Like it or not, the metaverse is coming, or rather: it’s already here. As the inevitable happens and life plods towards a virtual new reality, we thought that we may as well start dressing accordingly — a prospect that we’re actually really looking forward to. At last, we have an excuse to break out our Matrix-style fits that we’ve been storing for dystopia. If the world as we know it is ending, we may as well look good while it does, right?

Our first stop en route to the metaverse is, obviously, SSENSE. Our first cop is, obviously, a pair of futuristic boots. Something we’d be proud to take our final real, gravity-aided step in. From bold hits like Bottega Veneta’s Puddle Bomber Boots to sleek, all-black iterations from Rombaut, Marni, and more, there’s a lot to choose from, but every selection is fit for what’s to come.

Shop our favorite futuristic boots below.

Kiko Kostadinov Maiden High Boot

Maiden High Boot

Maiden High Boot

$815

Kiko Kostadinov

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Kiko Kostadinov's Maiden Boots are in keeping with the rest of the designer's alien collection: industrial and made for walking (into the metaverse).

Julius Gore Lace-up Boots

Gore Lace-up Boots

Gore Lace-up Boots

$876

Julius

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A chunky, geometric sole unit combines with jagged edges to leather overlays on the upper for a dramatic finish to this all-black pair from Julius.

Bottega Veneta Puddle Bomber Boots

Puddle Bomber Boots

Puddle Bomber Boots

$1100

Bottega Veneta

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Bottega Veneta's footwear output has been second to none this year. The already iconic Puddle Boots have had a laced update that has renewed our love for the bulbous style.

Marni Padded Chelsea Boots

Padded Chelsea Boots

Padded Chelsea Boots

$445

Marni

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So you're ready for the future but you want to keep a grain of tradition, too? Marni's padded take on the Chelsea boot silhouette is perfect for you.

Adyar Lancer High Boots

Lancer High Boots

Lancer High Boots

$992

Adyar

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Adyar's Lancer Boots are, at their core, fairly classic. A leather upper and elasticated panel make for a hard-wearing yet comfortable fit. It's the elongated collar that positions this pair within the unorthodox.

Rombaut Boccaccio II Riot High Boots

Boccaccio II Riot High Boots

Boccaccio II Riot High Boots

$330

Rombaut

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Rombaut's designs are united by the thick sole unit that defines them. Faux leather and mesh form the upper of this pair which is basically an SUV for your feet.

GmbH Workwear Boots

Workwear Boots

Workwear Boots

$261

GmbH

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GmbH has found the perfect balance between rugged and refined for this pair of Workwear Boots. In grey, the sleek uppers shine against the heavy-duty black sole unit.

Acne Studios Ankle Boots

Ankle Boots

Ankle Boots

$700

Acne Studios

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There's something very Pinhead-from-Hellraiser about this pair of gridded suede boots from Acne...

Rick Owens Bozo Tractor Boots

Bozo Tractor Boots

Bozo Tractor Boots

$851

Rick Owens

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Ironically, while most others reach for black when designing their dystopian kicks, Rick departs from the hue for a neutral colorway. Does he know something we don't?

Bally Hike 1 Boots

Hike 1 Boots

Hike 1 Boots

$596

Bally

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Nobody really knows what to expect from the metaverse, so it can't hurt to cop a pair that can do everything. Bally Hike's Hike 1 Boots max out on utilitarian styling.

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