Some things just can't be skimped on, with men's boots being near the top of the list. Unless you're only planning on wearing them for a season or two, it pays to invest so you get maximum bang for your buck over their lifetime.
Whether you're looking to upgrade your existing collection or want to add a few more styles to your wardrobe, we've got your back. Read on to discover our picks of the best boots for men in 2019 that will see you through this year and many more to come…
Paul SmithGerald Suede Chelsea Boots£225SHOP NOW
Paul Smith Chelsea BootsCrafted from smooth tan suede, these Paul Smith Chelsea boots should be the next addition you make to your workwear wardrobe in 2019. They'll look great with everything from grey suits to smart denim and the contrasting burgundy side panels are the perfect finishing touch. To save you from any potentially embarrassing slips on wet-weather days, the soles also feature rubber heal inserts for much needed added grip.
Timberland Olive BootsIt's hard to go wrong with classic 6-inch Timberland boots and our pick from the latest collection are these rugged boots in olive. The nubuck leather is completely waterproof, making sure your feet stay bone dry whatever the elements throw at you in 2019. Wear your Timberlands with skinny jeans and add a black biker jacket or parka to complete the look.
Reiss Leather Jodphur BootsA quality pair of Jodphur boots will instantly elevate your style to new heights, helping you to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. These Reiss dress boots in a deep bordeaux red leather are crafted in Italy and will add a luxurious touch to date night outfits, while also being sophisticated enough to team up with a suit when you need to impress.
Clarks OriginalsBeeswax Wallabee Boots£120SHOP NOW
Clarks Beeswax Wallabee BootsSince first being introduced back in the 1960s, the Wallabee has become an absolute style classic on both sides of the Atlantic. Our favourite for 2019 are these Wallabee boots by Clarks Originals in brown beeswax leather, offering guaranteed sartorial success on downtime days. Pair with blue denim or chinos and keep the rest of the outfit simple to complement the clean lines of the boots.
Grenson Fred Leather BootsIf your budget allows it, treat yourself to a pair of Grenson boots this year and you won't be disappointed. The British shoemaker has been handcrafting high quality footwear in England since 1866 and this is craftsmanship at its best. For 2019 we're backing these Fred leather brogue boots for outfit versatility. Not only will they inject some attitude into your off-duty outfits, they'll also make a stylish swap for your standard brogue shoes to pair with a suit.
Barbour Suede Desert BootsMen's chukka boots are never out of style, making them a worthwhile wardrobe investment that you're guaranteed to wear year after year. At under £100, these Barbour brown suede boots are a great starting point for 2019, featuring a slim crepe sole and finished with a signature tartan lining. Wear these chukka boots with slim fit trousers for 9 to 5 style points, or with your favourite pair of skinnies and a grey tee outside of the office.
Ted BakerLambeth Chelsea Boots£125SHOP NOW
Ted Baker Hi-Shine Chelsea BootsThese Ted Baker boots are the smartest in our list thanks to the hi-shine finish. This makes them an easy swap for loafers or Oxfords when you're looking to mix up your smart casual outfits in 2019. Try wearing your Chelsea boots with skinny jeans plus a tailored blazer for Scandi chic vibes, or up the stakes by pairing with a designer black suit to keep your style game on point in the boardroom.
Red Wing Moc Toe BootsAmassing a huge fan base across the globe, Red Wing boots have become the go-to style for A-listers on their days off out of the spotlight. With each pair still made using traditional processes, they're guaranteed to stand the test of time and offer maximum protection without you having to compromise on style. You can't go wrong with any styles across the range, but these Moc toe boots are just about as classic as they come.
Tod'sBrown Suede Chelsea Boots£239SHOP NOW
Tod's Suede Chelsea BootsInject some continental flair into your 2019 outfits with these ultra-soft suede men's Chelsea boots by Tod's. The designer Italian brand never disappoints, crafting luxurious footwear using only the finest materials for the ultimate in comfort. These particular boots don't come cheap, but they'll soon become one of the hardest items in your wardrobe this year due to their sheer versatility. The minimalist design is perfect for both smart and casual occasions, while the colour will go with just about everything.