Combat boots are nothing new, but the utilitarian footwear trend has grown chunkier and more pronounced, with the best lug sole boots taking over the streets and the internet as of late. Blame it on those ultra-popular knee-highs from Zara, or the fact that there simply had to be an iteration of the dad shoe trend in the boots department, but geometric soles and fisherman-like silhouettes are having a moment, and we want in.
There’s no denying the pandemic changed style for good—comfort is king, and constrictive clothing and impractical footwear has slowly shifted to the back of our closets. Even when the world opens back up, the moveable, street-smart looks happening now are bound to stick. And what better time than the dead of winter to invest in a pair of the best lug sole boots around?
Whether you’re looking for a weather-resistant Chelsea boot, a quirky loafer, or the Instagram-famous ones that might just convince you to take up crabbing (we’ve seen stranger quarantine hobbies), there’s a style for you below. Take it from Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and Kendall Jenner—the chunky look is here to stay, so you can keep your heels on sabbatical until further notice.
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