The colder weather is fast becoming a daily reality, but the upside … boots are back. Finding the ideal boot for your comfort, occasion and style can be a winter challenge that takes up time you would rather be sitting in front of a fire with. High cut, low cut, leather or suede, the heart of the city has an array of options to offer.

Mi Piaci

Dorian Ankle Boot, $340  | Mi Piaci, 10 High Street

Designed by their team in Auckland, the Dorian Ankle boot is the black ankle boot every woman needs with a minimalist design featuring a gold bar to give it a bit of sophistication and elevate that every day look. Dress it up, dress it down, its versatility will make it a winter wardrobe staple for seasons to come. 

Flo & Frankie

Wylie Ankle Boot, $298.90 | Flo & Frankie, 5 High Street 

If you're looking for a boot to stand out rather than blend in, here it is. The trendy Wylie boot by Sol Sana takes its cues from all things Western with graphic top-stitching and angular panels of high quality tan leather and finished with a pointed toe and thick block heel. 


Julia Boot, $690  | Scarpa

If you're looking for an investment pair and prepared to splurge, these Julia boots by Laura Bellariva are the ones for you. Made in Italy, and available in black or tan, this Western inspired pair will look great dress up or down. 

Smith and Caughey's

Ankle Boot, $148 | Smith & Caughey’s, 253 - 261 Queen Street

You’ll be glad to have these ZK Footwear boots from Smith & Caughey’s in your wardrobe when you're next looking for something a bit more daring on your feet. Bringing a bit of luxury and personality to your outfit, they're also super affordable which we love.

Kathryn Wilson

 Amore Boot, $250 on sale (usually $339) | Kathryn Wilson, 10 Te Ara Tahuhu Walkway

Designed by influential New Zealand footwear designer, Kathryn Wilson, the Amore Boot is a Kiwi piece that will elevate your black jeans look with some olive suede style. Fit with a leather upper and lining this boot will soon become your new winter favourite.

Chaos and Harmony Pat Menzies

Channel Boot by Chaos & Harmony, $370 | Pat Menzies, 174 Queen Street 

These Chaos & Harmony Channel boots come in dark navy with a contrasting tan outsole as well as in a full black colourway and will fit easily into your wardrobe this season.

Nicole Rebstock

Bella Boot, $389 | Nicole Rebstock 

These Nicole Rebstock boots ooze handmade luxury and come in a burgundy suede design to bring a colourful and sophisticated look to your outfit. With a leather lining and generously cushioned leather insole, they also have a slip-proof sole so you can wear them in confidence. 

Mens leather shoes

And don't worry, we haven't forgotten about the guys either! For our guide to the best men's boots this winter, see here.  


Last updated: 28 May 2020