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Kaia Gerber’s White Combat Boots Prove The Chunky Trend Can Look So High-End


The combat boot trend isn't letting up, as proven by supermodels from Los Angeles to Paris who just can't get enough of the chunky footwear style. The latest iteration of the utilitarian trend can be seen via Kaia Gerber's white combat boots, which actually cost a pretty penny compared to her go-to version by Dr. Martens. The 17-year-old It-girl was seen at LAX on Tues. sporting the ivory boots by Jimmy Choo, which she paired with a simple black sweater and light-wash denim.

The minimal, lace-up boots are an obvious staple for a girl on the go, and they're versatile enough to pair with dresses, jeans, or even your favorite sweatsuit (read: when you can't even deal with planning a travel look).

Even though Dr. Martens might have previously been associated with punk or grunge culture, it's become increasingly clear that they can totally read high-end. Just last week, Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel was spotted wearing the popular Dr. Marten platform design at the Versace fashion show, a stark contrast to other lavishly outfitted attendees. The model kept her look chic, refined, and a little rough around the edges, making a serious case for army-inspired footwear, even at star-studded occasions.


Gerber, on the other hand, showcased how the weather-resistant style is still a key choice for chill moments, such as a Tues. night at LAX. The model opted for a pricier version by Jimmy Choo, which come with a crystal-embellished strap that appears to have been removed by Gerber who was clearly keeping it simple.

If you're not yet fully convinced that combat boots and sophistication can co-exist in the same look, allow the roundup below to prove otherwise. Ahead, The Zoe Report's picks for high-end versions of the winter footwear trend models love.

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Cruz Crystal-Embellished Boots


Jimmy Choo

Want to infuse an extra dose of glam into your holiday style? Consider a crystalized embellishment, as seen on this Kaia-approved style.

Lace-Up Ankle Boots



A touch sleeker than its chunky counterparts, this off-white pair by Proenza Schouler will pair perfectly with your favorite slip dress and a chunky sweater.

Lace-Up Combat Boots



Up the edge factor with this ultra-chunky style with zip detailing from Balmain.

Hayett Faux Pearl-Embellished Leather Ankle Boots



One way to offset the rugged vibe that comes with combat boots? A bubblegum-pink finish, of course.

Fara Leather Combat Boots


The Row

These aren't your average combat boots — the mid-calf height and slightly pointed toe stand out on the snow white, ultra-smooth design.