Shoe Mill Picks: Combat Boots & Styling Tips
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Shoe Mill Picks: Combat Boots & Styling Tips

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

A pair of Dr. Martens 1460 in Black on the a stage with a drum kit in the background.

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!

Shop the 1460 by Dr. Martens

Crave by Taos

A pair of the Crave by Taos in Steel on a wood bench.

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

Shop the Crave by Taos

Top Tips for Added Comfort

On the left is an image of man holding a pair of comfortable socks from Shoe Mill. On the right is a woman adding insoles from Shoe Mill to her favorite combat boots.

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

A two-by-two grid of pictures of women wearing combat boots. Top left features brown combat boots paired with blue jeans. Top right features white combat boots paired with black pants. Bottom left features black combat boots paired with a short dress with a floral pattern and a black handbag. Bottom right features burgundy combat boots paired with a short white dress and a black handbag.

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:


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