Why the knee-high stomper boot will be everywhere this autumn

Chunky, warm and surprisingly versatile. Chloe Street has a buying guide to the It footwear of the season

What’s tall, dark and handsome with a chunky bottom…? Why, the standout boot of the season.

The freakishly warm October weather appears to be waning, which means it’s time to whip out the autumnal layers and rain-ready footwear. If there’s one boot style that’s set to rule them all this winter, it’s the knee-high, chunky-soled stomper boot, or knee-high stomper for short. In fact, according to fashion shopping platform Lyst, searches for chunky knee-high boots have increased by 69 per cent since the start of October.

Essentially an elongated version of last winter’s omnipresent ankle-length Bottega-inspired lug-soled boots, the knee-high stomper first trickled onto our Instagram feeds earlier this year as influencers began pairing them with everything from winter leggings and tailored trousers to micro minis and shorts.

Gia Borghini x Pernille Teisbaek, £395; Flannels.com