The 15 Best Boots to Buy During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

From Riding Styles to Pull-On Chelsea Boots

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Ask us every year what we’re excited to buy for fall, and every year we’ll say, “a new pair of boots.” And now that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has arrived, we plan to take full advantage of all the awesome deals by refreshing our shoe collection, boots included. The deals last until August 6, but we have to admit, we doubt these must-have styles will stay in stock through then.

What Are the Best Boot Deals During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

There are so many styles included in the sale—classic ankle boots, stiletto knee-highs, cowboy boots, rain boots, sleek booties, etc.—it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly are the best deals. It depends a bit on what you’re looking for. But if you’re anything like us, it’s those timeless silhouettes and super-trendy styles that are top of mind as think ahead to fall. Some of our top favorites include:

So what are you waiting for? Here are 17 pairs of boots and booties to add to cart ASAP for your most stylish fall yet.

Cult Favorite

1. Nordstrom Miller 2 Boots


Introducing the new and improved version of last year’s cult-favorite Miller Chelsea booties. In the 2023 update they have a slimmer gusset on the outside and a zipper on the inside to make getting them off and on even easier. Other than that, they’re just as chic and easy to wear as their predecessors, and are made from leather that’s been treated to be water resistant. Plus, you can save $30 when you buy them during the Anniversary Sale.

Budget-Friendly Cowboy Trend

2. Dirty Laundry Upwind Western Boots

Dirty Laundry

You don’t have to go over $100 to partake in the western trend, and right now you can even save $30 with these super chic Dirty Laundry cowboy boots. The two-inch block heel boosts your height without stressing your arches, and it comes in a range of timeless neutral hues that will look good with just about everything in your wardrobe. An inner zipper that goes halfway up the shaft makes it easy to pull them on and off, without sacrificing style. According to reviews, they run true to size, but the shaft isn’t as structured as many true leather pairs, so you can expect some slouching around your calf.

Rain Boots

3. Hunter Refined Chelsea Boots


Rain, rain, go away—on second thought, we really don’t mind if you stick around it it means we get to wear these fun booties on repeat. The durable rubber boots have a pull-on design and feature a cushy insole that offers ample support as you strut through puddles. Plus, you can score $45 off during the Anniversary Sale. Note: Hunter boots are only available in whole sizes, so if you typically wear a half size we suggest sounding up to the next largest whole size.

Timeless Knee-Highs

4. Sam Edelman Shale Knee High Boot

Sam Edelman

You can never go wrong with a pair of classic, knee-high, suede boots, making this Sam Edelman pair a total no-brainer, in our opinion. These tan beauties are a whopping $100 off right now, and also come in both black and ivory should you decide to invest in multiple pairs, The inner zipper goes all the way up to the top so you won’t have to struggle to tuck in your jeans come fall, and the comfortable block heel is 3 inches high.

Swap out your classic UGG shorties for this zipper-adorned pair to stand out from the sea of cozy booties this fall. They have the brand’s signature plush, shearling-inspired lining, and the functional zipper adds a funky and unexpected twist. There’s also a pull tab at the back of the cuff to help you pull them on and off with ease. As with most UGG styles, these boots are only available in whole sizes. If you’re between sizes, the experts at Nordstrom recommend ordering the next size down

Sleek and Sexy

6. Reiss Carina Pointed Toe Boots


These incredibly chic boots don’t come cheap, but now that they’re $240 off we feel even more compelled to add them to our shopping cart. The stretchy leather shaft conforms to the shape of your leg and is incredibly soft. The heel is decently high (4 inches), but a cushy insole helps provide additional support so your feet don’t feel totally busted after just a few hours. (P.S. If you’re not in the market for a black boot, a gorgeous chocolatey brown is also included in the Anniversary Sale.) Reiss is a favorite of both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, so you can bet these boots will be popular pick among the royally obsessed.

Croc Embossed

7. Coconuts by Matisse Alina Boots

Coconuts by Matisse

Get the royally-approved look without the royal budget by adding these sleek knee-high boots to cart. Originally $110, they’re now 40 percent off, yet look like they cost much more thanks to the croc embossed faux-leather. A padded footbed balances the four-inch heel for added comfort, and the shaft has a pull-on fit for a 360-degree, seamless finish. Plus, they also come in other neutral hues if you decide to invest in multiple pairs at once.

Moto Trend

8. Nordstrom Macombs Moto Boots


These moto-inspired booties are water resistant and have a super comfortable rubber sole so you can wear them day in and day out, no matter the weather. There’s also an inner zipper so you can set the two adjustable buckles however you like, no muss, no fuss. The rubber sole has great traction and adds one full inch to your height. Be sure to snap them up now, while they’re under $100.

Timeless Ankle Boots

9. Dr. Scholl’s Retrospect Booties

Dr. Scholl’s

Introducing your new favorite everyday booties. These buckled cuties have a zipper on the inside to make it easier to put them on and take them off, and the three-inch block heel is specifically designed for optimal support. Of course, being Dr. Scholl’s, you can expect an incredibly comfortable—and supportive—insole that conforms to your feet over time. It’s also made from antimicrobial materials to prevent odors from developing. Best of all, however, might just be the fact that they’re currently 25 percent off.

Equestrian Inspired

10. Naturalizer Raisa Riding Boots


Knee-high boots have never really been out of style, but they’re currently one of the top trending shoe styles for fall 2023. This equestrian-inspired pair is about as classic as it gets, making them a superb investment piece, especially while they’re $85 off. The inner zipper goes all the way up to the top of the shaft, and the buckle is purely decorative so you don’t have to futz with it every time you want to wear your new favorite riding boots. And because they’re by Naturalizer, you can expect an expertly crafted insole that strikes an ideal balance between comfort and support.

Date-Night Booties

11. Schutz Betsey Booties


These pointy-toe stilettos will give you legs for days. They’re made from a super soft leather that feels like a dream, and the notched detail on the cuff adds a fresh, modern touch. Because the heel is fairly high (4 inches, to be exact), you might find it more comfortable to add your own insole, in which case we recommend going up a half size from your usual. Otherwise, these appear to run true to size.

Little White Booties

12. 27 Edit Felix Booties

27 Edit

White ankle boots have become an unexpected wardrobe staple over the past few years, and we have to admit, these are some of the best we’ve found of late. The repeated curves—on the heel, the top of the shaft and on the seams on the sides—make these boots look incredibly luxe, and elevate them from your typical throwback Mod style. They also have a super cushioned insole to offer extra support for your arches. (And, yes, they’re also available in black if that’s more your thing.)

Winter Ready

13. Kork-Ease Winslet Booties


We’re almost eager for winter to arrive after spotting these comfy, shearling-lined booties. (Keyword being ‘almost.’) They come in a range of fun colors, and have a rubber lug sole to give you ample traction on slippery surfaces. The heel is 2 1/5 inches in height to give you a little boost without stressing your feet too much. Our only gripe is that they’re only available in whole sizes, but the team at Nordstrom suggests rounding up for anyone who typically wears a half size.

Classic Black Booties

14. Franco Sarto Dalden Booties

Franco Sarto

The ultimate timeless little black bootie, right this way. Seriously, the slightly rounded almond toe, block heel and simple silhouette will never go out of style. Plus, there’s an inner zipper that makes it wonderfully easy to put them on and take them off. According to reviews, they require little to no break-in time. “Comfortable right out of the box,” writes one shopper. “I didn’t even have to break them in.” Pick up a pair while they’re more than 30 percent off.

Trendy Platforms

15. Marc Fisher LTD. Marysa Boots

Marc Fisher LTD.

Another hot trend this year is platforms. These have a vintage vibe that isn’t too literally ‘70s, which is aided by the crackle-finish leather. The heel is 3 3/4 inches but the platform adds and extra inch to the overall height. There’s also a suede version available, and all color options are $79 off during the sale.

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