Trendspotting: Patterned Woven Blanket and Distressed Leather Boots

January 17, 2012 • By Erika

Those Cobra Society Otto boots we spotted on Jessica Alba in October has sparked a trend in boots in a major way. We knew that those Cobra Society boots were going to be “it” boots. The fact that they already had a knockoff just about a month after their release shows just how hot and in demand they are!

Steve Madden was first to come out with a low-cost version of the Cobra Society Otto boots — the “Tolteca” boots with a higher stacked heel, an added buckled harness strap, and a slouched style:

Steve Madden Tolteca Boots, $189.95

Now, we’re seeing distressed leather boots with patterned woven blanket inserts all over the place. Freebird by Steven recently came out with “Caballero” boots that come closest to the look of the original Cobra Society Otto boots:

Freebird by Steven Caballero Boots, $328.00

But not all woven blanket and leather boots out there are trying to copy the Cobra Society pair. Frye only used their old “Shirley” boot style for this newest trend, but the effect is totally new and fresh while still retaining its vintage appeal:

Frye Shirley Booties in Smoke, $368.00

We also spotted the trend involving Bed Stu “Hacienda” boots. Instead of cowboy boots, Bed Stu used lace-up boots and the woven blanket fabric panels on other places other than the shaft:

Bed Stu Hacienda Lace-Up Boots, $248.00

Expect to see more of this patterned woven blanket + distressed leather trend in boots for this spring 2012!