With wintry racedays, Christmas parties and homely snuggles, the festive season offers the opportunity to try on some fabulous footwear for Christmas!
Our theme this year is ‘boots with bows’ – great as gifts or to add to your own wardrobe!
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Prices correct at time of writing.
PREPARE TO PARTY
New to the Emmy London Collection the Gigi Boot is a showstopping suede ankle boot with tie detail. Handmade using super soft kid suede that adapts to the shape of your feet, the boots feature a zip fastening and you can tie the satin sash into a neat bow or striking knot.
Designed by Emmy, this classic ankle boot has an 85mm slim heel, that helps elongate your legs. Emmy created this fun boot to bring you comfort and confidence, wear yours with your Christmas party outfit or for Christmas raceday hospitality invitations.
Price: £595 from Emmy London.
This everyday ankle boot with an understated bow is ideal for winter racedays when you need to sneak a pair of warm socks into your footwear arrangements!
The Etty Brown Boot is made from drum dye leather with a leather outsole, and is hand finished in Portugal.
Also available in Black.
Price: £180 from Hudson Shoes.
For days when comfort is top of the list, these not-quite boots are smart and super-stylish (you can tie your own bows with the laces!).
These Finsbury high top leather trainers with gold side zip detail are expertly handcrafted using beautifully soft and pliable leathers in neutral shades of black, off-white and camel.
Stylish and elegant, the subtle, embossed pattern on the black leather keeps the design interesting whilst the classic colour combination ensures ease of integration with any outfit.
Comfort is absolutely key and these high top trainers feature a generously padded tongue and ankle collar which hugs and supports in just the right places and ensures you take every step with ease. For those who have very delicate ankles and need more support around them, these high tops will hug and envelope beautifully.
The well cushioned and gloriously comfortable, leather footbed offers all-day comfort and vital padding under even the most sensitive areas of your feet, allowing you to walk for miles without discomfort. With a durable and comfortable seamed rubber sole.
Price: £128 from CocoRoseLondon.com
A statement pair of winter boots, the Callie knee-high flats place a feminine twist on a simple style thanks to their ribbon bow.
Crafted in Italy from beautiful black calf leather, they have an almond-shaped toe, an inside zip, a black grosgrain ribbon to the back and a 40mm flat heel.
Wear them with winter dresses and skirts with hemlines high enough to show off those bows.
Price: £459 from LK Bennett.
WHEN THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL
A combination of high quality leather and nu-buck creates a perfectly snug boot. The thermo rubber high grip sole and membrane maintains warm feet in cold weather – ideal for Christmas racedays and winter point to points.
The Sloane Boots are 100% leather and made in Portugal.
They also feature a waterproof membrane that helps prevent perspiration and the removable pre moulded footbed provides instep support.
The drawstring is mainly for visual effect and the tall below the knee design is modern and practical.
Also available in Navy.
Price: £255 from Joules.
Satisfyingly thick and cosy in a double layered design that’s knitted on the outside, fully lined with blissfully soft, warm Sherpa fleece inside, these gift boxed ladies’ Totes Chunky Knit Fluffy Slipper Socks look and feel so snuggly. The style is a chunky cable pattern, including turn over top cuffs with cute pom-pom bow details. The cuffs also have a small suede-look Totes tab stitched into the top edge.
Made to keep feet and legs warm, these deep slipper socks are completely sherpa fleece lined, so they’re soft and silky next to the skin. And to keep you safer, the design includes secure, slip-resistant treads on the soles. Totes Chunky Knit Fluffy Slipper Socks are one size, and come housed in a recyclable card gift box ready for giving.
Price: £22.99 from SockShop.
Faux fur-lined ankle boots with flat heel and bow trim, black, from LA REDOUTE COLLECTIONS. Unlike the UGG (above) these boots are more of a slipper.
Available in Black or Beige.
Price: Was £25, now £15 from La Redoute.
Well, they are not quite boots, but they do have bows! These moccasin-style slippers are set on a fully branded rubber Barbour outsole and are lined in luxurious faux fur for comfort and warmth. The suede slippers are trimmed in Barbour’s signature tartan for added detail.
Available in Grey, Tan, Choco or Pink suede.
Price: Was £64.95, now £51.95 from Philip Morris & Son.
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