I briefly showed these boots in a recent post, but they definitely deserve a little more love! I’m here for a trend that is practical as well as stylish, and even better if it’s a cyclical one that’s already been around for decades. After being enticed by chic combat boot outfits around town, I tried on quite a few options before coming across winners. Some were so heavy or clunky, they didn’t do a petite frame any favors!
These Sam Edelman boots however were just what I was looking for – the shape and platform soles are very elongating (esp. paired with dark jeans or leggings), and the entire boot is much lighter weight than I expected. They’re comfortable to walk in with no breaking in needed, and I love that there’s a side zipper so you don’t have to untie and retie the boots each time. Size wise, I’m between a size 5 and 5.5 in most brands, and a 5 here fit me best with enough room for my winter socks. These can also be found at Zappos or Sam Edelman’s site but I’m a little shocked at how quickly this style has been disappearing even with no sales … smaller sizes are already gone at all other retailers!
Combat boots under $100: If you like a less rugged look, I’ve also tried on and would recommend these Saks brand boots (starts in size 5) that are a little more sleek with no platform sole. Those run a little narrower and I definitely needed a 5.5, possibly even 6. I’ll show a photo of these soon!
Combat boots under $75:
DSW winter boots – More hiker than combat, but these dupes for the popular Marc Fisher Izzie have great reviews!
Target combat boots with good reviews for under $25, size 6 and up.