Bottega Veneta was one of the starters of the super thick-soled boot.
Worn with anything from sequins to raincoats. The heavier, the chunkier in shape the better. The kitten heel and the flat sole are lost as the boots with tractor treads take on a force of their own. Every fashion house and the high street store has thickened soles and focused on ankle-length when talking boots. It seems to be high-heel heaven or work boot wearability with the vast landscape of options in between neglected. Even sneakers have beefed up their platforms.
A kind of combat boot minus the laces is one way to describe them.
Can We Wear Them?
Yes. It’s all in the what with.
Like all fashion trends, I like to keep up with them but not necessarily follow them religiously. I like a sole but not one that makes me feel indelicate and unbalanced. A thick-soled boot and a dress can work and look fabulous, but which style of dress is the question . I have ventured into the chunky but in a style that is half fashion and half practical; to save me through the puddles of country walking or protected on rainy days in London. I love them with my sweats and hoodies with a puffer thrown over but I am yet to venture out in them on my best-dressed day.
Call me old-fashioned? Maybe.
I’ll try them with a full skirt and midi length – work them in a casual way to become acquainted.
I will get more and more used to them. Why? Because they are super comfortable and practical. I just need a little practice. xv
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