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Making The Case For Sock Boots

It's like a body-con dress, but for your feet. No spanx required!
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How many times have you put on a pair of boots, heeled boots, looked into the mirror and said, “Damn, these boots were made for walking”? Well, you probably were right all those times, but also wrong because you know what shoes were really made for walking? SOCK BOOTS. Uh hurrrh.

Back in Fall/Winter 2015, then-creative director Raf Simons introduced a slew of second-skin patent booties at Dior (similar here and here). Some went up the ankles, others went all the way up, up, up. What was interesting about them was how comfortable and flexible they appeared despite looking so plastic. I mean, patent shoes can be a real b*tch sometimes. The solution? Dior had cut the boots so close to the legs that it left zero room for chafing. It moved with the leg like a sock, it stuck to the leg like a sock. Sock boots! No blisters here, no siree.

Fast forward a full year, Vetements and Yeezy decide to take the whole sock boot situation to a whole new level by basically adding heels to a pair of socks. Yeezy/Kanye used knits while Vetements used actual tube socks. Thus, literal socks boot were born. And my god, are they comfortable and so easy to wear. They’re like body-con dresses for feet, except without the spanx. Nothing like wearing shoes that make you feel like you’re not wearing shoes.

(Psst, if you’re looking for options that don’t break the bank, check out these, these and these. Or, you could just get a pair of socks, grab the scissors and make your own…)

 

Photo: Candice Chua; Yeezy Season 2 and Chanel boots, Alexander Wang jeans

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