Aside from a killer coat and new knits, a backbone of fall fashion has always been the boot. True to form, for Fall 2020, boots ruled the roost. We saw an influx of all-purpose boots, both rubber-soled and lace-ups. The classic stacked heel took on new life with the simple addition of chain detailing. And who could forget the thigh-high, kinky boots that walked shows like Alexander McQueen and Victoria Beckham in a mix of colors and PVC?
Designers also breathed new life into shoes, giving us pairs that are just plain fun. We saw the return of the platform, tall and embellished in all their disco glory. Its younger sister, the flatform, also made an appearance, and is ideal for the cool girl who wants to opt out of the towering height. No matter your personal style, there’s a shoe this season that's right for you. Buy now, thank us later.
Cover some serious ground in these rugged bad boys. Designers like Valentino (left), and Rochas (right) sent these laidback styles down the runway. The best part? They look better with more wear and tear.
Dr. Martens are our forever go-to for a good lace-up pair.
Pair with black pants for a perfectly casual look.
A shoe that lets you dominate in both the boardroom and bedroom—take note from Alexander McQueen (left), and Victoria Beckham (right). For work, pair with a dress of any length to elongate your legs, and for the bedroom...wear with nothing at all.
This stretch leather over-the-knee boot is the perfect option if you're a bit taller.
Pair this square-toe pair with an LBD for a seriously sexy date night look.
This heel height is more everyday-appropriate.
Take a cue from designers like MSGM (left) and Erdem (right) and add a lift of height to your look with a flatform. Whether they're open or closed toe, this style pairs perfectly with ribbed tights or a sock.
Mari Giudicelli gives this shoe a beachy flair with leather laces and a braided jute platform. Pair this bright pair with cropped jeans for a relaxed, beachy vibe.
Pair with a white linen dress for a look that encapsulates summer.
Channel your inner hippie with this woven rafia pair from Brother Vellies.
The stacked heel boot has always been a staple for fall, but this season, designers like Longchamp (left), Ulla Johnson (right) and Off-White gave the style a lift with the addition of chain detailing.
Channel your inner rockstar with this chain-harness pair from Frye.
The Prada Fall 2019 collection reignited the trend of mini-bags worn as footwear (see Chanel Spring/Summer 2008). Kendall Miles gives an updated take by adding it to a pointed-toe boot.
Try this folded pair from Marc Ellis with a longer silk skirt for a sophisticated look.
Looking for a more comfortable option this fall? This rugged style from the likes of Alexander Mcqueen (left) and Valentino (right) will allow you to cover some serious ground.
Your basic pair of boots to buy now and wear season after season.
This waterproof pair from Sorel is perfect for not-so-sunny days.
This toffee suede pair from Pierre Hardy = the perfect fall purchase.
This front-zip pair from Clergerie will become your everyday boot.
Channel your inner Bianca Jagger with a pair of platforms. From Rochas (left) to Miu Miu (right), designers tapped into their disco-queen alter-egos, and now so can you.
This chunky mock-croc style pairs perfectly with a maxi dress.
Pair with a leopard dress for a full animal print moment.