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At first glance, choosing a new pair of boots may seem like a fairly straightforward process. But as soon as you start browsing through the catalogs, you will quickly realize how difficult such a task can be.
From authentic men’s Ted Baker boots to the androgenous style of Balmain ankle boots, there are more than a dozen types of boots made by many brands and it is incredibly difficult to find a pair that is both classic and luxurious.
True luxury should be without compromise, which is why we decided to find only the most luxurious classics. For Aishwarya, the retail price of all 10 boots featured below is over $ 1,000.
St. Laurent Wyatt detailed ankle boots
There are plenty of high-quality boots in the St. Lawrence Watt range, but detailed ankle boots are easily one of our favorites. With the signature Saint Laurent Threeway straps around the ankles, these boots are fashionable but supportive, with a delicate finish all around.
If leather is not your choice, there is also an all-sued version that costs a bit less. Both pairs often go on sale, so keep your eyes open when the inevitable deal gets in your way.
Tom Ford Robert Polish-leather Chelsea boots
Looking at the primitive finish of Tom Ford’s ‘Robert’ boots, it’s easy to see why Chelsea-style boots are a big hit this year. Each pair is made and perfectly polished, with intelligent design elements here and there for some extra flair.
Leather-bound and supported by a light rubber sole, your feet will thank you for the comfort that these boots provide. In addition, elastic gaskets make them easy to attach and pull, which is extremely convenient when you move.
Tod’s Western ankle boots
Todd’s Western Ankle Boot is the most reliable boot you can find. Their expert craftsmanship is clearly visible in each pair and their design provides a classic silhouette which means they tick every box on our checklist.
The slight touch of the ankle-like tab-tab shows just how purposeful the boot design is. From diagonal Cuban heels to visible stitching around the ankles, every aspect of this boot has been designed with durability, style and comfort in mind.
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Versus Medusa boots
If you’re looking for some boots that are a little more bombastic than most, the Versus Medusa range covers you. Even though they only come in black, there is enough richness to set Medusa’s boots apart.
Adorn the accent strap with a large Medusa blade, with a choice of a matte black or glossy black finish. The lace-up design is as classic as you can get, but the dark contours of the plaque give these boots a somewhat modern taste.
Balmain Phil Ranger boots
The Balmain Phil Ranger ankle boots have a unique design that combines a contemporary look with a signature silhouette. You can choose from a black or ivory and black version and the bikler version has a monogrammed pattern surrounded by leather parts.
You may be wondering, why didn’t we include the more well-known pair of Balmain boots? Well, frankly, most of them are sold out right now. You’ve probably already heard of those boots, so we decided to show off a lesser known but equally alluring pair.
Fendi monogram-sole lace-up boots
Speaking of monograms, Fendi boots are ideal if you prefer timberland-type boots with a little extra elegance. Fendi’s monogram-sole lace-up boots only include the logo in its design, and like Timberland, the build quality is impeccable.
With enough floor clearance to compete with a platform shoe, wearing a pair of Fendi will definitely increase your height. The only possible drawback is that the prominent heel cap and outsole may be a little too extravagant for some people’s tastes.
Guidi rear zip boot
With no visible seams without heel reinforcement, the Guidi Rear Zip Boot is designed for longevity and easy maintenance. The ankle-length horse skin extends from the toes to the shin, supported by a thick block heel and a round steel toe.
The rear zip fastener is a rare feature in men’s boots, but everything else in these boots reflects a rough look. Although the juxtaposed aspects may seem strange at first, the performance works surprisingly well and the lace-ups look relatively tedious.
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Dior proof ankle boots
Dior’s proof ankle boots are as good with a suit as they are with slacks. Every component of this boot screams quality, which is made using Italian and 100% genuine “calfskin” leather.
Silver bits are rarely used to enhance design features such as the Dior logo on the bark strip and the silver-finish metallic toes. It’s a high-top boot that only comes in black, but the touch of silver adds enough luxury to set it apart.
Santoni leather ankle boots
Classic designs tend to be simple but effective, and Santoni’s leather ankle boots are proof of that. There is no decoration except a tiny silver ribbon with curved seams and smooth stitching.
The brown leather finish fades like a nut as it reaches the toes and ankles, and the dark brown heel cap supports an incredibly comfortable leather sole. From every aspect of these boots, it is clear that Santoni is a skilled Italian manufacturer.
Marcel knee length boots
Need a bit of extra insulation? Marcel knee-length boots will keep you warm without leaving any style points. The thick seam at the top of the ankle provides an extra layer of support, while the rest of the boot is nothing more than an odd brown leather.
The wide versatility of these boots is hard to overstate. You can use them for almost any heavy work, but they are just perfect for office outfits, smart looks and the classic combination of jeans and T-shirts.