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.

Saint Laurent - Tan Suede Caleb Boots

Saint Laurent

Tan Suede Caleb Boots

£735

Rick Owens Drkshdw - Black Megatooth Zip Boots

Rick Owens Drkshdw

Black Megatooth Zip Boots

£740

Acne Studios - Black Square Toe Boots

Acne Studios

Black Square Toe Boots

£540

Ann Demeulemeester - White Greased Suede Zip-Up Boots

Ann Demeulemeester

White Greased Suede Zip-Up Boots

£720

Salvatore Ferragamo - Black Santorini 2 Boots

Salvatore Ferragamo

Black Santorini 2 Boots

£840

Julius - Black Leather Zip-Up Boots

Julius

Black Leather Zip-Up Boots

£1225

Loewe - Tan Nubuck Loafer Boots

Loewe

Tan Nubuck Loafer Boots

£625

Dries Van Noten - Black Half Boots

Dries Van Noten

Black Half Boots

£700

Dries Van Noten - Black & Brown Leather Boots

Dries Van Noten

Black & Brown Leather Boots

£700

Dsquared2 - Black Rider Boots

Dsquared2

Black Rider Boots

£720

ION - Black Squared Boots

ION

Black Squared Boots

£620

ION - Black Pointed Boots

ION

Black Pointed Boots

£620

ION - White Squared Boots

ION

White Squared Boots

£620

ION - Yellow Pointed Boots

ION

Yellow Pointed Boots

£620

Dr. Martens - Black Zaniel Boots

Dr. Martens

Black Zaniel Boots

£130

Dr. Martens - White Zaniel Boots

Dr. Martens

White Zaniel Boots

£130

Saint Laurent - Black Wyatt Harness Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Wyatt Harness Boots

£780

Saint Laurent - Black Suede Lukas Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Suede Lukas Boots

£780

Saint Laurent - Brown Suede Studded Lukas Boots

Saint Laurent

Brown Suede Studded Lukas Boots

£780

Saint Laurent - Black Croc Wyatt Harness Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Croc Wyatt Harness Boots

£805

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Greased Suede Zip-Up Boots

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Greased Suede Zip-Up Boots

£720

Balenciaga - Black Harness Santiag Boots

Balenciaga

Black Harness Santiag Boots

£1225

Balenciaga - Brown Suede Harness Santiag Boots

Balenciaga

Brown Suede Harness Santiag Boots

£1175

Maison Margiela - Silver Holographic Airbag Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Silver Holographic Airbag Tabi Boots

£1075

Maison Margiela - White Airbag Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

White Airbag Tabi Boots

£860

Golden Goose - Brown Suede Cowboy Boots

Golden Goose

Brown Suede Cowboy Boots

£505

Random Identities - Black & Silver Cracked Worker Boots

Random Identities

Black & Silver Cracked Worker Boots

£345

Random Identities - Black & Red Worker Boots

Random Identities

Black & Red Worker Boots

£345

Christian Louboutin - Black Jolly Zip Up Boots

Christian Louboutin

Black Jolly Zip Up Boots

£945

Christian Louboutin - Black & White Pony Jolly Boots

Christian Louboutin

Black & White Pony Jolly Boots

£1245

Y/Project - Black Leather Fitted Boots

Y/Project

Black Leather Fitted Boots

£770

Y/Project - Black Denim Fitted Boots

Y/Project

Black Denim Fitted Boots

£630

Nomenklatura Studio - Black Spike Chain Vaquero Boots

Nomenklatura Studio

Black Spike Chain Vaquero Boots

£745

Random Identities - Black Worker Boots

Random Identities

Black Worker Boots

£345

Paul Smith - Black Reeves Zip-Up Boots

Paul Smith

Black Reeves Zip-Up Boots

£425

Andersson Bell - Brown Snake Square Toe Chelsea Boots

Andersson Bell

Brown Snake Square Toe Chelsea Boots

£420

Giuseppe Zanotti - Grey Python Seba Boots

Giuseppe Zanotti

Grey Python Seba Boots

£765

Rick Owens - Black Lace Up Army Megatooth Boots

Rick Owens

Black Lace Up Army Megatooth Boots

£1265

Maison Margiela - Black Supple Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Black Supple Tabi Boots

£805

Maison Margiela - Black Airbag Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Black Airbag Tabi Boots

£860

Maison Margiela - Khaki Flat Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Khaki Flat Tabi Boots

£650

Maison Margiela - Brown Flat Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Brown Flat Tabi Boots

£650

Maison Margiela - Black Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Black Tabi Boots

£790

Maison Margiela - Grey Paint Airbag Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Grey Paint Airbag Tabi Boots

£895

Toga Virilis - Black Leather Buckle Boots

Toga Virilis

Black Leather Buckle Boots

£405

Toga Virilis - Black Four Buckle Western Boots

Toga Virilis

Black Four Buckle Western Boots

£320

Christian Louboutin - Black Suede Kicko Boots

Christian Louboutin

Black Suede Kicko Boots

£1075

Christian Louboutin - Black Kicko Boots

Christian Louboutin

Black Kicko Boots

£1075

Dsquared2 - Black Leather Zip-Up Boots

Dsquared2

Black Leather Zip-Up Boots

£825

Marsèll - White Suede Listolo Boots

Marsèll

White Suede Listolo Boots

£695

Balmain - Black Page Ankle Boots

Balmain

Black Page Ankle Boots

£925

Julius - Black Wide Sole Combat Boots

Julius

Black Wide Sole Combat Boots

£1495

Saint Laurent - Black Croc Wyatt Zip Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Croc Wyatt Zip Boots

£735

Random Identities - Black Worker Boots

Random Identities

Black Worker Boots

£445

Maison Margiela - Green Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Green Tabi Boots

£830

Maison Margiela - Brown Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Brown Tabi Boots

£860

Maison Margiela - Grey Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Grey Tabi Boots

£860

Maison Margiela - Green Airbag Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Green Airbag Tabi Boots

£860

Maison Margiela - Black & Silver Foil Suede Flat Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Black & Silver Foil Suede Flat Tabi Boots

£895

Maison Margiela - Off-White & Silver Foil Suede Flat Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Off-White & Silver Foil Suede Flat Tabi Boots

£895