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.

Kiko Kostadinov - Black Force Boots

Kiko Kostadinov

Black Force Boots

$445

Amiri - Black Suede Jodhpur Conch Boots

Amiri

Black Suede Jodhpur Conch Boots

$1600

Amiri - Black Buckle Chain Boots

Amiri

Black Buckle Chain Boots

$1600

Amiri - Black Snake Western Zip Boots

Amiri

Black Snake Western Zip Boots

$1195

Stolen Girlfriends Club - Black Western Boots

Stolen Girlfriends Club

Black Western Boots

$340

Balenciaga - Black Santiag Harness Boots

Balenciaga

Black Santiag Harness Boots

$1445

Off-White - Black Suede Jodhpur Boots

Off-White

Black Suede Jodhpur Boots

$890

Off-White - Black & White Cowboy Boots

Off-White

Black & White Cowboy Boots

$1580

Off-White - Brown & White Cowboy Boots

Off-White

Brown & White Cowboy Boots

$1580

Off-White - Beige Suede Jodhpur Boots

Off-White

Beige Suede Jodhpur Boots

$890

Balmain - Green & Black Python Mike Boots

Balmain

Green & Black Python Mike Boots

$1525

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Back Lace-Up Boots

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Back Lace-Up Boots

$845

Fear of God - Grey Polar Wolf High Boots

Fear of God

Grey Polar Wolf High Boots

$995

Gucci - Black 'Kitten' Horsebit Chain Boots

Gucci

Black 'Kitten' Horsebit Chain Boots

$1085

Gucci - Red Ebal Boots

Gucci

Red Ebal Boots

$1085

Gucci - Black Ebal Boots

Gucci

Black Ebal Boots

$1085

Gucci - Pink Ebal Boots

Gucci

Pink Ebal Boots

$1085

Gucci - Grey Ebal Boots

Gucci

Grey Ebal Boots

$1085

Gucci - Brown Suede Ankle Boots

Gucci

Brown Suede Ankle Boots

$1100

Hugo - Black Bohemian Zip Boots

Hugo

Black Bohemian Zip Boots

$350

Paul Smith by Mark Mahoney - Black Tattoo Pembury Chelsea Boots

Paul Smith by Mark Mahoney

Black Tattoo Pembury Chelsea Boots

$660

Ermenegildo Zegna - Black Couture Show Boots

Ermenegildo Zegna

Black Couture Show Boots

$1415

Amiri - Brown Suede Bandana Buckle Boots

Amiri

Brown Suede Bandana Buckle Boots

$1330

Amiri - Black Studded Harness Boots

Amiri

Black Studded Harness Boots

$1500

Amiri - Tan Bandana Buckle Boots

Amiri

Tan Bandana Buckle Boots

$1330

Amiri - Black Bandana Buckle Boots

Amiri

Black Bandana Buckle Boots

$1330

Eytys - Black Tucson Boots

Eytys

Black Tucson Boots

$680

Tiger of Sweden - Black Bolen Zip Boots

Tiger of Sweden

Black Bolen Zip Boots

$415

Tiger of Sweden - Brown Bolen Zip Boots

Tiger of Sweden

Brown Bolen Zip Boots

$415

Paul Smith - Black Bethnal Boots

Paul Smith

Black Bethnal Boots

$935

Maison Margiela - Silver Metallic Flat Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

Silver Metallic Flat Tabi Boots

$885

Loewe - Black Waders Loafer Boots

Loewe

Black Waders Loafer Boots

$3245

Thom Browne - Black Ankle Hunting Boots

Thom Browne

Black Ankle Hunting Boots

$1250

Marsèll - SSENSE Exclusive Black Coneros Boots

Marsèll

SSENSE Exclusive Black Coneros Boots

$1105

ION - Black N5 Boots

ION

Black N5 Boots

$765

ION - Red N5 Boots

ION

Red N5 Boots

$765

MISBHV - Grey & Black Iggy Cowboy Boots

MISBHV

Grey & Black Iggy Cowboy Boots

$730

Y/Project - Black & White Fitted Ankle Boot

Y/Project

Black & White Fitted Ankle Boot

$830

Y/Project - Black Fitted Ankle Boots

Y/Project

Black Fitted Ankle Boots

$830

Christian Louboutin - Black Kicko Crepe Boots

Christian Louboutin

Black Kicko Crepe Boots

$1225

Pierre Hardy - Black Kangaroo 400 Boots

Pierre Hardy

Black Kangaroo 400 Boots

$775

Saint Laurent - Black Snake Lukas Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Snake Lukas Boots

$1565

Saint Laurent - Brown Suede Miles Buckled Boots

Saint Laurent

Brown Suede Miles Buckled Boots

$1115

Saint Laurent - Red Glitter Caleb Zippered Boots

Saint Laurent

Red Glitter Caleb Zippered Boots

$1060

Saint Laurent - Brown Pony Leopard Wyatt Boots

Saint Laurent

Brown Pony Leopard Wyatt Boots

$1450

Givenchy - Brown Cruz Boots

Givenchy

Brown Cruz Boots

$1115

Givenchy - Black Dallas Zip-Up Boots

Givenchy

Black Dallas Zip-Up Boots

$955

Givenchy - Black Dallas Ankle Boots

Givenchy

Black Dallas Ankle Boots

$1005

Giuseppe Zanotti - Black & Grey Snake Zip-Up Boots

Giuseppe Zanotti

Black & Grey Snake Zip-Up Boots

$965

Random Identities - Black Worker Boots

Random Identities

Black Worker Boots

$425

Ermenegildo Zegna - Brown Scarpe Boots

Ermenegildo Zegna

Brown Scarpe Boots

$840

PS by Paul Smith - Black Suede Harrow Chelsea Boots

PS by Paul Smith

Black Suede Harrow Chelsea Boots

$355

PS by Paul Smith - Brown Suede Harrow Chelsea Boots

PS by Paul Smith

Brown Suede Harrow Chelsea Boots

$355

Balenciaga - Black Santiag Boots

Balenciaga

Black Santiag Boots

$1005

Fear of God - Tan Santa Fe Chelsea Boots

Fear of God

Tan Santa Fe Chelsea Boots

$795

Fear of God - Grey Santa Fe Chelsea Boots

Fear of God

Grey Santa Fe Chelsea Boots

$795

Belstaff - Black Trailmaster Boots

Belstaff

Black Trailmaster Boots

$570

Belstaff - Brown Trailmaster Boots

Belstaff

Brown Trailmaster Boots

$570

Eytys - SSENSE Exclusive Grey Raven Tilapia Boots

Eytys

SSENSE Exclusive Grey Raven Tilapia Boots

$350

Eytys - Black Raven Boots

Eytys

Black Raven Boots

$350