WORDS BY SANDRA HAGELSTAM
The once sold out boots are currently dominating the market, but how long will the hype last?
We thought you might want to know that those Bottega Veneta lug sole boots that you surely haven’t missed over the past year or two now come in a whopping 26 different version and counting. Yup, you read that right! The chunky rubber soled boots that originally launched for the brands AW19 collection has truly grown into a category of it’s own, so much so that online stores does not seem to be able to keep the boots in stock and judging from Bottega Veneta’s upcoming collection, there is no end in sight.
The boots that everyone from buyers, influencers and favourite it-girls embraced as the ‘surprising boot that goes with everything’ back in 2019 sold out in no time and was going for double, triple price on re-selling sites and via personal shoppers. Bottega Veneta quickly came up with updated version and new colour ways of the now famous ‘Tire’ and ‘Lug’ boots. FYI, the boots were originally named ‘Storm’ boots, now formally known as ‘Lug’, while ‘Tire’ are the ones with a thicker wavy rubber sole.
The only styles that seems to have been dropped from the collection are the knee-high, padded moto boots and the chevron padded style of the Lug boots. But fear not, with spring arriving, the new season welcomes a shorter version and a somewhat unexpectedly adorable pastel coloured range of the Tire boots. While this particular version look a little bit like you’ve stepped in monster slime and bubblegum gelato, we would not mind a cheerful wardrobe update in the form of another pair of lug soles.
SHOP BOTTEGA VENETA ‘LUG’ BOOTS
SHOP BOTTEGA VENETA ‘TIRE’ BOOTS
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