Whether it’s a practical pair of flat boots you can wear all winter, or an over-the-knee style for special nights out, Melbourne's got it all. Here are the best spots to get your next pair of winter boots. Order online, ask about click and collect or visit in store (if shops are in your travel radius).

Bared Footwear, Manchester Lane

If you’re looking for some of the most comfortable boots in the city – while still remaining stylish – head to Manchester Lane for a pair of Bared boots. Originally founded by a podiatrist, their focus is on a stabilising footbed with supportive cushioning. Their men's and women's offering is split over two separate, extensive stores full of winter boot inspo.

A person wearing all black sitting cross legged on a bench
Bared

Radical Yes, North Melbourne

Heels not your thing? Head to Radical Yes to join their ‘flat shoe revolution’. This store is all about on-trend designs for the modern woman, particularly those seeking practicality and comfort. Boots range from classic Chelsea to uber-cool neoprene statement-makers.

Vintage Sole, Nicholas Building

As recycled fashion grows in popularity to counteract clothing waste, so does the amazing range of vintage items on offer. Vintage Sole is a great option if you’re seeking retro boot styles to lend a little cold-weather cool. It’s a treasure trove of good quality cowboy boots in particular.

The inside of a vintage store with two levels of clothing and shoes.
Vintage Sole

Queen Victoria Market 

Head to Queen Vic Market for a range of stalls selling everything from cosy ugg boots to stylish leather numbers that will keep your feet warm this winter. From Miller Uggs to BS Footwear, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for. And you can even pick up some fresh produce or a handy gift while you’re there.

Dr Martens, Swanston Street

One of the most enduring boot brands over the last few decades has to be the iconic Dr Martens. Back in fashion again for this cold season, the much-loved lace-up has seen a few modern twists for those seeking something fun. Or, try the classic black boot for a pair you’ll wear for years to come. Find their brand new store at 139 Swanston Street.

Two people's feet, wearing boots and standing on a cement floor
Dr Martens

Feit, 80 Collins 

Feit sells footwear with a difference – each shoe is cut, stitched and sewn entirely by hand. Head to their only store in Melbourne at the new 80 Collins precinct to find their cult Gardeners Boot in black and tan. Made from a single piece of leather, it’s a durable take on the classic work boot.

Rodriguez & Rose, Carlton

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Head to Rodriguez & Rose in Carlton for bespoke bootmaking by a passionate local craftsman. After an initial consultation where you can design your ultimate boot, Jose will create a prototype, and then shape the perfect fit for your foot. From lace to sole, you can customise every aspect of your ideal shoe.

RM Williams, Melbourne Central 

When talking about boots, how can we forget the Australian icon, RM Williams? And how can we also forget their landmark store in the historical shot tower at the centre of Melbourne Central? Known for their ultra-long-lasting construction, these boots are handcrafted by experienced boot makers and will remain a winter favourite for years.

A tall brick structure inside a shopping centre with a glass dome surrounding it.
RM Williams at Melbourne Central

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