Ultrasoft Block-Heel Boots You’ll Wear All Fall

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A classic block-heel boot by Bottega Veneta. Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

Bottega Veneta is synonymous with those interlocking strips of ultrasoft leather, the much-subtler-than-a-logo motif that defines the brand’s slouchy handbags and $250 eye masks alike. And now the signature handwoven pattern (also known as intrecciato) trims the smooth calfskin in these classic block-heel boots ($1,150 at 699 Fifth Ave., nr. 54th St.; 212-371-5511). The rear zip closure makes them easy to slip on and off, and though the three-inch heel isn’t as low as that of the slipperlike flats that are everywhere this season, it’s chunky enough to be comfortable for an afternoon stroll through the Met. 

*This article appears in the August 10, 2015 issue of New York Magazine.