The best boots for autumn / winter

As soon as autumn hits, I love getting my boots out, ready for the colder mornings. I am always on the lookout for new boots to see me through the wet school runs and muddy dog walks, while still looking smart enough to wear for work on community days. This year, I have found 2 great contenders.


I am a huge fan of Hotter shoes and boots, and still wear my trusty Pixie boots a lot. When I saw the new Whisper boots, I knew they would be right up my street. Similar in style to the Pixie boot, these slouch ankle boots have the added bonus of being leather making them the perfect choice for wet autumn days.

The inside of these boots has a warm, textile lining, meaning your feet stay warm and dry no matter what the weather. They have zips on both sides, so they are easy to slip on and off. The sole is supportive and firm, without feeling clompy, and you really do forget you even wearing them most of the time, as they are so comfortable! 

You can dress the Whisper boot up or down, making it an ideal all rounder. They are available in a huge range of colours – I’ve got my eye on the Ruby!


Another of my favourite brands is Strive, and their Florida shoes saw me through the spring and summer, keeping my feet well supported and cool. I had never tried a pair of their boots before, so was really looking forward to trying the stylish Chelsea boot

Made from soft, natural leather, these boots are super easy to slip on and off, due to the stretchy side panel. These boots feature the Strive Biomechanical Footbed Technology, which maps the contours of your feet to improve posture and reduce stress on your feet – ideal if you’re on your feet a lot!

The leather outer ensures my feet stay dry no matter what the weather, and the cushioned microfibre sock and mesh lining keep feet warm, comfortable and well supported. You do actually notice the way these boots adjust the positioning of your feet inside, supporting the arch of your foot. It isn’t uncomfortable, and after wearing these, and then going back to another style of shoe or boot, you realise how much more supportive the Strive boots are!

The Strive Chelsea boot can also be styled up or down, and looks just as good with a denim skirt and tights as it does with jeans and a jacket. They are available in black or a sand metallic colour, both of which go with pretty much anything!



  1. November 13, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    My Mum had a pair of those hotter boots and loved them. She was always suggesting I look at her hotter magazine but I couldn’t shake the association with the shoes she used to get for my Nan who was in her 90s. They’ve come a long way and now comfort is all for me. I have a pair of Strive boots and live in them now as any other shoes just don’t support my arches in the way I need them too. Strive are at the top of my wishlist of brands to shout about so if they’re looking for more bloggers please point them my way!
    (I also had a pair of their flip flops in the summer and it was the first time my toes had seen the light of day in 5 years, that’s how good they are!) recently posted…painted tyre garden plantersMy Profile

  2. November 13, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    Love the Hotter Ones. Such a stylish and comfy brand #TriedandTested

  3. November 14, 2018 / 9:35 am

    I love, love my Hotter boots. They’re so comfortable and like you say, easy to dress up or down!

  4. September 5, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    Can you suggest to me that which leather will be good for me like a cow or other leather when I prefer to use the boot for autumn in the long run? I bought one pair but that was not given me a good service.

    • kate
      September 8, 2019 / 12:05 pm

      I like leather boots for autumn and winter. Have a look at Hotter, they have a great range.

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