There’s no denying that the chunky boot trend of 2020 is still going strong for 2021. However, of all the clunkier varieties of boots one can buy, lug-sole boots are the one style that holds a special place in our hearts. Equal parts stylish and functional, they’re the one footwear option we think everyone should have in their closet come fall and winter.
Think about it: What boot style is better equipped for trudging through winter’s impending snow, slush, and ice? Designed with better grip than average boots, their hefty soles not only help keep your feet nice and dry, but they also provide a bit of protection against slipping and sliding. While practical, it doesn’t hurt that this season’s styles are cute enough to pair with practically any outfit, whether you opt for knee-high Chelsea boots, heeled combat boots, or something in between.
Ahead, we rounded up 27 of the best pairs of lug-sole boots for stomping around in. From flat to heeled, ankle to knee-high, trust that there’s a pair (or two) for you, no matter your sartorial taste. Keep scrolling to shop our favorites, starting at just $36.
Flat Lug-Sole Boots
Zara Waxed Finish Flat Knee High Boots ($119)
You can do some serious stomping in these.
& Other Stories Chunky Sole Leather Chelsea Boots ($229)
This muted green lends a subtle pop of color without overpowering the rest of your outfit.
Staud Bow Tall Boot ($650)
Fully obsessed with these.
H&M Boots ($50)
This muted taupe is a fresh take on fall neutrals.
Sam Edelman Garret Boots ($180)
We’re picturing this pair with a boho floral maxi dress.
Dr. Martens 1B60 Bex Knee-High Boots ($220)
Gen Z celebrities are all about lace-up knee-high boots.
Charles & Keith Black Lace-Up Chunky Ankle Boots ($93)
We’ll be pairing these with all of our plaid miniskirts.
ATP Atelier Pesaro Boots ($670)
We’re loving this two-toned style.
Mango Lace-Up Track Sole Boots ($100)
Not only is this snakeskin print amazing, but the subtle lugged sole will also keep you from slipping.
Mid-Heel Lug-Sole Boots
Bottega Veneta Leather Ankle Boots ($1280)
If we’re on the subject of lug-sole boots, we can’t fail to mention Bottega Veneta. These block-heel combat boots are a dream.
Urban Outfitters Chloe Chelsea Boot ($79)
Cherry-red snakeskin? Yes, please.
Schutz Orly Boot ($158)
The extra-large block heels on this pair make for comfortable, everyday boots.
Vince Camuto Madisha Chelsea Boot ($170)
The topstitching on these is a nice touch.
Free People Penny Second Skin Ankle Boots ($198)
This terra-cotta color, though!
Jeffrey Campbell Escob Platform Chelsea Boot ($190)
You can’t go wrong with heeled Chelsea boots. These will never go out of style.
Charles & Keith Chalk Zip-Up Block Heel Ankle Boots ($79)
Slightly futuristic, these would look great with a pair of skinny leather trousers.
Steve Madden Howler Bootie ($100)
Another great pair for everyday wear.
Urban Outfitters Zip-Up Boots ($89)
Urban Outfitters does it again.
ASOS Design Grounded Heel Rain Boots ($36)
You can’t beat this $36 price tag.
High-Heel Lug-Sole Boots
Zara Rubberized Heeled Ankle Boots ($90)
Rain boots but better.
Dr. Martens Spence Heeled Ankle Boots in Black ($160)
Winter slush is no match for these booties.
Ganni Patent Chunky Heel Chelsea Boot ($475)
We’ll be dreaming about these later.
Jeffrey Campbell Refresh Knee High Platform Boot ($310)
These platforms are giving us Olivia Rodrigo vibes.
ASOS Design Elena High Heeled Sock Boots in Mint ($50)
Buying these immediately.
Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Ankle Boots ($795)
These platform suede booties did not come to play.
See by Chloé Verena Shearling Lined Boot ($495)
These boots are ready for winter weather.
Christian Louboutin Marchacroche 70 Leather Ankle Boots ($1095)
Practical winter boots for the red-bottom fanatic.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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