Known for their traditional style, desert boots have come a long way since their beginnings as a WW2 military boot. Now recognised as one of the ‘fifty shoes that changed the world’ by the Design Museum, women’s desert boots offer huge versatility. Practical, comfortable, and with a timeless design and traditional detailing, desert boots have an androgynous appeal that is sure to add style to any outfit.
Known for the traditional design that hasn’t changed since its conception, desert boots first began in WW2 as a military boot. The traditional army issue boot was not suitable for hot climates and desert terrain, and therefore a suede boot with crepe sole was created. This shoe was lighter and more breathable, but still had grip, and was therefore much better suited for the hot, military environments.
These shock absorbent, waterproof shoes quickly took off due to their robust nature and simple style. Adopted by the mods in the sixties, and gaining further popularity through the Mod Revival era of the seventies and eighties, today women’s desert boots are known for their traditional and practical style. This androgynous boot is given a softer edge with the use of suede, making it the perfect ladies shoe for a relaxed and casual look. The collection of women’s desert boots here at Macsamillion contain styles from top brands, including Finn Comfort and our very own brand, Tanners. Whether you’re looking for a traditional desert shoe in tan or beige, or to make a statement in something brighter such as purple or red, here at Macsamillion we’re sure to have something you will love.