These (over-the-knee) Boots are Made for Walking
Over-the-knee boots are evidently nothing new, but thanks to Balenciaga's ‘Knife’ boots, this statement style is here for the long-haul. Pictured on everyone from Lily Aldridge at the Met Gala, to Pixie Lott, and Miranda Kerr, the SS18 runway shows have only cemented this trend.
But Balenciaga can’t take all the credit for this hype. Chanel debuted a daring transparent plastic over-the-knee boot in their SS18 show. Kaia Gerber opened the show wearing them – a decision made by Lagerfeld that was guaranteed to garner attention and was undeniably a success. If you’re not convinced that the sock boot fit is for you, just take a look at the new Marc Jacobs or Fenty Puma by Rihanna collections. They’ll show you that when it comes to over the knee boots, the slouchier the fit, the better.
Fast fashion is paying homage to this boot more than ever, with far wearable takes on offer. Zara, in particular, haven’t let us down - whatever style you prefer, they have it! Their interpretation on the ‘Knife’ boots are on the mark and seasonally appropriate in autumnal hues.
We’re not saying ditch ankle boots just yet, but these are definitely worth the investment.
Written by Daisy Wenn