If you thought Miu Miu’s ballet flats were good, just wait until you see the brand’s grunge-y new boots that everyone during Paris Fashion Week was breaking in between shows. Also from Miu Miu’s much-talked-about fall/winter 2022 collection, the engineer-style boots are the complete and utter opposite of the dainty, pretty flats that hit viral status immediately following last season’s show in February. Made of thick, distressed leather—classic engineer boots are known for this since the material is so durable—and adorned with an array of metal harnesses and buckles, Miu Miu’s boot is quickly becoming fashion’s next It item.
But Prada’s little sister brand isn’t the only one getting in on this trend. On the contrary, leather shoe brands like Frye have long been known for their engineer boots. Others like Jeffrey Campbell and Vagabond are, too, making engineer boots a cornerstone of their fall offerings. And they’re unlikely to be the last. Ahead of their full-blown takeover, scroll down to shop the coolest engineer boots on the market right now.