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You can smarten up your sneaker rotation as much as you like, but some occasions are simply no kicks zones. Fortunately, not only are ankle-high boots much more weather-appropriate through the fall/winter season, 2018’s luxury offering abounds with both smart leather options and high fashion takes on hiking-primed footwear.

Leading the way on the luxury front, Chelsea boots were popularized in the ’60s as the de facto footwear for London’s affluent King’s Road dwellers as well as the mod subculture taking over London elsewhere. Now, the style has been adopted by fashion houses all over in both slick and chunky silhouettes, boasting a versatility that can sharpen up any ’fit or give it a less polished edge.

On the other end of the spectrum, hiking boots have emerged as a footwear style no longer reserved for naturists. Once considered a niche purchase, the likes of ROA and Camper Lab have taken the shoe into more fashion-forward realms. Now, even the likes of Gucci are coming forward with hiking boots designed to face the elements and provide an elevated alternative to durable standard-issue sneakers.

Below, we’ve rounded up our very favorite luxury leather boots and high fashion hiking offerings to invest in for the season ahead. Scroll on for some ankle-high inspiration.

Luxury Leather Boots

Highlights of FW18’s luxury leather styles come from Prada‘s crackle effect Chelsea boots, which really make a statement in their white colorway. We’re also digging a chunky iteration from TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist and lower-key offerings from Common Projects, R.M. Williams, and Marsèll.

Chelsea boots

$413

Common Projects

Buy at ssense
Western Ankle Boots

Western Ankle Boots

$820

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

Buy at Stylebop

Crackle Effect

$750

Prada

Buy at Farfetch

Crackle Ankle Boots

$618

Prada

Buy at Farfetch

Chelsea Boots

$334

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist.

Buy at ssense

Chelsea Boots

$158

R.M. Williams

Buy at ssense

Chelsea Boots

$930

Marsèll

Buy at ssense
Leather Boot

Leather Boot

$1300

Gucci

Buy at Farfetch

Luxury Outdoor Boots

1017 ALYX 9SM can do no wrong in 2018, and its hiking boot — boasting technical fabric and knit uppers on Vibram sole units — are no exception. Meanwhile, more highlights come from the bulkier silhouette Gucci Flashtrek and Camper Lab x Kiko Kostadinov high-top leather number.

Hiking Boot Trainers

$541

1017 ALYX 9SM

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FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Buy at Matchesfashion

Knit Hiking Boots

$244

1017 ALYX 9SM

Buy at ssense

Flashtrek High

$1250

Gucci

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Buy at Matchesfashion
Ankle Boots

Ankle Boots

$266

ROA

Buy at Farfetch

Leather Boots

$340

Camper Lab x Kiko Kostadinov

Buy at Farfetch

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Words by Aaron Toumazou
E-Commerce Editor