Shoe Mill Picks: Combat Boots & Styling Tips
If you’re looking for a boot this season that is versatile, easy to style, comfortable and durable, don’t overlook the combat boot.
The combat boot trend is definitely having a resurgence thanks to a current love of 90s style and isn’t going away any time soon. In this blog, we’ll share ways you can easily pair and wear with jeans, dresses, skirts—even sweats! Plus, we’ll share a couple of pro tips to keep you comfortable while looking amazing.
Before we get to that, we wanted to share two of our favorites to feature for you: the iconic Dr. Martens 1460 and the beautifully crafted Crave from Taos.
1460 by Dr. Martens
Named 1460 after the first day of its manufacturing on April 1, 1960 (1-4-60), these famously durable boots can handle anything life throws at them.
- “Bouncing sole” allows airflow through the outsole for a lighter step
- Iconic yellow stitching increases durability
- Heat-welded outsole ensures heel will never separate from the shoe
- Comes in many colors, patterns, finishes, platform heights and even vegan leather!
Crave by Taos
Made with incredibly soft Italian leather, these refined boots will keep your feet feeling great, even after a long day of wear.
- Sleek side zippers allows for easy on-and-off
- Leather lined removable footbed proves soft foot support
- Meticulously detailed for maximum styling
- Durable raised heel elevates the look for a more feminine touch
Top Tips for Added Comfort
Tired of your socks slipping down while walking around? We are! Fits Socks are designed with a y-shaped heel seam that creates a pocket to cup the heel of your foot, preventing sliding. Available in a variety of styles and lengths, these expertly crafted socks will make you forget you’re even wearing them!
Need a little extra support? Insoles are a great way to ensure a custom fit, no matter what shoe you’re wearing. Superfeet offers a wide selection of insoles for nearly every foot type. Matching your foot to the insole is key, personalizing your fit for added comfort in every step.
How to Wear Combat Boots
Combat boots were a ‘90s staple, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be styled with today’s current trends! They are extremely versatile, and can be worn in almost any setting. Need something to go with your jeans for a casual date night? Want to dress-down that beautiful dress in the back of your closet? Combat boots will have you looking stylish and cool, no matter the occasion.
Watch this video from our President, Josh Habre, for more information on fit, features and styling of combat boots at Shoe Mill: