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.
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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
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
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
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
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