The Best Investment Boots for 2022 – Our Top Picks

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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.

Buying Investment Boots – how to get the basics right

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 the 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 it 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.

Here at Begg Shoes, our Women’s Boots collection is our speciality. 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 recommended Investment Boots

Best Biker Boots – Gabor Genoa, £120

Gabor black leather biker boots with laces and zip

Biker boots have been a staple of wardrobes for a few seasons now and we just love these boots from Gabor. Well known for their excellent comfort, trend-led designs and premium materials, Gabor has pulled it out of the bag with these chunky boots. Wear with a jumper midi dress and leather jacket for cool autumn vibes.


  • Soft Leather Upper
  • Padded footbed
  • Fully Lacing
  • Optifit comfort technology
  • Removable insoles
  • Available in two colours



  • Higher price point
  • Fits a half-size bigger




The absolute staple of winter, knee-high boots are comfy, warm and contemporary – what more could you want? Our footwear experts loved trying these tan knee-high boots on, and the leather uppers are super soft and supple. I’ll be wearing mine with a floral midi dress, a borg-lined jacket and a beanie hat.


  • Full Leather Upper
  • Padded Footbed
  • Full-length side zip
  • Breathable and flexible upper
  • Minimal classic details
  • Suitable for bunions



  • Not a well-known brand
  • No removable insoles



Best Waterproof Option – Legero Tanaro Hi Gore, £125

Legero Tanaro Hi Gore Grey Suede Waterproof Boots

Autumn and winter often go hand in hand with wet, windy or snowy weather, so reach for a pair of waterproof boots. Gore-tex is the best waterproof technology out there and these hi-top trainer boots combine a casual style with practical details. Best for running errands thanks to the durable outsole, these boots will look super with mom jeans and cosy knitwear.


  • Soft Suede Upper
  • Removable Insole
  • Fully Lacing with functional side zip
  • Available in 6 colours
  • Highly durable, shock absorbent and lightweight



  • Suede is not as easy to clean


Best Casual Style – Rieker Peechez, £75Rieker Tan Leather Chelsea boots with buckle and zip design

Keep it casual with these tan Chelsea boots. I love Chelsea boots for their versatile style and the fact they can be worn in the shoulder seasons – spring and autumn – making them well worth their money. Perfect for coffee dates or leafy walks on a bright autumn day, a pair of Chelsea’s will go with a variety of outfits.


  • Leather Upper
  • Padded Footbed
  • Side Zip
  • Versatile design
  • Suitable for bunions
  • Excellent value for money



  • The sole unit is not as durable as polyurethane


Most Versatile Option – Tamaris Pauletta, £69.99

Tamaris Pauletta black leather ankle boots with block heel

A pair of heeled boots can go a long way. Ideal for desk-to-dinner style, these black leather ankle boots with block heels add extra height to your outfit whilst creating a slimming effect thanks to the heel. I’ll be wearing mine with black trousers and a floral blouse – perfect for post-work drinks.


  • Leather Upper
  • Side zip fastening
  • Low 50mm block heel
  • Sophisticated and versatile
  • Can be worn for work, going out or on casual occasions
  • Excellent value for money



  • No removable insoles




Best Gore-Tex Boots for Winter – Legero Novara GTX, £135

Legero Novara GTX women's grey suede waterproof winter boots

Here in Scotland, we see all types of weather – usually in one day! We’re certainly accustomed to winter snow, so having a pair of winter boots ready to go is a must. These grey winter boots are the perfect option thanks to the chalet chic look, neutral colour and – most importantly – waterproof Gore-tex membrane. Perfect for playing in the snow with the kids…


  • Soft suede upper
  • Breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane
  • Cosy faux fur lining and cuff
  • Versatile shade
  • Cleated outsole for extra traction
  • Removable insole
  • Lace and zip fastening
  • Lightweight and hard-wearing



  • Suede is not as easy to clean
  • Chunky style might not suit all outfits



Looking for a pair of investment boots need not be a hard task if you know what to look for. Leather uppers, durable soles and timeless designs are key features in investment boots. As experts in footwear, we know that shoe care and cleaning is the best way to prolong the life of your shoes and boots too.