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    31 Boots To Wear To Any Fall Outing You Have This Year

    Sandals — see ya next year. We've fully transitioned to the glorious time of year known as boot season.

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    1. A pair of super-sturdy, high-quality Chelsea boots everyone should own a pair of. You'll instantly realize how smart of a purchase you made when you realize these can go with literally any outfit you pick out.

    model wearing the black booties while walking on cobblestone
    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 eight colors).

    2. Classic waterproof duck boots that are practically screaming at me to wear them on all my leaf-peeping journeys this fall.

    reviewer's duck boots with dark black plastic part

    Promising review: "I am thrilled with these boots! I took a chance on them and went to Seattle in the winter hoping they would keep my feet dry and comfy. They did not disappoint! We hiked, walked on beaches, it rained, and it snowed, and I wore these boots every day and my feet were always warm and dry, and they held up perfectly. Not to mention they looked great! :) They made this pregnant lady very happy and I highly recommend them." —L.McDaniel

    Get them from Amazon for $29.74+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in 13 colors).

    3. Microsuede ankle booties so versatile, you're bound to wear these at least three times a week. Pair them with straight leg jeans, your favorite skirt, or even tights and a cute fall dress.,

    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 $38.40 (available in sizes 5–15, wide sizes, and in two colors).

    4. Chunky booties you'll be stomping around in all autumn long. Just imagine how satisfying it'll be crunching leaves with these bad boys!

    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 $27.14+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in four styles).

    5. Or this chunky Chelsea boot option with a really thick sole and a higher rise up the leg, making it the perfect shoe to transition into winter as the temperatures drop.

    black boots with textured bottom

    Noctex is a woman-owned small business based in Vancouver, Canada, that uses eco-friendly practices to produce its clothes, shoes, and accessories. 

    Get it from Noctex for $80 (available in sizes 6–9).

    6. A pair of waterproof Columbia hiking boots if you're looking to embrace your outdoorsy side this fall and go on some nature hikes to get an up-close view of all those changing leaves., Ciera Velarde / BuzzFeed

    I've owned these hiking boots for the past three years and I absolutely love them! When I bought them, I was looking for something with ankle support because I have really weak ankles and was sick of rolling them whenever I misstepped while hiking. They do a great job at keeping my feet protected and supported during hikes, and I love that I don't have to worry about it raining or being soggy on the trail thanks to the waterproofness. Lastly, I love that they're not too heavy or bulky — if you're already climbing up a mountain, the last thing you need is extra weight on your feet!

    Promising review: "I needed a waterproof boot that would also be good for lots of walking. I did a lot of walking in Ireland and Scotland, mostly in rainy weather, and these boots were true to their description. My feet were dry and comfortable." —Louise M.

    Get them from Amazon for $67.40+ (available in sizes 5–12, two widths, and 22 colors).

    7. Weather-resistant suede boots so you can pick pumpkins and apples with the confidence your shoes won't end up ruined in the field. Most suede boots get destroyed after mere seconds in the mud, so these are a true keeper.

    model wearing the brown lace-up ankle boots

    Promising review: "Apparently my feet think they are special. They are highly sensitive to boot environments and rapidly develop blisters and other issues. They like to be free, but I like boots and have a nice stock of them in my closet. A friend bought a pair of Nisolo’s and I was intrigued. I was afraid they would be a no-go for my feet but I had to try them despite the price. After a trial run around the house for the first day, my feet and I agreed — Nisolo’s are the best thing ever! I bought my pair a half size bigger to account for my thicker Stance socks that has been lifesaving for my feet in other shoes. I cannot express how comfortable my feet are in these shoes. I wear them a lot. Walking the dog, walking in downtown Portland, all the places. I now plan my outfits around these boots and am eyeing other shoes. The suede holds up well in weather (and PNW gets weather). These are pretty much the perfect boot. I look forward to many years of wearing them." —Valerie H.

    Get them from Nisolo for $149+ (available in sizes 5–11 and also in stone; also available in four leather colors).

    8. A stiletto bootie with a super-glamorous cutout on the side that's lined with beautiful rhinestones. Is this footwear or a piece of art? I think it's both.

    black heeled pointy toe shoes with a cut out on the side lined with stones
    Aminah Abdul Jillil

    Aminah Abdul Jillil is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business based in Los Angeles that designs bold, fashion-forward luxury shoes.

    Get it from Aminah Abdul Jillil for $568 (available in sizes 6–11).

    9. Classic Dr. Martens combat boots that are so worthy of the investment because once you break them in, you'll be rocking these for literal decades to come.

    model wearing the red boots with black laces
    Dr. Martens

    Promising review: "I wear Dr. Martens in the winter or cold weather. I find the keep my feet dry and I’m able to walk comfortably in them. They are very stylish and I received many compliments on the look." Jo D.

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

    10. Waterproof Chelsea boots if you don't love the clunky design of a traditional rain boot but still want protection against rainy conditions — but in a fashionable way of course. Now you don't have to rework your whole outfit just because it might sprinkle later!

    the black shiny ankle boots

    Promising review: "I go to school in Santa Cruz and it rains a lot over here so I thought I should invest in some stylish rain boots. These are perfect because they aren't too clunky and obnoxious but they are able to keep warmth in and rain out. I also love how trendy they are because I don't feel like I'm wearing two traffic cones on my feet." —Tara Mashkory

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 11 colors)

    11. Kitten heel booties to instantly glam up any outfit you wear them with. Seriously — you might just be wearing a simple T-shirt and jeans, but then you put these on and BAM: Instaworthy ensemble.


    Promising review: These are the booties I've been looking for. They fit perfectly... I wear 5.5 or 6... I got the size 6 cause I already tried on the 5.5 and those were a little snug.... The size 6 is perfect. I wore them to dinner and they are really comfortable to walk in. I just ordered the burgundy ones." —Kathleen Garner

    Get them from Amazon for $16.43+ (available in sizes 5–11 and six colors).

    12. Some cowboy boots that are so on-trend at the moment. Your fall wardrobe is practically begging you to add some Western flair to it this year!

    tan cowboy boot style boot

    Bonus: you could wear these with a flannel shirt and denim cutoffs and go as a cowgirl for Halloween!

    Get it from Target for $39.99 (available in sizes 5–12).

    13. Or these absolutely stunning floral Western boots people will be asking you about constantly when they see how gorgeous the beaded flowers look in person.

    black boot with beaded flower on it

    Get it from Anthropologie for $190 (available in European sizes 36–41).

    14. A loafer-style boot for an unexpected way to rock a classic work-appropriate style. Wear these to your 10 a.m. meeting and you'll feel super confident as you absolutely slay your presentation.

    Chelsea Paris

    Chelsea Paris is a Black-owned small business founded by Theresa Ebagua, who uses inspiration from her African heritage for the design of her luxury shoes.

    Get it from Chelsea Paris for $450 (available in European sizes 36–41).

    15. Knit and faux-fur-lined booties to keep your toes extra warm on those chilly fall nights full of bonfires, hayrides, and jumping into leaf piles.,

    Promising review: "Nothing but good things to say about these boots. Absolutely love them! I have big feet (size 10) and was concerned these boots would make my feet look huge. Not the case at all! I love them and they’re my new favorite pair of shoes. They’re a tiny bit tight with thick socks on, but I’m sure they’ll stretch a little with time like all shoes. These boots look cute with some leggings and thick socks, and by themselves with some skinny jeans. 10/10 would definitely recommend!" —jackie kessler

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (sizes 5.5–10 and three colors).

    16. Over-the-knee boots that are the statement piece you need in your fall wardrobe this year. They'll also provide some much-need warmth for your legs as the temperatures start to drop.,

    Promising review: "I have finally found my golden thigh-high boots!!! I have searched far and wide for thigh-highs that actually stay up. These babies do not move the slightest and they aren’t skintight either (I have about average-size thighs). The heel is a great height for tall girls like me — a little over 3 inches for my size 10. The pointed look makes it super sexy and the quality is great. Best of all, I’ve worn these suckers all night long, for six or more hours, and my feet feel great! No pain whatsoever. I’m buying all the colors now." —Lexie

    Get them from Amazon for $45.69+ (available in women's sizes 5–10 and 28 styles).

    If you prefer flats, check out these dupes for $45.99+ (sizes 5–11 and five varieties).

    17. Or this thigh-high option with some toe cutouts — if you just got a pedicure and want to show off those freshly painted toes, go for it!

    black thigh high boots with peep toes
    Lilly's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business based in Houston, Texas. The founder Kemetria Lilly is committed to creating affordable and accessible fashion.

    Promising review: "I love these heels!!!!! OMG the quality is AMAZING!! The toe area fits fine and has some stretch. I have thick thighs so these fit like a dream!! They also arrived on time and were not damaged. Will be buying from again." —Ruth R.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $78 (available in sizes 5.5–8.5). 

    18. Chunky-heel booties that come in a variety of different colors, but we're partial to the white ones because they'll help you stand out in a sea full of black, brown, and beige boots this fall., Amazon

    Promising review: "Chic at a low cost. I was iffy because the price point was so low, I was scared they'd be costumey. But these boots are a killer mod and chic addition to my wardrobe. Fall in California. Arrived without a scratch, double wrapped in tissue paper with a branded box. They have a zipper on the outside for decoration and a true zipper on the inside to get on and off. UPDATE: I've worn them out three times now (twice for grocery runs and once to work) they are very comfortable but are losing their shape a bit. Not necessarily a bad thing (I'm not docking any stars) since I'm interested to see how this faux leather will wear in." —Sasha McKinley-Yunker

    Get them from Amazon for $29.90+ (available in sizes 5.5–11; also available in 12 other colors).

    19. Nonslip suede booties, which can be worn two ways: either rolled down to show off the faux-fur lining or unrolled so you get more warmth up your leg.


    Promising review: "I love these boots! I've worn them for two days and have received so many compliments on them. One person asked me if they were snow boots? I said yes! She said they are very 'fashion forward.' I guess snow boots are not normally cute. I wasn't expecting much for the price but they are surprisingly good construction and nice quality for the price. They arrived before the expected arrival date. They are as pictured, which is great. They are very comfortable, very warm, they are lined all the way through. The inside lining is not as thick as the faux fur but it's thick. You could wear one pair of thin socks with these and still be warm and comfortable. Regular socks are fine with these too. I don't know if they are waterproof yet — I am waiting for a big snowfall to come to find out. They really do look like suede. I like them so much I am going to order another pair in black." —ScrollerJCT

    Get them from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes 4–10 and in five colors).

    20. Waterproof mid-calf snow boots that look way more chic and fashion forward than your normal snow boots. And you don't have to wait for the first blizzard to start wearing these — they make a great fall boot, especially when it's raining and cold outside!,

    Promising review: "I just received these boots and tried them just around the house. Super comfy and light, very warm. They have a thick fur lining inside to keep my feet warm. They look waterproof, though I haven't tested them yet. My favorite part is the zipper!! The laces make the boots adjustable to fit snug or loose to your calf. So different types of pants can fit in them. I am ready for the snow!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 18 colors).

    21. A black-and-white-striped pointed-toe bootie with lots of buckle designs if you're looking to embrace your spooky side this fall. Bonus: I think these would be the perfect base for a Beetlejuice costume for Halloween!

    black and white striped shoe with a pointy toe
    Die With Your Boots On

    Die With Your Boots On is a small business based in Salem, Massachusetts, (spooky!) that sells Halloween-inspired dresses, tops, shoes, and more.

    Get it from Die With Your Boots On for $120 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and men's sizes 3-9).

    22. Fluffy shearling-and-suede lace-up Ugg Neumel boots if you're missing the comfort of those classic Ugg boots you wore in middle school but want something that's a bit more fitting for this decade.

    pink ugg boot with laces

    Promising review: "I have always been a huge Ugg fan, but these boots are my absolute favorite! They are super warm and comfy and just like regular Ugg boots they are roomy, so you can round down a half size." —HuskyNurse

    Get them from Nordstrom for $129.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and in six colors). 

    23. These booties if you're ready to buckle down and start embracing all your favorite fall fashion pieces. Sorry, summer wardrobe — we'll see you next year.

    model wearing black booties with a buckle design

    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 and toasty. 😊" —Brittany Hall

    Get them from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–9.5 and in four colors).

    24. A slouchy pull-on perfect for anyone who tends to run late...quite often. Just slip these right onto your feet as you're heading out the door, and you can rest assured you'll still look put together with these on your feet!

    black slouchy booties with a small heel

    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 $38.90+ (available in sizes 6–11 and three colors).

    25. These pointed-toe ankle booties if you're looking to embrace your ~wild side~ this fall. Hey, I consider leopard print to be a neutral, so you're free to pair these babies with anything in your closet.

    pointy toe cheetah boots with a small heel

    Promising review: "I am truly floored by these. I have large, wide feet (true size 10.5W/11) and when I tell you I have never in my life found a shoe so beautiful and so PERFECTLY fitting…oh my goodness. I’m so giddy right now I could cry!!! I want these in every color!!! And they’re SO comfortable, too!" —danaskelly

    Get it from Anthropologie for $140 (available in European sizes 36–41; also available in four other colors and wide sizes).

    26. Glittery heeled booties because you'll love showing that shine whenever you enter the room. Everyone needs a little sparkle in their shoe collection!


    Promising review: “I have wide feet, and these felt comfortable to wear. They are SO PRETTY!!! Even prettier in person! The glimmer is amazing, and I am obsessed with them. They are taller than they look, but I wore these out for a night on the town and was able to wear them the whole night out as we restaurant hopped (about four hours). Highly recommend these!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $42.99 (available in sizes 5.5–10 and seven colors).

    27. Some low-wedge booties if you're looking to give yourself a bit of a lift this fall but want to try something else besides a chunky bootie.

    reviewer wearing the brown suede shoes

    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 $27.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 14 colors).

    28. Riding boots with a lace-up feature that takes this classic design to a whole new level. Whether you wear these with your jeans tucked in or over leggings, you'll love showing these off with all your new fall sweaters and dresses.

    dark brown riding boots with the lace-up detailing and buckle in the back

    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 $24.99+ (available in whole sizes 6–11 and in three colors).

    29. Or this classic riding boot that looks streamlined and professional, but with a super-budget-friendly price tag. Wear these to work, out to dinner, or to your local pumpkin patch.

    black riding boot with a block heel

    Promising review: "I was just thinking how I didn’t have a nice pair of tall leather boots in my closet anymore and was hoping to find a pair with a bit of a comfortable heel, not totally flat, but not necessarily date night heels either. AND I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on them. These are PERFECT! I think the 'leather' looks terrific, not cheap at all, not a defect in sight. The heel is exactly what I had in mind, and bonus — the insole is memory foam! Super comfy!" —Josie201

    Get it from Target for $39.99 (available in sizes 5–12 and wide calf sizes and in two colors).

    30. An ankle boot with a fun side cutout and a ruffle detail if you're looking for some boots that add a bit of flair to your wardrobe. They also can be worn in the summer thanks to the breeziness of the design!

    model wearing brown ruffle boots with jeans

    Promising review: "I bought these in several colors and love every pair. They are super cute and comfy. I love the ruffle — it gives them a fancy feel. I want them in every color now!" —Jordan Pemble

    Get them from Amazon for $55.98 (available in sizes 5–11 and in 11 colors).

    31. These heeled leather boots giving me big go-go girl, '70s vibes. Try not to start spontaneously singing to "Dancing Queen" while wearing these!

    blue boots with a thick dark wooden base

    Promising review: "Groovy, comfy, amazing. So comfortable, exactly as pictured. Obsessed." —stevienicks

    Get it from Anthropologie for $250 (available in European sizes 36–41 and in beige).

    You enjoying all the glories fall has to offer as you look fabulous rocking your new pair of boots:


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