Louis Vuitton may be over 150 years old, but it's showing no signs of losing its touch. Known throughout the world for its premium products, its range of wallets, sunglasses, bags, and accessories remains as coveted today as it's ever been. And that's to say nothing of its footwear collection. If you're keen to inject some French flair into your shoe closet, you'd do well to consider the brand's extensive catalog. To help point you in the right direction, we've gathered up 5 of the best Louis Vuitton boots on the market. Without further ado, here they are.
1. Louis Vuitton Silhouette Ankle Boot
If you've got $1,140.00 hanging around doing nothing, you might want to put it to good use by investing in a pair of Louis Vuitton Silhouette Ankle Boots. As one of the brand's most iconic styles, the boot is among the most enduring and popular designs in the collection. Described by Hypebae as a 'game-changer that you'll want to wear all year through,' the boots feature numerous standout features. Chief among them is a delicately knitted stretch textile upper that offers a second-skin-like fit. The sock-like uppers are further enhanced with the addition of LV's classic patent Monogram canvas around the ankle, a feature that not only celebrates the brand's iconic emblem but which embraces the logo trend head-on. Completing the chic design is a leather pull-tab at the back and a 4-inch heel that's been shaped like a Monogram Flower and covered in patent Monogram canvas. Unlike some high fashion shoes that favor style over comfort, the Silhouette is wonderfully wearable. The breathable lining will keep your feet fresh and fragrant all day long, while the padded insock delivers enhanced comfort. The boot is available in three equally chic colorways - khaki with a golden heel, navy blue with a pastel pink heel, and an all-black option. Regardless of which one you choose, you can be assured of a boot you'll never want to take off.
2. Louis Vuitton Pillow Comfort Ankle Boot
There's a time for style and a time for comfort. But who says you can't have both at the same time? The Louis Vuitton Pillow Comfort Ankle Boot will inject some heat into even the chilliest of days. Made from water-repellent nylon with a gorgeously warm down filling, the boots are the footwear equivalent of a warm bubble bath. Regardless of how miserable the weather, your feet will be blissfully unaware thanks to a mesh textile sock-like lining that envelops your feet in cozy comfort. But these cold-weather essentials aren't just about comfort. Thanks to their refined quilted finish, they're just as stylish as they are functional. The design is finished off with a lining that features the iconic Monogram pattern, Monogram-canvas laces, and a lightweight micro outsole with a contour in nappa leather. Comfortable and versatile, they'll see you through multiple winters without complaint. The only pitfall is the price, which, at $1,140.00, is significant enough to make you do a double-take.
3. Louis Vuitton Star Trail Ankle Boot
Back in 2017, Lux Expose declared the Star Trail Ankle Boot the 'new Louis Vuitton icon.' They couldn't have been more right. Four years later (a lifetime in fashion), it's still as big as ever. The boot was designed by LV creative designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere, and boasts several of his signature features, including a round cap toe and a contrasting all-around stitched oversize sole. This season, the boot has been interpreted in LV's iconic Monogram canvas with a patent finishing. Black calf leather trims add a hint of sophistication to the otherwise military-themed style. Leather laces, a sturdy platform heel, and a treated rubber outsole add to the rugged appeal. A back loop in Monogram canvas and a functional side zip complete the look. With their strong, assertive style, the boots make a huge statement. Luckily, it's exactly the kind of statement we all want to make... even if it does come with the kind of price tag that brings a tear to the eye.
4. Louis Vuitton Wonderland Flat Ranger
The Wonderland Flat Ranger is one of Louis Vuitton's most recognizable designs. Crafted from supple grained calf leather and featuring a gorgeously snug wool lining, this is a boot that will leave your feet feeling pampered. Thanks to its on-trend wraparound style, it's also one that will leave them looking fabulous. Securing the boot is a gold-tone LV Twist buckle that adds a touch of sophistication to the style (and no, if you think the strap looks familiar, you're not imagining it - it draws inspiration directly from the iconic LV Twist handbag). Completing the look is a chunky rubber sole that adds both form and function to the military design. Priced at $2000, the boots are by no means cheap. They are, however, the kind of investment piece that will see you through multiple seasons for years to come. Like most LV shoes, they run true to size, so you won't have to worry about buying up or down from your normal size to guarantee the perfect fit.
5. Louis Vuitton Trainer Sneaker Boots
According to Trend Hunter, one of the standout items unveiled during the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2021 show was the LV Trainer Sneaker Boots. It's not hard to see what made them such a highlight. The boot's Western-inspired silhouette brings the design bang up to date, transforming it from a simple basketball high top into something far more captivating. To offset the bold design, its designer, LV artistic director Virgil Abloh, had chosen a simple color palette of black and white. It was a wise choice - the monochrome scheme plays wonderfully against the striking silhouette, highlighting its confident swagger without overwhelming it. As you'd expect from Louis Vuitton, no attention has been spared when it comes to the detail. The elongated upper has been embroidered with an eye-catching phoenix with outstretched wings. By all accounts, each individual phoenix takes 7 hours to stitch. It may be arduous work, but the efforts have paid off. Rounding off the design is a vamp strap, a script signature at the back hand-written by Virgil Abloh, and Monogram florals at the sole unit. As you'd expect of a boot priced over $2000, the material is top-notch - if you can find a calf leather upper this soft anywhere else, it'd be a minor miracle.
Written by Garrett Parker
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