it punk) to your wardrobe - wear them a la Willoughby with printed dresses or cropped denim, or add them to your mini skirt and tights combo.

Whilst Willoughby has sold out the Grenson pair (when you have 4.4 million followers, this is a hazard of the admirer), we have rounded up the best stompers to shop now. 

Russell & Bromley boots with utility buckle, £295

ASOS black patent boots, £40 

Sorel alpine faux-shearling trim boots, £180 

Joules faux fur lined hiker boots, £160 

Office suede and leather boots, £95

The Kooples leather hiker boots, £224

New Look lace up boots, £37.99

Diemme calf hair ankle boots, £390 

See by Chloé shearling trimmed boots, £365

Marks & Spencer lace up hiking boots, £45

Topshop studded boots, £44