Black knee high boots are a footwear staple, here are our favourites

Black knee high boots are undoubtably a wardrobe staple. This classic shoe choice is something everyone should have at least one pair in their shoe arsenal as they really do solve a multitude of occasions. Despite being a style that never dates and is always in fashion, the black knee high boot has been reinvented and reworked numerous times. There is without a doubt a pair to suit every occasion. Without the great outdoors our main source of entertainment these days, flat boots and low heeled styles have really come to the fore this season. Stylish and practical, a black flat boot elevates your casual walking look in an instant and also in many cases adds great comfort, warmth and stability.

Of course in a post pandemic world, a black boot is still a staple piece of footwear. Easily dressed up or down, yes, even the flat varieties, a pair of black knee high boots is definitely an investment. 

While in previous years they may have been a must-have for skinny jeans to be tucked into, a greater popularity of smart/casual and grungier looks has seen an emergence of dresses and knee high boots, including stomper styles with prettier dresses as a key trend. This mix of ‘pretty’ with ‘tough’, is a look that has remained really strong both on the catwalk and the high street and shows no signs of abating anytime soon. 

Of course knee high boots have often been tricker for wider calf fits, but with the growing number of plus size brands and footwear specialists noticing a gap in the market for plus, we’re pleased to see more and more wide fits available on the high street, allowing more access to this look. 

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We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite black knee high boots to shop right now. 

We love Russell and Bromley boots. Incredibly well made and always on-trend, their boots manage to also stay incredibly timeless so you can guarantee that this years investment will still be a firm favourite when next winter comes around.

Everglade Chelsea boots, £295, Russell and Bromley

Of course the high street offers some great boot styles too, showing you don’t have to break the bank to get top notch style. These gorgeous black boots with crossover buckle detailing look super chic and the stretch panel at the back adds comfort too.

Knightly elastic rider knee boots, was £110 now £65, Office

Duo boots are the brand to know if you have ever struggled getting boots to really fit. Their styles come in lots of different calf widths so that you can find the perfect fit. Genius.

Haltham riding boots, was £175 now £94.50, Duo Boots

This season is all about sturdy boots and these thick soled, high leg boots with double buckle feature are great for those daily muddy walks to the park.

Black rod radley leather high leg boots, was £110 now £69.99, Schuh

You can’t go wrong with an all black riding boot and these Bershka boots at Asos look ready for anything. We love a pull on boot for ease and comfort, these will go well with dresses or jeans.

Bershka high leg riding boot, £59.99, Asos

River Island are always bring their style A-game. These moc croc fronted boots with step up knee panel are super stylish. They’re exactly the kind of boot that can do dressed down or fully dressed up and that metallic toe detailing is gorgeous too.

Black leather embossed knee high boots, £67.50, River Island

New Look have offers great, affordable high street footwear and have a strong offering in terms of wide fit and size range. The metal hardware on these boots give this sale style a designer edge.

Wide fit black metal trim knee high boots, was £39.99 now £29.99, New Look

When it comes to understanding wide fit boots, plus size retailers are in the perfect position to offer shoppers style led choices with great fit. We love the curved elastic panelling on these Simply Be boots that offers extra comfort and fit.

Buckle detail high leg boots extra wide EEE fit curvy plus calf width, £56, Simply Be

We’re loving the country chic life and these sleek suede boots with tassel detailing bring out our inner equestrian. Perfectly paired over boots or with floral boho inspired dresses, these suede boots, when properly maintained, should last you a long time.

The heeled regina black heeled reg fit suede boot,  £365, Fairfax and Favor

Looking for something with a bit of a tougher finish? Then these eyeleted black lace-up boots give off a bit more of a rocker aesthetic. Once again we are seeing stompier styles with thicker soles that offer greater wearability for a host of occasions.

Carvela Social, £199, Kurt Geiger

Happy Shopping!