How to Wear Lug Sole Boots & Shoes with Confidence

If there’s one trend that feels a little intimidating this fall, it has to be lug sole boots and shoes. Everywhere you look, these chunky platforms are staring you down, daring you to give them a try. Sure, lug soles are practical and very comfy too, but how do you wear such clunky footwear without looking like Frankenstein?  Here are four styles of lug soles and how to wear them to look modern this fall.

Lug Sole - Lace Up Combat Boots

1. Lug Sole Combat Boots

Combat boots were the original utilitarian boot. Now lug sole combat boots are all the rage. What’s the difference? Lug sole combat boots are simply more exaggerated. They’re chunkier heavier, with platforms and big-toothed rubber soles.  Some are definitely over the top and more suited to a junior crowd. However, you will find some more refined, grown-up styles too.

For example, these eyecatching Tory Burch lug sole combat boots have just the right mix of edginess and elegance to look classy and not kooky.  Even though they have a chunky heel, the sleek shape, polished hardware, and pebbled leather give them a more sophisticated, feminine look than most.

How to wear them: One way to wear them is with skinny black jeans tucked into the boots, balanced with a chunky, oversized sweater. Add an animal print bag to tie the two colors together and a pair of classy gold earrings to keep the look chic.



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Brown Lug Sole Ankle boots

2. Lug Sole Ankle Boots

Lug sole booties will take you to new heights. Many have a high, thick heel, but the platform detail and lug sole make them much more comfortable than a regular boot. Ankle height is popular this fall, and tan leather is always a classic, versatile choice.

How to Wear them:  Add a shiny satin blouse with lug sole ankle boots to bring softness and lightness to this more heavy masculine boot.


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Black lUg Sole Chelsea Boot

3. Lug Sole Chelsea Boots

If you are curious to try lug sole boots but worry they will look too heavy or masculine, this boot is a great starting point. Lug sole Chelsea boots are sleeker, more refined, and more classic than most. The minimalist style makes them less dramatic and easier to wear.

How to Wear them: High waist, straight leg jeans are popular this fall and look fantastic with lug sole Chelsea boots. If you want your legs to look long and lean (especially when your jeans are cropped), wear black boots with black jeans. A flowery, ruffled, or floaty sleeve top will counterbalance the masculine look of lug sole boots. Pretty accessories also create a more harmonious look.

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Black Patent Leather Lug sole loafer

4. Lug Sole Loafers

You might not be ready for lug sole booties, but are lug sole loafers on your radar? These shiny patent leather lug sole penny loafers are as cute and comfy as statement sneakers but much more polished. The preppy look is trending this fall, so why not try a pair of these fun loafers with some classic plaid pants and a puff sleeve sweater? Add a classy leather bag in burgundy to complete this trendy private school look.

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Are you ready to put your best foot forward this fall in lug sole boots or shoes? What do you think of the lug sole trend?  Is it chunky and relaxed, or clunky and Kooky?

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