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    39 Pairs Of Boots That Only *Look* Expensive

    "Well, there goes all my money." —me while writing this post.

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    1. These booties to help you buckle down and get some work done.


    And by work, I mean look oh-so-cute.

    Promising review: "I really enjoy these. They're easy to slip in and go! Plus, they're very comfy. I stood at a concert all night with them, and my feet were not killing me by the end of the night. Also, I've worn them a few times since the temperature dropped, and they keep my feet nice a toasty. 😊" —Brittany Hall

    Get them from Amazon for $15.09+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in four colors).

    2. A pair of booties with a side cut-out detail that not only adds an interesting element, but also gives your ankles a chance to breathe if it's not totally freezing yet.


    Promising review: "I bought these booties two weeks ago, and I'm very happy with my purchase. They look great dressed up or down and are very comfortable and stylish. I love the color and have gotten so many comments on how cute they are." —Bluefish

    Get them from DSW for $39.99 (available in sizes 6-10 and in four colors).

    3. A pair with a faux-fur lining that will keep your feet and ankles nice and toasty all winter long.

    Promising review: "I bought the camel color, and the color is prettier than I thought it would be. They look much more expensive than what I paid. I'm a size 10-11, sometimes wide, so I was afraid they wouldn't fit me. I'm also a big girl so my calf is chunky. I'm thrilled I can wear a warm scrunch sock and skinny jeans and still have plenty of room to move. They're very cute without being delicate. I bought a size 11, so they probably do run a bit big, but that's what I love about them." —V. Schreiber

    Get them from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in six styles).

    4. A cut-out bootie so chic it'll def make the ~cut~ and show up in a few posts on your Instagram.


    Promising review: "These boots are so beautiful. I was so surprised to see Target with this style that’s a play on Free People boho style. I will say I did size up a half size. I’m usually a 9, and they were so tight I was scared to break the zipper. And I didn’t even have socks on yet. Other than that, wonderful! They look just like the picture." —Samantha

    Get it from Target for $37.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and in black, brown, and taupe).

    5. A slouchy pull on you can slip on as fast as possible when your friend is waiting outside for you (even though you told her you were ready 10 minutes ago).


    Promising review: "I'm growing to love these boots! The color is exactly what I wanted. I have walked miles in them at a time and have not had issues with blisters. The price can't be beaten. I'm very satisfied with this boot!" —Lisa H

    Get it from Amazon for $35.90 (available in sizes 6-11).

    6. A two-tone ankle boot with both black *and* brown, so you can wear them with everything in your closet and not worry about your brown shoes clashing with your black shirt.


    Promising review: "These are good shoes to wear for every day. You can dress them up or down. I walked around NYC all day in these the first time I wore them, and my toes hurt a bit, but it could have been much worse in other shoes that take longer to break in." —Mary K.

    Get them from Lulu's for $43 (available in sizes 5-11 and in tan, snakeskin, and black).

    7. A chunky over-the-knee lace up to give you a ~leg~ up on your shoe style. Everyone will be crushing on these., Amazon

    Promising review: "These heels are a STATEMENT PIECE, y'all. I wore these for an entire day while walking around Boston in the rain and they held up wonderfully. My knees started to ache by the end of the day because I had been heel striking (aka walking like I was fly) but my feet weren't sore, which surprised me. The laces are functional, so the calf width is totally adjustable. I sized up and I think there's enough wiggle room for some real socks for when it's cold. I'm 5'8'' and they came just above my knees, which is amazing as a tall girl! Buy these!!!" —Arielle Cason

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 11 styles).

    8. A faux suede studded bootie designed specifically for wide feet so you don't have to cram them into one that doesn't fit just so you can wear killer shoes on New Year's Eve.


    Promising review: "I LOVE these! My feet are EE and EEE, and it’s SO hard to find cute shoes that I can wear. A baseball injury left me with a foot that can’t handle heels, but this tiny kitten heel was comfortable for me. I’m so glad that I bought these! I was really missing that magical thing a heel does for your calves and butt. Thank you Torrid!!!" —JESSOFALLTRADES

    Get them from Torrid for $45.43 (available in sizes 6-13).

    9. A chunky mid-heel boot you can wear with the cuff folded down or rolled up — essentially, you're getting two cute pairs of shoes in one.


    Promising review: "These boots are so cute! I usually don't like anything with much of a heel, but these are easy to walk in. The lining is soft, fuzzy, and very warm! They have good traction on the bottom too. I like that you can fold the top down or leave it up. I ordered my usual size 9, and they fit great!—Sara Larkins

    Get them from Amazon for $25.89+ (available in sizes 4-11 and in five colors).

    10. A pair of lace-up combat boots I'm pretty sure you might have to fight your friends and family over them when they try to steal them from your closet.

    TJ Maxx

    Get them from TJ Maxx for $39.99 (available in sizes 6-10).

    11. Heeled booties to make every outfit you wear them with shine so bright.

    Promising review: “They are even cuter in person! I got the gray boots and will be ordering the black ones next. The sparkles are not over the top but add some extra style. I recommend you put another insole in the boots ($9 on Amazon) if you are planning on walking a lot, but overall they're great boots.” —Hazel Lou

    Get them from Amazon for $30.75+ (available in sizes 5.5-12 and grey, taupe, and black).

    12. Some low-wedge booties to give your style a little ~lift~.

    Promising review: "These are a surprisingly great alternative to more expensive brands in the same style. They are very comfortable, which is saying a lot because I often have terrible foot and ankle pain. I highly recommend these wedges." —M. K. Miller

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 14 colors).

    13. A pair of studded boots – I own them, love them, and actually keep a back-up pair under my desk for when the day comes that they eventually fall apart (which hasn't happened yet).


    I've had these boots for almost a year now, and they still look brand new. I go through shoes fast because, well, I live in New York and walk EVERYWHERE, and at this low price, I thought these boots would be toast after one fall/winter. But I've got to say, they are still holding up, and my back-up pair is still taking up space under my desk, and I'm totally okay with that.

    Promising review: "Target has outdone itself. These boots are BEAUTIFUL and so comfortable. I am ecstatic that I don't have to compromise style or affordability. More like these, please!" —Melymbrosia

    Get them from Target for $34.99 (available in sizes 5-11).

    14. Or a pair of western ankle booties that come in so many different colors I may or may not already have a couple pairs in my cart. 😬


    Promising review: "These booties are super cute! They are comfortable to walk in and look expensive, but they aren't. I am super picky about shoes, and I think they are my new favorite pair. I wear a size 8.5-9 depending on the brand. I got 8.5, and they fit just right." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon $19.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 31 styles).

    15. A block-heel boot so comfortable, you'll be able to wear these all night without your feet hurting (or slowing you down).


    Promising review: "I definitely needed a new pair of black booties, and these are 'kicking.' I am making myself readjust to wearing heels since during the summer I wear flats more often. They look expensive. They would look fantastic with leggings, but I will need to think long and hard before I take that step." —Dakota Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 21 styles.

    16. Riding boots in such a classic style – you'll be able to wear them for years and years and years., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love, love these boots! They are truly a must-buy. The color, detail, and size are great. The inside of the boot is lined with fur material. They are very, very comfortable to wear all day. I tested these boots in the snow and in the rain and they passed. They kept my feet warm and dry. I ordered a size nine. I also ordered these boots in brown. The same holds true for them as well. Happy shopping." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and 11 styles).

    17. A peep-toe ankle boot so comfortable, you'll be able to wear them as you go out and dance the night away because, well, you deserve it.

    Promising review: "These heels are put together so nicely. The material is solid and sturdy, and they are super comfortable to wear. The slits on the side are so cute, and the heel height is perfect for walking comfortably around all day. If you are thinking about buying these, just do it. They are such a good price too for how nice they are. One of the best Amazon purchases yet! ... And I have ordered lots of stuff, so that is saying something about these shoes. Black will also go perfect with everything you wear." —Jay M. Cota

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in sizes 5-11).

    18. Riding boots with a lace-up design that are about to become your new go-to picks because you'll want to take them for a ~ride~ all the time.


    Promising review: "I love these! I get lots of compliments on them. They're super comfy. I would say they are not quite a half size larger. I got the 9, which is usually pretty well-fitted on me. These are loose enough that I can wear very heavy socks comfortably. If you are on the fence, I suggest getting them. You will be happy you did." —Erin M. Metz

    Get them from Amazon for $34.09+ (available in whole sizes 6-11 and in light brown, brown, and black).

    19. An ankle strap boot for anyone ~cut-out~ for trying something a little different. These shoes are unique in the best way possible.


    Promising review: "These boots are so fun! I love the ankle strap since it makes them more fancy and stable. They fit as expected. I wear an 8.5 so I ordered a 9 and they fit fine. They're really well-made and comfy." —Stephanie Clinch

    Get them from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in whole sizes 5-11 and nine styles).

    20. An ankle boot with a square block heel so you can keep ~stepping~ up your fashion game to continue to be that fashionista all your friends know and love you as.


    Get them from ASOS for $48 (available in whole sizes 4-12).

    21. A pair of fringe booties made with 100% vegan material, so you can look good and feel great about your purchase.

    Promising review: "These are my most favorite pair of boots I own! I love the ankle height, the fringe, and the color! As a teacher, I'm constantly trying to find cute, fashionable shoes that are comfortable since I'm on my feet all day. These do the trick! I am buying them in a second color because I love them so much and have gotten so many compliments on them!" —Brittani H

    Get them from Amazon for $32+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in nine styles).

    22. Velvet boots that'll probably make you say, "Whoa there cowboy" when you see them...because in what world are shoes this cool and beautiful also under $50?!? Wow.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful! They are very comfortable, look more expensive than they are, and go with lots of different outfits! I can’t wait to wear these more in the fall!" —Taylor

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and three styles).

    23. Side-buckle booties designed with traction on the bottom to help you avoid slipping and falling on any hidden black ice.

    TJ Maxx

    Get them from TJ Maxx for $49.99 (available in sizes 5.5-10).

    24. A combat boot with a zippered pocket where you can stash money, a credit card, and your ID whenever you go out and don't feel like lugging your big huge purse.

    Dream Paris Shoes / Via

    Promising review: "I bought these because I needed brown boots and the pockets sold me. I have bought boots online before that come with a weird smell but these did not smell at all. They were very comfortable and I was able to wear them all day without my feet feeling tired. I have a high arch and they did not support that much but I am used to that. The zipper on the pockets are a little tougher to zip up and down but that is a good thing because if they were too loose, then they would potentially unzip on their own. I was able to fit my credit card and ID in the pockets with some room to spare. They fit true to size." —Amber Gould

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in size 5–12 and six colors).

    25. Some over-the-knee boots you'll want to wear to every holiday party on your calendar this year.


    Promising review: "These boots are super cute and comfortable. When I tell people that they came from Amazon, they're always surprised. They're true to size, and the ties in the back help keep them in place but they do slouch down a bit as you walk in them. I've found that a pair of thigh-high socks help keep them in place on my thigh rather than sliding down toward my knee at the top." —Nicole

    Get them from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in five styles).

    26. Some tall winter snow boots that'll actually keep your feet warm and your wallet full.

    Promising review: "I have already had a pair of these boots, and after 3 years of constant wintertime use, they are just now starting to crack on the dorsum of the foot. As we all know, this is the weak spot of any footwear, and I love them so much that I bought this new pair to have next winter! These boots are high enough to keep snow out as I do outside chores, and the grip is great even in the slipperiest conditions of mud, rain, and snow. I trust that my new pair will provide me with fabulous warmth next year, as the pair I use daily now still keeps me warm!" —Laura Johnston

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in whole sizes 5-12 and in 21 styles).

    27. Some cutout booties so cute and unique that you shouldn't be surprised when people stop you on the street to compliment 'em.


    Promising review: "I was hesitant to purchase because I normally don’t wear flats. However, these shoes have exceeded all my expectations! I love them! They're great for every day or business casual wear. I’m actually considering buying another pair in a different color!" —Tabatha

    Get them from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in seven styles).

    28. A pair of platform boots – they're sure to help you start every day you wear them off on the right foot.

    Promising review: "I normally wear a 9.5, but they were not offered in that size, so I sized up. They are a bit big but perfect because I don't normally wear heels, so my foot sits in them comfortably. The platform makes the shoe feel much lower than they look. The shoe itself was inexpensive, but you would never know but looking at them. They seem very sturdy and are easy to walk in. I love them!!" —Kellye

    Get them from Amazon for $10.01+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in nine colors).

    29. Two-tone boots Moira Rose would be SO proud of your for owning and wearing.

    Nasty Gal

    Get them from Nasty Gal for $40 (available in whole sizes 5-10).

    30. A chunky ankle boot that will look grayte with...jeans? Yep! Dresses? Yep! Leggings? You name it.


    Reviewers say to order a half size up.

    Promising review: "These shoes are comfortable and look great. I’ve been wearing them in the snow and salt, and they haven’t taken any damage. I’ve also worn them out several times for a night out on the town, and they do not hurt my feet at all." —cjuelich

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 18 styles).

    31. A lace-up wedge boot with a faux fur lining to keep your feet warm and stylish when it's that awkward ~in between~ time when it's cold but not so cold that you need to pull out the big winter boots.


    Promising review: "I ordered the gray-colored boots, and I am totally loving these booties! They are super comfortable and true to size. 100% recommend them. ❤️ Don’t walk, run!" —Targetshopper

    Get them from Target for $39.99 (available in sizes 5.5-12).

    32. A vegan pair that'll ~go-go~ with so many different outfits you won't know what you did without them.

    Promising review: “White boots have been a trend and I wanted to get myself a pair. I decided to buy these based on the positive reviews. I was so happy when they came in the mail. They’re great and fit true to size! I like how the heel is there without being so high you will trip on your feet. I’ve been wearing the boots nonstop! I ordered another pair in black and would totally get every color they have. For the price, you won’t be disappointed.” —Tiffany

    Get them from Amazon for $25+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and six colors).

    33. A sock bootie – it won't be a ~stretch~ to say you'll feel like a million dollars when you put them on.

    @theamylook / Via, Amazon

    Promising review: "Gorgeous. I'm absolutely obsessed with them! I bought these for a fashion show I'm walking in and with these, I'll feel even more confident. If you plan to wear socks or ever tuck pants into them, order a half or size up. They fit my bare feet and shins like a GLOVE." —Indigo

    Get them from Amazon for $41.99 (available in whole sizes 6–11 and 10 styles).

    34. A lace-up platform boot you'll be ~plaid~ to have in your closet because every time you grab them, you'll know that you'll get SO many compliments on them, and doesn't that just feel great?


    Get them from Lulus for $37 (available in whole sizes 5-10 and in plaid, leopard, and black).

    35. A slouchy knee-high perfect for people with wider calves who have problems finding boots that fit. These are designed specifically for you!


    Promising review: "I have wide calves, and I love boots. For years, I had struggled to find the perfect pair that was comfy yet stylish. The material is amazing for its price, and they fit perfectly. They hold up well, which makes your posture look great. They're definitely a good purchase." —iamaqt

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in five styles).

    36. A pair of rain boots you'll ~glitterally~ fall in love with the moment you see them. I mean, come on, have you seen cuter rain boots ever!?!


    Promising review: "These boots are amazing. I've gotten quite a few compliments while wearing them. I linger between an 8 and a 9, so I got a 9 and feel that was a good choice. There's some extra room, so I can wear thicker socks without having my feet feel squished. I've only worn them with jeans so far, so no reviews on if they rub against your bare leg." —catherine

    Get them from ModCloth for $39 (available in whole sizes 6–10).

    37. An ankle bootie with a fun ruffle detail to take your jeans-and-a-tee look up a notch.

    Promising review: "These took a while to ship, but they were so worth the wait! They are SO cute!! I love them! I do wish I would’ve sized down. I’m normally a 7.5, and these didn’t come in half sizes, so I ordered an 8. They are too big, even with socks. I added a heel pad, and it helps." —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in whole sizes 5-12 and in 21 styles).

    38. A pair of stacked-heel booties so versatile, they'll get more wear than basically everything else in your closet.


    Promising review: "I just got them, and I put them on and love them. I can fit into most 7 1/2s, but I always buy an 8 when I order online. They are perfect in the foot with a little wiggle room, but they are a little tight on my right ankle. I'm pretty excited about these. They look much more expensive than they are. A+" —Hannah

    Get them from Amazon for $26.87+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 10 styles.

    39. And a faux shearling ankle boot perfect to wear when you and the fam go to pick out the Christmas tree. Aren't holiday traditions so great?

    Promising review: "I really love these boots. I grabbed them because of the decent price and I’m super impressed with the quality. They are quite comfortable and make for a great fall look. " —Autumn Echo

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5.5.-11 and in black, brown, and grey).

    When I have no more room in my closet, and yet I continue to buy more boots:

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