The winter season is upon us and it’s high time to bring out your winter footwear from safekeeping. When we talk about winter footwear, all we can say is “boots”. We often categorize our beloved boots based on color. We say, “that long brown boot” or “the small black one” to refer to a specific pair. However, every pair of boots can be easily classified under styles. There are 5-6 types for women of boots in the market and we easily own at least 2-3 of these styles. It’s time you brush up your boots vocabulary with the evergreen and ever-fashionable, Closeted Fashionista.
1. Knee-high boots
One of the most common styles when it comes to types of boots for women. Just as the name suggests, the length of these boots goes up to the knees or just below them. When the temperature is below freezing point (quite literally), the knee-high boots add an extra layer of warmth to your leg. Also, one can’t ignore the sexy quotient these boots add to any ensemble.
2. Thigh-high boots
Also known as over-the-knee boots, these too fall under tall boots. Another savior from the harsh cold winds, these types of boots go up to your thigh or mid-thigh. Overing almost the overall length of your leg, these become a favorite for winter. From stiletto heels to wedge heels, the styles feature all. The boots can be fitted to form or have a fashionable slouchy look.
3. Ankle boots
Much shorter in height as compared to tall boots, these are a favorable option for formal environments. As the name suggests, these types of boots end at your ankle or just above it that is mid calf. It’s recommended to opt for a heeled ankle boot as the short length of the footwear doesn’t provide the elongated look.
4. Platform boots
Add a few inches to your outfit without the discomfort of the steep heels. These types of boots were fairly famous around the 80s and 90s. The platform boots are identified by a thick soul that rays the feet from the ground. The heels can be slightly raised than the front of the boot and can range between 1 to 4 inches.
5. Chelsea boots
Dating back to the Victorian era these boots were designed by Queen Victoria’s shoemaker J. Spars Hall, and has been named after an area in London. Featuring elastic panels on both sides of the shoes these boots are easy to put on and take off. Adding to the ease of use is the loop at the back of the shoe that helps one pull up the shoes.
6. Cowboy boots
Popular around the 1900s with the American cowboys, the boots rose to popularity with actors wearing them on screen. The style then trickled down to the masses and is identified with Cuban heels.
7. Combat boots or army boots
These types of boots were initially designed for the military but it’s soon found their way to the common mass due to their functional aspect. Featuring a thick sole the boots go up to your calf.
8. Biker boots
Featuring low heels and buckles and straps the biker boots were initially designed for the bikers to give them better control of the motorcycle. Along with the statement appeal, the boots have a masculine feel to them.
9. Sock boots
These types of boots feature a steep heel and are fitted to form. As it properly fits the leg, the overall look is chic and sexy. The sock-like appearance is achieved through materials such as suede, neoprene, or fabric.
10. Lita boots
Named after Lita Ford from the 70s band The Runaways, the boots feature a platform and chunky heels. The heel height reaches 5.25 inches in this ankle boot. These were introduced in 2010 by the shoe company, Jeffrey Campbell.
11. Wellington boots
These are waterproof boots made up of rubber or plastic. Not a fashionable option, these types of boots for women are helpful for the wet season. With their thick sole, these boots are helpful when the question is to walk through muddy fields.
12. Shearling boots
Featuring wool lining and suede surface, these were popularised by surfers in Australia around 1960. The most common type of shearling boots is Uggs.
As you shop for boots next time, remember the correct name of the style you are looking for. It always feels great to show off your knowledge of something after all.