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    33 Basic Boots You Can Hypothetically Wear Forever And Ever

    To quote Shakira: Whenever, wherever, you and these boots will always be together.

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    1. Over-the-knee boots that are the perfect compromise: they look ultra dressy but don't have a heel, ergo you can look chic *and* put-together without having to wobble around on stilts.

    reviewer wearing the black over-the-knee suede boots
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely gorgeous boots! Well made, fit perfectly, and they actually made my daughter cry when she opened them on Christmas because she was so happy!" —Laurel DiNonno

    Get them from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in six colors)

    2. Microsuede ankle booties guaranteed to become part of your daily uniform due to how comfy, versatile, and stylish they are. *screams cha ching when thinking about owning these boots*

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Yesss. I was looking to replace a far more expensive pair of boots (I wear a size 12). I'm so surprised at the look and fit of these shoes. Nailed it, Amazon!" —Allison Buck

    Get them from Amazon for $35 (available in sizes 5-13 and in two colors).

    3. Lace-up chukka boots ethically handcrafted in Peru. These beauties are constructed with a durable leather that will last and last — despite the fact that they'll be worn constantly. Consider these a one and done.

    model wearing the brown lace-up boots
    Nisolo

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with these! They're incredibly soft but still durable so you know they'll last a lifetime. I'm usually a size 8 but ordered an 8.5 based on their recommendation and they fit perfectly." —Elizabeth S.

    Get them from Nisolo for $175 (available in sizes 6-10 and in two colors).

    4. Chunky booties that should really start negotiating for PTO now considering you'll likely wear them every darn day. These babies are destined to become the ~little black dress~ of your shoe collection.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have a size 10-10.5 WIDE ASS foot. I rarely find a shoe that fits, let alone a shoe that’s cute that fits and these are honestly one of the best pairs of shoes I own now. I’ve worn them for around five days now, and they’re so comfortable. It doesn’t even feel like there’s a heel on them, and it helps to dress up my outfits a bit. Love!" —Jon

    Get it from Amazon for $21.57+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in two colors).

    5. Over-the-knee boots for proof that heaven truly is a place on earth, as evident by the sheer perfection shown below. The pointed toe! The subtle heel! Excuse me while I swoon.

    model wearing black pointed toe boots with side zipper
    Eloquii

    Promising review: "Literally I have searched for years for boots like these. The perfect stretch that doesn’t fall down." —Taylor C.

    Get them from Eloquii for $119.97 (originally $199.95, available in sizes 7W-13W and in three colors).

    6. Columbia hiking boots that are both stylish *and* functional, because perfection really does exist. Reviewers can't stop raving about the solid quality, out-of-the-box comfort, and awesome traction that these waterproof babies offer.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Psst, most reviewers recommend ordering a half size up!

    Promising review: "These shoes are phenomenal. The lacing holds tight so if I wear light socks, my foot doesn't shift. However, there's plenty of room to wear wool or fluffier socks. For me they DID NOT NEED BREAKING IN. This is huge. I hate buying any kind of shoe that has a "breaking-in period." These were great from the get go. I tried them on a moderate 5-mile hike on a rugged Washington (state) trail. No blisters. I put them to the test today (5/27/2018) on an 8-mile hike up a steep incline and holy cow. They were amazing." —Stevie

    Get them from Amazon for $79.94+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in wide sizes and in 13 colors).

    7. Lace-up booties to make even the *biggest* cynic believe in magic. I don't know what kind of sorcery was involved in the making of the below shoes, but these heels are pretty high — and reviewers swear that they still manage to be shockingly comfortable.

    reviewer wearing the black suede lace-up heeled booties
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I hate shoe shopping, both online and in a store. I'm especially leery of buying shoes online, because they never fit properly — but these fit PERFECTLY and the quality is AMAZING, especially for the price. I wore these to a crowded concert, and danced my heart out in them. The shoes held up perfectly and didn't even give me blisters. Comfortable, durable, and cute." —Sarah

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in 10 colors).

    8. Chinese Laundry peep toe booties so you can cover bulk of your foot *and* avoid having to wear socks. None of them match! Your feet get sweaty! These will give your piggies a lovely breeze.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Got them in both colors, they are absolutely stunning and comfortable. Highly recommend, super soft leather and suede." —Ahartsfield

    Get them from Nordstrom for $79.90 (originally $139.95, available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors).

    9. Ugg shearling-lined boots that are considered ~classique~ for a reason. These babies are basically an extension of your favorite slippers, the different being you can actually wear them outside of the house thanks to a grippy outsole and pretreated suede.

    model wearing the chestnut suede boots
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "These boots are perfect for walking the dog, walking to work in the snow, or just hanging out. Easy to pull on. I had mine for three years before I had to replace, and this new version has proved to be more durable. I wear a 7.5 and I always size up to an 8 in Uggs." —MoMills

    Get them from Nordstrom for $169.95 (available in sizes 5-12 and in seven colors).

    10. Dr. Martens combat boots capable of making you feel like a total guitar-playing, rule-breaking rock and roll star every time you slip 'em on. Aesthetics aside, these quality shoes genuinely last forever.

    model wearing the red boots with black laces
    Dr. Martens

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $150 (available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).

    11. Tie-back thigh-high heeled boots I highly recommend pairing with a mini skirt and cozy sweater. The outcome will be *chefs kiss* and I bet you already have something similar saved to your Pinterest board — prove me wrong.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "THESE ARE THE BEST BOOTS! True to size. Great heel height as well as thigh height. I am 5-foot-9 and they come above my knee just enough to have the over-the-knee look! Super comfy to walk in and have a great faux suede texture! Highly recommend these boots! I have the burgundy, black, and tan/khaki now!" —RL

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 23 styles/colors).

    12. Dr. Scholl's wedge booties equipped with a memory foam, cushiony insole so that you could hypothetically walk 500 miles (and perhaps 500 more) without experiencing any discomfort. Not all heroes wear capes.

    reviewer wearing the dark gray lace-up wedge boots
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE these boots. They're so soft and comfortable, I don't ever want to wear another pair of heeled shoes! I got the taupe and now I want them in the darker brown, too! Who knew Dr. Scholl's even made such cute shoes?!" —Chelsey Ball

    Get them from Amazon for $30.66+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in wide sizes and eight colors).

    13. Blundstone boots appropriate for any kind of activity — think everything from hiking to grabbing your morning caffeine. These premium leather boots are water-resistant, provide solid traction, an ergonomically engineered toe spring, and a removable comfort footbed.

    model wearing the brown and black boots
    instagram.com / Via @blundstoneusa

    Promising review: "Love these boots. Wore them right out of box and they were extremely comfortable right away. They keep my feet warm but not overheating as I’m wearing them both inside and for outside activities. Living in Seattle I’m looking forward to the water-resistant feature and hope they live up to it." —ComfortableGal

    Get them from Nordstrom for $199.95 (available in sizes 6-11 and in four colors).

    14. Kamik waterproof boots you can drag through snow, sleet, rain, and mud, but rest assured that your hooves will remain perfectly warm and dry. These are fantastic for the colder months that are (unfortunately) approaching, plus great for hiking rough terrain.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought these boots to take with me to Iceland and they were exactly what I needed. My feet stayed dry when hiking in the rain and through small streams, my feet never got cold, and I ended up wearing them every day!" —April Buffington

    Get them from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in sizes 6-10.5 and in 11 colors).

    15. Chinese Laundry lace-up boots that make the phrase "love at first sight" come to mind. These mauve-colored beauties are the perfect way to zhush up any old outfit.

    model wearing the thigh-high boots
    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $92 (available in sizes 6-9.5).

    16. Waterproof, shearling-lined boots because winter is coming and my feet shiver at the thought of wet socks. Designed with sealed seams and an upper gusset, these expertly keep the elements away from your poor piggies.

    model wearing the brown lace-up boots with white shearling upper
    Crocs

    Get them from Crocs for $139.99 (available in sizes 4-11).

    17. Square toe chelsea boots handcrafted with Italian leather, aka say ~buon giorno~ to the only shoes you'll want to wear from now on. These timeless babies even have pull-tabs to help 'em slip on with ease.

    the brown and black boots
    Everlane

    Promising review: "I’ve been on the hunt for a quality, chic chelsea boot for a while. LOVE these, perfect with a skinny jean and a straight jean. I’m usually and 8.5 and bought a 9, perfect fit given a slightly narrow toe." —Wes_lo

    Get them from Everlane for $236 (available in sizes 5-11 and in five colors).

    18. Sole Society knee-high boots available in three neutral colors that aren't black: gray, chocolate brown, and honey. Kudos to subtle stretch in the back calf that will keep these puppies in place (without feeling overly tight).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve gotten so many compliments on these boots!! Great knee high boot option and great quality!" —Bethany

    Get them from Amazon for $129.95 (available in sizes 5-9 and in three colors).

    19. Charles by Charles David lace-up booties exuding serious ~trendier than thou~ vibes. These shoes = the only pre-requisite needed for becoming a fashion blogger.

    the black boots lace-up boots with rhinestone detailing
    DSW

    Promising review: "I bought these for my good friend, and she loves them! So cute to dress up some jeans and an oversized sweater. She says they’re surprisingly comfortable, too! True to size." —Kelly25

    Get them from DSW for $89.99 (comp value $139, available in sizes 6-11 and in two colors).

    20. Joules rain boots available in a *ton* of fantastic colors and prints: we're talking stripes, polka dots, botanical bees, and French bulldogs galore. I wish you luck on your journey of choosing just one of the 18 available options.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these boots. They are actually the FOURTH pair of rain boots I have tried -- and they are the first that feel like actual shoes and not like clumsy boxes on my feet. I cannot tell you how comfortable they are. They are also incredibly cute and durable. LOVE!" —Dahlia Schweitzer

    Get them from Amazon for $35.91+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in 18 colors).

    21. Perforated microsuede boots currently 50% off, aka excuse me whilst I go ahead and add these beauties in a size 7 to my personal shopping cart. See you at the next pair of shoes.

    the taupe booties
    J. Crew Factory

    Promising review: "I love these booties. They are just the right amount of lift, attention-grabbing factor with the cutouts, and in a beautiful fall-neutral color that comes with literally everything. Plus, they’re comfortable enough to wear all day!" —Anne

    Get them from J. Crew Factory for $79 (originally $158, available in sizes 6-11).

    22. Vagabond Shoemakers leather boots appropriate for literally any outfit. If you're looking for the ~little black dress~ of your shoe game, this versatile option is IT. All caps.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "These boots are all that I hoped and more. Beautiful color. Easy to pull on. Fit like a glove." —Swest5314

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $175 (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in two colors).

    23. Wedge booties sent from heaven to help people who are on their feet all day long. These are mercifully comfortable and won't make your arches hurt a bit, aka you can finally retire the spare flip-flops you keep in your purse. You'll no longer need to switch shoes midday.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My goodness, I could seriously wear these shoes all day long! They are fabulous! They don't squish my toes or the sides of my feet, are easy to walk in, and they don't rub my ankles. Plus, the neutral color is great because it matches with everything." —Kacie D.

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 11 colors).

    24. Waterproof Vionic ankle booties designed with an orthotic arch that hugs your foot in a way that offers comfort and support. Throw in a classic style and ding ding ding, you've got yourself a contender for the perfect staple shoe.

    model wearing black booties with tassel size zipper
    instagram.com / Via @vionicshoes

    Promising review: "As soon as I tried these on, I knew they would be good. The first day I wore them for probably 12 hours, walking up and down a mall. Even if i was wearing slippers my feet would've been tired and sore. They were very comfortable, and are now my go to shoe! I love them!" —Sandra L.

    Get them from Amazon for $39.91+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in wide sizes and four colors).

    25. Pointed-toe cowboy boots to add some western-inspired flair to any outfit. Wear these with light blue denim (preferably high-waisted), a white tee, a red lip, and you're welcome — a minimum of 9,000 compliments are guaranteed. Everyone needs a good Western boot and I refuse to hear otherwise.

    amazon.com

    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 $39.30+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in four colors).

    26. Kitten heel booties with the uncanny ability to turn any outfit into something worth 'gramming. Seriously! Pair these with denim shorts, bodycon dresses, leggings: the world is your oyster with these beauties because they immediately make any ensemble look fancy.

    model wearing the black boot kitten heels with side zipper
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wear these constantly! They are comfortable and I get tons of compliments on them." —Robin Hanson

    Get them from Amazon for $31.58+ (available in sizes 5-10.5 and in two colors).

    27. Lucky Brand leather booties for ankles that r-e-f-u-s-e to be tamed. These block heel shoes are designed with a memory foam insole and unique cutout in the front, aka no need to find matching socks in order to wear these beauties.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really like Lucky Brand shoes, and this pair is no exception. Reviews recommended sizing down, so I ordered a size 6 from my normal size 6.5. They fit without my heel coming out of the shoe which was of great concern to me. While slightly snug at first (but not uncomfortable), in a short time, they loosened up a bit. I love the print and already had boots in this same print so I knew what to expect. The heel is just right for me at 3 inches." —R. Amburn

    Get them from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 12 colors).

    28. Knee-high flat boots here to completely take over your shoe game; ready your daily #ootd because this chic and versatile staple is the only thing you'll want on your feet from now until the next century.

    model wearing the flat boots with a side zipper
    Akira

    Get it from Akira for $89.90 (available in sizes 4-12).

    29. Lace-up combat boots equipped with memory foam insoles *and* a classic design that you can't go wrong with. In the words of Shakira: Whenever, wherever, you and these shoes are meant to be together.

    the brown lace-up combat boots
    Target

    Promising review: "I’m so obsessed with these boots!! I got the black and they make me feel cool and add an edge to my outfits. I got my regular size and they fit perfectly!" —CC

    Get them from Target for $35.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and in three colors and wide sizes).

    30. Chelsea boots that also would have been dubbed ~ringarde~ had they starred in Emily in Paris. Yes, they're very basic — but in the best way possible. Presenting your new wear-everyday shoe.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "FINALLY! I have been looking for navy pull-on boots! These are perfect color, perfect fit, and perfect pull on style! Plus, the price was beyond reasonable!" —Lee

    Get them from Amazon for $29.90+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in five colors).

    31. Knee-high combat boots lined with faux fur to keep your legs and tootsies feeling nice, warm, and toasty — even when the weather outside can best be described as "my face hurts." A personal aside: I won't miss summer humidity, but I'm also not looking forward to freezing my assets off.

    reviewer wearing the gray lace-up knee-high boots
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was prepared to be about as disappointed by these shoes, but they're actually INCREDIBLY comfortable and seem pretty sturdily made especially considering the price. I walked almost a mile and a half in these today, wearing them as they come (without the medical orthotics I've been prescribed for my messed up arches), and yet these felt really great to walk in. A total stranger also complimented me on them!" —Remy Z.

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in five colors).

    32. Leather buckled boots specifically designed with wide to *extra* wide heels and calves in mind. These knee-highs are the perfect everyday boots: they're got a cushioned footbed, won't clash with any outfit, and are currently on sale.

    The knee-high brown leather boot with silver buckles
    Torrid

    Promising review: "I've worn these a few times already and they fit perfectly! I have large calves and bought the extra wide calf and they still have some room but look amazing!" —Emma90

    Get them from Torrid for $52.85 (originally $75.50; available in sizes 6–13 and two widths).

    33. Vince Camuto platform booties for anyone trying to break out from the ~I only wear black shoes~ rut. These are available in a gorgeous olive green that are still super neutral, aka you won't struggle to match this pieces from your wardrobe.

    the green lace-up boots with a black platform bottom
    DSW

    Get them from DSW for $168.99 (available in sizes 6-10 and in four colors).

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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