Remember those renegade designers who took the high fashion stage and started Vetements? Well, they aren’t playing around. Along with launching the most anticipated collaboration of 2017, head designer Demna Gvasalia introduced a generation of athleisure-obsessed millennials to the footwear trend of the season. Ladies, behold the sock boot! It’s exactly what it sounds like, an athletic sock-inspired bootie designed to save you the embarrassment of a frustrating visible sock line. If you’re tired of wearing sock and boot combinations that make your sexy ankles look bloated, these sleek boots are here to smooth things over. Here are our favorite designer options from the runway to boost your shoe collection this season.
CABLE-KNIT AND LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS by MAISON MARGIELA
It takes a talented fashionista to pull off a cable-knit cardigan. Why not stick to sweaters and relegate ribbed trim to your footwear?
RED LEATHER BOOTS by FENDI
Fendi’s take on the trendy sock boot includes athletic-style ankle stripes and fall’s favorite shade of red. You’re sure to look piping hot in these.
METALLIC JERSEY OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS by CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA
If your legs get cold this fall, Charlotte Olympia’s got things covered. Pair these knee-lengths with any midi to keep warm and chic next season.
STRETCH-JERSEY SOCK BOOTS by BALENCIAGA
Judging from this offering, Balenciaga ought to try their hand at sportswear. These embroidered knife boots look sexy and comfy AF.
SADIE LEATHER AND SUEDE SOCK ANKLE BOOTS by MALONE SOULIERS
The folks at Malone Souliers couldn’t decide which was better, a sock boot or close-toed stilettos. Rather than choose a side, they opted to go for both.
GLITTER SOCK BOOTS PINK by MISSGUIDED
If glittery velvet is your thing, these boots won’t disappoint. They take all that marvelous velour glory from the Noughties and consolidate it around your ankles.
SOCK BOOT by VETEMENTS
Chic mid-calf booties were never the same after Gvasalia topped a unicorn-printed heel with branded athletic socks. Stare and admire the sold-out originator of 2017’s sock boot craze. It left big shoes to fill.
ANNA FLORAL-EMBROIDERY SOCK ANKLE BOOT by TABITHA SIMMONS
Autumnal to a fault and bordered with a touch of whimsy, this is the fall sock boot to beat. Match it with something creamy white maximum effect.
SILVER STARDUST STRETCH SOCK BOOTS by SENSO UMAR II
Of course there’s a product from ASOS on this list. Nothing millennial slips past them. These shiny shoes will work splendidly with sleek tights and a futuristic top that’s genuinely trendy.
SOCK BOOT by ABBIE JERSEY
Any fan of sliders needs these reasonably priced sock boots in their fall collection. Tackling thick heels and nude pumps in one fell swoop, this is a sure way to wow the crowds with your footwear.
HARPER CRUSHED-VELVET BOOTS by TIBI
Sock boots can be luxurious and comfy at the same time. All it takes is the right fabric. Slip into these velvet boots before a big party and you’ll know exactly what we mean.
Sock boots are here for the long haul, so you might as well get used to it. Just one of those things your wardrobe needs to stay relevant. Start shopping for your favorite style today. Your sexy ankles are waiting.
— Scarlett Price