We often think of boots as shoes we can only wear during the colder months, or when we go on holiday to Europe. They seem unfriendly to summer feet, and Bangkok’s humid air and scorching sun make them even less appealing. But, get this – boots are actually trending this season. We’ve seen boots teamed up with midi skirts, boho dresses, and light denims. Pairing well with Romantic silhouettes, boots are actually a perfect way to toughen up softer summer pieces.

Living in a place that’s forever summer doesn’t have to mean we’re condemned to permanently wear flip flops or velcro sandals. Remember, even cowboys in the desert wear boots. When worn with skirts or dresses, they give a more interesting urban alternative to ladylike heels. There are also toeless styles which are great for added breeziness; they’re more breathable and light, although you might need a weekly pedicure.

To give you some more inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the best in-trend boots that are perfect for lighter, brighter days. Check out the absolute booties below.

[Hero and Feature image: Chloé.]

 

Jimmy Choo Bowie 100

A combination of Bowie pizzazz and Wild West heritage, these show-stopping Choos are the new sheriff in town. The sky-painted python oozes with desert glamour while the leg-lengthening slit can keep things airy and intriguing.

Available at Jimmy Choo. Locations: Siam Paragon, M Floor, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). THB 76,950.

 

Chanel Suede Goatskin Boot

As if their beach collection hasn’t already won our summer lovin’, the nautical colour scheme and wide heel on these shoes also put Chanel top of the list for seaside-approved boots.

Available at Chanel. Locations: Siam Paragon, M Floor, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). Central Embassy, G Floor, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-9pm). ICONSIAM, M Floor, 229 Charoen Nakhorn Road, Bangkok, 10600 (10am-10pm). 

Central Chidlom, Level 1, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). THB 53,500.

 

Michael Kors Griffin Leather Cutout Boot

Dune colours are all the rage this summer. And a good thing too, since it’s so versatile and easily paired with anything. The buckles and straps also give a bit more attitude to the tamed colour palette.

Available at Michael Kors. Locations: Emquartier, Level 1, 639 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-10pm). Central Embassy, Level 1, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-9pm). Siam Paragon, M Floor, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). ICONSIAM, M Floor, 229 Choaroen Nakhorn Road, Bangkok, 10600 (10am-10pm). THB 6750.

 

Alexander McQueen Cage Heel Boot

What do you get when you cross a biker chick with an English gentleman? Alexander McQueen’s Cage Heel Boots would make a good answer. The pointed silver metal toe cap provides is a classy rendition of 70s rock and the flesh-revealing sections are an astute combination of badass and breathable.

Available at Alexander McQueen. Locations: Central Embassy, Level 1, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-9pm). ICONSIAM, G Floor, 229 Charoen Nakhorn Road, Bangkok, 10600 (10am-10pm). Price available upon request.

 

Loewe Thong Boot

Summer flip-flops get a big renovation, complete with soft camel-coloured lambskin and a 60mm heel. An elevated boho look of comfort and ease, how much more “summer” can a pair of boots get?

Available at Loewe. Locations: Siam Paragon, M Floor, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). The Emporium, M Floor, 622 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-8pm). THB 27,500.

 

Christian Louboutin Marikate 100

These red(hot) bottoms might actually be the reason why it’s getting so much warmer outside. Our favourite stilettos get summer-booted and still look smoking. The sheer resillé material is an elegant way to let your feet breathe while the open-toe means you can show off your fresh pedicure.

Available at Christian Louboutin. Locations: Central Embassy, G Floor, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-9pm). ICONSIAM, M Floor, 229 Charoen Nakhorn Road, Bangkok, 10600 (10am-10pm). THB 40,790.

 

Givenchy Open-toe Zipped Ankle Boot in Mesh

A tougher and more urban take on mesh, the black netting and open-toe lets your feet catch some breeze while the classic Chelsea silhouette gives you all the refinement of the boot.

Available at Givenchy. Locations: Siam Paragon, M Floor, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). Central Embassy, G Floor, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-9pm). THB 33,000.

 

Longchamp Folk Flat Sandal Boot

With strong festival vibes, cowboy suede, and airy cutouts, this is some serious fringe with benefits. Call them sandals or call them boots, this frilled footwear will definitely see you through the summer boot trend.

Available at Longchamp. Locations: Emquartier, G Floor, 639 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-10pm). King Power Complex, Level 2, Rangnam Road, Bangkok 10400 (10am-9pm). Siam Paragon, Level 1, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). Central Chidlom, Level 1, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). Price available upon request.

 

Chloé Rylee Boot in Nappa Canage

Because beautiful craftsmanship is for every season. The Rylee collection includes several warm-weather boots, but it’s this knee high pair in gorgeous white woven leather that won our hearts. The lace-like pattern inspires afternoon teas out on the patio and the equestrian’s silhouette would look perfect in a summer field.

Available at Chloé. Locations: The Emporium, M Floor, 622 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-8pm). THB 38,900.