Invest in style and comfort with these winter boots
14 April 2022
By Hemma Vara
Introducing the Ecco boots you'll want to wear all season long.
Produced in partnership with Ecco.
Boot season is finally upon us, bringing many trending styles to partake in, whether you desire a relaxed off-duty pair, a dressy evening number, or a refined workwear fit.
This year, key seasonal boot trends for autumn and winter are focused on functional shapes for everyday wear, like the coveted, slightly edgy combat style. Hues of brown are also here to stay — from bright burgundy to deep chocolate shades. There’s also a spotlight on natural elements (like a statement wooden heel) and soft, earthy tones.
If you’re unsure where to begin when investing in your new pair of boots, Ecco boots are a Fashion Quarterly favourite. Known for their impeccable construction and state-of-the-art comfort straight out of the box, they don’t require breaking in, so you can hit the ground running in no time. In fact, the established Danish brand has always designed shoes to fit the foot and its movement first and foremost, meaning that its boots are soft to touch and feel light to wear — we’d liken the experience to enveloping your feet in a cloud!
So, as you prepare to brave the winter weather, read on for the burgeoning boot trends of 2022 and our favoured Ecco picks, prized for their ability to complement any affair.
1. Utilitarian utopia
Feel-good fashion is just as much about style as it on prioritising comfort. And when it comes to a pair of boots, we’re embracing the season’s spotlight on functional footwear. For strutting the streets with ease, look for a sturdy, stacked heel or gripped sole, because chunky is back.
Try Ecco’s signature ‘Modtray’ with contrast panel detailing for a classic combat look, or forgo the panel for an edgy and modern vibe. Either way, this is a glamourous lug sole that pays homage to utilitarian traditions and highlights a soft, easy vibe. There’s also the option to emulate a sleek, outdoorsy vibe with the Ecco Bella, a pull-on style that offers adjustability thanks to its hybrid leather-material panelling.
Lastly, for enviable style head-to-toe, complete your outfit with a knitted midi-dress and blazer or boyfriend-style jeans and slouchy woollen cardigan. These versatile Ecco styles are truly designed to be as formal or relaxed as you please, so there’s no need to confine yourself to a singular dress code.
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2. The colour of the season
The season’s sought after shade is brown, welcomed for its versatility, warmth and class.
Opt for a rich and sumptuous mocha with the Ecco ‘Shape 35 Sartorelle’, an elegant, almond-toed silhouette that complements almost any dressing occasion with its classic outlook. You’ll also be pleased to know that it hugs the foot with anatomic comfort and offers lightweight cushioning and rebound. But if you’re feeling a little more daring with your choice of shade, experiment with stand-out cognac: all you need to do is choose an Ecco statement heel or relaxed wedge to elevate your style.
If you’re wondering what to wear alongside your tawny-hued shoes, brown complements neutral beiges and cream for a heritage aesthetic, or pastel hues for a soft, wintery feel. However, if these styling notes have you desiring to rebel, make a statement by incorporating vibrant pops of green and fuschia into your attire — trust us when we say it’ll break up the brown in a spirited manner.
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3. Au naturel
Winter is a time to rest and reset, so it’s no wonder we’re increasingly becoming drawn to soft earthy colours for their comforting and calming properties.
Think shades of herby greens and natural creams, perfectly encapsulated in the enduring Ecco ‘Shape 35 Sartorelle’ for the ultimate in casual-cool, fusing laid-back, street-ready attitude with high-heeled comfort and stability.
Carry on this grounded ethos through easeful dressing and luxurious leisurewear — throw on a pair of straight-cut jeans, a frilly blouse and a structured trenchcoat, a cashmere tracksuit for a minimalist style statement, or a little black dress — because the ‘Shape 35 Sartorelle‘ was made for day-to-night versatility.
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Are you ready to invest in quality footwear that doesn’t compromise on comfort or style? Discover your dream autumn-winter boot for 2022 at eccoshoes.co.nz.