Game face: On. Laptop: Charged. Credit card: At the ready. Amazon Prime's Early Access Sale has begun. The two-day shopping event grants Prime members exclusive access to thousands of deals, and as a self-identifying shopaholic, this is crunch time. Thousands of too-good-to-be-true deals I can cash in on with a just few simple clicks—Call me Simone Biles because this is my Olympics. In addition to stocking up on luxury appliances and doing some light holiday shopping, I'm most excited to shop the best boot deals of Amazon Prime's Early Access Sale because, boy, are they good.
First and foremost, I'm eyeing the assortment of heavily discounted ankle boots, ranging from a black suede pair that's destined to become my everyday shoe to a leopard-print bootie I cannot wait to wear to happy hour. I'm also looking forward to mastering gorpcore—a utilitarian fashion trend that references the age-old camping snack of "good old raisins and peanuts"—given the plethora of fashion hiking boots over 40 percent off. Those are deals so good that I, a notorious city girl whose idea of nature is watching pigeons eat trash, am considering organizing a camping trip upstate. (Did I say camping? I meant glamping.)
Ahead, peruse an edit of the best discounted boots on Amazon. Oh, and note that I'll be updating this story as the Prime Early Access Sale continues, so be sure to keep checking this space throughout the rest of the event.
Best On-Trend Fall Boot
For the uninitiated, bikercore is a fall 2022 trend that centers on grunge-feeling pieces—think lots of leather and lug-sole footwear. Sam Edelman's Lolita Boot (which is on sale for $35, thanks to Amazon's discount) epitomizes the latter aspect of the look.
The Celeb-Approved Pair
When you see Gigi Hadid running errands out and about in New York City, there's a high chance she's wearing shoes by Franco Sarto. Take a leaf out of the supermodel's book and snag a pair from the affordable footwear brand—starting with this skin-tight knee-high boot that's on super sale.
Best Kitten Heel Boot
With a low, 1.38-inch heel, these ankle booties are about to become the hero pair in your shoe collection for their easy-to-wear comfort. One reviewer even boasted how they "wore [their] brand new boots for five hours straight and [their] feet did not hurt." That's footwear magic if you ask me.
Best White Boots
I've long been on the hunt for a pair of white boots but have never pressed "buy" because logic always got in the way. "What about all the grime and mud I won't be able to avoid stepping in?" I asked myself. But considering how super-discounted this IDIFU pair is, I'm throwing reason out the window in favor of fulfilling a fashion fantasy. And according to all the rave reviews, this style is surprisingly comfortable.
Cutest Hiking Boot for Women
Every winter, I struggle with finding a shoe that's both practical and stylish. So much so, in fact, I believed it to be a doomed endeavor. But then, I saw ANJOUFEMME Winter Snow Hiking Boots. Made of anti-skid, water-resistant materials and boasting a statement knit detail and soft suede fabrications, they're the best of both worlds in that they'll keep your feet protected from the winter elements and offer a surprising style payoff.
Best Going-Out Boot
Originally $71, this sleek style is discounted to an impressively affordable $43. And given that one reviewer calls them "a great go-to statement piece," these babies are going to be my new favorite going-out shoes. As for how to style these ankle boots, I'll wear them with cropped leather trousers and a black, off-the-shoulder sweater.
Best UGG Boot Dupe
For when the temperatures take an upsettingly low dip, but you simply must leave the house (ugh, responsibilities), slip into ALTOCIS's fuzzy mid-calf boots. A close dupe for UGG's Classic shearling Boot, they'll keep your feet cozy all day long. Peep the colored resin buttons, too, as they're a playful detail that'll help you stand out on a dreary gray day.
Best Leopard Print Boots
No, your eyes don't deceive you. These IDIFU leopard suede booties are priced at $14, a 75 percent discount from their original $66 price tag. As for wearing these four-inch heeled boots, team them with a brown midi dress and finish with delicate gold accessories for a polished date-night outfit
Best Croc Print Boots
Crafted out of a croc-effect faux leather and studded with silver hardware, these boots combine a wild, wild west attitude with a downtown city feel. Styling tip: Try teaming these cutout ankle boots with statement socks for a fun peek-a-boo moment.
Best Snow Boot
It's 8:30 am. Your dog needs a walk but the temperature is below freezing and there's a light layer of snowfall you're not excited to navigate. Ablanczoom's Winter Snow Boots are the shoes you reach for. With their non-slip rubber sole and plush inside, you'll be able to walk safely and comfortably in the winter terrain.
Best Everyday Boot
This is a boot you can wear for a gamut of occasions, from days working in the office to mornings spent sipping lattes at brunch. They offer a polished look, too, with their faux suede finish being a favorite among Amazon customers. One happy shopper writes that they were pleasantly surprised by the "velvety fabric on the outside and nice, soft fleece on the inside."
The In-Office Work Boot
Not too high, not too low—this chunky, block-heeled bootie courtesy of Dr. Scholl's is the ideal shoe to wear on in-office work days. Oh, and it's a sustainable pair, too: The linings and topcloth are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Emma Childs is the Style Editor at Marie Claire, where she researches up-and-coming trends, curates shopping guides, and gushes about the must-buy items she can't stop thinking about. She previously wrote for TZR, Editorialist, Elite Daily, and Mission Magazine and studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University. When she's not writing up fashion deep-dives or finding the season's best pieces, you'll find her fiddling around in Photoshop and perusing HBO Max for the next show to base her personality on (currently, it's "Succession").
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