Ultimate Alt Footwear: New Rock Boots

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No outfit is complete without a pair of shoes! Footwear is a great way to continue your aesthetic and finish off your style. When you’ve spent time and effort to create your best look, you’ll need a pair of shoes or boots to add those final touches. We’ve created this New Rock guide to help you find the perfect boots to match your outfit. We enlisted the help of our latest model, Tyreece to showcase some of our most popular New Rock styles and the many ways you can incorporate them into your wardrobe.

New Rock Brand

Established in 1929, New Rock has never diverted from their standards, giving top craftsmanship and hand finished products. Each pair of New Rocks are expertly brushed, lacquered and buffed by hand to ensure every boot is beautifully made and crafted with care. New Rocks can be seen being worn by many different alternative sub-cultures: pastel goths, cybergoth, grunge, steampunk and more! No matter your aesthetic you can wear New Rocks with any outfit.

Vegan Military Boots

First up is a great introduction to New Rock if you’re unfamiliar with the brand: M-NEWMILI083-VS2 Vegan Military Boots

These New Rock boots are one of their simpler designs without the buckles, studs and embellishments. Similar to regular ankle boots, the New Rock Military Boots look like typical leather lace-up boots but have the addition of a chunky (vegan) rubber sole. Whilst New Rock typically uses high-grade leather, they have branched out into boots with a 100. vegan construction. New Rock’s vegan range is PETA approved and cruelty free making them one of our best sellers!

Tyreece has paired these awesome boots with our Banned Enchanted Tartan Trousers for a grunge-inspired outfit.

Ankle Boots

Next up, the M-106-VS1 Vegan Ankle Boots. New Rock Ankle Boots are a great choice for those who aren’t a fan of the chunky calf or Reactor boots styles. These black platform shoes are also vegan for those that want to minimise the use of animal products in their fashion.

These Ankle Boots can be paired with a skirt and fishnets for an e-girl vibe or with a pair of trousers such as our Banned Krampus Trousers!

Turbo Platform Boots

The M.1065-S1 Turbo Boots are a great step up into New Rock Platform Boots. These boots offer a little more bling to their design with metal finishing on the straps. Zip embellishments include metal skull add-ons.

These sturdy boots are part of the Trail Collection. New Rock Trail boots feature metal-look heels with ridges that curve forward to maintain balance in the middle of the foot. This makes for a super comfortable design.

Tyreece has paired these boots with the Enchanted Tartan Trousers. The metallic features of the boots go well with the zip details on the leggings!

Embroidered Half Boots

Similar to a pair of Dr Martens 1460, these half boots are half the size of a typical New Rock Boot. Whilst the sole may be half the thickness of a typical New Mili boot, these Embroidered Half Boots have Goodyear Welt construction for a top quality product as well as durability and longevity of the shoe.

Not only are these boots practically great, but they’re also super stylish! These M.NEWMILI118-S1 boots feature an embroidered Fleur de Lis flower design to make them extra special. Adding these black half boots to your collection is a great way to spruce up your wardrobe!

Knee High Boots

Feeling Rock ‘n’ Roll? These M8 High boots are the perfect combination of glam rock and Goth. These boots lace all the way up to the knee but also have an inseam zip. As part of the M8 collection, these shoes have a chunkier heel and added height. They have the added feature of metallic New Rock branding on the heel and ankle.

New Rock boots also have breathable insoles made from a recycled carbon compound. They are great for absorbing odour, being breathable and shock absorption!

Reactor Boots

If you’re looking for a pair of gothic black boots with all the bells and whistles then New Rock Reactor Boots are the one for you!

Reactor Boots are one of New Rock’s most popular designs. Featuring chunky buckles and metal studded rubber soles that are typical of New Rock Reactor Boots, they even include the metallic toe accessory on the front.

New Rock Reactor Boots are up there with the greats of the alternative footwear world such as Demonia, Creeper shoes or Pleaser Boots!

If these boots caught your eye, check them out below:


A big thank you to our latest model to join the Blue Banana Team, Tyreece! Keep your eyes peeled for more Tyreece content coming up soon, showing you how to add a pair of New Rock's to your outfit.

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Written By Charlotte Smith