The silver lining of autumn boots
We went on a quest for the best metallic footwear and struck gold. Oh, don’t be so literal, you know what we mean.
Sometimes you need to feel like you could reign supreme on a disco dancefloor even when you’re popping to the shops and no one goes to the disco anymore. These white-silver calf-skimming & Other Stories boots are the footwear of that very kind of dream. £125, & Other Stories
These are the magical ones we’d wear with jeans for a whimsical walk along the river, or with a dress to a boat party (invites to the usual address). Miss Selfridge have done a stellar turn in making brocade feel new and a bit different. Bonus points for the mixed metallic detailing. £75, Miss Selfridge
Block heels are the best, aren’t they? Most of the time, yes. Sometimes, though, you need a slim little pin to rest your sole on. Poste Mistress has reworked a directional metallic in subtle snakeskin, broken it up with a jet black panel and suddenly the whole thing feels timeless. £78, Office
How do we begin? ASOS saw ‘silver boot’ and oh, how they raised it. This has chain and plate detailing, a tortoiseshell heel and to top it off, a pointed toe. Talk about putting your best foot forwards. Good with denim, even better with black opaque tights. £45, ASOS
Just when you thought we’d exhausted all the silver ankle-skimming possibilities, behold. Seven Boot Lane comes along and shows us exactly how to do the classic; metallic leather in gunmetal grey, sturdy low heel, simple black panel. This is the Chelsea boot that’s getting the job done. £150, Seven Boot Lane