4 Boot Trends For 2022 That Are Soon To Be All Over Instagram

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4 Boot Trends For 2022 That Are Soon To Be All Over Instagram
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2022 is my main character year. There, I said it! I’m dressing up every damn day—or at the very least, putting on a great pair of boots. We all know footwear can elevate even the simplest of outfits, which is why I have my eye on the top 2022 boot trends. And luckily, there’s quite a bit to choose from!

First up on the list is a trend for my girls who love a heeled moment but haven’t worn actual heels since pre-pandemic. Skinny-heeled boots are very much in, but it’s up to you whether you choose to go with sky-high stilettos or sweet, skinny kitten heels. My personal faves? A slight stiletto with a flared-out base.

Next up is a somewhat more relaxed look dubbed The Slouch. Slouchy boots were cool waaay back when, but they’re definitely getting the revival they deserve this season. My advice? Stay away from suede to avoid looking dated and opt instead for shiny patents or printed leather for a fresh feel. That said, a chocolate brown suede slouch still gives me butterflies. Call me old-fashioned!

Next up is a personal favorite for running around, the combat boot. Remember when we all had that same pair back in high school? Now, they’re definitely a bit chunkier and cooler, perfect for pairing with ultra-femme looks for a satisfying contrast.

Last but not least, this one’s a little obvious: Knee-high boots are officially replacing your over-the-knee favorites. Sorry in advance if you ~invested~ in that one Stuart Weitzman pair! You can totally still wear them, but consider adding at least one knee-high pair in a fun shade into your wardrobe, stat.

Below, read on for a bit more info on each trend, plus a few of our faves to start shopping now.

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The Combat

Lug soles gave last year’s boots an edgy feel, but for 2022, we’re returning to the classic combat. With a fresh take, of course! This time around, pair yours with femme ‘fits for contrast instead of tucking them into skinny jeans like you did back in high school. Cringe.

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Courtesy of Cariuma.

High Top Caturi Boots

This pair of faux suede boots have the lace-up detailing of combat boots but the tread of a great pair of sneakers—basically, you’re getting the best of both worlds when you can’t decide which type of shoes to wear with your new sweater. This pair is also great for outdoor adventures and long walks since they’re super comfortable.

All-Weather Amalia

Courtesy of Nisolo.

All-Weather Amalia Boot

You can’t go wrong with a classic combat boot, especially when it comes in this beautiful tobacco brown color. The Amalia boot from Nisolo is a crowd-pleaser since it matches any and every colorway out there. The brand is known and loved for its high-end creations, and these boots are no exception. They also have a goal to maintain 0% net carbon emissions by offsetting their own footprint by 100 percent. And going even further, every Nisolo purchase ensures 100% living wages to the people creating their products. Along with looking incredible, these combat boots will feel incredible. They’re built with custom memory foam insoles and rubber soles that absorb all sorts of pressure before it hits your feet. Better yet: if it’s your first time shopping with the brand, you can get 20 percent off using StyleCaster’s exclusive promo. Simply enter “STYLE20” at checkout to save.

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Courtesy of Dr. Martens.

1460 Pascal Virginia Leather Boot

If you want to invest in combat boots that will last a lifetime, look no further than Dr. Martens. I love the Pascal Virginia Leather Boots for a wear-with-everything option you’ll never tire of.

The Skinny

Stiletto heels are in, so say goodbye to your crusty block heels. I know it’s hard to move on, but we must! That said, if you aren’t into sky-high skinny heels, a shorter stiletto looks equally chic for everyday wear. Bonus points if you go for a flared-out skinny heel for a bit of added interest!

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Courtesy of LPA.

Francis Boot

Behold, the perfect black boot. From the pointy toe to the stiletto heel to the unique asymmetrical shaft, the Francis Boot takes a monochrome black look and adds a bit of interest.

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Courtesy of Sam Edelman.

Adi Boot

If you prefer the flared-out skinny heel I mentioned previously, these Adi Boots will suit your style. The square toe, contrast stitching and dreamy, creamy hue are to die for.

 

The Slouch

I didn’t think this trend could make a triumphant return, but I stand corrected—and excited to give it a go! Slouchy boots are back, baby, and don’t think you have to dress them down for a laid-back look.

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Courtesy of Steve Madden.

Jessamy Boot

A classic brown slouchy boot like the Jessamy looks great with everything from tucked-in denim to flowing boho skirts. Talk about versatile.

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Courtesy of Marc Fisher.

Mandee 2 Boot

If you prefer a pop of color, these Marc Fisher boots come in black, white, purple and (my favorite, duh) deep green.

 

The Knee-High

Remember over-the-knee boots? LOL, me either. Knee-highs are everything at the moment, so don’t be afraid to throw some lotion on those kneecaps before revealing them to the world! Since the silhouette of a classic knee-high boot is fairly understated, feel free to go bold with color, texture or any other statement-making details. Or, you know, channel your inner cowboy.

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Courtesy of Vince Camuto.

Felinda Boot

Shoelery (shoe jewelry) gives a plain white boot like the Felinda some added oomph. These babies certainly make a case for silver accents to have their long-awaited comeback.

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Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell.

Dagget Western Boot

Cowboy boots are still trending, but only if you go bold. How about the knee-high Dagget Boots in two-tone teal?

 

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