I love boots, and I’d wear them everyday, despite India’s balmy weather (thank god winter is here, not like I needed reason, but still!). So, if you’re like me, or if you live in places in the country which actually have boot-worthy weather for some time at least, then this list is for you. Be it gum boots to trek up hills in, or stilettos for those nights out, or even cute Chelsea boots to pair with shorts or summery dresses, here are the brands that nail all styles of boots.
Aldo, F21 Or H&M: 9 Indie & High Street Brands Are The Best For Boots
Vanilla Moon brings together Italian designs and Indian craftsmanship, provides contemporary designs coupled with great quality. We've been wanting boots from this brand for a long time now and these high black boots will be it!
Truffle Collection has over 600 footwear options to choose from and this pair of solid black boots is a wardrobe staple in winter. While their collection starts at INR 1,599, you'll be able to find huge discounts, as high as 80%. Boots start at INR 800 on a discount.
Forever 21 will spoil you with their collection of boots that range from practical and flat to over-the-top party ones starting at INR 2,500. We particularly love their faux suede selection, which comes in Chelsea style (block heel and flat) as well as ankle level. On offer are also knee-high ones that are great for the mild winter. They have booties when winter rolls around, plus on-trend options that last a season or two. Like the thigh-high denim ones they stock on and off. Oh, and combat boots (big, bold, clunky and edgy boots) that are having a major moment, in street-styles especially
Marks & Spencer
It’s an English brand and seeing as one would wear boots all year long there, they’d a fantastic option for practical pairs. Check out their Chelsea boots, tan and biker ones, woollen UGG sorts, and block-heel knee-high boots. They even have a few shoe boot options that work well for dresses and denims like the stiletto heel chelsea boots.
Source of all things trending and at a decent price, for Chelsea boots, army ones, platform boots and sock boots too. Of course, they have a grand collection of patent leather ankle boots to sexy suede and comfy pile-lined flats too. Most of them are well under INR 3,000 anyway, so imagine if you get it on discount! Since thigh-highs and knee boots are in again, check out the selection that H&M has. Especially the premium ones. Those are upwards of UNR 4,500 but they’re super stylish! If you're visiting a really cold place, definitely snag a pair of warm-lined boots from, here, not only are they great quality (linings and insoles in soft faux shearling to keep feet warm), they are also budget-friendly.
Want boots on a budget? This indie brand crafts classic boots - ankle cute, Chelsea boots, party boots, knee boots - all in solid and classic colours and at prices under INR 2,000 for ankle boots and under INR 4,000 for bigger party and knee boots. More so, the brand keeps function front and center with all their heel sizes not exceeding 1.5 inches. You won't have to spend more than 5 minutes to get into Pepitoes's boot either; they are all either slip-ons or have a zip enclosure. You can strut in them all day long, too, these have comfort insoles.
Aldo & Call It Spring
Oof, this here is a slice of heaven for boots, albeit a tad expensive to stomp about in them daily. Pick from casual knee high ones in leather, suede ankle boots, Chelsea boots and combat ones too. Aldo and Call It Spring retail out of the same space most of the time, so you can check out both collections. Any pair you pick off the collection here is an investment, so choose wisely, in terms of style, as for quality, do not doubt it!
This high street brand always has some kind of boots, though they definitely have reduced the options over the years. Check out the wellies, the leather and suede ankle-length ones, and definitely look out for boots for kids here. They usually bring out the entire boots collection during the winter months. And then it’s a riot of leather, cowboy, thigh-high boots, metallic ones...and a dream, basically! On discounts, you can find a pair upwards of INR 2,500, but the more current ones are above INR 5,000.
RSVP By Nykaa Fashion
There's nothing that we can't find at RSVP By Nykaa Fashion. They have the best apparel, footwear and accessories. You'll be able to find about five sizes (36 to 40), and the best part is there's always some or the other discount going on!