It’s no secret that 2020 wasn’t the best year for fashion.

With most of us spending most of the year cooped up at home binging series after series on Netflix while sporting our comfiest legging, sweatshirt and slipper combos, our usual efforts to perfect our winter outfits sort of went out the window—but 2021 is a new year!

When it comes to winter fashion, nothing can do an outfit more justice than a carefully selected pair of winter boots to see you through the season in comfort and style.

If you’re more than ready to amp up your style this winter with the latest on-trend styles, these are the winter boot trends 2021 that you’re sure to be spotting everywhere.


Top 5 Winter Boot Trends 2021


  • 1. Chunky combat boots

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    When ‘edgy’ is what you’re after, nothing can beat a chunky combat boot with heavy-duty soles. Channelling the vibe that dominated so much of fashion in the 90s, this ready-for-anything style has been showing up on runways everywhere and is the perfect way to show you mean business.

    Offering an ideal balance between style and utility, pair them with a structured mini skirt, distressed denim jeans or culottes and you’re good to go!

  • 2. Classic knee-highs

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    All good fashion trends return given enough time, and classic knee-high boots are definitely back ‘in’. As the over-the-knee look which has dominated in recent years moves aside, the just-under-the-knee alternatives have been more than happy to take their place.

    Whether you opt for heeled or classic flat riding boot style, a good pair of knee-high boots will work perfectly over the top of your favourite skinny jeans or leggings or underneath a flowing midi dress.

  • 3. Shearling or Sherpa lace-ups

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    Nothing says winter better than the warm and cuddly feeling of a shearling or sherpa jacket. Now the style has infiltrated the world of footwear with shearling and sherpa lace-ups - which are equal parts comfy and cool - dominating winter boot trends.

    They’re not just reserved for hiking or alpine ski-trips either—from Dior to Prada and Ferragamo, shearling styles have been popping up in high fashion left, right and centre!

  • 4. Structured suede

    suede boots

    The ultimate go-with-anything style option offering a casual yet sophisticated vibe, the structured suede boots that made an entrance last season are definitely still on-trend. While classic black suede never seems to go out of style, this season, suede boots are adopting a more adventurous colour palette—think shades of burgundy, navy and dust grey.

  • 5. Black midi boots

    black midi shoes

    The versatility of a black midi boot that can take you anywhere from the office, to after-work drinks or date night is what has seen this winter boot trend still sitting pretty in 2021. Pair them with some flared denim jeans, a cropped tailored pant or a midi skirt and slouchy knit to create an effortless yet chic look that will see you right through the season.

Find your perfect pair of winter boots

Looking for the latest on-trend boot styles for winter 2021? At Famous Footwear, we’ve got you sorted with all the latest winter boot styles at an affordable price.

Check out our complete range of winter shoes to find your perfect pair.