The Ultimate Fall Boot Guide for Every Budget

Starting at $38, ending at whatever "fiscally responsible" means to you.

Is it even fall if the changing temperature doesn't inspire some mental outfit-planning you forget seven seconds later? And if you don't say "Wow, feels like fall" at the first coolish breeze? To help with both aspects of that annual dance, here, the best boots for autumn, broken down into affordable, mid-range, and "in your dreams, but also maybe still in the realm of possibility, because I don't know your life."

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1

Because over-the-knee boots are still the top answer to "how to wear short hemlines when temps drop."

New Look, $38

BUY IT: asos.com.

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2

"Oh no, they peaked too early with these mirror-finish kitten heels," you say. Just you wait, son. Just you wait.

ASOS, $48

BUY IT: asos.com.

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3

BAM. Coming in hot with trompe l'oeil sock boot in khaki satin.

H&M, $50

BUY IT: hm.com.

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4

Next up, another pair of kitten heels because it is the aughts all over again, but this time we've got shimmery jacquard and TRL! 

Urban Outfitters, $69

BUY IT: urbanoutfitters.com.

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5

AND IT ONLY GETS BETTER, folks, with pointy-toe, acid green chinoiserie.

Zara, $70

BUY IT: zara.com.

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6

Unlike climate change—however strongly some people would like to pretend otherwise—the striped-sock upper is an illusion and also kind of funny because you would still need to wear real socks underneath.

Charles & Keith, $79

BUY IT: charleskeith.com.

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7

Just what your Halloween costume—Liam Neeson as Zeus in that Perseus movie—needs. (You got that breastplate ready?) 

Mango, $80

BUY IT: shop.mango.com.

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8

Looks like the cowboy-boot trend is sticking around, so why not choose one that's got a funky mesh upper to...boot? 

Jeffrey Campbell, $82.50

BUY IT: jeffreycampbell.com.

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9

Wear the tapestry you would want to decorate your walls if you were the feudal warlord you also wanted to be.

Aldo, $85

BUY IT: aldoshoes.com.

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10

[Rubs own calf in a totally creepy way.]

Zara, $100

BUY IT: zara.com.

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