For a long time, buckles have been a mostly functional addition to a shoe design. However, these days, buckles are becoming increasingly popular as decorative details. It’s definitely a remnant of the tough ‘biker chic’ look that has been popular the last few seasons. Take a look at a few buckle boots below.
Table of contents:
- 1. Forever21 Buckled Leatherette Ankle Boots
- 2. Topshop Anvil Black Multi Buckle Ankle Boots
- 3. Topshop Autumn Tan Contrast Buckle Ankle Riding Boots
- 4. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Buckle Bootie
- 5. Jeffrey Campbell Strapped for Class Boot
- 6. River Island Hollis Ankle Boot with Buckles
- 7. Modcloth Singing Sand Boot
1 Forever21 Buckled Leatherette Ankle Boots
Price: $29.80 at forever21.com
These buckle boots are a stylish wardrobe staple. The ankle length is great for transeasonal dressing. The leatherette material gives the appearance of a worn, natural looking boot. These would work well with both skinny denim jeans and floral summer dresses.
2 Topshop Anvil Black Multi Buckle Ankle Boots
Price: $135.00 at us.topshop.com
The multiple buckle detail on these boots really gives them that ‘tough’ feel. The understated and sleek design, however, ensures that they are still quite a sophisticated boot. The black distressed leather complements the overall design. I think that these boots could work well in a variety of different outfit situations.
3 Topshop Autumn Tan Contrast Buckle Ankle Riding Boots
Price: $135.00 at us.topshop.com
The flat ankle boot is a must in any wardrobe. These tan boots could be styled in so many different ways. The tan leather would work well to complement an on-trend neutral colour palette. I could imagine these working quite nicely with a white broderie anglaise dress for a prairie inspired outfit.
4 Belle by Sigerson Morrison Buckle Bootie
Price: $175.00 at lagarconne.com
These buckle boots are a great alternative to the chunkier biker boots available. They are a longer ankle length and feature multiple self-straps and buckles. The tapered toe creates a slim and streamlined looking boot. Wear these with skinny jeans or over tights and stockings.
5 Jeffrey Campbell Strapped for Class Boot
Price: $162.99 at modcloth.com
The odd combination of loafer-inspired leather fringing, criss-crossing buckles straps, and stacked heels create for one unique looking boot. These boots were designed exclusively for Modcloth and fit the vintage aesthetic of the site quite well. The contrasting leathers create a warm, tonal looking shoe. They’d work well worn with socks, shift dresses, and preppy blazers.
6 River Island Hollis Ankle Boot with Buckles
Price: $134.46 at asos.com
These grey suede shoes feature contrasting leather wrap-around straps and gold-tone buckles. These are without a doubt, the focal features of this particular design. The slight stacked heel gives this buckle boot a certain design ‘lift’. An entirely flat sole, in my opinion, would have done the design no favours. These would look great paired with a variety of black leather pieces or denim.
7 Modcloth Singing Sand Boot
Price: $102.99 at modcloth.com
There’s quite a lot going on with this shoe, but the neutral colour palette brings all the elements together quite effectively. These shoes feature a leather upper and man made sole. The buckle is fully functional. These buckle boots also feature an inner side zipper and are padded throughout the ankle. I think these would look great worn with a cream shirt dress and faded denim jacket.
As you can see, buckles can incorporate elements of both form and function into the overall design of a shoe. Which of the above buckle boots do you like best?
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