Just like rain boots, the black over-the-knee (aka OTK) boot has become essential footwear for the winter months. Whereas in years past, the basic leather boot would hit just below the knee, the OTK style has grown immensely in popularity and entered mainstream fashion in recent years. With the top of the boot just covering your knees, your legs have a more finished and elongated look, working equally well with a sweater dress, fitted jeans, or mini skirt.
As a basic and versatile foundation of your footwear collection, it is well worth investing in a good quality pair of boots that will withstand everyday wear and tear, as well as rain. The following are 6 stylish leather options to check out:
1. Textured touch: The Wishbone Collection – $298
With a leather front panel and synthetic backing, The Wishbone Collection’s boot adds a subtle luxe touch with the quilted finish.
Available exclusively at various Browns Shoes locations.
2. Clean cut: Vince Camuto – $319.37
Vince Camuto offers a clean OTK boot with a patchwork-inspired design on solid leather. The neoprene divide adds flexibility to the soft leather body, and includes a a half side zip closure for ease of pulling on and off.
3. Laced with attitude: Steve Madden – $225
Steve Madden’s Nitefall boot packs in plenty of attitude with its full lacing, platform sole, and 3.75 inch block heel. The hardware detailing includes an inside zipper closure.
Available at various Steve Madden locations.
4. Rockin’ the retro: Sam Edelman – $350
70’s inspired with smooth leather and a stacked 3.5 inch heel, the Sam Edelman boot has a rocker edge to it. It features a side zipper and leather sole.
Available at Nordstrom.
5. High struttin’: Nine West – $325
Nine West offers a sexy option that mixes soft leather in front with a scuba stretch backing, on top of a 3″ heel. The back includes a full length exposed zipper closure.
6. Fringe frenzy: Stuart Weitzman – $698
A boho incarnation of Stuart Weitzman’s iconic 5050 OTK boot, the Mane boot features a lush fringe detail that runs down the spine which gives you a sense of movement when struttin’ down the street. With a 1.2 inch” heel, the boot is pulled on with the help of the microstretch backing.
Available at various Stuart Weitzman locations.