Now that Sasha Grey has portrayed Molly in a staged reading of William Gibson's Neuromancer, it's time for her to step up and portray a cyberpunk heroine on the big screen. Luckily, the fashion industry has her back. (Or legs.)

Fashion blogs have been pushing the meme that thigh-high boots are going "cyberpunk" lately, and this seems to originate with, who included this paragraph in a roundup of recent boot styles:



Futurism/Cyberpunk: building upon the cyberpunk influences of recent years, some designers have thrown an element of dark futurism into the thigh-high boot mix. Particularly evident in the wound-and-bound effects of boots by Rodarte and Topshop Unique, this is a trend I expect we'll see more of in coming seasons.

Already, these "cyberpunk" boots have been seen on Twilight's Kristen Stewart (see picture) and Lindsay Lohan, among others. Here's a gallery of the boots most likely to plug your brain into cyberspace.

Hussein Chalayan adds garters to thigh-high boots. (Photo by Imaxtree, from New York Magazine.)

Jean-Paul Gaulthier, photo from


Topshop Unique, from

Photoshoot from Numero Korea Magazine, via

Twilight star Kristen Stewart does a photoshoot for Allure Magazine wearing Rodarte boots. from

Rodarte, from

Louis Vuitton, from