22 Fall Boots We Are Dying to Wear This Season

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Some call it “back to school” season, but around here, it’s more like “back to boot” season. The best fall boots for 2022 are equal parts chic, versatile and, of course, comfortable. As such, we’ve rounded up the 22 best boots to invest in this fall, from ankle to cowboy and every style in between, so you can live your best, most fashion-forward autumn to date.

What Boot Styles Are Trending for Fall 2022?

We love sniffing out the hottest seasonal trends, and the boot trends for fall 2022 are pretty similar to last year. Don't go ditching your Cowboy boots or your favorite Chelseas, because those are still way in style. We're seeing trends across the map from tall sock boots to short platforms. Other trends include knee-high and over-the-knee styles, too. One trend we've left in the dust? Super short Western boots.

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1. Caslon Miller Chelsea Boot

Best Chelsea Boots

These best-selling boots are perfect for everyday wear. They have a water-resistant exterior and elastic sides, so they're easy to pull on in a hurry.

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2. Zara Fabric Heeled Ankle Boots

Best Pointed Toe

We're suckers for pointed-toe heels, especially when they look this sleek. Boots with a more fitted calf are great for wearing with wide-leg jeans, and these have a 4.1-inch heel and a pull-on tab at the top.

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3. Dr. Martens Jadon 8-Eye Boots

Best Combat Boots

You can't go wrong with a classic pair of Dr. Martens. These funky boots—which, yes, are quite heavy—have functional front laces and a 1.5-inch platform. Dr. Martens are so beloved because they're incredibly durable and will last you years. (Just remember they take several wears to break in.)

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4. Korks by Kork-Ease Robin Bootie

Best Wooden Heel

We never knew we needed a pair of wooden-heeled booties until we laid our eyes on these. Between the gorgeous cognac shade and chunky heel, they're a bold but sleek way to elevate any OOTD. 

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5. Ariat Kinsley Tall Riding Boot

Best Riding Boots

These are not only riding-approved, but they're incredibly sleek. This classic silhouette has been in style for ages and we appreciate that these have been rider-tested to ensure security.

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6. Steve Madden Kendal Western Boot

Best Cowboy Boots

Yes, cowboy boots are still trending for fall. Note that this pair has a fairly slim-fit calf, so you might want to opt for a stretchier pair if yours are on the larger side.

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7. Stuart Weitzman Laurelia Knee Boots

Best Tall Boots

These luxurious boots are made of 100 percent leather and have a rubber sole. The sleek, understated silhouette is a timeless option to always have in your wardrobe. The sides have a zipper fastening for easy on and off, and the block heel is relatively low if you don't like higher heels.

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8. Zara Platform Ankle Boots

Best Platform Boots

We're kind of obsessed with these platform booties, especially in white. The AirFit technical sole is made of latex for a more comfortable feel while you're walking around.

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9. Dear Frances Spirit Boot

Best Croc Print

These crocodile print boots can easily be dressed up or down. The block heel is a great option to pair with jeans, dresses and skirts. The dimension in these neutral shades is super versatile for whatever outfit you're wearing for the day.

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10. Jeffrey Campbell Dagget F Boot

Best Cow Print

Cow print anyone? We'll definitely take a pair. We're 100 percent on board with all of the Western style boots trending this season, and this pair has leather lining and a durable rubber heel.

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11. Vince Camuto Pelsna Boot

Best Stiletto Boots

Major Pretty Woman vibes, no? These 3.25-inch heels are surprisingly comfortable, according to reviewers, though some do note that you should consider sizing up a half-size for the best fit.

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12. Rag & Bone Rover Leather Ankle Boots

Best Ankle Boots

Short booties are always a comfy choice for a basic outfit. We love this pair's slightly pointed tow, and the subtle-but-there Western influence.

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13. Essential Maryana Pointed Toe Boot

Best Embossed Boots

Assistant Editor Stephanie Meraz has been dying to get her hands on these boots for fall. "I’ve been loving the knee-high boot trend, and these brown croc-embossed are the perfect way to transition that summer trend to fall," she says. The wide-leg shaft is very in this season, and these ones are 16.4-inches in circumference finished with a 3.3 inch heel.

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14. Steve Madden Tranquil Chain Bootie

Most Unique Boot

Add a little bling to your boots with these chic pair. We love the angular, block heel and contrast of the gold chain on the black leather.

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15. Matisse Ava Bootie

Best White Boots

These cute boots are perfect for a night out on the town. They have a 3.25-inch heel and a short platform for an easier walking experience.

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16. LPA Greta Boot

Best Snake Print Boots

This sultry pair of high boots is calling your name for a date night. We'd pair these with a sleek LBD and a leather jacket, but can't wait to wear them with jeans too. 

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17. Seychelles Itinerary Knee-High Boots

Best Knee-High Boots

How cute would these be with a swingy minidress? Some reviewers do note that the shaft can be a bit tight, but that's what free returns are for, right? (note: I took out Pam's quote because it feels weird in a list of 22 boots to only have 3 editor quotes)

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18. Jeffrey Campbell Cattle Boot

Can you say, yee-haw? These fringe boots will spice up any ensemble. They have a 3.5-inch heel and and interior zipper that makes them a breeze to pull on and off.

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19. Reformation Louie Sock Bootie

Best Sock Booties

Looking for a more contoured fit to your calves? These sock booties form to your leg shape and feature a sleek square toe and approximately 1.4-inch heel.

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20. Steve Madden Higher Knee Boot

Best Lug Sole Boot

This chunky silhouette is still in style this year and we love the slight heel paired with the utilitarian, lug sole. The shaft can be a bit narrow, so if you have a larger calf you may want to opt for a pair with a wider shaft like this Journees style.

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21. Ariat Darlin' Western Boot

Best Western Bootie

We told you Western boots would still be everywhere this fall. This short pair features a 2.5-inch heel and comes in four colors (and regular and wide sizes).

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22. Zara Lug Sole Boots

Best Brown Boots

Brown boots are a total fall staple and pair beautifully with other autumnal shades like burnt orange and taupe. We love this pair for its relatively low heel and slightly worn-in look.

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