AW17 Trend Alert: The ‘Sock Boot’
Sportswear meets sophistication this autumn with the appropriately named ‘Sock Boot’. It’s a trend that appeared in AW15 by fashion houses such as Dior and was made a big deal by Balenciaga, but this strangely shaped footwear has taken a while to catch on.
The ‘Sock Boot’ has been a key item in many celebrities wardrobes for a few seasons now, Beyonce wowed us with her Vetements ‘Heeled Socks‘ ( as they were formally called) all the way back in 2016.
The boot itself is highly unpractical, most versions are actually a sock like material and hence completely unwaterproof. However, they compliment a lot of key AW17 trends, such as ‘top heavy dressing‘, which involves a high amount of volume on the top half and a bodycon styling for the lower half. These boots are slimming on the ankles and wearable with pretty much anything. However, ‘Sock Boot’ enthusiasts must be cautious not to make a fashion-faux-pas and have their ACTUAL socks or sock lines visible at any point when wearing this new footwear craze.
We’ve chosen a few of our favourite ‘Sock Boots’ for AW17.