Last updated: August 11, 2021

Only disappeared for some time, but recently they have become trendy again: the combat boots for women. In contrast to the past, these sturdy shoes are now available in all imaginable designs, so that there is a suitable pair for every lady. This variety is also responsible for the fact that more and more women are putting together the most diverse and craziest outfits around these eye-catchers.

Whether in classic, discreet black and leather or with a leo pattern look in synthetic, there is something for every taste in this selection. However, it is important to make sure that comfort and fit are not neglected so that you feel comfortable in your new women's jumping boots.

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Buying criteria: What to look for when buying ladies' combat boots

With so many different types of women's jumping boots to choose from, making a decision is anything but easy. We would therefore like to give you an overview of the points that play an important role.

These are the following buying criteria:

  • Height
  • Material
  • Special features
  • Use

In the following, we will go into each of the above aspects in a little more detail.


The height of women's combat boots basically depends on two factors. These are firstly the type of sole and secondly the length of the shaft. The spectrum ranges from half-height models resembling derby shoes to the popular ankle boots to knee-high boots that can also be worn in winter.

When it comes to soles, you can choose between the standard sole, a sole with a heel and platform soles. Heeled soles are higher in the heel area than in the forefoot area compared to the standard version and make you look taller. In addition, the difference in height changes your posture, which emphasises the shape of the female body.

Soles with platform heels are above average over the entire foot area and usually have a thickness of 3 to 10 centimetres. This makes your jumping boots look heavier and more massive.

When it comes to the height of the shaft, the characteristic ring eyelets provide a good measure for orientation. The higher your jumping boots are, the more holes they have. The number of holes per side of a shoe is counted. A typical size range here is the 8 or 10 hole high boots that end slightly above the ankle. Depending on the desired height, you can also opt for 20-hole, 30-hole or even higher ladies' jumping boots.


The upper material of the classic ladies' jumping boots is made exclusively of leather and the sole of PVC. This combination stands for a robust and hard-wearing shoe with long durability that is largely waterproof and weatherproof.

As the leather is more flexible compared to other shoes, the shoes also support you in the ankle area and give you more support while running. Due to their size, however, they also come with a relatively high dead weight. The latter also depends on whether you prefer jumping boots with steel toe caps or without steel toe caps.

Even in the cold season, you don't have to do without your women's combat boots, as they are also available with a lining. This will keep your feet warm even when the temperature drops below freezing. The lining can be made of textile, wool, leather, faux fur or real fur.

There is also a solution for all ladies who want to do without animal materials but not without jump boots. In addition to the classic version made of leather, numerous models are already made of completely synthetic materials. This means that even if you are a vegan or simply want to be sustainable, you have the option of following this shoe trend.

Special features

If you like it more unusual and eye-catching, you will also find what you are looking for here in the women's jumping boots range. Because since the latest fashion trend, the already expanded range is appealing to more and more target groups.

A simple example of this would be the option of jumper boots with a zip on the side for easier putting on and taking off. For the same reason, there are now also uppers with integrated stretch elements, which results in an increase in wearing comfort.

Furthermore, you will increasingly find women's jump boots with various finishes such as buckles, rivets or motif embroidery. So you can easily make a statement with your boots and complete your punk or gothic outfit in style.


One of the advantages of jump boots for women is their versatility. Especially because of the wide range of colours, patterns and models, there are no limits to your creativity and individuality. So you can combine countless outfits to your heart's content, whether with a light silk dress or even as a very special eye-catcher at the next party.

Since these boots were originally developed for the German Armed Forces and parachuting, they can also be used as work and safety shoes due to their durability. The prerequisite for this, however, is that they meet certain requirements such as a steel toe cap or non-slip soles.

If you like to spend a lot of time in nature or are a passionate hiker, your ladies' jumping boots are also suitable as outdoor or hiking shoes. The robust sole provides you with the necessary grip and the high lacing gives you enormous stability.

Ladies' combat boots: The most important questions answered

Due to the many different models of combat boots for women, it can be quite difficult to make a decision. For this reason, we have answered the most important questions on this topic for you below.

What are the advantages of women's combat boots?

Ladies' combat boots are extremely diverse, both in terms of model and appearance. They differ in terms of functionality, material and colour. This makes it very likely that you will find a pair that suits your needs.

A big advantage is the robustness and thus the durability of the boots. Thanks to the high-quality workmanship of the sole and upper material, you can walk through different terrains without worrying. In addition, ladies' jump boots in leather offer excellent weather protection in almost all conditions and are also largely waterproof.

What aspects are important when wearing my women's combat boots?

Before you buy ladies' jump boots, it is best to try them on. This is because this type of shoe may have a high inherent weight, which consequently has an immediate effect on wearing comfort. This effect is further enhanced if you also opt for a model with a platform sole.

When putting on the boot, it should have no play whatsoever, so that you do not swim inside when walking. However, they should also not press against your feet, otherwise you could chafe or blister the affected areas. Lace your women's jumper boots nice and tight to ensure a snug and secure fit.

How do I clean and care for ladies' jump boots?

When it comes to cleaning and caring for your women's combat boots, it all depends on what material they are made of. We will go into the most important tips for leather, textile and synthetic below.

  • Leather: As a rule, the affected areas are relatively easy to clean. To do this, wipe off the dirt with a damp cloth and allow the boots to dry. Then apply colourless wax polish with a shoe brush (colourless polish is suitable for all colours). Allow the boots to dry again and then polish to the desired shine with a second, clean shoe brush.
  • Textile: To clean ladies' jumping boots with textile parts, they need to be washed carefully by hand. Use a special textile cleaning agent. Then remove the cleaning agent with a damp cloth or sponge and allow the shoes to dry completely.
    To make sure you don't regret wearing your shoes in bad weather, you need to waterproof them and preferably regularly. The shoes should be impregnated more often than leather shoes. Please do not wash such shoes in the washing machine under any circumstances, as the shoes may discolour and the sole may come loose.
  • Synthetic: This is the easiest of the three cases, as this material has a surface texture like typical rubber boots. All you have to do is wipe off any dirt with a damp cloth and wipe dry again if necessary. After that, your ladies' combat boots should be completely clean.

If you follow these tips for cleaning and caring for your women's jumper boots, your women's jumper boots should shine again and again.


Women's jumper boots offer an interesting addition to your shoe wardrobe and provide variety when choosing new outfits. They are very versatile and can therefore be worn for many occasions.

Whether casual, rebellious, chic or for the office: thanks to the variety in the areas of material, colours, height, use and special extras, your ladies' jumper boots can be combined with practically any outfit. Besides a firm grip and a comfortable fit, it is only your personal preferences that set the decisive focus.

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