News Here's the Real Reason Harry Styles Always Wears Boots By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 23, 2017 @ 11:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Harry Styles is known for this envy-inducing style choices, from bold suits to coordinating pocket squares and a rotation of high fashion boots. He’s known to rock everything from Gucci to Calvin Klein and even Saint Laurent on his feet and, apparently, there’s another reason why boots are his go-to footwear (you know, aside from them looking devilishly handsome). In his upcoming documentary, Harry Styles at the BBC, the former One Directioner tells a tale from his early years in the boy band, when he had a pair of sneakers ripped off his feet by over-eager fans. According to British Vogue, Styles found himself in the middle to a swarm of fans upon arriving in Paris. His security team eventually got him loose from the crowd, but he realized too late that he was just in his socks. The incident was enough to make Styles swear off sneaks in favor of more secure-fitting boots. NBC/Getty Images In the doc, Styles also reflects on his first big movie role in the war film Dunkirk, admitting that it was as hard as it looked. “Why have I done this? This is so hard,” he remembers thinking on the first day of shooting. Cate Blanchett Is Cool with the Claim that Harry Styles Is Copying Her Outfits And while he’s down to star in another major motion picture if the right role comes up, Styles is focusing on music for now. We’re glad to hear it.