It is official, autumn has arrived! We are putting away the flip flops and sandals and investing in some funky socks (well ok maybe that is just the Hi HQ team )but……..

We all love seeing the new season trends and when it comes to your tootsies, they are sure to love the fabulous varieties of chunky soles that have been stomping the designer catwalks now available at 90’s are well and truly back. Don’t worry though I have really thought this through and won’t be showcasing any Spice Girl style Buffallo trainers just yet.

When it comes to some good ‘aul fashioned sole searching, have just launched their collection of chunky soled sneakers and ankle boots and you are going to love them!


Boots and sneakers are the key daytime footwear staples this winter, presented in exciting colours and textures, finished with chunky funky soles.

The beauty of chunky soles is what they offer in the comfort stakes and see’s Granny’s sensible shoes taking on a whole new meaning, with each pair allowing you to stand proud and rebellious! Apparently that’s how they made the notorious skinheads and punk fanatics feel in the 60’s and 70’s. has a great selection of stout and thickset soled boots that include stylish and fashionable designs in a variety of colours to suit your taste.

If black is your preference for your everyday go-to winter boot, you won’t be disappointed with the black faux suede ankle boot featuring a black wedge with ridges, edged in brown or the black shiny patent lace-up with a red saddle stitched punk sole both by Rieker.

For the ultimate mix of luxury and comfort it has to be the Wonders black leather ankle Chelsea boot with a memory gel foot bed on a spongy plump wedge, a ball-bearing trim outlines the gussets.


Mountain and biker boots are a key trend for daytime and offer much more than teaming up with your favourite denims, they also look great with long or short skirts.

With so many style variations to choose from at, let’s start with the seasons popular forest green shade in a solid and brocade ivory laced mountain boot with a gum rubber sole, or a mid-rise biker style boot combining a solid and nubuck tan with a chunky gum sole, not forgetting the vibrant mustard yellow nubuck laced boot with D ring eyelets and cushioned ankle with a traditional hiking boot sole, all designed by Rieker and all offer a zip closing so need to keep tying up laces.


If chunky laced boots aren’t your thing, has the perfect key trend alternative, pull-on ankle wedge boots in a mixture of colours and chubby soles.

You could choose the oxblood ankle boot with a bicoloured wedge sole by Susst or the navy suede leather Chelsea boot with a navy ridged sole by Tamaris, sure to add a splash of style to your winter wardrobe.


Not quite ready to say goodbye to the sneaker trend, well you don’t have to.Chunky soled sneakers are so popular this season, the chunkier and funkier the better.

For a sneaky look, black mixed textile chunky soled sneaker with animal print accents by XTi is a good choice or if that isn’t funky enough for you, how about the mustard yellow suede & leopard print thick angled wedge sneaker by Tamaris?

If your style is more contemporary Bourbon by Amy Huberman has a burgundy slip-on chunky white sole sneaker with a navy broadband and reptile accents.


So whatever your style for day or play, the search for your sole is over.

You will find it at