Comfortable, functional, chic and stylish – what’s not to like about combat boots? Plus, you can practically style it with everything you own and give it a little grunge treatment.

Since 1960, the lace up boots by Doc Martens have transcended across eras and have continued to be the most trusted pair in every fashion girl’s wardrobe. Originally, these boots were created by Klaus Maertens, a German doctor, for factory workers – owing to its durability and design.

Over the years, these high quality leater made boots became a major fashion statement. As artists from the punk and rock genre in the ’60s and ’70s started sporting these bad boys regularly.

Both millennial and Gen-Z celebrities cannot seem to have enough of them. From supermodels Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner to YouTube sensation Emma Chamberlain, this iconic piece of footwear is a part of all their street styles. Whether they’re making a juice run in LA or doing fittings in New York, they are often seen resorting to the classic combats.

Today, women and men wear these combat boots with practically everything. They aren’t just reserved for the rock concerts to pair it with your favourite band’s tee. You can now style them with your blazers or a summer dress and add a hint of edge to your look.

if you’re looking to invest in a pair besides your beloved Doc Martens, we’ve got your covered. An array of luxury brands from Gucci to The Row have been designing their own versions of these combat boots.

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