Boot Trends From Each Decade We Still Wear Today

Boot Trends From Each Decade We Still Wear Today

Fall is almost here and you know what that means, boots galore. It is well known that fashion always repeats itself, and boots are not exempt from that reality. Here is how our favorite boot styles have survived the stretch of time and evolved into todays fashion.


60s: Go-Go Boots

Making its debut in the mid 60s, go-go boots dominated women’s footwear. They were a sassy and bold element added to complete the mod look that took over high fashion. They were often white, low heeled and made with leather. As popular female figures and dancers sported these shoes during television appearances, they soon became a symbol of female power. These mid-calf high boots are still here today and have evolved. Some designers have even made these boots taller and available in a variety shades, shying away from the color white and low heel standard.


70s: Platform Boots

Popularity of boots reached new heights in the 70s, literally. A style of shoes called platform boots peaked during this time especially during the disco era where they were worn by both men and women. They were known as party footwear and often appeared in glamorous eccentric designs most popularly involving stars and glitter. Decades later, these shoes are still alive today and are mainly prominent in women’s fashion minus the glitter and stars. 


80s: Cowboy Boots

In the 1980s, a new boot trend made waves mostly around the rock and roll music scene. Cowboy boots were an edgy statement worn by both men and women. They often were made with leather and were worn in casual edgy everyday looks. Today, cowboy boots have reemerged in street fashion recently worn by celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid etc. 


90s: Combat Boots

One of the most popular boot trends we still see today are combat boots which was a must-have fashion piece in the 90s. The boot style originally derived from World War 1 where it was also named the Trench Boot which helped aid soldiers in combat. They became known as combat boots during World War II which are closer to the modern version we wear today. These boots became apart of street fashion in the 90s which was more associated with the grunge look that involved dark loose fitting clothing, fishnets, flannels, ripped jeans etc. Today it seems that combat boots haven’t change at all but are now styled in a variety of ways that venture outside the grunge look.

History Always Repeats Itself

You can be certain that fashion trends always come back like a boomerang. So if you have a pair of boots that you believe are out of style, don’t be so quick to toss them in the trash, you never know when their next peak will be.

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