After you've been around the block a few times you know that everything old is new again, especially when it comes to fashion. (I swear I had the very same outfit about 30 years ago!)
With the 80s fashion resurgence we've been seeing, it's not surprising that combat-style boots are back in vogue. Though for me, they never went out of style.
I've had the pair seen above for about 10 years. i bought them in Paris at an Italian boutique (go figure) and I've been wearing them non-stop ever since.
Now I'm looking around for a replacement pair and I'm happy to report that are many great options available, at a myriad of price points. I like them clunky, but not too clunky, with a bit of heel, which gives them a more feminine look.
The combat boot that started it all. Doc Marten's are back in full force, with a number of styles and options, most featuring the trademark yellow stitching. I like the Lenora boot above, which feels a bit more modern with its thicker platform-style sole.
The Zara Micro Studded Leather Biker Ankle Boots (there's a mouthful!) are a great option at a good price point. Plus, these do feel more casual and would pair well with jeans or dresses. (They look a lot like a Stuart Weitzman version, that was available last season... then again, Zara is known for "imitating" designer pieces.)
This pair from Marc Fisher (the brand has a few style options) have more of a hiking boot vibe and a serious heel. I like the pebbled leather which makes them look a bit more casual. Not to be worn on the trail, of course.
Another one in the combat boot meets hiking boot category is the Miu Miu Chunky Heel Combat Bootie. I have a serious style crush on these! I do think the ones with a chunkier lug heel are slightly less wearable (you likely won't be throwing them on for a trip to the grocery store) but they would look great with boho-style skirts and dresses.
Seen a pair that you love? Be sure to let me know below!