Sock boots are basically inescapable this season and you can thank Balenciaga and Vetements for that. Yes, the footwear trend, having gotten its start at least a few seasons back on the runways and subsequently celebrities, has now officially trickled down into pretty much any and every trendy retailer you can think of.
So, what cemented the sock boot’s position as Fall 2017’s It boot? The street style set, for one. Fashion’s insiders have embraced the item with the kind of wholeheartedness we haven’t witnessed since the white Stan Smith sneaker made its triumphant return. Case in point: The Spring 2018 show season, where style MVPs worked the stretchy footwear phenomenon into seemingly every outfit. One of the most popular executions? Pairing the boots with a flowy midi skirt or dress. It girls were also spotted balancing out a covered up, more voluminous upper half with the sleek style, while others made the most of the style’s close fit, slipping it under cropped pants for a genius transitional dressing hack.
It may just be the surprising versatility of the sock boot that’s propelled it to must-have status. It may also be the variety of offerings available. Made of synthetic stretch materials, the style allows brands to experiment with color and print in a way that can be trickier in leather or suede (or at least more expensive). The result? A bounty of boots in enough colors and fabrications to fit pretty much any vibe.
Ready to find the right boot for you? Of course you are. Click through the slideshow ahead to see 14 of the most stylish sock boots on offer now.