The Best Investment Boots for 2020 – our Top picks
A good pair of investment boots are the ultimate winter wardrobe companion. When the summer starts to fade, you want to be able to reach for your trusty, favourite boots. They need to look great and feel great, year in, year out. Sometimes it pays to spend a little more and there are some key features you should look for to make the right choice.
High-quality boots, when looked after properly will look and feel better for longer. Leather uppers are a must-have since they are easy to care for and generally signpost a higher quality brand. Leather is a natural material, which will gently adapt to the shape of your feet for best comfort. Paying that little bit more for a quality leather construction can really pay off, with extra comfort and lasting visual impact. Remember to ask about how to look after your boots when you buy them and make sure you have the right products for the job.
Styling is a very personal choice. Our interpretation of an Investment Boot is that is should be a style that looks great in two, three or five years time. Sometimes the latest and most striking fashion trends or colours don’t stand the test of time. Beware jumping on the fashion bandwagon with investment boots – you may regret it in a year or two.
Fitting is a simple but essential element in success for a long term boot choice. We recommend you try on some styles in a higher price range and you will feel the difference right away. Make sure that the boot fits really well and feels great from day one – when you’re trading up it is essential you get the right fit.
Here at Begg Shoes, our Women’s Boots collection is our specialty. We are based in the North of Scotland where we have the ideal climate for boots lovers – cold and wet for most of the year. As an independent store, we hand pick the best of the brands and below are our top picks from our latest collection. Enjoy!
Our receommend Investment Boots:
These women’s black lace-up boots are crafted from soft sumptuous leather with subtle burnishing to highlight the premium finish. Regarde le Ciel boots are designed in flattering silhouettes with premium leather uppers.
The premium leather boots feature a ribbon lace-up fastening with metallic details around the lace holes and feature zip around the cuff. Pair with black tights and a floral midi dress for an effortless outfit.
Best Knee High Boots
For the ultimate in laidback but sophisticated autumn outfits, a pair of Gabor knee high boots are just the thing. The full tan leather uppers is soft and will gently stretch to offer a truly unique fit.
The flat knee-high boots feature Gabor comfort technologies to ensure that every step is a comfy one making these black knee-high boots the perfect investment boots. Gabor boots are known for their commitment to comfort, and they use high-quality materials to ensure the very best in women’s footwear.
Best Waterproof Boots
A smart pair of waterproof boots will really come in handy this winter. Whilst walking boots are ideal for hiking or walking the dog, sometimes a pair of black waterproof boots are more suitable for workwear. The Legero Soana Zip Gore-Tex boots are just the ticket – their fuss-free design can easily be worn with smart trousers and blouse for office wear, whilst the Gore-Tex lining ensures your feet stay dry and warm.
One of our most popular brands this time of year, Legero Boots offer style, substance and practical elements. Once you own a pair of Legero boots, there is no looking back. The PU sole unit is lightweight and flexible and is one of the most popular sole construction methods for those who suffer from joint or back pain. For more advice on which shoes are best for back pain, take a look at our Shoes for Back Pain blog post.
Best Casual Boots
The camel leather upper is smooth whilst the brogue stitching on the toe and trim adds texture. Burnishing on the toe keep the casual look of these ladies brown boots – wear them with turned up jeans and a floral blouse for a casual autumn outfit.
Most Versatile Investment Boots
These gorgeous heeled boots are sophisticated and versatile. Featuring a supple leather upper simply decorated with a side buckle, these Alpina boots are ideal for wearing to work or dressing up your casual wear. Alpina is one of our Begg Shoes exclusive brands and our loyal customers love them for their superb comfort and premium materials.
Worn with a seasonal dress, these investment boots are sure to be a wardrobe hero!
Best boots for Winter
Who says the darker days of winter should be spent in dark colours? These IMAC boots have all the cool Scandi vibes you could want, and the neutral colour will match many different colours. The chunky sole unit add a Doc Marten feel to these combat boots whilst the faux fur cuff adds extra winter charm.
These waterproof Boots are practical as well as pretty thanks to the waterproof IMACtex, designed to keep your feet dry and warm.