Ankle-high lace-up boots are essential companions on cooler autumn and winter days, and have been ever since men abandoned breeches in favour of long trousers. Their material and finishes are similar to the classic lace-up Derby styles from the LLOYD 1888 Collection, but their longer shaft and thicker natural rubber sole provide significantly greater protection from wind and weather.
LLOYD 1888 Derby Boots generally have four pairs of eyelets, ensuring stable support, making donning and removal smooth and easy, and providing a superb snug fit. Despite the possibility of extra fit customization provided by the laces, it is vital to check the sizing of lace-up boots. If your foot is between two sizes, choose the larger; don’t forget that you will be wearing thicker socks than usual in cold weather.
Although lace-up boot styles from the LLOYD 1888 Collection are premium products, they should still be chosen to match the occasion. As the longer shafts of boots and ankle boots create a more rugged image, they should be teamed with trousers, jacket and sweater in chunkier materials, like tweed, cord or flannel. Over-elegant fabrics may look out of place with lace-up boots.