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The best fall boots to buy this season

The end of summer means one thing: It’s boot season, baby. Stock up on several pairs of the best fall boots.

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

If there’s anything to look forward to about the end of summer, it’s the opportunity to switch gears when it comes to footwear—namely, going from sandals to the best fall boots. Fall boots offer the style you want without the clunk of heavy winter gear. Whether you fancy a pink suede heeled bootie or a hardcore combat boot, we’re here to deliver the best options for a grand footwear foray into the fall season. With the best boots for fall on your feet, you’ll be strutting into Halloween and Thanksgiving in style. You may want to update your home with some brand-new fall decor while you’re at it.

Fashion-forward boots for fall

Day-to-night wear
Photograph: Courtesy Macy's

1. Day-to-night wear

You can’t go wrong with affordable classics like these black heeled booties from Style & Co. They have a side zipper for ease and a modest 2.5-inch heel that’s great for going from the office to happy hour.

$79.50 on

Shoe meets boot
Photograph: Courtesy Zappos

2. Shoe meets boot

This crepe-soled, lace-up shoe-boot imitates those worn by British army officers in World War II. Any man will look effortlessly stylish in this neutral suede pair.

$97.96 on

Haute hybrid
Photograph: Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

3. Haute hybrid

This half-sock, half-rainboot is hot off the Givenchy runway. Slip this rubber pair on for maximum coverage and a maximum statement on a rainy day.

$495 on

UGG rebooted
Photograph: Courtesy UGG

4. UGG rebooted

The classic UGG boot looks a little sleeker in 2018. The Amie is a more modern (but equally comfortable) version of the mid-calf slip-ons you lived in through high school.

$175 on

Flower power
Photograph: Courtesy Urban Outfitters

5. Flower power

Over the Doc Martens of yesteryear? This floral version is new in town. The same silhouette has a shiny, distressed finish and beautiful, old-world floral print. Welcome to rebellion in 2018.

$155 on

Star quality
Photograph: Courtesy The Outnet

6. Star quality

If you’re not afraid of some glitter, Castañer has got the boot for you. These bronzy ankle boots bring the star power, plus a little extra height!

$68 on

Strut your stuff
Photograph: Courtesy Shopbop

7. Strut your stuff

White after Labor Day? Sure thing. These perforated ankle boots from Dolce Vita are made for strutting, no matter the season.

$90 on

Cupid's chokehold
Photograph: Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

8. Cupid's chokehold

These high-fashion boots feature Valentino’s signature ruffles juxtaposed against a tough, calfskin combat boot. The kicker? They’re adorned with a big heart and cupid’s arrow.

$1375 on

Such great heights
Photograph: Courtesy The Outnet

9. Such great heights

Amp up your sex appeal with these knee-high, block-heel boots from Italian maker Hogan. A sliver of silver hardware lends some edge to its sumptuous black leather.

$168 on

Sock it to ‘em
Photograph: Courtesy My Theresa

10. Sock it to ‘em

When Cardi B rapped about the “boots that look like socks,” she was talking about Balenciaga. This sneaker-like pair is a sporty speed-trainer and ankle boot in one.

$695 on

Bootie call
Photograph: Courtesy Nordstrom

11. Bootie call

It doesn’t get more European chic than this pair of Acne pointy-toe ankle boots. This sleek bootie is low-heeled, has a stretchy ankle for the perfect fit and is crafted from the prettiest leather around.

$560 on

Animal print attitude
Photograph: Courtesy Nordstrom

12. Animal print attitude

This lace-up hiker boot has more flair than you’ll know what to do with. Its thick sole is incredibly comfortable and its hefty tongue is covered in a sassy leopard print. These boots would be perfect for roaming the city streets or a rural mountainside.

$99.90 on

Mellow yellow
Photograph: Courtesy Topshop

13. Mellow yellow

Yellow is the color of the season and there’s no better way to rock it than in a retro-inspired almond-toe boot in shiny mustard-hued leather.

$150 on

All tied up
Photograph: Courtesy Anthropologie

14. All tied up

Dive into fall head-first with these open-toe “shooties.” This lovely lace-up style has an easy zip closure at the heel and is the perfect blend of a going-out heel and a sturdy fall boot.

$178 on

Man-datory wear
Photograph: Courtesy Reiss

15. Man-datory wear

Men deserve good Chelsea boots, too. This rich-looking pair doesn’t break the bank, comes in premium Italian suede and offers versatile wear.

$370 on

Tory's glory
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16. Tory's glory

Tap into your wild side with these Tory Burch Shelby Booties. Sporting a bold snake print, they're capped off with a smart black patent leather toe.

$428 on

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