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Shop the Best Fall Boots for Every Budget Right Now

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The fall boot choices for this season are so good it hurts, which will make it that much easier to part with your sandals. Retailers are releasing pre-orders for new designer booties and debuting new silhouettes. Channel Ariana Grande with her signature thigh-high boots, or grab a pair of kitten heels that you'll hate to love (just wait). Ahead, the best fall boots to shop this season for every budget.

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Best Eco-Conscious Boot
Virginia Boot

Reformation launched its fall shoe collection with a focus on '90s vintage. The new drop includes everything from this mock croc boot to satin embellished mules—all made sustainably, of course. The brand uses materials like recycled tape zippers, shoe laces from 100 percent recycled polyester, and leather from certified tanneries. This one is already in my checkout cart.

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Best for Longer Hemlines
Emily Bootie
Vagabond Shoemakers nordstrom.com

For jeans with a long hemline, wear these low-cut boots so the denim doesn't bunch around the ankles. They're a good everyday bootie, and you can wear them 24/7 thanks to the walkable two-inch heel.

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Best Cold-Weather Boot
Women's Stella x Hunter Boots
Stella McCartney stellamccartney.com

You first saw them on the fall/winter 2019 runways in Paris, and now the Stella McCartney x Hunter boots are here! The sustainable footwear is made from natural rubber sourced from sustainably-managed, certified forests in Guatemala while the stretch sock insert is made from a material called Yulex, which is also from certified natural rubber. We won't bore you with the details, but earth-loving shoppers, get a pair ASAP. 

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Best for Fashionistas
Stuart Weitzman stuartweitzman.com

A combat boot that manages to look modern yet rugged. The "MCKENZEE" comes in nine different designs, though my favorite is the star embroidery, and adds a touch of toughness to your outfits. Sweeten it up with a maxi dress for fall or simply dress down in jeans and your favorite band tee. 

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Best for Snow Storms
Out 'N About Puffy Waterproof Snow Boot
Sorel nordstrom.com

The snow came down hard and now you have to shovel the driveway/yard. This boot is up for the job; it's waterproof and insulated with microfleece to warm your feet. I imagine that once you slip into this shoe, it'll be a lot like walking on clouds. 

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Best Over-the-Knee
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Tamara Mellon x FRAME tamaramellon.com

This over-the-knee boot comes from a special collaboration between Tamara Mellon and FRAME. The footwear pairs splendidly with everything from jeans to an oversize shirtdress sans bottoms à la Hailey Baldwin. Pick your favorite neutral color and wear this for the rest of fall.

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Best Transitional Boot
Leather Kitten Heel Boots
& Other Stories stories.com

This beige kitten heel bootie is a great transitional piece for the seasons. Wear with your midi skirts and minidresses for now, but once September hits, style with cuff jeans and a cozy cardigan. 

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Best for Fall Vibes
Block-Heeled Ankle Boots
H&M hm.com

The pointed toe and block heel is a classic style that can be worn season after season. It doesn't hurt that this shoe's color will remind you of fall foliage. 

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Best for Some Sparkle
1460 Pascal 8 Eye Boots
Dr. Martens shopbop.com

Swap your black Dr. Martens for this pair of two-tone iridescent scales style. New for the season, the boot's an easy way to add personality to your all-black outfits.

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Best Vintage-Like Find
Vegan Cavalier Boot
Matisse freepeople.com

You've been searching all your local thrift stores for a vintage bootie with no luck. Leave it to Free People to create one for you for only $90. Use the extra time to Marie Kondo your closet.

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Best Angular Heel
Bourgeoise Ankle Boots
The Row net-a-porter.com

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were inspired by modern sculptors and painters when they created this angular kitten heel boot. The soft blush color is a shade called pale flamingo and I'm already in love. 

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Best for the Unconventional
Brother Vellies Doodle Boots
Brother Vellies shopbop.com

When I'm bored at work, I'll just glance down at my boots and admire all the doodles and snake print design on this Brother Vellies shoe. It's one of the most unique pieces for next season if you want to make a statement.

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Best for a Height Boost
Leather Ankle Boots
Gucci gucci.com

This chunky boot is durable enough for a walk through the woods and will give you that comfortable height boost you're looking for. Tip: should the boot become wet, wipe down with a cloth asap.

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Best for Wearing With Dresses
Kervana Croc Embossed Knee-High Boot
Vince Camuto nordstrom.com

Instead of wearing tights underneath your long dresses, opt for knee-high boots. They'll shield your legs from the wind and rain.

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Best for Simple Outfits
Melody Bootie
Coach coach.com

This patchwork quilt-inspired bootie is easy to slip on and off for those on the go. Unlike a brown or black cowboy boot, this style has character and will add a look-down-here detail to plain outfits.

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Best for the Rain
Hurricane Waterproof Boot
Jeffrey Campbell nordstrom.com

The worst thing about rainy days is having to carry an extra pair of shoes to switch into at work because your rain boots aren't office-approved. That all changes with this bootie, however, which can pull double-duty without any of your coworkers noticing.  

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Best for Looking Fierce
In Charge Boots
Diane von Furstenberg shopbop.com

These DVF boots are made from leopard print suede that provides an eye-catching alternative option to your regular ol' black combat booties. I already have these on my wishlist for fall.  

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Best for Being Classic
Bette Bootie
Schutz nordstrom.com

I will never say no to another neutral-colored kitten heel boot in my closet. I love the soft gray color on this pointy-toe design because it looks sophisticated. Pair with a pantsuit set or with tights and a minidress. 

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Best for Western Vibes
High Texas Boots
Ganni shopbop.com

Ganni makes some of the best western-style boots around. I love this pair because of the two-toned colors and stitch designs. Don't be surprised if you see this boot on every fashion girl this season.

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Best for a Taste of Luxury
Embossed Matte Calfskin & Patent Crumpled Lambskin
Chanel chanel.com

You only have room in the budget to make one big shoe splurge. Let it be these sharp-looking Chanel boots with a structural heel and golden button. Your coworkers will shower you with all the compliments.

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Best for Trendsetters
Les Bottes Leon Hautes Two-Tone Leather Boots
Jacquemus modaoperandi.com

This Jacquemus boot is beautiful and it's all because of its construction. The knee-high style is made in Italy from smooth calfskin with a contrasting conical heel and sleek pointed toe. Wear with your favorite knit dress.

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Best Modern Boot
Leather Ankle Boots
Ellery net-a-porter.com

Kym Ellery creates ultra modern and architectural shoes that are also 100 percent wearable. Take these white boots, for example, with its red stripe and cool snap-fastening tabs and sculptural block heel, which are both statement making and functional. 

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Best for the Indecisive
Aden Booties in Zebra
Dolce Vita dolcevita.com

Can't choose between a spotted print or a zebra design? Now you don't have to because Dolce Vita's Aden bootie combines the best of both worlds.

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Best Kitten Heel Boot
Belted Pointy Toe Bootie
Balenciaga nordstrom.com

Key details of a trendy boot: buckles (check), kitten heel (check), sock-like fit (check, check). This razor-sharp pointy toe shoe is definitely for the shopper who isn't afraid to try the season's most popular silhouettes.  


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