Prepare to Reboot: These are the 10 Best Boot Brands for Women
It’s no longer fun or practical to have one boot style in your fall arsenal. A few years ago, you could get away with one pair of black ankle booties that would effortlessly see you through the season. Today, there are too many must-try options to settle on just one—from sleek Chelsea boots to sexy over-the-knee styles. Thankfully, shopping secondhand lets you experiment with a few unexpected silhouettes and colors without putting pressure on the bank account (or your relationship!). Here are our favorite boot brands you don’t have to sneak into your closet.
1. MICHAEL Michael Kors
Every closet needs a pair of elegant knee-high riding boots. Show off this must-own fall style with skinny jeans, mini skirts, or high slits. MICHAEL Michael Kors is your go-to brand for everyday sophistication.
2. Banana Republic
No one knows how to work it like Banana Republic. Need an office upgrade? Look for cute ankle boots with a chunky cylindrical heel for a playful twist on a classic style. A muted burgundy is a refreshing alternative to black and brown and just as versatile.
3. Steve Madden
Make a statement with over-the-knee suede boots in a standout shade. Pair this look-at-me style with a mini sweater dress or slit skirt. Look to Steve Madden for on-trend styles at super affordable prices.
4. Cole Haan
Cole Haan’s boots are the punctuation point to any outfit. Known for their anything-but-basic styles in smooth and patent leather, they can be dressed up or down depending on your mood. Classic and well-made doesn’t have to mean boring.
Yes, you can wear white in fall. Add a cozy kick to a trapeze dress with slouchy ‘70s inspired suede boots from Aldo. Find all the latest styles you covet at get ‘em now prices.
6. Via Spiga
Via Spiga’s boots are investment pieces that will last beyond just a couple of seasons. Choose a pointed-toe ankle boot for a look that never goes out of style. Cropped pant + striped mariner top + oversize sweater. We see a fall uniform in your future.
7. Forever 21
If you’ve already got your go-to black or brown pair, now’s the time to snag a pair of statement booties that will absolutely make your outfit. Love to dress in head-to-toe neutrals? Add a bold red ankle boot in luxe suede to your shoe collection, stat. This season is all about the unexpected touch. From metallics to embellishments to cut-out designs, Forever 21 has you covered.
8. Nine West
Step out of your comfort with a more is more approach to fashion this season. Transition your summer boho dress to fall by pairing it with leg-lengthening over-the-knee boots. Try the trend with Nine West’s season-stealing styles in high-quality suede and leather.
Looking for a playful edge this season? Try Mia for wild patterns, sleek silhouettes, and surprising details. We love this midi ankle boot in a snakeskin print with cropped denim. Furry marigold coat, we’ll take you too.
One of our absolute favorite boot brands, we did save the best for last. Frye is the gold standard when it comes to everyday styles you’ll turn to day after day. Fine leathers, neutral colors, and classic silhouettes with special details like studs, zips, and buckles.
Any of your faves didn’t make the list? Tell us in the comments below and we’ll make sure to include it next time!