Searches for this style of boot are up 1,550 per cent

There’s a distinct autumnal chill in the air, and while it’s still fairly warm outside at the moment, give it a few weeks and we’ll all be throwing on our shackets, favourite jeans, and some sturdy boots. 

Speaking of boots, this time of year is the ideal shopping season for picking up your new winter pair. In September and October, the absolute best offerings tend to crop up in shops, meaning it’s time to start your search for the perfect 2020 set.

This year, footwear has gotten chunkier than ever. Take for example the ‘dad sandal,’ which was the summer shoe of 2020. Following on from the trend, winter footwear is set to be just as generous of sole, with searches for chunky boots up a whopping 1550 per cent, according to app 

One scroll on your Instagram feed should confirm it; the coolest social media influencers are showing off their chunkiest footwear yet, with lace up styles and Chelsea boots taking centre stage. This season, the thicker the sole and the bulkier the fit; the better. 

Chunky boots may seem intimidating, but they tend to suit everyone and are actually incredibly versatile when it comes to styling purposes. The obvious way to wear them is with jeans and a winter coat, but they also look excellent with floral dresses and thick tights, along with bare legs while the weather still allows. 

To help in your search for the perfect pair of chunky winter boots, we’ve selected nine styles ranging in price from a thrifty £29.99. You’re welcome. 

The best chunky boots to buy for 2020:


Hiking Block Heel Lace Up Ankle Boots, £45, Marks & Spencer

chunky boots uterqueLeather Ankle Boots With Track Sole, £180, Uterque

chunky boots whistlesWhistles Amber Lace-Up Leather Boots in black, £185, ASOS


Aquarius Black Chunky Leather Boots, £109, Topshop

chunky boots hmPlatform boots, £29.99, H&M

chunky boots raidRAID Rexx Chunky Ankle Boots with Exaggerated Cleated Sole in Black, £39.99, ASOS

chunky boots dr martenDr. Martens Bex 101 6-Eyelet Boots, £159, Urban Outfitters 

chunky boots arketChunky-Sole Leather Boots, £190, Arket

chunky boots storiesDuo Buckle Leather Boots, £165, & Other Stories 

chunky boots grensonGrenson Nanette leather platform ankle boots, £295, Net-A-Porter

chunky boots kooplesLace-Up Leather Flat Black Boots, £298, The Kooples