Mary Alice Malone knows good shoes; chances are, you’ll have seen some of her creations already on Who What Wear, for she is the founder and creative director of chic footwear brand, Malone Souliers. And now, she has just been announced as the new creative director of DuoBoots; the Brit boot brand on a mission to make boot shopping a more inclusive experience with its timeless designs, all of which come in seven calf sizes, from 32cm to 50cm. This means that every knee-high and over-the-knee boot from the brand is available in a whopping 60 sizes. And with Malone at the helm, they now pack serious style clout, too.
“Boots are an investment purchase, so it stands to reason you should fall in love with them and want to get the wear out of them,” says Malone. “Not only is the look and construction of the boot crucial, but the fit is imperative if your boots are to give you joy for years to come. Never sacrifice one of these three elements when boot buying.”
So, which autumn boot trends matter this season (and will matter for every season hereafter)? Scroll on to get Malone’s take.