Winter Boots With Attitude That Will Kick Ass

Punks wearing the iconic Dr Martens boots in 1983

Now that October is here, I love ditching my flip flops and sandals to the back of the closet for something a little warmer. What better than a cosy pair of leather boots? Boots are a wardrobe staple because in Ireland, they can be worn all year long. I wear ankle boots with leggings and knee-high leather boots with skinny jeans and skirts. It’s worth investing in a high quality pair of winter boots that will last for years and that you can wear with many different outfits. Good leather boots never go out of style.

If you’re shopping for boots that will put some pride in your stride, check out my suggestions below. From Dr Martens to vegan, these are boots that are bound to kick some ass!

Black Sock Heeled Boots

Let’s start on a sophisticated note with these stylish and elegant Tommy Hilfiger black sock heeled boots by Schuh. These are dressy and would be fabulous worn with cropped jeans. With a red and white band above the ankle, these beauties are sure to turn heads as you walk down the street.

Black sock heeled boots by Tommy Hilfiger

Dr Martens

Since its launch in the late 1950s, the iconic Dr Martens boot design has been inextricably linked with the working class. It has been known as a ‘boot for the people’. During the 60s, Dr Martens quickly became a countercultural symbol and were inextricably linked to punk fashion in the 70s and 80s. Punk bands like The Sex Pistols and The Clash embraced the boot as an essential part of their aesthetic.

Punks wearing Dr Martens in 1983

Why not channel your rebellious inner punk and bring a shimmery appeal to your new season look with this fabulous pair of Dr Martens available at Schuh? If you wear these boots on a rainy day, the rainbow effect is bound to brighten your day and put a smile on your face!

Grey Dr Martens with rainbow effect courtesy Schuh

Platform Knee Boots

Rock a 70s vibe this winter and choose these black leather retro platform boots by Office. They will look awesome worn with short skirts and black fishnet tights.

Black leather platform boots courtesy Office

It’s a great choice if you want to channel the glam rock look without falling over yourself in 10 inch heels!

70s platform boots that Marc Bolan would kill for!

Biker Boots

You don’t have to own a Harley Davidson to wear biker boots but you will still make an ultra cool fashion statement. Check out these flat calf biker boots with buckle detail by Office. Perfect for wearing with ripped jeans, white t-shirt and of course, the obligatory biker jacket!

Flat calf biker boots courtesy Office

Vegan Boots

Make an ethical choice this winter without compromising on style. Check out these vegan friendly ankle boots by Schuh. Featuring black and brown snake print pattern with a very comfortable cowboy heel, they are perfect worn with skinny jeans. Reduced from €75 down to €35.95, they offer fantastic value too!

Vegan snake print ankle boots courtesy Schuh

So my wild child, put some pride in your stride and choose a pair of winter boots that expresses your rebellious side!

Thank you for reading! 😊

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Edel Quinn

Edel Quinn


Writer, artist, fashion & travel blogger, former cabin crew. Dublin, Ireland. Creator & editor of: