Neigh or yay? Riding boots have become this season's fashionable footwear


  • Style
  • Monday, 28 Sep 2020

The current Autumn/Winter season will be distinctly horsey, and riding boots will play a key role in a wide variety of looks. Photo: Hermes

Say goodbye to the ankle and cowboy boots that were everywhere last year.

The current Autumn/Winter season will be distinctly horsey, and riding boots will play a key role in a wide variety of looks. So says the latest Stylight report, which has observed a cavalcade of clicks on this category.

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At the runway shows in February this year, riding boots and outfits figured large on the runways.

And the trend, which is now gathering momentum, has aroused the curiosity of the 12 million monthly users of the fashion search engine Stylight, which has reported a 783% surge in the number of clicks on riding boots in 2020 as opposed to the same period in 2019.



As a general rule, high boots in many styles will be very much in vogue, notably thigh-high models both with and without heels, which will be must-haves. The platform has reported a runaway increase of 1,021% in clicks for this category in just one year.

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Given that classics and functional pieces are set to make a comeback this winter, military boots (+238%), and suede boots (+46%) have also attracted the attention of users of the Stylight platform.

On the other hand, certain key pieces from last year appear to have lost their unanimous appeal: among them vinyl crocodile boots (-38%), cowboy boots (-26%), and ankle boots (-4%).

To prepare this data, Stylight analysed the purchasing behavior of 12 million monthly users on its different international platforms, as well as clicks on various product categories from Jan 1 to May 31. – AFP Relaxnews

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