Practical, comfortable, and oh-so stylish, there are so many reasons to invest in a good pair of boots this season. In fact, as the temperature continues to drop, they are all we want to wear on our feet. But, the question remains, are boots ever office appropriate? Here, we explore how to wear boots for the office whilst maintaining your stylishly smart and professional persona. You may even decide it’s time to leave those vertiginous pumps at home.
From leather to suede, ankle to knee-high, we believe all types of boots can work for the office. It’s all in the outfit prep: instead of jeans or overtly bright or patterned pieces, think about teaming your boots with a streamlined blazer and tailored trousers, or a flattering dress. Boardroom-to-bar style, here we come.
Super comfortable, our boots will get you to the office with ease – so there’s no need for that awkward below-the-desk sneaker switch. Our boots are crafted from the finest European leathers and suedes for luxury and timelessness. Comfort is high on the agenda, with memory foam insoles and elasticated panels featuring across many pairs. As you may know, Duoboots is the only brand in the world to offer a diverse range of calf-fitting boots, allowing you to find your perfect fit every time.
Leather Boots for the Office
Leather boots are our preferred choice for more formal office environments. Smooth calf leather can be polished to a gentle shine for a look that means business. Styles with almond or pointed toes always feel elegant. Wear yours with sharply cut trouser suits, pencil skirts, and belted midi dresses. Our favourite smart office boots:
Belmore Knee High Boots in Black Leather – A workwear classic, the knee-high Belmore is crafted from European-sourced black calf leather and set upon a smart black block heel. A platform sole and memory foam insole provides cushioning and comfort, while an internal elasticated stretch panel ensures a neat and comfortable wear whatever your day throws at you.
Dalia Knee High Boots in Black Leather - Dalia is your sleek, mid-heel boot that exudes easy office-ready elegance. Available in three different calf heights across 8 calf sizes, this modern black style is crafted from supple European-sourced calf leather and sits upon a statement stacked heel. A memory foam insole ensures comfort, while an elasticated stretch panel offers a perfect fit.
Freya Knee High Boots in Burgundy Leather - Freya is presented in a rich burgundy hue. Set upon a sleek stiletto heel, this leather style has a low-key silhouette that’s defined by a rounded-off pointed toe. It is lined in brown nylon and finished with an internal elasticated stretch panel for a glove-like fit. A memory foam insole keeps you comfortable on days spent running between meetings.
Suede Boots for the Office
Although suede is a luxurious choice, it is certainly more casual than leather. Choose suede boots for relaxed working setups where comfort is a priority. Whilst black and navy are safer choices – our tan, dark brown, grey or forest green styles could also work depending on your dress code. Wear yours with dark denim, floaty shirt dresses, and structured midi skirts. Our favourite comfortable office boots:
Adie Knee High Boots in Black Suede – Work or weekend, Adie is up for anything. Crafted from buttery black suede, these mid-heel, knee-high boots are detailed with delicate braided trims and a buckle-fastening tab. An elasticated spine ensures a superior fit. These black knee-high boots are available in eight different calf sizes to accommodate narrow, standard and wide fits.
Hestia Knee High Boots in Navy Suede - Combining navy split suede and calf leather, Hestia will bring tactility and unexpected colour to bolder office looks. This knee-high boot is distinguished by a chic mid-heel, almond toe, and stretch Lycra panel for the optimal fit. A memory foam insole provides extra comfort.
Harper Knee High Boots in Grey Suedette - An elegant addition to your workwear repertoire, Harper is made from grey stretch suede that comfortably hugs the leg for an effortlessly sleek look. This knee-high boot is grounded by a chunky stacked heel and features a flattering almond toe. The memory foam insole ensures a comfortable wear.
Ankle Boots for the Office
If you’re wondering whether ankle boots count as office wear, we’re here to tell you to go for it. You might assume that cowboy boots for the office are surely a step too far but bear with us… Our western-inspired silhouette, Gwen, brings just the right amount of trend-led appeal. Wear your ankle boots with mid-length dresses and skirts, and straight-cut tailored trousers. Our favourite ankle boots for the office:
Gwen Ankle Boots in Black Suede - With classic stitching, a pointed toe, and Cuban stacked heel, Gwen subtly taps the season’s trend for all things Western. This ankle boot is crafted from black split suede and features a flattering curved cut. Sure to help you get any job done.
Balla Ankle Boots in Black Leather - With a stacked brown sole and rubber tread, Balla offers a contemporary twist on the traditional brogue-style boot. Very smart! This lace-up pair is crafted from European-sourced smooth black leather and features a zip fastening for easy, on-off appeal. Camel calf leather lining and a memory foam insole ensures maximum comfort.
Knee High Boots for the Office
Knee high boots are a failsafe choice when it comes to dressing for the office. Streamlined, sculpted silhouettes tend to work best for achieving a polished finish. Heeled styles will always look smart, but don’t dismiss flats. For the workplace, knee high boots should be paired with dresses, skirts, or wide-leg pants. Our favourite knee high boots for office wear:
Easton Knee High Boots in Black Suede - Crafted from soft black split suede, Easton is adorned with smooth calf leather buckled straps for a textural contrast. This knee-high boot sits upon a comfortable stacked heel, the ideal height for taking you from work to dinner. A memory foam insole offers comfort, while an internal elasticated stretch panel equals a personalised fit.
Charlotte Knee High Boots in Black Leather - Inspired by timeless equestrian styles, these knee boots hold modern appeal. Charlotte is made from European-sourced matte black calf leather and features an old brass buckle-fastening strap. A hidden stretch panel promises a perfect fit and comfortable wear whatever your to-do list entails.
Marvel Knee High Boots in Black Leather - Crafted from smooth black leather, the Marvel knee-high boots are grounded by a stacked brown sole and durable rubber tread. They feature lace-up fronts as well as a handy side zip fastening. The brogue detailing highlights the round toe. A memory foam insole offers added comfort, while an internal elasticated panel ensures a neat fit and improved support. Perfect for days spent on your feet.
A truly versatile addition to your office-ready wardrobe, we hope you’ll agree that boots are most definitely a worthwhile workwear investment. When you’re amongst colleagues, you want to feel like the best version of yourself, and the right pair of boots can help you achieve that. Forget the awkwardness of skyscraper heels and opt for footwear that promises to work hard in every area of your life.