Chunky sneakers had their moment, didn’t they? In fact, there’s a strong argument for chunky sneakers still being at the forefront of the footwear zeitgeist. But what we’re really leaning into this season are chunky boots. The rugged outsole is what makes chunky sneakers a versatile, year-round selection, but with a harder-wearing, high-collar upper to boot (sorry), chunky boots should be the foundation of your seasonal rotation.
Better still, Farfetch’s boots category puts most others to shame and our selection looks to prove that. Ranging from sleek luxury editions from Jil Sander to out-there workwear and hiking silhouettes by GmbH and ROA, we’ve put together 10 pairs of chunky boots with the aim of converting you from sneakers to a big-boot winter.
Shop 10 of the best chunky boots for winter 2021 below.
Camper Teix Lace-up Ankle Boots
This Camper boot is a good place to start for anyone wondering whether boots are a natural progression from sneakers. They are. With a canvas upper and lightweight silhouette — excluding the big sole unit — the Teix Boots are an easy way to cross over to the dark side.
Suicoke Bower Boots
If Bezos and Musk are to be believed and trusted, we'll be wintering on another planet in the not-too-distant future. This pair of Suicoke boots will be easy to sneak into your new-planet wardrobe.
Bottega Veneta The Lug Boots
Trust Bottega Veneta to go chunkier, higher, and bolder than anyone else. The Lug Boots feature an elongated collar and gum crepe outsole that stands in contrast to the black leather uppers.
Jil Sander Hiking Boots
Jil Sander makes hiking boots. Who could have seen that one coming? The luxurification of utility is complete and we're absolutely on board.
ROA Andreas Boots
ROA has been leading the charge for fashion-forward takes on engineered hiking boots for a while now and it shows. One of the Italian label's flagship silhouettes is the Andreas Boot which acts as a rotation anchor for us every fall/winter.
GmbH Workwear Boots
Chunky boots come in every form you can imagine. The GmbH Workwear Boots feature an unorthodox fastening but that's not what we're focused on. The snake-print uppers steal the show here.
Off-White™ Arrow-Motif Hiking Boots
Virgil's ability to reconcile streetwear influences with a luxury mindset is second to none. This urban-ready style features his signature sponge-look sole unit as well as go-to motifs like the Arrow logo to offset the hiking roots.
UGG Shearling Ankle Boots
While many of the boots in today's roundup can trace their lineage back to the mountains, UGG was created for the beach. Surfers (and those spending a day on the sofa) need something warm and cozy to slip into after a hard day at work.
Kiko Kostadinov x Camper Boots
Built with a paneled upper in gradient greys, this collaboration between Camper and Kiko Kostadinov carries the latter's signature alien-like design while amazingly retaining a sense of minimalism.
MISBHV Ridged Sole Boots
MISBHV might win the prize for the chunkiest boots in the chunky boots roundup which is saying something. A waterproof duck-boot upper sits atop a truly all-terrain sole unit for any-weather wearability.
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