These lace-up boots have totally sold out at Zara because they're going to be so damn popular this Autumn

The most directional boot trend yet.

05 Aug 2019

Each Autumn there's one footwear trend the fashion world fawns over. We've seen the rise and fall of over-the-knee boots, chunky white trainers and the classic Chelsea boot - but in the fast-paced and fickle world of fashion there's a new shoe adorning every fashion editor's feet.

This season it looks like we'll be getting all tied up courtesy of the shoe du jour: the lace-up boot.

"Lace-up, Victorian-style boots look set to usurp the slim, white, kitten-heel pair of last autumn, and I for one can’t wait," said GLAMOUR's Fashion Editor, Charlie Teather.

"More directional than boot trends of late, they look equally chic beneath feminine, lace-trimmed midi dresses (Jane Austen, we see you) as they do with straight leg jeans and a blouse.

"While sandal season may remain well and truly in the swing of things over the next few weeks (if the sun comes back out), I can't help but be a smidge excited for things to cool down - and that's almost entirely because of the resurgence of the lace-up Victorian boot."

And there's one pair in particular that's flying off shelves. Zara's Lace-Up Leather High Heel Ankle Boots, £95.99, are available in cream and sky blue and feature a soft leather upper, laces on the front, lined wide flat heels, and that square toe we'll see everywhere next season.

"The £95.99 lemon lace-up pair from Zara, with their square toe, have got my heart all a flutter," said Charlie.

It seems she's on to a winner; the high street boots have sold out in every single size except for size 3 (god damn you, petite feet folk).

The website does, however, state that the boots are 'coming soon' in a plethora of sizes. Phew.

If you have a penchant for the luxer things in life, Charlie suggests splurging on the £420 Manu Atelier offering.

"One of the most controversial pieces I own, these lace-up boots have garnered surprising reactions - with those I thought might be repelled fawning all over them, and vice versa. I, however, cannot get enough. I just wish autumn would hurry up so I can slip on a white, lace-trimmed dress and live out my Jane Austen fantasies."

Step to it.