Lace-Up Ankle Boot, $950; Burberry Ankle Boots, $795; Rupert Sanderson Boots, $735
*All Available at Net-A-Porter
From the Birkenstock to the flip-flop, haute takes on so called “ugly footwear” have come to the forefront of fashion. Now, it’s the utilitarian hiking boot’s time in the spotlight. Rope-like laces and sturdy metal detailing mean these offerings have an undeniably rugged feel; they would pair perfectly with your edgier pieces like leather minis and chunky knits. If your willing to be so bold, take a cue from Prada’s excellent fall collection and style with lady-like brocaded skirts for an unexpected twist. The hiking boot may have been birthed out of practicality, but taken off the alpine trails and placed on the streets, it will have you ready to conquer the season.
Above: Prada Fall/Winter 2016