The combat boot is currently (and will continue to be) one of the hottest Spring footwear trends right on into Fall/Winter 2010. For spring we are seeing feminine pieces with a rocker edgy tone, think flowy florals with a denim shirt or jacket, and lace up boots. I also love the look of cut-off denim shorts with tights and grungy combat boots, a little unlaced and loosely tied around the ankle.
Of course when I began my quest for a new old looking pair of military-esque boots the first thing that came to mind was my favorite pair of black Dr. Martens I had when I was 7. I even remember wanting to wear my boots with party dresses and my mother saying, “absolutely not!” Little did she know 15 years later it would be the hottest trend.
There are so many styles, patterns, and even colors to choose from I might just have to stock a couple pairs. Steve Madden has some pretty worn in looking pairs and of course Dr. Martens never disappoint with their pretty prints and brightly colored standard style boots. I feel like the military boot could even be Free People’s signature boot, what with their continual vintage, homeless look they perfect so well every season. They’re boot selection is awesome, it might even constitute its own post, be sure to check them out.
Miley Cyrus does a pretty decent job of depicting the many ways it is appropriate to sport combat boots.
Steve Madden ‘Corley’, $110
Jeffrey Campbell combat, $285
Wanted Prague, $70
Forever 21 studded, $33
Bess rollover vintage, $460
Dr. Martens, $150
Dr. Martens floral, $120
Stacey and Steve, $195
Trendy, hardcore, and pretty cute to boot!