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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.
Steve Madden Boom Hiker Boot with Genuine Calf Hair
Photograph: Courtesy Nordstrom
By Jasmine Dilmanian |
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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

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Style & Co Jamila Zip Booties
Photograph: Courtesy Macy's

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 macys.com

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Clarks Desert Boot
Photograph: Courtesy Zappos

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 zappos.com

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3
Storm Low Knit Rain Boot
Photograph: Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

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 bergdorfgoodman.com

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UGG Amie Boot
Photograph: Courtesy UGG

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 ugg.com

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Dr. Martens 1460 Power, Corruption + Lies Boot
Photograph: Courtesy Urban Outfitters

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 urbanoutfitters.com

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Castaner glittered leather ankle boots
Photograph: Courtesy The Outnet

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 theoutnet.com

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Dolce Vita Scotch Woven Ankle Boots with Block Heel
Photograph: Courtesy Shopbop

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 shopbop.com

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Valentino Garavani Love Calf Leather Combat Boot with Ruffles &
Photograph: Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

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 bergdorfgoodman.com

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Hogan Embellished leather knee boots
Photograph: Courtesy The Outnet

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 theoutnet.com

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Balenciaga Speed Trainer sneakers
Photograph: Courtesy My Theresa

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 mytheresa.com

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11
Acne Studios Jensen Pointy Toe Bootie
Photograph: Courtesy Nordstrom

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 nordstrom.com

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Steve Madden Boom Hiker Boot with Genuine Calf Hair
Photograph: Courtesy Nordstrom

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 nordstrom.com

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Marlene Mid Heel Boots
Photograph: Courtesy Topshop

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 topshop.com

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Jeffrey Campbell Salazar Shooties
Photograph: Courtesy Anthropologie

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 anthropologie.com

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15
Triton Suede Chelsea Boots
Photograph: Courtesy Reiss

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 reiss.com

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Best boots Tory Burch Shelby Booties
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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 shopbop.com

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