We Just Found an Affordable Dupe for Dua Lipa’s Designer Engineer Boots
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We Just Found an Affordable Dupe for Dua Lipa’s Designer Engineer Boots

May 07, 2023

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One of the hottest boot trends on TikTok right now is the chunky engineer boot. Yes, the girlies are going feral for these grungy moto boots, and TBH it's not hard to see why. With its thick buckles and distressed leather, the style took the fashion set by storm when it appeared on Miu Miu's Fall/Winter 2022 runway. Since then, TikTokers have been on the hunt for affordable dupes—and I think we’ve just stumbled upon the best, affordable engineer boot dupes out there.

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I’m just saying… If your wardrobe leans more punk rock or you’re over the coastal cowgirl aesthetic and are looking for a new style persona, get your credit card ready. Steve Madden's Rocky Brown Distressed Boots ring in at just under $200 (an absolute steal compared to the $2,000+ designer pair). The brown leather is divine and gives just the right amount of edge. And its harnesses and adjustable buckle hardware, along with the 2-inch block heel, really play up that industrial style.

Now that summer is here, I can see daintier outfits being paired with these bad bois—or you could lean into the aesthetic all together and create the most badass ‘fit of all time. Just see how Dua Lipa styled her Miu Miu boots for inspo. The popstar wore her boots with a casual black mini dress and rustic-style bomber jacket. Dua knows best, and to fully ~sell~ her look, she topped it off with a metallic smoky eye and a long braid à la Katniss Everdeen for a slightly boho-meets-punk kind of vibe.

Currently, these Steve Madden boots are on backorder, with an expected ship date in August but if you want to get in on this trend sooner, check out these other engineer boots that give the same vibe.

Dare I say, I just might be swapping out my cowboy boots for engineer ones this summer?

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