Their natural companion is the asphalt of the streets of Los Angeles. But these boots have been designed to combine bold masculine style with soft detailing, granting the new Barracuda women's collection leather ankle boots a femininity all of their own.

The key weapon in their fashion armoury is their 40 mm heel, elevating the wearer high above the asphalt that inspired them. The strong, sturdy heel is a very different beast to the more traditional styles of female fashion.

Thanks to the skill of the craftsmen, the leather appears worn and lived-in without losing any of the qualities of new, supple leather. The bold, tone-on-tone, stitched seams seem to strengthen the boot's upper – just what's required of a hard-working biker boot. The side zip-fastening, borrowed from the men's classic casual look, completes a style that aims to surprise for both its toughness and fine details.  Scarlet red inserts and detailing around the zip are the single feminine flourish, standing out bold against the charcoal boot.

These leather ankle boots for women are perfect worn with jeggings for channelling pure biker chic, or teamed with a skirt for a softer, more feminine look.