It’s finally cool to be comfortable. This season’s crop of combat boots, lace-ups and thick-soled footwear is all about utility with an edge. While everyone else is afraid to stain their suede, you can stomp through slush in these 10 pairs of women’s and men’s boots meant for everyday wear—and you’ll look like a million bucks doing it.
Marcharoche Leather Ankle Boots, Christian Louboutin ($995). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave., 617-385-3300
These chunky Louboutins are the 90s-inspired version of the always-in-style Chelsea ankle boot.
Women's Sabrina 6G Lace Up in Cognac, Frye ($378). 284 Newbury St., 617-247-3793
Even if they’re brand new, these beautiful antiqued lace-ups from Frye’s Made in the USA line look like you’ve already put a few miles on them.