Okay, so lug soles aren’t exactly new. The trend popped up a few years ago adding a tough-chic vibe to footwear, but it wasn’t until I saw more recent iterations on boots that I really got on board. (Thanks Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dsquared…). The new takes are more hiker/combat boot than previous styles; which I love.
The key detail for me is the heel: I’m looking for a tall, block heeled version. I don’t want a tapered heel (too prissy), too fat a heel (kinda gothy) or a low heel (too casual. And I already own a pair). Other must-haves are a distinct lug sole and streamlined details like lace hooks, eyelets or buckles.
Here are the ones I am currently obsessing over so you can see what I mean:
Stay tuned! I am determined to find the perfect pair without breaking the bank since Canadian winters are hard on footwear.