Zip up & Buckled Boots

Falling somewhere in between the mod iconography of a Chelsea boot and the signifier-heavy ruggedness of the combat boot, a wide range of zip-up and buckle boots have made their way into the latest offering of men’s footwear. By using buckled straps either to a functional or ornamental end, this range of boots serves as a reminder that minimal design benefits greatly from carefully-considered details, no matter how minor. The line proposes modernized edits without straying too far from their original context, with harness straps harking back to equestrian origins while handcrafted leather silhouettes nod towards biker culture. Yet experimentations with stacked heels and extended collar heights push for a forward-thinking androgyny that coalesces nicely with burlier styles. A subtle interplay between the moody futurism of jet black buffed leather forms and warmer suede, tan-colored pieces attest to the versatile nature of these zip-up and ankle boots. Lending themselves to a variety of styling contexts despite containing insular characteristics, these boot designs showcase the unexpected merits of stylistic fluidity.

Random Identities - Black Worker Boots

Random Identities

Black Worker Boots

$440

Rick Owens - Black Elastic Boots

Rick Owens

Black Elastic Boots

$1900

Prada - White Patent Zip Boots

Prada

White Patent Zip Boots

$1120

Loewe - Black Loafer Boots

Loewe

Black Loafer Boots

$1250

Prada - Black Zip-Up Boots

Prada

Black Zip-Up Boots

$1120

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Belt Tucson 1 Piece Boots

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Belt Tucson 1 Piece Boots

$1970

Haider Ackermann - Black Ault Cowboy Boots

Haider Ackermann

Black Ault Cowboy Boots

$1600

Prada - Black Canguro Zip Boots

Prada

Black Canguro Zip Boots

$1075

Christian Louboutin - Tan Kicko Flat Pony Metal Chelsea Boots

Christian Louboutin

Tan Kicko Flat Pony Metal Chelsea Boots

$2295

Isabel Marant - Black Claine Boots

Isabel Marant

Black Claine Boots

$810

Isabel Marant - Black Derfee Boots

Isabel Marant

Black Derfee Boots

$945

Isabel Marant - Taupe Derfee Boots

Isabel Marant

Taupe Derfee Boots

$945

Prada - Black Wheel Sole Zip Boots

Prada

Black Wheel Sole Zip Boots

$1155

Saint Laurent - Brown Suede Wyatt Boots

Saint Laurent

Brown Suede Wyatt Boots

$1420

Maison Margiela - SSENSE Exclusive Black 'White-Out' Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

SSENSE Exclusive Black 'White-Out' Tabi Boots

$1530

Officine Creative - Black Ikon 055 Boots

Officine Creative

Black Ikon 055 Boots

$865

Saint Laurent - Brown Suede Lukas Boots

Saint Laurent

Brown Suede Lukas Boots

$1290

Maison Margiela - Black Patent Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Black Patent Tabi Boots

$1590

Rick Owens - Black Shearling Tractor Sneaker Boots

Rick Owens

Black Shearling Tractor Sneaker Boots

$1865

Prada - Black Brushed Leather Ankle Boots

Prada

Black Brushed Leather Ankle Boots

$955

Alexander McQueen - Black Leather Zip Up Boots

Alexander McQueen

Black Leather Zip Up Boots

$1455

Marsèll - Brown Suede Parapa Tronchetto Zip Boots

Marsèll

Brown Suede Parapa Tronchetto Zip Boots

$1260

Dries Van Noten - Black Pony Hair Zip Boots

Dries Van Noten

Black Pony Hair Zip Boots

$1225

Dries Van Noten - Blue Pony Hair Zip Boots

Dries Van Noten

Blue Pony Hair Zip Boots

$1155

Dries Van Noten - Black Patent Zip-Up Boots

Dries Van Noten

Black Patent Zip-Up Boots

$1165

Alexander McQueen - Silver & Black Tiny Dancer Boots

Alexander McQueen

Silver & Black Tiny Dancer Boots

$1150

Giuseppe Zanotti - Black & White Plaid Zip-Up Boots

Giuseppe Zanotti

Black & White Plaid Zip-Up Boots

$1075

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Back Lace-Up Boots

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Back Lace-Up Boots

$1410

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Tucson Zip-Up Boots

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Tucson Zip-Up Boots

$1520

Balmain - Black Velvet Mike Boots

Balmain

Black Velvet Mike Boots

$1195

Rick Owens - Brown Creeper Boots

Rick Owens

Brown Creeper Boots

$1970

Rick Owens - Black Creeper Sole Boots

Rick Owens

Black Creeper Sole Boots

$1995

Maison Margiela - Black Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Black Tabi Boots

$1530

Saint Laurent - Black Lukas Zip Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Lukas Zip Boots

$1290

Alexander McQueen - Black Glitter Zip-Up Boots

Alexander McQueen

Black Glitter Zip-Up Boots

$1150

Brioni - Black Dean Boots

Brioni

Black Dean Boots

$2150

Fear of God - Grey Suede Tear Away Moc Boots

Fear of God

Grey Suede Tear Away Moc Boots

$780

Saint Laurent - Black Wyatt Harness Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Wyatt Harness Boots

$1420

Saint Laurent - Black Suede Lukas Zip Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Suede Lukas Zip Boots

$1290

Saint Laurent - Black Suede Wyatt Jodhpur Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Suede Wyatt Jodhpur Boots

$1290

Saint Laurent - Brown Suede Wyatt Crossed Buckles Boots

Saint Laurent

Brown Suede Wyatt Crossed Buckles Boots

$1225

Saint Laurent - Taupe Suede Wyatt Jodhpur Boots

Saint Laurent

Taupe Suede Wyatt Jodhpur Boots

$1290

Hugo - Black Cult Buckle Boots

Hugo

Black Cult Buckle Boots

$400

Marsèll - Grey Suede Zucca Zeppa Tronchetto Boots

Marsèll

Grey Suede Zucca Zeppa Tronchetto Boots

$1230

Marsèll - Black Suede Listone Boots

Marsèll

Black Suede Listone Boots

$1350

Marsèll - Black Zucca Zeppa Tronchetto Boots

Marsèll

Black Zucca Zeppa Tronchetto Boots

$1230

Maison Margiela - White Bianchetto Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

White Bianchetto Tabi Boots

$1530

Maison Margiela - Black Leather Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Black Leather Tabi Boots

$1480

Maison Margiela - Burgundy Tabi Flat Ankle Boots

Maison Margiela

Burgundy Tabi Flat Ankle Boots

$1210

Maison Margiela - Black Flat Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Black Flat Tabi Boots

$1160

Maison Margiela - Brown Flat Tabi Ankle Boots

Maison Margiela

Brown Flat Tabi Ankle Boots

$1160

Givenchy - Black Camden Utility Boots

Givenchy

Black Camden Utility Boots

$1315

Gucci - Burgundy Canvas Original GG Boots

Gucci

Burgundy Canvas Original GG Boots

$2110

Balenciaga - Black Rim Boots

Balenciaga

Black Rim Boots

$1690

Balenciaga - Black Santiag Boots

Balenciaga

Black Santiag Boots

$1750

Amiri - Brown Suede Bandana Buckle Boots

Amiri

Brown Suede Bandana Buckle Boots

$1820

Balenciaga - Black Low Santiag Harness Boots

Balenciaga

Black Low Santiag Harness Boots

$2090

Balenciaga - Black Santiag Harness Boots

Balenciaga

Black Santiag Harness Boots

$2290

Guidi - Black Zip Boots

Guidi

Black Zip Boots

$1600

Fear of God - Black Tear-Away Moc Boots

Fear of God

Black Tear-Away Moc Boots

$720