Is there anything as gratifying as treating yourself to a new pair of boots come fall? Opening up the box, pulling out the stuffing, and getting a whiff of that fresh-boot smell? Just me? Moving swiftly on… Still, there’s no denying that boots form a pretty integral part of our aesthetics in the colder months. Over the past few years, I’ve made a point of making sound boot investments, choosing styles that prioritize timelessness over anything too trendy. However, that doesn’t mean that some boots don’t start to feel dated after time—even pairs I know are pretty classic can lose their appeal after a couple of years in the midst of a flurry of new styles to choose from.
This got me thinking—I know which boot trends I think are a little dated, but which boot trends do my fellow editors think are dated? Would we pick the same styles? Or would we disagree entirely? There’s only one way to find out. Scroll on the see the four dated boot trends our editors are passing on this year, balanced out with the boot trends they’re looking forward to wearing in 2022.