Almost knee-high with puffy insulation and PVC trims, looking at the original Moon Boot in 2021 still cuts a futuristic figure. And that is why since launching in 1969 it has remained a statement-making shoe, despite changing very little.
Inspired by the footwear worn by the astronauts during the Apollo 11 landing in 1969, founder Giancarlo Zanatta set out to create an equally space-age model for the street which resulted in a puffy boot that has been embraced by everyone from the world of high fashion to celebrities to this very magazine (check out our collab with the label here) to become an apres-ski staple. But one of its biggest style moment undoubtedly came in the late 90s and early 2000s.
The resurgence of Y2K trends in the past year has been relentless. We’ve had everything from Ed Hardy making a comeback to Adam Sandler core and it shows no signs of slowing down, with Moon Boot the latest to be given a cringe-core, gen-z makeover.
It is a throwback to a time when the bigger your boot, the more stylish it was, from Ugg boots to the fluffy fur footwear that made a comeback for Miu Miu Fall 2021, and Moon Boot was at the center of it. Actually, Paris Hilton wearing Moon Boots was at the center of it.
Despite the futuristic-looking shoes having been worn by the likes of Young Dolph and Kim Kardashian, it's Hilton in the naughts who we keep coming back to. The media personality was gaining fame through the now much-memed The Simple Life reality TV series and set out to make the shoe her own.
As part of her trademark Y2K uniform, consisting of Juicy Couture tracksuits, oversized sunglasses, and pastel pink, you could often find the space-inspired boots incorporated into her fits. During this time she was at the forefront of giving Moon Boot's the 90s style moment that has been inspiring its modern-day resurgence.
With oversized padded boots having a style moment thanks to Yeezy and Prada, along with fashion being increasingly obsessed with skiwear, it’s important not to forget who the original makers of oversized puffy fashion boots are.
Moon Boot's impressive list of collaborators has means that the shoes have graced the catwalks of Chanel and Jeremy Scott. They weren’t just being worn in the winter by reality show stars, the shoes were a high-fashion moment in the early 2000s that infiltrated the runway. And having worked with labels such as Palm Angels and Chloé last year, it's about to do it all again.
Check out our favorite Moon Boot 'Fits Below.
The queen of Moon Boot, it doesn't get much more Y2K than this baby pink outfit.
Lil Nas X
Somewhere in-between the silver surfer and Santa, we have all become accustomed to Lil Nas X's fashion antics and his outfit for the Holiday music video is one of many times he has had heads turning. Not to mention that he later donned the outfit going everywhere from Target to The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Dua Lipa celebrated the winter holidays by pairing a faux fur Hello Kitty pair of Moon Boot's made in collaboration with CGDS with nothing but a lingerie set. Inevitably, it went viral.
An all-white winter outfit, Bretman Rock's white boots are in their element in the freezing snow.
Keeping to a white and red color scheme, Snyder makes a statement by using the oversized footwear model.
Mariah Carey entered the new year by pairing a white full-length coat and Moon Boot's to protect herself from the snow.
If you've come this far you will have noticed a pattern: wearing all-white in the snow and finishing it off with a pair of Moon Boot's is a winning combination. Here's Kim Kardashian doing just that.