We’re making a case for Moon Boots: the latest Y2K trend to grip 2022

Paris Hilton will be proud

Product shots of Moon Boots and Prada Padded Nylon booties in a collage
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We just can’t help it, 2000s fashion trends will always have our hearts. From mini bags to bubble braids, no one can convince us the noughties weren’t seriously cute. And it looks like certain trends might be making a comeback: millennial pink (erm, that Rihanna pregnancy announcement that launched a spike for pink puffa jackets), short skirts (hello, shorter than short skirts by way of Miu Miu) and chunky shoes (still obsessed with the Balenciaga boots HBU?) to name a few. Oh, and speaking of chunky, Moon Boots are back and we’re here to tell you why that’s a very good thing.

We can understand some hesitation towards Y2K beauty trends—please can over-plucked brows never be a thing again—but when it comes to fashion and the reemergence of Moon Boots, we must come to their defense. And, we’re not the only ones.

Celebrities, including the likes of Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa have been snapped wearing an array of colorful and fluffy Moon Boots—even brands like Prada and Dior are creating their own chunky padded boots.

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They are the literal definition of comfort meets chic. You’ll never have cold toes in a pair of moon boots—and they instantly give you that ‘about to hit the slopes’ look (even if just Après is your thing!)

Despite their chunky look, they are surprisingly wearable. They go with jeans, leggings, even little mini skirts for that full-blown 00s look. Winter really doesn’t have a lot of perks, but having a new pair of red moon boots is likely to up your mood. 

Dua Lipa makes a serious case for them. Paired with white jeans, a puffy cobalt blue puffer, and a pair of black sunnies, she looks casual, cozy, and seriously cool.

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MOON BOOT, Shell and faux leather snow boots, $150 (opens in new tab) | £100 (opens in new tab) | NET A PORTER

These red boots really give the apres-ski vibe. They are light, despite their size and have grips on the sole to stop you from slipping, and are designed to keep your feet warm in temperatures as low as -31°F.

They also come in black!

Winnie Harlow has also been spotted in the chunky boots, this time a pair of black and white Moon boots, paired with a matching white padded ski outfit.

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Here are the boots Winne Harlow was wearing while making snow angels. They are lightweight but thick, lined with insulation and soft faux fur to keep you nice and warm even in the snow.

And while we don’t recommend being in minus conditions in your bikini, Kendall also backs up our point that chunky boots can go with everything, if you put your mind to it.  

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Prada, Padded nylon booties, $1,150 (opens in new tab) |  £920 (opens in new tab) 

If you want the look, but something a bit more subtle you can opt for Prada’s Nylon padded booties, that give you the same chunky look but are more low-key.

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Dior, Alps Snow Ankle Boot,  $1,490.00 (opens in new tab) | £1,150.00 (opens in new tab)

Anyone repping these bold snow boots will fool anyone into thinking they are a pro skier.

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UGG, Classic Mini II boot, $150 (opens in new tab) |  £145  £130 (opens in new tab)

You can also achieve a similar look with the classic Ugg boot, which fashion-lovers on TikTok have been reviving.

If you were never allowed a real pair of moon boots (we feel you) think of this as your moment to re-live your youth.