Nathalie Salmon

From editors to fashion insiders, no one can get tired of Balenciaga Cagole tall boots. Our Editor-in-Chief Jill Wanless explains: “The shiny finish, the vampy stiletto heel, the sturdy buckle hardware – these boots mean business. Unabashedly sexy, especially when worn with a bare leg and a mini skirt, they mark a return to overt power dressing and work perfectly with the barely there cutout dresses we see on the catwalks. Get ready for your best Badgirl look.

The Cagole thigh-high boots feature the same grooved rivets as Balenciaga’s iconic crescent-shaped bag of the same name. They’re made from grained leather and feature decorative buckles and a 90mm stiletto heel.

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Balenciaga SS22

The pointed number at knee height is strangely reminiscent of another iconic Balenciaga bag… The coveted “Moto” bag. The tote that now bears the name “City” was first launched in 2001 by then creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. The bag featured bold metal studs and rivets and a leather-framed personal mirror for the wearer. It quickly became the early “It” bag. Loved by young Hollywood, and seen in the arms of Kate Moss, Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.

The boots were first unveiled at Balenciaga’s Spring ’22 show and have since quietly crept onto our Instagram feeds. It’s not hard to see why, everything about them, from the length (just below the knee) to the unforgiving pointy toe (oh-so-early 2000s) is instantly nostalgic and iconic.

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Now the boots have been spotted on fashion power list feeds from Pernille Teisbaeck to Camille Charriere and were recently rocked by Vogue alum Tish Weinstock at The Michael Kors party in London. Vogue’s fashion projects editor, Julia Hobbs, dedicated an entire gallery to them on Instagram. If we had to predict one shoe that will stand out this fall, the Cagoles have it.

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Buy the Balenciaga Cagole ankle boots:

Cagole embellished textured-leather knee-high boots, £1,550, Net-A-Porter


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