Winter has arrived with cold, snow and other signs of the season. Boots are worn all year round these days, but this season there are so many new boots. The best boots are in store now, and begging to be bought. Must-buy and must-wear boots. Designed with care and often a sense of humor this season. Combat, performance, heels and platforms are all here. There is a lot to chose from. What boots fit your lifestyle? You need to add the best boots to your life. It’s time to explore what you might find on a luxury private shopping tour. Let’s preview this tour of some of the stores in the New York. What are you looking for?
Combat boots are not going anywhere. Chanel loves the trend. These two pairs are discretely branded. The quilted leather is a subtle way to Chanelize the boots. They are tough, but not uber tough.
Fendi makes use of their FF logo canvas with this pair. The rubber toe mixed with the plastic sole give these boots a more workboot look. Logos abound this season.
Valentino uses their Rock Stud pyramid studs to mark their combat boots. These boots are not as butch as those of Fendi and Vuitton.
Chloe brands their combat boots with whipstitch embroidery. This is a subtle way of letting the world know what you chose to wear. Only the initiated will know.
This Chanel combat boot is intriguing. Printed strips of fabric tell a story. The look is quite delicate for the category. And the off white color lightens the feel of the lace-up.
These Vuitton boots have high, stacked heels. The use of logo canvas is pretty subtle, and the mix of leather, suede, canvas and mesh mixes a sneaker with a boot.
Gucci uses chunky heels and a lug sole too. This pair is very logoed, but mixing the white leather trim and sand colored heels and sole looks new.
Vuitton does another version of mixed-medium combats. These two seem to mix elements of sneaker design into the mix. The use of logo is minimal.
The center piece reads more rain boot than combat boot, and the two paris to the sides have more of a hiking boot feel. That said they are definately a super tough look.
New designer Peter Do likes crystal combats. Glitter and metal toe guards are a nice update to this year’s staple. Do not be afraid to wear these day and night.
Roger Vivier dresses up tall combat boots with their signature rhinestone buckles. Off white looks good here too.
Isabelle Marant does a perfectly cut stacked heel in silver leather. They are super-high, which makes the wearer look super-good.
Balenciaga adds fringe and studs from their Cagole bag to a pair of lemon yellow heels. The effect is stand out.
And Bottega Veneto molds their boots to look like rain boots. Sleek and simple, these look good in winter white too. These are flat with just a hint of a combaty sole.
Fendi uses the FF logo in a much more discrete way, embossing the inset. These flat boots are straight forward and nicely detailed.
Gucci goes for a 70’s look with the heel and square toe. The GG on the canvas matches the tan of the leather trim.
And the GG logo morphs into a higher heeled boot with this season’s hot pink as the main color. A hot shape in a hot color.
Dior’s bootie is treated to racer stripes and diagonal heels for a 2323 look.
Dries Van Noten uses animal patterned printed patent leather to good effect in these chunky heeled booties.
Zadig and Voltaire buckles their santiagos, or cowboy like boots, in a zebra print. The print really does make this pair stand out.
Chloe uses the whip stitch embroidery to outline their Chelsea boots. The design detail is repeated on many of their shoes and sneakers this season.
Christian Louboutin does not often do thick heeled boots. These two versions with different heel heights are both an interesting shape.
Chloe also offers this super soft shearling lined bootie. It is comfortable and cosy. With the record low temperatures all over the country, something to consider.
Platforms are still around. And Alexander McQueen loves them. Purple-blue is another favored color this season. These thick soles will have you standing tall.
So will these lace-ups. The higher the better.
Dries Van Noten likes super-tall platforms. The slightly metallic sheen enlivens these two.
And then there are the amusing looks. Manolo Blahnick always know how to tweak a classic. These tartan plaid boots are classic Manolo. Buy them and enjoy.
And if you want silly, happy boots try on these fur boots from Dolce Gabanna. Paired with the right short skirt, they ooze attitude.
And these super luxe Baroque boots are also the creation of Dolce and Gabanna. Brocade, ribbons and stores. They have it all. A very different vibe than combat boots. There are all kinds of boots this season, and they are all the best boots.