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.
22 Fall Boots We Are Dying to Wear This Season
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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.
The Best Fall Boots At A Glance:
- Best Chelsea Boots: Caslon Miller Chelsea Boot
- Best Pointed Toe: Zara Fabric Heeled Boots
- Best Combat Boots: Dr. Martens Jadon 8-Eye Boots
- Best Wooden Heel: Korks by Kork-Ease Robin Bootie
- Best Riding Boots: Ariat Kinsley Tall Riding Boot
- Best Cowboy Boots: Steve Madden Kendal Western Boots
- Best Tall Boots: Stuart Weitzman Laurelia Knee Boots
- Best Croc Print: Dear Frances Spirit Boot
- Best Cow Print: Jeffrey Campbell Dagget F Boot
- Best Stiletto Boots: Vince Camuto Pelsna Boots
- Best Ankle Boots: Rag & Bone Rover Leather Ankle Boots
- Best Embossed Boots: Essential Maryana Block Boot
- Most Unique Boots: Steve Madden Tranquil Chain Bootie
- Best White Boots: Matisse Ava Bootie
- Best Snake Print Boots: LPA Greta Boot
- Best Knee-High Boots: Seychelles Itinerary Boot
- Best Fringe Boots: Jeffrey Campbell Cattle Boot
- Best Sock Booties: Reformation Louie Sock Booties
- Best Lug Sole Boots: Steve Madden Higher Knee Boots
- Best Western Booties: Ariat Darlin' Booties
- Best Brown Boots: Zara Lug Sole Boots
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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