It’s officially that awkward time of the year when it’s nothing but dainty heels in stores and a foot of snow and/or rain puddles outside. While I want to post every happy new platform sandal peeking out of the darkness right now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves: the real spring doesn’t start until March, at least. 
Instead, here’s a beautiful, minimal chukka boot by Alexander Wang, who gets better and better every season. He’ll do well at Balenciaga, if he doesn’t burn out from designing a million collections a year. 
$550 at Shopbop.