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It’s time to embrace the chunky ankle boot – here are 6 of the best to buy now

by Edaein OConnell
08th Jan 2020

It’s all about the chunky ankle boot. Here is why you shouldn’t be afraid of them and where to buy the best on the high-street

Did anyone ever tell you never to judge a book by its cover?

Well, the same goes for chunky boots.

Unless you have been hibernating, I presume most of you will have seen the exponential growth of the trend. 2018 saw the introduction of the now cult-status Doc Marten Jadon boots which seem to have started this new wave of chunky goodness. High-end designers quickly took note, with both Prada and The Row creating their own versions, both of which sold out upon release. Even Rosie-Huntington Whiteley nabbed herself both pairs.


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I know a chunky boot can look scary. Many of you may have visions of farms and mountains when you see a pair in a shop, but I assure you there is nothing outdoorsy about these incarnations. They are versatile, practical, stylish and most importantly comfortable.

When styled right, they can look sophisticated like a classic flat Chelsea boot but can also look as wild and carefree as you like. Wear under a suit for something a little different, and like all other boots, they look superb underneath skirts, dresses and jeans.

While the high-end versions may be out of our price range, the high-street is awash with some lookalikes that look great but won’t break the bank this January.

If you are still scared of the trend, try a boot a little less imposing like the Vagabond Kenova boot, but if you are in the mood for a little risk-taking, the Zara track sole version is our top pick.

How Instagram is wearing the trend?

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Chunky boots to buy now

Flat ankle boots with zip, €49.95 at Zara

Dr Martens Jadon flatform chunky boots, €233.64 at Asos

Track sole leather ankle boot, €99.95 at Zara

Alanis leather black lace up boots, €125 at Topshop

Vagabond Kenova black leather chunky chelsea boots, €124.43 at Asos

Office Abuzz chunky front zip boots black leather, €93 at Office

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