It might not feel like it just yet, but the arrival of September means summer is about to come to a close. Naturally we’re excited, because it’s time to start thinking about fall fashion and seasonal wardrobe updates. Accessories including footwear and bags are a great place to start — with a little mixing and matching, they can be easily be incorporated into your daily attire even before the temperature cools down.

In terms of footwear, ankle boots are must-haves for their endless versatility. In recent seasons, however, we’ve seen the spread of a new silhouette with a sock-style fit that wraps around your ankles like a glove, offering an eye-catching style that stands out from the rest. To help you get a fashionable head-start for fall, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite sock boots for you to try on this coming season.

(Cover image credit: le21ème.com)

1
Balenciaga

Crafted with a pointed toe and with 110-mm stiletto heels, these pointed stiletto Knife boots by Balenciaga have officially become the “it” boots almost every brand gets their inspiration from. Other than this velvet version in a sugary-sweet bubblegum pink, there are also more conservative colours of navy, black and red, all featuring the curved shape every fashionista has come to adore.

HK$7,900 from Balenciaga

2
Fendi

Karl Lagerfeld has adopted a playful approach with his designs for Fendi, as is evident in these broderie knit sock booties. Notice how the embroidered sock meets a glamorous French heel and a lace-up detail to create something modern and fun, with just a touch of a sportswear vibe.

HK$8,142 from Farfetch

3
Giuseppe Zanotti

Expertly constructed from Italian leather with a metallic lurex sock upper, these stunning silver boots by Giuseppe Zanotti feature a high stiletto heel, an almond toe and a leather sole. They’re perfect for your next big night out.

HK$4,832 from Farfetch

4
Francesco Russo

Highlighted by a sepia-brown and black leopard jacquard pattern, these Francesco Russo boots are crafted in Italy from a robust knit to form a sock-effect construction, featuring with a round toe and black leather-covered high stiletto heels. We love the contrast of the bold pattern and the slim-as-can-be stiletto heel.

HK$5,778 from Matchesfashion

5
3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim celebrates youthful elegance and individual style with this pair of blue velvet ankle boots. They feature an almond toe, a two-tone design, a rear zip fastening and a chunky high heel embellished with a gold-tone band.

HK$4,832 from Farfetch

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.