Fall is almost here, and with the new season, you’ll probably want to keep yourself warm and stylish. Although the cold months are a time when you may feel inclined to reach for a darker palette (except for New Yorkers who gravitate to black year round), one way to keep your closet from feeling stale is by investing in boots.
Whether ankle, tall, flat or heeled, treat your feet to some good boots to walk over the fall and winter blues and support Latin American designers with every step you take. Check out five Latin American boot shops you should know.
Mexico-based Blacornio has some of the best statement boots on the internet. Some of our favorites are called Stardust (a black boot with silver stars and lightning) and Sexxx influencer (a not NSFW boot that is adorned by red penises). The brand’s boots range from $40 to $60 and ship to the US.
Founded in 2008, Golden Ponies makes handmade shoes in family-owned factories. The brand sources vegan materials and offers a variety of customizable options for textiles, colors, and shapes. Its shoes retail for approximately $50. Since the shoes handmade, the fabrication process takes seven to 15 days, while shipping can take up to 4 weeks. But a handmade shoe is worth the wait.
Zapatería Guido – established in 1952 – is one of the classic staples of Argentina. The brand puts emphasis on manufacturing and quality materials that lengthen the life of its shoes. The brand sells classic Chelsea boot aesthetic for men and women.
While its online store is only available for Argentina, you can order, by emailing the zapatería here.
With Argentina coming out of winter, Ferraro is having a sale on boots right now. The Argentine brand carries a huge variety of styles, so you can take advantage and stock up on ankle, riding, and snow boots right now.
iDoré by Novus
Novus Shoes is a Puerto Rican retailer that carries brands from Vince Camuto to Steve Madden. But the brand also started its own line, iDoré, where it sometimes partners with designers such as Jeffrey Campbell.