Having featured Habbot previously and interviewed designer Annie Abbott, I feel as though I’m developing a habit for Habbot and their divine winter boots And why not?
These masterfully designed winter boots and shoes shout ‘quality’ and ‘style’ and are perfect for wet winters. You won’t find delicate straps and wishy-washy fabrics in Habbot winter boots, you’ll find strength, leather, masculinity and shoes tough enough to weather the weather. You’ll also find shoes that are chic, unique, stylish and supremely fashionable.. and did I mention comfortable?
Making my point is my pick of the winter boots (because I love knee-highs). The ‘Ottoman’ is described as being a fully elasticised and adjustable knee-high boot with back zip closure and tab and popper fastening. Soft yet durable calf leather uppers and a thick leather sole to resist the worst of winter elements. The perfect complement to a multitude of tailored office outfits, or worn with weekend knits, slim-fit jeans or laidback dresses.
The new AW16 shoe collection is called ‘Mastercraft’ with styles including Cornice, Chippie, Bentwood and Carver. Intrinsically classic, Habbot winter boots and shoes embody the philosophy of melding distinctive styles with a colourful palette and contemporary treatment, with details being the hero. Designer Annie Abbott is a true contemporary designer who combines artisan craftsmanship in bringing the classic and the modern together.
Having said Habbot shoes display a masculine aesthetic, the ‘Chippie’ is a high cut ballet flat in super soft Italian kid suede that has been constructed with both elegance and comfort in mind. It’s a versatile slip-on adorned with a petite fox fur pompom adding a distinctive twist. The shoe’s flattering topline gives the wearer more coverage than a typical ballet flat. The lightly structured vamp and cushioned midsole offer the wearer support while the rounded toe and slight heel create a slight curve at the instep, allowing the supple suede to elegantly envelop the foot.
Habbot winter boots and shoes are uniquely designed in Melbourne and hand crafted in Italy. Yes, an audible ‘sigh’. The Autumn Winter 2016 ‘Mastercraft’ collection, features hand embossed block heel classics, traditional brogue derby “cobra scale” effect calf leather, burgundy and ‘petrol’ blue flocked velvet styles and cashmere lined soft leather gloves made from buttery soft Italian lambskin with fine woven cashmere lining.
Available now, visit the Habbot website for the whole range. But be quick, some sizes have already gone girl gone.
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