You may have noticed that this years footwear of the season is the hiking boot and let me tell you I am so into this trend. I’m not really a fan of the ugly trainer trend and to be honest I’m just not that cool enough to rock them lets be honest. The hiking boot however I can get on board with because there a) practical and b) so versatile. From stomping around the city to country National Trust walks – I will be living in these Grenson boots.
The Nanettes were launched back in 2015 by the british heritage footwear brand. CEO Tim Little told Refinery29 that the boot’s design was conceived in New York, rather than on the Norfolk Broads. “After a conversation I had with Ronnie Fieg of Kith, in which he said he thought that the next big thing would be old school hiking boots, I went home and created Nanette,”
There slightly pricey but reasonable at £255 for an investment piece that will stand the test of time. There has since been a price hike since Holly Willoughby made the Nanettes fly off the shelves (think 500 pairs sold in one hour!) and they are now priced at £265. Grenson also charge £6 for standard shipping.
The Nanette has a round toe, nine eyelets, criss-cross monochrome laces and the option to change your laces to different colours and a gorgeous suede panel. There so lightweight and comfortable that even after a long day stomping around London my feet were blister free and this was on day one of wearing them – no breaking in required. I would suggest buying your true size even going down half a size as my usual size came up a bit big for me.
I am beyond thrilled I managed to nab a pair of Nanettes and I can totally see myself wearing them through winter and even through spring/summer with pretty dresses and bare legs for that more edgy feel and look.
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