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. Lending themselves to a variety of styling contexts despite containing insular characteristics, these boot designs showcase the unexpected merits of stylistic fluidity.

Officine Creative - Brown Suede Standard 16 Boots

Officine Creative

Brown Suede Standard 16 Boots

$595

Toga Virilis - Black Suede Buckled Boots

Toga Virilis

Black Suede Buckled Boots

$470

Toga Virilis - Black Leather Four-Buckle Boots

Toga Virilis

Black Leather Four-Buckle Boots

$495

Saint Laurent - Black Suede Jodhpur Wyatt Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Suede Jodhpur Wyatt Boots

$1195

Haider Ackermann - Brown Velvet Celest Chunky Boots

Haider Ackermann

Brown Velvet Celest Chunky Boots

$1310

Diesel - Grey D-Vicious Boots

Diesel

Grey D-Vicious Boots

$250

Saint Laurent - Black Suede Matt Tall Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Suede Matt Tall Boots

$1195

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. - Black Harness Boots

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist.

Black Harness Boots

$1790

Guidi - Black Back Zip Boots

Guidi

Black Back Zip Boots

$1275

Guidi - Black Soldato Front-Zip Boots

Guidi

Black Soldato Front-Zip Boots

$1275

Lad Musician - Black P.34-01 Boots

Lad Musician

Black P.34-01 Boots

$545

Maison Margiela - White Painted Tabi Boots

Maison Margiela

White Painted Tabi Boots

$1340

Burberry - Black Lismore Lace-Up Boots

Burberry

Black Lismore Lace-Up Boots

$575

Isabel Marant - Black Cryston Velvet Boots

Isabel Marant

Black Cryston Velvet Boots

$675

Isabel Marant - Brown Cryston Velvet Boots

Isabel Marant

Brown Cryston Velvet Boots

$675

Givenchy - Black GB3 Zip Boots

Givenchy

Black GB3 Zip Boots

$995

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC - Black Suede Western Tod Boots

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

Black Suede Western Tod Boots

$1195

MISBHV - Black Iggy Cowboy Boots

MISBHV

Black Iggy Cowboy Boots

$960

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC - Tan Suede Western Tod Boots

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

Tan Suede Western Tod Boots

$1195

MISBHV - White Snakeskin Iggy Cowboy Boots

MISBHV

White Snakeskin Iggy Cowboy Boots

$960

Dr. Martens - Black 101 GST Boots

Dr. Martens

Black 101 GST Boots

$145

Saint Laurent - Tan Suede Wyatt Harness Boots

Saint Laurent

Tan Suede Wyatt Harness Boots

$1145

PS by Paul Smith - Black Jean Majestic Boots

PS by Paul Smith

Black Jean Majestic Boots

$395

Toga Virilis - Black Suede Four-Buckle Boots

Toga Virilis

Black Suede Four-Buckle Boots

$440

Balmain - Black Suede Centurion Buckle Boots

Balmain

Black Suede Centurion Buckle Boots

$1195

Tiger of Sweden - Brown Suede Rekry Zip Boots

Tiger of Sweden

Brown Suede Rekry Zip Boots

$380

Balmain - Tan Suede Centurion Buckle Boots

Balmain

Tan Suede Centurion Buckle Boots

$1195

Balmain - Black Anthos Boots

Balmain

Black Anthos Boots

$1250

Alyx - Black Laceless Hiking Boots

Alyx

Black Laceless Hiking Boots

$960

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Vitello Olio Nero Boots

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Vitello Olio Nero Boots

$905

Amiri - Black Bandana Buckle Boots

Amiri

Black Bandana Buckle Boots

$1390

Amiri - Brown Suede Bandana Buckle Boots

Amiri

Brown Suede Bandana Buckle Boots

$1390

Paul Smith - Black Dylan Boots

Paul Smith

Black Dylan Boots

$475

Maison Margiela - Black Side-Zip Chelsea Boots

Maison Margiela

Black Side-Zip Chelsea Boots

$995

Officine Creative - Tan Suede Bubble 54 Boots

Officine Creative

Tan Suede Bubble 54 Boots

$555

Rick Owens - Black Para Sole Army Boots

Rick Owens

Black Para Sole Army Boots

$1525

Rick Owens - Black Low Army Classic Creeper Boots

Rick Owens

Black Low Army Classic Creeper Boots

$1580

Rick Owens - Black Nubuck Creeper Boots

Rick Owens

Black Nubuck Creeper Boots

$1445

Rick Owens - Black Monkey Creeper Boots

Rick Owens

Black Monkey Creeper Boots

$1525

Ann Demeulemeester - Black Buckle Boots

Ann Demeulemeester

Black Buckle Boots

$780

Officine Creative - Black Felix 5 Boots

Officine Creative

Black Felix 5 Boots

$540

Acne Studios - Yellow Suede Julian Boots

Acne Studios

Yellow Suede Julian Boots

$700

Saint Laurent - Brown Wyatt Harness Boots

Saint Laurent

Brown Wyatt Harness Boots

$1145

Givenchy - Black Rider Zip Chelsea Boots

Givenchy

Black Rider Zip Chelsea Boots

$895

Jimmy Choo - Gunmetal Metallic Jimi Boots

Jimmy Choo

Gunmetal Metallic Jimi Boots

$1075

Givenchy - Beige Suede Rider Boots

Givenchy

Beige Suede Rider Boots

$895

Julius - Black Slashing Engineer Boots

Julius

Black Slashing Engineer Boots

$1125

Saint Laurent - Black Wyatt Harness Boots

Saint Laurent

Black Wyatt Harness Boots

$1145

Belstaff - Black Suede Trialmaster Boots

Belstaff

Black Suede Trialmaster Boots

$595

Diesel - Black D-Vicious Boots

Diesel

Black D-Vicious Boots

$220

Gucci - Black Donnie Boots

Gucci

Black Donnie Boots

$1050

Gucci - Black Queercore Buckle Boots

Gucci

Black Queercore Buckle Boots

$1790

Guidi - Black Suede Oxford Back Zip Boots

Guidi

Black Suede Oxford Back Zip Boots

$1500

Guidi - Black Soldato Front Zip Boots

Guidi

Black Soldato Front Zip Boots

$1070

Balenciaga - Black Harness Buckle Boots

Balenciaga

Black Harness Buckle Boots

$1150

Saint Laurent - Tan Suede Wyatt Harness Boots

Saint Laurent

Tan Suede Wyatt Harness Boots

$1145