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Put your Right Boot Forward for Winter


The clocks have gone back and the mornings are heartwarmingly light and crisp.  That means that it is high time to start pulling on your woollen mitts, cosy knitted beanies, Dr Who-style scarves and sky high boots that go all the way to the knee.  Fight your way through the frost with some sassy boots this season and feel not the cold, by embracing new frontiers in footwear.  Winter boots are investment pieces in Britain where we have winter months for, what feels, like most of the year.


Depressed be thy not for this season it's a real joy to get wrapped up in some delicious treats for your feet.  The high street will have you walking on sunshine this winter at this rate.


Zip it Up, Yeah.

This season's offerings in footwear are not only vast but pretty furious too, as rock n roll continues to influence the way we are dressing in 2008.  Enter these steely black, zip to the top, punkesque flats  rom River Island. Note how these zippy biker boots are perfectly designed for moshing thanks to their stab-proof flat soles.  They're comfortable, not so rock n roll, but its important to think of your feet, when pulling all nighters backstage on the band's tour bus.  Create some controversy at the Xmas party by pairing them with a girly prom-style dress and some oh-so on-trend gothic-chic, laced glovelets.

River Island Zipped Boots

Zipped Boots, River Island, £124.99

Folk me, I'm Famous

Inject some Penny Lane into your winter wardrobe with these fringed bargain, boho bootlets by Red Herring at Debenhams.  All over the high street are Amost Famous inspired swathes of hip-shaking sheepskin furs and fringes.  Who says Minnetonkas have gone away just because Miss Moss has stopped wearing them? Pochahontas has been wearing them for years and they still look fab.  Feel the fringe benefits for you feet whilst rocking your hippy headband on top.

Red Herring

Red Herring at Debenhams, fringed boots £30


Ride On.

Say au-revoir to your statement heels all y'all city slickers, and come back down to earth in some  outdoorsy beauties.  Riding boots are one of the most versatile items in any footwear collection and they can take you from summer festivals to autumn lunches right through to winter wine evenings in tavern firesides, and these days it all about the pay-per-wear!  Grab a good quality pair like the Leticia Brown style by French Connection.  At just £130 these classic styled riding boots should wear beautifully with age.  Team with a little quilted Barbour number for authentic country-side chic.

French Connection Leticia Brown
French Connection, Leticia Brown boots, £130


Everyone's Wearing those!

Pea coats, satchels and leather knee high boots remind us of snowball fights on the way to school on a winter's day.  Ever cosy, and sure to put spring in your step this winter are    Warehouse's school days inspired sixties-style brown heeled boots.  Their kinky-heeled silhouette is sure to be envied by your fellow pedestrians who will stare green eyed from their clunky '06 alumi Ugg boots.

Warehouse Knee High
Warehouse, Knee high boots, £100


Feeling a Revolution.

For the diva who refuses to do flats, you can remain well heeled in these gorgeous calf length glam rock inspired studded numbers.  Sing heel-ellujah in River Island's glorious leather fringed boots for the season, as seen on Kylie & Co.  Great with jeans, divine with a mini dress and an ubiquitous opaque tight; wear your heart on your heels in these booties.  Perfect for short walks from VIP to dancefloor.

River Island Fringe stud
Black fringe stud boots £120 River Island

Grainne Byrne

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