Sock boots really became popular after they were spotted on the catwalks of Balenciaga and Vetements. Designed to fit just like a sock, these boots are available in a range of materials like velvet and lurex. There is literally a sock boot to suit every taste with classic black or bold prints. I loved the Balenciaga knife boots straight away but I don’t have a spare £695 for the pair I wanted. They feature a very pointy toe and a sharp heel which is right up my street. Luckily for me many brands have produced similar versions which considerably lower price tags.
While the name ‘sock boot’ doesn’t exactly sound like the sexiest shoe they are surprisingly flattering. They are almost like a second skin, contouring your legs and adding a couple of much needed inches. I picked up this pair from Ego shoes and I absolutely love them. One thing I will say is that I have quite big calves compared to my shoes size, and while these boots are supposed to be tight, if my calves were even a millimetre bigger I’m not sure I would get them done up.
There are several advantages to a sock boot. The calf length boots are ideal for wearing with your cropped trouser from last season which helps to extend the life of them into the colder months. The slim fit of these boots gives a lovely feminine look which makes a change from the chunkier boots that normally start appearing this time of year. They’re also brilliant at hiding cankles!
If I was styling them with jeans I would go for a straight, slightly cropped pair. I’m most likely going to wear them with skirts though. Mini or maxi length would probably look best, I’m unsure if a midi length would make my legs look short. I think the boots would also look great with a chunky jumper dress so that might have to be next on my list.
What do you think about the sock boot trend?