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    Just 36 Pairs Of Shoes I Think You'll Want To Wear This Fall

    Boots season is *finally* upon us.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. Steve Madden ankle boots I'm *pretty* sure Hannah Montana was referencing when she sang, "You get the best of both worlds" because they combine style and comfort into one great shoe you'll wear ALLL the time.

    model wearing the chunky black boots with jewels around the ankle
    Steve Madden / Via

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these boots. They are so comfortable. I fell in love when I walked into my hair salon and three stylists were all wearing them. They praised the longevity of standing and no fatigue. I have since worn them while walking all over the city in great comfort and warmth all while being super cute." —Laura A.

    Get them from Amazon for $129.42 (available in sizes 5–13, wide, and in seven colors and styles). 

    2. A suede platform sneaker you'll ~feel~ really great about putting on your feet multiple times a week because the neutral color + texture create the perfect addition to any of your favorite fall outfits. Yeah, you know, those outfits you've been (not-so) patiently waiting to bust out once the temperature starts to drop.

    model wearing the pink suede sneakers with white platform sole

    Promising review: "This is a great sneaker that can transition throughout the seasons. The pale pink suede is so pretty, and they are really comfortable to wear." —Nancy L.

    Get them from Amazon for $138.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and in three colors) or from Soludos for $139 (available in sizes 5–-11 and in four colors). 

    3. Mules designed with extra memory foam in the insole to keep your feet comfortable even if you end up wearing these for hours upon hours upon hours. And with the chic slip-on style, these shoes are one ~for the books~.

    the light brown mule with brown snakeskin print heel

    Promising review: "These are my new go-to for fall! I love them! So comfortable. A little more narrow than other mules, I sized up half a size. I bought both colors!" —Lizbeth

    Get them from Target for $34.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and in black and tan). 

    4. Sorel Kinetic Impact Lace Sneakers for an edgy everyday look that doesn't skimp on the comfort level. You'll feel like a trendsetter as you walk down the street, stepping on every crunchy leaf you can.

    a model in white sneakers with yellow and tan accents

    Promising review: "I normally don't like wearing tennis shoes all day because my feet tend to sweat in them, then swell when I take them off. These are the best brand of tennis shoes I have ever owned. They feel wonderful on my arthritic feet, and my feet breathe in them all day, so they never sweat and don't swell up when I take them off. I bought a second pair in white. Well worth the money. All my other tennis shoes are going to Goodwill." —SBoo

    Get them from Amazon for $139.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and in seven colors).

    5. Rhinestone pointed slip-on mules you'll feel like the bell of the ball in. There's nothing that says you have to wear neutral tones in fall. Yes, they are more popular, but this bright pink is just as great.

    reviewer wearing the pointed-toe slip-on flat with pointed toe in pink suede-like fabric and circular embellishment on top

    Promising review: "These mules are one of the best I have purchased at a good price. They are so beautiful. They are comfortable, and I can wear them for eight hours without any problem on my feet. I will use them in Paris. It feels like you are just wearing house slippers. I bought another pair." —CA buyer

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 5.5-10.5 and in pink, purple, and leopard-print).

    6. A pair of Chelsea boots that are basically a closet staple. They're worth the investment because they'll pair well with basically everything you have in your closet.

    model wearing the black boots with elastic on the sides
    Thursday Boot Company

    Promising review: "After a lot of worry about getting the right fit, I took the advice given by the reviewers and the company and ordered a half size larger. They fit great! The leather is beautiful. They smell really good. They look very suave and debonair. I’m sitting on the sofa watching TV because I don’t want to take them off. I debated a long time and worried a lot about buying these boots because of some of the negative reviews, but I’m glad I went with the majority of reviews. They were not too narrow and fit comfortably. They also were not too long. They are the look that I was going for. A dressier look than my normal work boots that I bum around in. I’m very happy with these classy boots!!" —CMaxDavis

    Get them from Amazon for $160 (available in sizes 5-11 and in black, brown, and olive suede).

    7. Reebok Women's Club C 85 vintage sneakers because it is the year 2021, and we are HERE for comfy shoes with all outfits — from long-sleeved dresses to sweaters and everything in between.

    a reviewer holding up the off white sneakers with a green reebok label

    Reviewers do say that these run small, so order one size up. 

    Promising review: "Love these shoes! I saw them in-store at UO but they didn't have my size. Obviously, I turned to Amazon because what doesn’t this site sell, and lo and behold, y’all had it. I try to pair these with almost every outfit because they’re so comfy and stylish! Recently went to Philly, where I had to walk everywhere because we didn't rent a car and these were only pair of shoes I brought (I travel light). These didn’t cramp up my feet at all as I walked over seven hours daily over the course of five days. Definitely recommend!" —Alli J

    Get them from Amazon for $74.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and in 15 colors and styles).

    8. Some heeled mules you can wear right now during pre-fall (as I like to call it) when it's still pretty hot out and then also in actual fall by adding your favorite pair of printed socks. You'll be the trendsetter of your friend group when you show up to brunch in these.

    model wearing the pink heeled mules with a texture to them
    Arch NYC / Via

    BTW — Arch is an NYC-based black-owned business creating statement-making shoes. 

    Get them from Arch NYC for $160 (available in whole sizes 6-11 and in green and orange). 

    9. Chunky over-the-knee lace-ups to give you a ~leg~ up on your fall style, especially when you wear them with your favorite sweater and pair of jeans. There's just something about this simple outfit that hits differently once October rolls around., 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 5.5–10 and in 11 colors).

    10. Slip-on sneakers with a secret 1.5-inch wedge to give you a little ~boost~ without screaming to the world that you're wearing heels. And the platform and wedge combo of these keeps these comfortable enough to wear during all your fall activities, especially apple picking.

    reviewer wearing the black suede shoes with a silver zipper diagonal up the sides

    Promising review: "These are the perfect fall shoes! They are so comfortable! I love the double zipper feature! Only downfall would be they are a little easy to 'scuff,' but I am very clumsy so most people may not scuff as easy!" —Trinity Melancon

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 24 colors and patterns). 

    11. Allbirds runners made with breathable wool to keep your feet warm when the blistering part of fall gets here. Plus, when they get dirty, you can just throw them in the washer, and they'll look (and smell) as good as new.

    model wearing heathered dark grey lace-up sneakers

    Promising review: "Love, love, love these shoes. They're comfy, practical, and look good, but what I'm loving most is my warm feet! I spend all winter with freezing tootsies, but not with my Allbirds. ❤ I'm sure this will be my first pair of many!" —Liz W.

    Get them from Allbirds for $115 (available in whole sizes 5–11 and in 14 colors). 

    12. Or a pair of Western ankle booties that come in so many different colors, you may just want to add a couple to your cart right now because one can never, and I mean never, have too many pairs of boots once fall hits. Trust me, my closet can confirm this fact.

    reviewer wearing the boots in grey with buckle straps around the heel

    Promising review: "These are a geat addition to my fall shoe/boot wardrobe. They're soft, comfortable, looks great with tights, jeans, dresses, practically everything in my closet. Great price too!" —cindy scanlon

    Get it from Amazon for $30.48 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 22 colors and patterns).

    13. Buckle flats giving me big "grown-up school girl vibes" because even if you're not going back to school this year, you still deserve some new shoes to mark the transition of seasons.

    model wearing the black gloss flats with buckle across the top
    Zou Xou Shoes / Etsy

    BTW — Zou Xou Shoes is a Black- woman-owned business that has been creating handcrafted shoes by Argentinian shoemakers since 2015. The styles are easy and classic so they can be worn for years. These flats are handmade to order in European sizes, and they suggest sizing up. So, if you wear a US 8, choose a 39.

    Promising review: "Omg, they are perfect!!! As soon as I opened the box, I could smell the quality. I’ve been eyeing these shoes for months, and they are so worth it! Keeping these forever. ❤️ So happy to support!" —Isabella Henriquez

    Get them from Zou Xou Shoes on Etsy for $268 (available in sizes 39–42) or from Zou Xou for $268 (available in sizes 35–42).   

    14. Western-style ankle boots with velvet and snakeskin accents for a statement-making look everyone will go ~wild~ over.

    The mixed media boots with taupe-colored velvet and snakeskin accents and black heel

    Promising review: "These are amazingly beautiful boots. The pictures do no justice to their beauty. Mine arrived quickly and I was so awed and enamored with their look and quality I ordered the other two colors right away. I wore the champagne color already and have received rave compliments. The black boots are to die for. Haven't worn them yet, but I can hardly wait. The snake print pair are true charmers. Recommendation: BUY these boots while you can! Oh yeah, they fit true to size and feel comfortable while wearing." —Carla Branscomb

    Get them from Amazon for $59.95 available in sizes 6–11 and three colors).

    15. A Sorel heeled rain boot that may just be the chicest pair of rain boots I have ever seen. Say goodby to your stiff and uncomfortable rain boots you currently have in your closet and hello to this beautiful pair that will have you *begging* for it to rain more.

    model wearing the chunky heeled black boots

    Get them from Amazon for $159.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and in four colors) or from Sorel for $160 (available in sizes 5–12 and in four colors). 

    16. Floral clogs even Miranda Priestly would approve of because florals are for all seasons, not just spring. Wear these with your favorite flare jeans for a '70s-inspired outfit that may just land you on the cover of Runway.

    the white floral wood clogs

    Get them from Aerosoles for $135 (available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors and patterns). 

    17. Steve Madden sneakers because fashion sneakers are all the rage right now, and these babies are no exception. You can wear them to help you experience all that autumn has to offer (which is a lot).,

    Promising review: "These are absolutely the cutest and most unique sneakers. They are comfortable and so stylish. I’m definitely getting the cheetah print next." —Candace Liyah Paul

    Get them from Amazon for $79.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and in 15 colors).

    18. Lucky Brand ankle boots you'll have in your closet (and life) for years because these babies were made to never go out of style.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed,

    BuzzFeed shopping editor Heather Braga says: "I have these boots in both black and toffee — I'm actually obsessed. They are my favorite shoes right now because I can wear them through the fall, winter, and early spring. They look fantastic with jeans and adorable with tights. They have just enough heel to create the look of heeled booties without the discomfort of walking around in heels. Basically, they're amazing and everyone should buy them. K, thanks. You can check out my full review on them here (#6)."

    Get them from Amazon for $100.17+ (available in sizes 5–13 and wide widths, and 29 colors and fabric styles).

    19. Knit pull-on sneakers made to be *almost* as cozy as your favorite sweater. I said almost because nothing can top that super soft worn-in sweater you just can't part with, but these shoes will be a close second.

    taupe and white knit pull-on sneakers
    Avre / Via

    BTW — Avre is a Taiwanese American-owned small biz making sustainable footwear for women. They're donating 20% of sales during the month of May to the AAPI Community Fund.

    Get them from Avre for $95 (available in sizes 5–10 and in seven colors). 

    20. Chunky loafers for an on-trend look that may just land you on the best-dressed list every time you wear them. Don't be surprised when the invites to NYFW start rolling around because everyone is going to want you to sit front row.

    reviewer wearing the chunky loafers in shiny black

    Promising review: "When I first put them on, I did not want to take them off. Seriously, no kidding, these are the comfiest shoe. I can't get over how great looking this shoe is with dress pants, WHILE being comfortable at the same time. I plan on wearing these to for work with dress pant when I don't use heels." —Lina D

    Get them from Amazon for $74.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and in five colors). 

    21. Some low-wedges at such a reasonable price, they won't break your budget and will still leave you extra so you can pick up a PSL (or two). Both of these things are a need not a want for this season.

    reviewer wearing the brown suede wedge boots

    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 $31.99 (available in sizes 5–12 and in 15 colors).

    22. A pair of mules people may mistake for a certain designer brand, and you don't have to correct them if they do., Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow, what a steal. These look great. Good value and quality, true to size, and comfortable. Highly recommend a good slip-on shoe; perfect for summertime in the workplace or to tie your outfit together at brunch. I want them in black now too." —LC

    Get them from Amazon for $33.99 (available in women's sizes 6–11 and in seven colors and prints).

    23. Glove boots basically screaming to be worn on the first crisp morning of fall when you step outside and take a big breath, feeling all the possibilities that the season brings. There's nothing stopping you when you have these babies on your feet.

    model wearing the white boots

    Promising review: "At first, I wasn’t completely sold on the bootie. I had eyed it for a while and then decided to go for it. What a wonderful decision that was! They are extremely comfortable and hug your feet as you stand and walk. The heel height is perfect for being on your feet many hours a day. The knit is soft and stretchy and made for true comfort. I would give these boots a 10-star rating if I could. Go ahead, treat yourself...Your feet will be so happy you did!" —ShoeLover4Ever

    Get it from Everlane for $120 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    24. Sneakers actually designed so you can switch up the style with the included attachment because once fall hits, so does fall fashion, which means there's no holding back. Wear these black suede sneakers one day and then add the cheetah-print zippers the next to switch up the look.


    BTW — Fini is a black-owned small biz based in NYC. All the shoes are handmade in Portugal. 

    Promising review: "These are such great shoes. I wear them all the time. Theyr're very comfortable too." —Guy K. 

    Get them from Fini for $169 (available in sizes 6.5–12.5). 

    25. Ugg mini boots you can slip on super easily when you have to run out for a second and don't want to mess with buckles and laces. And since they're fuzzy on the inside, you probably aren't going to want to take them off when you get home because your feet will feel like they're in a nice and warm cozy bed.

    reviewer holding up a short brown Ugg boot

    Promising review: "I’m a huge fan of these boots! They’re so warm and comfortable, last a long time, and you can throw them on with about anything and go. They are totally worth the money! They fit as expected. I’m a 7.5 and always get an 8, as they only come in whole sizes. A 7 would be way too small. They do stretch quite a bit as you wear them, but I usually wear socks so they fit well. Although I’ve done both and never had issues. They never stink, even over time. They don’t overheat your feet and make them sweat, but they do keep them nice and warm. I love this new short style, which is like a shoe and slipper combined. They are very versatile, and you can wear them with everything. Highly recommend." —Stopshopship

    Get them from Amazon for $139.95 (available in whole sizes 5–12 and in eight colors). 

    26. A pair of embossed Keds made to look chunky without *actually* being super heavy. When you're frolicking around the pumpkin patch looking for the perfect one to carve, these shoes will be right there with ya.

    model wearing the off-white sneakers

    Get them from Keds for $59.95 (available in sizes 5–11). 

    27. Doc Marten combat boots so reliable, you can wear them through the many weather patterns that fall brings. Yes, you can wear them in rain, sleet, and even snow (because it does snow in fall sometimes even if you don't want to believe it might).

    Reviewer wearing the lace-up boots with yellow stitching around the sole

    Promising review: "I'm in love. I'm never buying another brand of combat boots again. I'd been hesitant to buy Docs because of the price, but these were absolutely worth it. They have excellent support (comfortable enough to wear for eight-hour shifts on my feet), and they're grippy enough to handle snow, sleet, and New England winters. I tend to wear my shoes to death, but I've been wearing these pretty much daily for four months, and they're holding up well." —R

    Get them from Amazon for $145 (available in sizes 5–14 and in five colors).

    28. Vessi sneakers made to be 100% waterproof yet breathable so you can wear them when you head out to find the best view of the fall foliage knowing that it won't matter if you step in a puddle of two, because these shoes can withstand it all.

    model wearing the grey knit sneakers

    Promising review: "My very good friend insisted I give these waterproof sneakers a try because they were so light, easy to clean and most importantly, comfortable! I’m happy I finally made the purchase because they truly are as advertised and now I can save space in my shoe closet by getting rid of my clunky rain boots!" —Kim

    Get them from Vessi for $135 (available in whole sizes 6–11 and in black and grey). 

    29. A mule slipper with a super unique circular heel everyone will be complimenting you on when you wear them to that October wedding you were invited to. October is the new June, haven't you heard?

    model wearing pointed-toe shoes with rounded half-clear heel

    Promising review: "These heels are both beautiful and comfortable. I definitely recommend." —anonymous

    Get them from Amazon for $45.98 (available in sizes 6–15 and in 12 colors and styles). 

    30. Platform heeled boots just begging to be worn with jeans and a plaid shirt for the *chef kiss* perfect fall outfit you can never go wrong with.

    the brown platform boots
    Vince Camuto

    I recently got these boots in black, and I'm obsessed with them. They do run a bit small, so I would order a half size up to make sure they fit properly. That being said, they are so comfortable. Yes, the heel has a bit of height to it, but you really can't tell. And the style is unmatched. I can't wait to wear these all the time in the coming months. 

    Get them from Vince Camuto for $169 (available in sizes 5–12 and in five colors). 

    31. New Balance sneakers you can wear in so many different situations. They'll look just as cute with your favorite maxi dress as they do with jeans and a faux leather blazer. You'll ~fall~ for their look super fast.

    the black and white sneakers

    Promising review: "This style is a must-have for fall. They are so cute, and the cheetah print detail on the back is so cute. I loved them so much l got the cheetah print and black color and am going to get the off-white pair! I would recommend going up 1/2 a size, but l do have wider feet." —Cdubs

    Get them from DSW for $69.99 (available in sizes 6–11 and in white and cheetah-print). 

    32. A splurge-worthy high-heel pump enabling you to wear a classic style in your skin tone (the company offers 10 different shades of nude). No matter how many fancy occasions you have this fall, these shoes will be there to support you better than anything else you currently have in your closet.

    Kahmune / Via

    BTW — This Black woman-owned brand is on a mission to create a nude color for every skin tone. After having to paint a pair of white heels to match her skin tone, founder Jamela A Acheampong wanted to start a company that celebrated the diversity of the human complexion and gave everyone the perfect "nude" shoe. The heels are ethically and sustainably handmade in Italy.

    Promising review: "My partner surprised me with these months after I mentioned them to him in passing. What a HOME RUN gift. They fit true to size (just a bit of room to allow for swelling while wearing heels), and they are THE MOST COMFORTABLE heels I’ve ever worn. Butter soft leather, beautiful construction, my exact skin tone, I could talk forever about these shoes. Plus, what a cool company! 10/10. I will be buying more for my next birthday!" —Ainsley

    Get them from Kahmune for $395+ (available in sizes 4–13 and in 10 shades in either matte or suede).

    33. Marc Fisher chunky Chelsea boots that have me screaming — SCREAMING — because they are just so perfectly on-trend for this season. The chunky heel, the elastic sides, the neutral color. Ugh, it's all just so perfect.

    the chunky sole Chelsea boots in white and brown

    Promising review: "These are soo cute. I broke them in at a music festival for two days a weekend ago, and these were so comfortable. I love how chunky and modern they are." —ringbearer

    Get them from Nordstrom for $228.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors) or from Marc Fisher for $229 (available in sizes 5–12 and in three colors). 

    34. Rothy's loafers that look like regular loafers but actually are actually keeping a secret — they're made from knit fabric meaning they'll be super comfy right out of the box and require no break-in time.

    model wearing the tan knit loafers

    Get them from Rothy's for $185 (available in sizes 5–13 and in five colors and patterns). 

    35. Ugg slipper shoes perfect for wearing around the house all the time because your feet deserve to feel like they're in a cozy cloud as you go about your day.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Maitland Quitmeyer says: "First thing that needs to be said is that Uggs are great! They're warm, they're cozy, and you can just slide them on when you're freezing — I won't hear otherwise! They're not exactly high fashion, but they don't *need* to be when it's a straight-up polar vortex outside. So when I saw these Ugg slipper slides with an elastic back, I just had to buy a pair. I don't know what it is about them I find the cutest: the slightly sporty elastic, the Michelin man-esque plush rolls on top, or the chunky bottoms that give you a little extra height. AND they have all the comfort of a slip-on slide, but without the feeling that your foot is going to fall out any second.

    They have a hard sole, so you can wear them as indoor slippers, half-indoor-half-outdoor take-out-the-trash-shoes, or real regular shoes (aka what I'm going to use them for). When it's still warm-ish out, I'm going to wear them with my toes poking through, but they're also going to be *so* cute with socks (team socks + sandals 'til I die!!!!!). And they're SO SOFT AND COMFY! I'm prepared to live in these all fall. Paired with leggings and a blazer? It's the perfect 'Ugh, I can barely make today happen' work outfit. I honestly want to get another pair in another of the cute colors...or the leopard print. Oh, and just FYI, I ended up sizing down in these!"

    Get them from Amazon (available in whole sizes 5–12 and in 24 colors) or Nordstrom (available in whole sizes 5–10 and in 13 colors) for $99.95.

    36. And plaid sneakers that just embody everything that fall brings to the table. It is the best season of the year, so we must celebrate it in all its glory, which is exactly what these sneakers do.


    BTW — These shoes are from a Black woman-owned company out of Australia. They're handmade, so it takes 10–15 business days after purchase before they'll be shipped out.

    Get them from Shekudo for $245 (available in European sizes 36–42).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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