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Booty Call: Put Your Best Foot Forward

by Mac Smith
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Thursday Dec 26, 2013

You want them. You lust after them. You've just gotta have them. Late at night they seduce you all sleek and sexy. You can't control yourself any longer. You finally give in to temptation and then anxiously await their arrival at your doorstep....

We're talking about boots, by the way. Now that you've collected your holiday stash, we've gathered out picks of the best boots around. From rough and rugged boots that play into the modern rock star that appeared on runways like Saint Laurent and Phillip Lim to dressier styles that will elevate your workwear, you'll be the most fashion-forward man-on-the-go with these sleek styles.

So whether you're as addicted to late night online shopping as we are, EDGE has the designer boot styles that you'll call on day and night and all right at your fingertips - just a click away.

Harnesses Are Back in Style

Saint Laurent Chain Harness Ankle Boot

Hedi Slimane has re-invigorated the venerable Saint Laurent label with just the right balance of L.A. rock star cool mixed with Left Bank Parisian flair. Wear these rocker boots with a strong silver chain harness vamp with the skinniest of dark jeans and watch the groupies flock to you. Or for real rock god appeal, pair with second skin leather pants. Mon dieu!


Two (Tones) is Better Than One

Mr Hare Scotchgrain and Matte Boots

Two tones are better than one when it comes to this lace-up style from Mr. Hare. The textured scotch grain vamp contrasts a paneled cap toe and matte heel for dramatic results. Unfamiliar with this British-based brand? Well they say their shoes are designed for "having a great time at night, outside, with friends, with great food and drink, and dancing. Lots of dancing." We say: bring it on!


Too Cool to Care

John Varvatos Bowery Button Boot

This boot’s name comes from the famed CBGB’s on The Bowery in New York City where John Varvatos now has his flagship store. With this legacy and his personal connections to come of music’s biggest stars, Varvatos is another designer known for imbuing his line with real rock n roll style. Left undone, the button-over shaft gives off the perfect amount of too cool to care swagger.


Strap It On

Alexander McQueen Shined Chelsea Boots with Ankle Straps

These Chelsea boots are elevated in design with their high shine polish and unexpected buckle-adjustable ankle straps. Worn with suit pants, only you know the extra details under your break. Leave it to McQueen to create boots that are all business with just a dash of rogue charm.


If a Tree Falls in the Forest...

A.P.C. Lug Sole Forest Boots

Masters of French, easy, casual elegance, A.P.C. make it simple to look your best no matter what winter throws at you with these versatile lug sole boots. Rain, sleet and snow - nothing can keep you from being the stylish man-on-the-go.


Ready for Combat

Marc Jacobs Combat Boots

Combat the winter blues in these retro-styled contrasting cap-toe combat boots from the master of grunge, Marc Jacobs. Treaded soles make it simple to navigate winter weather’s worst while the casual tossed-off feel makes them the right ripped jeans and T-shirt accent when spring finally comes back.


It’s a Wrap

Max Verre Wrap Belted Boots

Oxblood continues to dominate the fashion runways. These Max Verre wrap belted boots deliver in a rich tone that feels like a bold statement and a sophisticated neutral all in one. The belt not only adds a utilitarian, urban style, but also keeps boots firmly secured, which is a good thing considering how covetable these designer finds are sure to be.


Mac Smith Mac Smith is a New York City based fashion writer who has never met a cat, coat or cake he didn't love. Follow him on Instagram at @macsmith1218 and Twitter at @itcantallbedior.


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