Among the many profound changes elicited by the 12 weeks of lockdown earlier this year – as we were confined to working from home and restricted to supermarket shopping and limited to 60 minutes of outdoor exercise a day – was the complete abandonment of day-to-day heel-wearing.
Sales of Birkenstocks, trainers, sandals and slippers spiked over the summer and, now, as lockdown 2.0 looms on the horizon and a 10pm curfew has been set, heels remain redundant. The new seasonally appropriate and fashionably on-point choice is a pair of combat boots.
Potent with a no-nonsense attitude and blessed with wear-all-day comfort, a pair of military-inspired boots will step straight into line alongside autumn’s feminine dresses and Transseasonal layers, as well as teaming effortlessly with jeans or a mini and tights.
Here’s our edit of the season’s new must-have shoe…