Chunky soles get pur­chase

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There’s a lot to love about this sea­son’s chunky-soled shoes. Be­sides their prac­ti­cal ap­peal (some days, we can’t even imag­ine slip­ping into a pair of stilet­tos), they’re com­fort­able and sturdy (hello, wet win­ter weather), and look great with ev­ery­thing from skinny jeans to floaty dresses. From lug-soles to styles that toe the line be­tween hik­ing boot and sneaker,

Re­becca Tay show­cases five chunky shoes to try right now.

PEARLYWHITES

If your usual go-to shoe veers more to­ward stream­lined than stocky, these pretty, pink Hayett pearl-em­bel­lished boots by 3.1 Phillip Lim are an ex­cel­lent en­try point to the trend. Wear with an asym­met­ric-hem midi skirt to keep things on the fem­i­nine side. SSENSE, ssense.com | $995

CALL THE DOC

Some­times you just can’t beat an orig­i­nal, which is ex­actly how we feel about Doc Martens. Clas­sic, ver­sa­tile and the unof­fi­cial shoe of rebels ev­ery­where, we’re lov­ing them right now in this el­e­gant-yet-moody dark emer­ald hue. Dr. Martens, dr­martens.ca | $184.99

BLACK BEAUTY

If your closet al­ready has a pair (or three) of state­ment de­signer sneak­ers, shift your at­ten­tion to a pair that cov­ers off all the essen­tials. A ver­sa­tile black boot? Check. A sim­ple, pared­down sil­hou­ette that’s both el­e­gant and cool? Check. A solid, com­fort­able heel you could walk in all day? Check. And all in this Vic Matie pair, no less. Grav­ity Pope, grav­i­ty­pope.com | $460

GUCCI MA­NIA

Not one of the many le­gions of Gucci fans out there? Turn away now. Other­wise, you’ll al­ready know about the “Flashtrek,” the lat­est shoe to emerge from the wacky mind of Alessan­dro Michele and his team, and al­ready prov­ing covetable among diehard fans of the Ital­ian fash­ion house. Part hik­ing boot, part sneaker, this colour-way is ex­clu­sive to Holts, and it goes sur­pris­ingly well with a soft, pas­tel silk skirt and over­sized sweater. Holt Ren­frew, holtren­frew.com | $1,485

MIRROR, MIRROR

Un­less you’ve been liv­ing un­der a rock, you’ll know that streetwear (and sneak­ers) has been the must-have trend of the past few sea­sons. Chances are, then, that you’ve al­ready got some fancy sneak­ers in your wardrobe, but these chunky mir­rored As­taon­dra sneak­ers are just so good we can’t imag­ine not get­ting them. Aldo Shoes, aldo.ca | $95

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