Call us Goldilocks: we will never be those girls permanently in stilettos, sandals require pedicures (seriously, who even has time for that?) and don’t even get us started on flip-flops. Boot season is our favorite season for a reason – from chunky platforms to pointy-toed wonders, they’re not only the style with the most versatility, but also the most variety.
Our curated crop of must-have styles includes plenty of menswear influences in the form of Chelsea boots and lug soles. There’s also the ever-present equestrian inspiration, though instead of the multitude of straps and two-toned shafts, we noticed a smattering of hardware and minimalistic over-the-knee styles that promise to be sexy, yet classic enough to keep in your fall shoe rotation for years to come.
We suggest keeping your credit card out of sight as you look through our favorites below (or buy them all because they’re that good: trust us, we won’t judge.)