The 16 Best Fall Boots You Can Buy In 2022

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If there was a reality show devoted to closet makeovers solely to increase fall boot capacity, we'd binge that goodness day and night. We offer no apology; we always want more fall boots. In fact, we want all of the fall boots, so give us a nonstop parade of feminine booties, badass moto, sleek suede, combat, hikers, and definitely don't leave out the seasonal sass of the over-the-knee boot.

But among the ever-trending styles of the fall season, western-inspired boots are most certainly having a moment, according to Nylon, who chimed in with advice on ways to incorporate the iconic boot with everything from a satin slip dress to distressed denim. So, along those lines, we're excited to share a pair with a fresh riff on the western vibe, plus 15 additional autumn boots that just might inspire you to petition Netflix to launch our boot collection reality show idea!

How we selected products

Women's footwear, and boots specifically, is a mammoth market. According to Matt Priest, the president and CEO of Footwear Distributers and Retailers of America, "Despite major supply chain disruptions, higher tariffs, and Covid, our companies blew past previous record sales and surpassed $100 billion in consumer demand for the first time ever."

Therefore, we knew we needed a team of experts to help coming into this fall roundup. First, we brought in Mike Lopriore, CEO of Italian footwear leader Michele Lopriore; the founders of Alterre shoes, Shilpa Iyengar and Harmony Pilobello; as well as shoe designer Daniela Uribe, whose background includes working for Jimmy Choo. Adding to the pool of expertise, we were thrilled to collaborate with wardrobe stylist Megan Wilson and Creative Director of DuoBoots, Mary Alice Malone, who is "a celebrated cordwainer, fêted for her authentic 'maker' credentials and unapologetic celebration of the female form."

Of course, we wanted someone with experience in the western boot trend, so Lucchese Women's Design Director, Holly Mery, came through with her take on what's trending in boots for fall 2022. Along the way, we'll also share the expertise of five other footwear and fashion experts, bringing the team's total to 11 experts — all of whom are just as excited as we are to figure out ways to cram more boots into our closets!

Just add a dash of cinnamon to your look

If you're all about living your best pumpkin spice latte-Inspired life, then you know autumn is best with a dash of cinnamon. The customers at Amazon are also in on the spice-of-life approach to seasonal ensembles because over 1,500 people have reviewed these darling boots. In fact, 70% of the reviewers gave them a 5-star rating, and one said, "Beautiful color for fall. Both comfortable and durable while being stylish."

Expert Tip: Erika Carreo is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Elizée Shoes, and she's all about leveling up our go-to look. "Update the classic black ensemble with some color. Think pink, orange, green, metallics..." So, we plan to pair these cinnamon-hued booties with black leggings and cozy flannel.

Price: JABASIC Suede Ankle Chelsea Boots are available on Amazon for $45.99.

Social Media Highlight: New to the Instagram scene, JABASIC Shoes is making some serious social media headway. The brand already has over 18,000 followers!

Everything's coming up (waterproof) roses

The fashion reporters at The Zoe Report are seeing a lot of masculine-feminine hybrid fashion pieces. This is likely tied to the political climate as women assert their strength while celebrating their feminity. For all those reasons — and more — we adore these pink suede combat boots. They're waterproof, wool-lined, and ready for all the autumn shenanigans.

Expert Tip: Taking our cue from The Zoe Report, we're sharing this classic bit of advice from Bette Midler, whose message to women after the Supreme Court Texas ruling created quite a buzz. When it comes to shoes, she is often credited with this equally sage advice, "I firmly believe that with the right footwear, one can rule the world."

Price: The Bree Wool-Lined Waterproof Suede Boots are available at Overland for $279.

Social Media Highlight: Overland has been around since 1973 and has a dedicated following. Google Customer Reviews list the brand as a 4.9-star superstar, and its Pinterest fanbase contributes to a whopping 4.9 Million monthly views.

These western booties give a wink to the metallic trend

Erin over at BusBee Style has been telling folks for years now that the western-inspired boot trend is here to stay. However, in her Fall Shoe and Boot Trends video on YouTube — which has over 155,000 views — she says to kick it up a notch with some feminine touches, so we're going with the metallic wink on these Malibu Blowfish beauties.

Expert Tip: Western-influenced footwear paired with the enduring love of metallics is a big fall trend. "We are most excited about the trend toward unique cowgirl boots," says shoe experts Shilpa Iyengar and Harmony Pilobello, founders of Alterre. "We've been seeing more people wearing boots with unique embellishments and metallic options."

Price: The Blowfish Malibu Waylon Boot is available on Amazon, starting at $45.87.

Social Media Highlight: Well, well, well — the Waylon boot is getting some buzz on Instagram, where the brand shared some early images. One of the brand's 80,000 followers came through with, "oh my! Those look GORGEOUS," and added no less than 6 heart-eyed emojis! In fact, heart-eyed emojis are the big takeaway from the other comments as well, so these boots are kind of a big deal.

A classic autumn boot – slightly sassy and totally versatile

We love a covered heel on a boot, don't you? It creates a longer line visually and makes for a sleek look for everyone, especially folks on the shorter side. This pair from Chinese Laundry is available in six colors, including fall-friendly shades like Taupe, Honey Brown, and Redwood. One customer, in particular, called out its "beautiful color and wonderful fit! Perfect for fall."

Expert Tip: There's something so satisfying about the much-loved "clean lines and sturdy structures" trend that Mary Alice Malone conveyed to us in preparation for this story. She's the Creative Director of DuoBoots, so we definitely take her boot advice to heart. The bigger challenge is, what fabulous color to choose?

Price: The Chinese Laundry Women's Krafty Knee High Boot is available on Amazon, starting at $61.50.

Social Media Highlight: Chinese Laundry is everywhere, with nearly 20,000 followers on Twitter to 222,000 followers on Instagram, where they frequently share features from publications such as PopSugar and Refinery29.

Hooray for Elvis-approved blue suede booties!

The king himself couldn't ask for a better blue suede shoe. These Tecova booties are your chance to embrace the western-influenced shoe trend with unbridled whimsy, as suggested by InStyle. They're cute AF, and the color is a breath of fresh country air. But it's the craftsmanship that really seals the deal; a team of people executes 200 detailed steps to handcraft these babies!

Expert Tip: Stylist Megan Wilson says, "This fall is all about practical style," which we love. But she goes on to call out that "cowboy boots are back in a big way not just because they are pretty cute but because the style is built for playing, walking, and working. You can slip them on and off with no fuss." Plus, nearly all of our story experts agree. We especially love Vivien Hackenhaar's take; she's the Design Director of Zodiac shoes and says, "western boots are free-spirited favorites."

Price: The Suede Lucy Boot is at Tecovas for $235.

Social Media Highlight: Tecovas has a quarter of a million followers on Instagram, and this here boot is a dedicated highlight due to its popularity.

Because sometimes apple picking gets messy

Don't let their cute exterior fool you; these Sorel boots are built for badass endeavors. Pretty much everything about this boot is waterproof, so it'll take you from a trail to the messy fairgrounds for some utterly perfect apple cider donuts afterward. See that extended black rubber toe cap? Yup, it's just begging you to get involved with some outdoorsy stuff. Amazon customers give it 4.7-stars, and one came through with some sound advice, "If you're thinking of buying these shoes, don't delay! Just do it."

Expert Tip: Sure, we all love a sassy kitten heal, but autumn is an open invitation to enjoy the outdoors, so Vivien Hackenhaar, Design Director of Zodiac, suggests having a pair of boots with "weather-ready materials for the ultimate ready-to-roam style."

Price: The SOREL Waterproof Leather & Suede Out 'N About III Classic Boot is available on Amazon for $120.

Social Media Highlight: Rain is top-of-mind on Sorel's Instagram feed, where they have 355,000 followers. Recent posts have repeatedly featured this rain-proof boot, and people absolutely love it, chiming in with comments like, "I just bought these, and I LOVE them. I have received so many compliments." Plus, we love the posts about the brand's all-star fan club, which include Kate Middleton and Kerry Washington.

These dreamy green boots are handmade in Portugal

There's just so much to love here. First of all, DuoBoots offers eight different calf-size options, so right away, we're impressed. But to add to that, the boots are handmade in Portugal. In terms of trend, this forest green knee-high is a classic riding boot, so it checks off trendy and timeless in one swoop.

Customers love the hard-to-find green color and calf-size options, "Love these boots, the colour, and fit. I've never been able to wear long boots before because of my big calves, but these are perfect!"

Expert Tip: "This year I see fall trending towards rich jewel tone colors," says Holly Mery, the Women's Design Director for Lucchese, "and [they'll] get a lot of screen time this fall season ... everywhere from the pumpkin patch to date night." Hooray for jewel-tone boots, honey, but now we must step away to find the local pumpkin patch!

Price: The Verity Knee High Boots in Forest Green Suede are available at DuoBoot for $232.

Social Media Highlight: Janna Niki is a popular YouTuber with over 3,863,725 views, and she discussed the benefits of DuoBoots' calf-sizing brilliance. Spoiler alert, she's a pretty big fan. Plus, the brand gets oodles of Instagram love from the likes of Who What Wear and Marie Claire, which their 25,000 followers get to see as part of the regular rotation.

This over-the-knee boot is an Amazon favorite

These bootylicious beauties are the 3rd most popular over-the-knee boots on Amazon, which makes sense since they're under $50 and come in 30 color variations. Over 11,000 customers have taken the time to review them, yielding a 4.5-star rating. We're just here to confirm that they're close to perfect — 100% suede, lowkey block heel, and a zipper to ensure easy on and off.

Oh, and we're far from alone on this; InStyle says statement boots are on the "it list" for fall!

Expert Tip: "When it comes to boots, I see a rise in over-the-knee boots with distinctive features like pointy second-skin [features]," says shoe designer Daniela Uribe. We're already planning all our over-the-knee autumn ensembles — cue the leggings and mini skirts!

Price: The N.N.G. Over-the-knee Boots are available on Amazon for $49.99.

Social Media Highlight: A quick look at the TikTok statistics for the hashtag #overthekneeboots confirms that the trend will never (ever) die. This hashtag has over 83 million views, and we especially love Bosena Bialek's video, which features an elegant sheath paired with a camel-hued pair of sky-high boots.

Pairs with leggings, jeans, and skirts? Yes, yes, and yes!

These are the boots to wear to that cider-tasting or al fresco brunch; they've got that somethin'-somethin'. We especially love this combat-hiker-style hybrid's ombre-tone toe, vegan status, and decorative ankle strap.

Expert Tip: "While there are styles like the Chelsea and combat boot that will never go out of fashion...color trends come and go. This season there is nothing chicer than a pair of off-white or stone-colored boots to complete your fall-to-winter wardrobe." This insight comes from Mike Lopriore, the CEO of Italian shoe brand Michele Lopriore. The brand is dedicated to "the cosmopolitan, open, and charismatic woman," so yeah, we're taking this advice to heart!

Price: The Gemma Block Heel Bootie is available at Famous Footwear for $148.99.

Social Media Highlight: In our never-ending efforts to nail the perfect casual-cool Instagram pose, we're using Zodiac's Gemma Boot post as inspiration!

The prescription for bootie boredom? This Dr. Marten spin on a classic

Dr. Martens is a fashionista favorite; the brand is regularly the topic of styling advice from outlets such as Bustle and Hello! Magazine. This Chelsea boot is a fall favorite among our editors as well; we just can't say "no" to a fleece-lined boot! But, of course, we're not alone. Amazon customers have rated this staple stomper with a mammoth 4.8-stars, including 89% of reviewers offering a perfect 5-star rating.

Expert Tip: This season, the Co-Founder of M.Gemi, Maria Gangemi, is all in on the Chelsea-style boot. "From Chelsea boots to combat ... lug soles work well with everything in your wardrobe — pair them with long, rib-knit dresses or oversized boyfriend jackets and see what I mean!"

Price: The Dr. Martens Women's 2976 Leonore Chelsea Boot is available on Amazon for $127.80.

Social Media Highlight: An iconic fashion staple far from being new, Dr. Martens has nearly 3 million followers on Instagram, where fans can also check out a bonkers lineup of festival highlights. And don't even get us started on the "Doc Marten" trend on TikTok — 357.4 million video views!

Ladies' night out? Pair those sips with a little drip

Over-the-top platforms are — yet again — having a moment, and we're scrambling to seize the opportunity, especially knowing Refinery29 gives it the seal of approval. But when we did some more research, we were downright giggly because multiple outlets, such as WWD, report that metallics, sparkles, and sequins are 100% trending. So, we immediately added these Elton John-esque platforms to our Amazon cart and scheduled a smokin' hot ladies' night.

Expert Tip: Our feelings were fully validated when the Creative Director of Franco Sarto, Gionata Pagni, told us, "Sparkly ankle boots are the perfect party shoes." But will we command the room? Yes, she says, "the shimmery texture adds glitz. When you arrive in these striking styles, every head will turn." So, obviously, we'll just be sitting on the front steps, waiting for our Amazon delivery.

Price: The Cape Robbin Nell Gold Glitter Platform Chelsea Ankle Boots are available on Amazon for $47.99.

Social Media Highlight: Okay, let's break it down by the numbers. Cape Robbin has over 140,000 followers on Instagram. Plus, these sparkly beacons of femme-fatale flaunt have a 4.6-star rating on Amazon with nearly 1,500 reviews. The written reviews are fairly epic, but the little monster in us perked up when one reviewer mentioned, "Wore these to see Lady Gaga and stood all night in the Monster Pit dancing the night away."

A little moto goes a long way

These boots are a glorious mish-mash of identity — coming through strong with some moto vibes but secretly longing for the west. They're perfect with everything from leather pants to an edgy cottagecore aesthetic and a brimmed hat. Freebird specializes in leather boots and is intensely dedicated to old-school craftsmanship, which has created some next-level brand loyalty. So much so customer reviews on these give them a 4.9-star rating.

So, what do the fans say? "Holy moly, these boots are beyond amazing. I didn't even want to get rid of the box because it was all so beautiful and wonderfully presented. You can really tell how well these boots are made and that they really will last."

Expert Tip: We asked Miriam Alden about all things fall. She's the Founder, Creative Director, and CEO of Brunette the Label. She told us that she's "especially excited about worn-in biker boots with a perfect square toe and heel," but she's also "loving anything with a cowboy."

Price: The Baker Boot is available at Freebird for $325.

Social Media Highlight: Well, it's no surprise that the brand's Instagram numbers are soaring; they have 420,000 followers on Instagram!

And sometimes you just need the full stomp

With over 11,000 reviews on Amazon, these biker boots have earned a top-25 spot in the Women's Ankle Boots & Booties category. Plus, they're offered in nineteen color variations, making it easy to embrace The Zoe Report's advice to set free your inner-biker babe.

But equally important, they're oh-so-comfy! One fan put them to test ultimate walking test in NYC, "I brought my backup shoes just in case...True story; I wore them every single day – all day – from morning (walking) to night...I never used my backup pair."

Expert Tip: "Black moto boots are staples in a cool girl's uniform," according to Vivien Hackenhaar, Design Director of Zodiac shoes. So, to check that box for under $50 is just one more reason to love the season.

Price: The GLOBALWIN Moto Boots are available on Amazon, starting at $47.99

Social Media Highlight: There's no lack of buckled moto boots swirling around the social feeds. The trend is everywhere, including the October issue of Vogue.

These chukkas are perfect for cozy cabin getaways

You rented a charming cabin for the weekend, where you'll watch the flurry of autumn leaves while lounging by the fire. And these are the cozy Chukkas you'll where to pop outside for more firewood, of course. Still new on the scene, these washable wool wonders are like happy little hugs for your chilly feet. But those rubber soles? They'll keep you sure-footed while meandering the woods through the dewy morning leaves!

Expert Tip: If you're as cozy-minded as us, you're craving all the texture this season. Well, we're not alone; the Creative Director of Elizée, Erika Carreo, is noticing an uptick in "unexpected materials used together like wool or fuzzy fabrics mixed with leather for boots and velvet with embellishment for a true statement look."

Price: The KEEN Mosey Chukka Mid Height Upcycled Ankle Boot is available on Amazon, starting at $103.08.

Social Media Highlight: The folks at Keen are known for leaning into adventures large and small, and there are over 2 million TikTok views of related content. Plus, the brand has nearly 250,000 followers on Instagram. And these boots got some time to shine recently, and we love the description of the Mosey being "the iconic comfort of [an] outdoor slipper and a modern felt upper, so you can go everywhere in feel-good comfort." Um, yes, please!

For the thrill of the chill

If you live in a studio apartment with virtually no closet space and can only have one pair of cold-weather boots — this is the pair. They're chic and fully waterproof, and the Merino shearling lining and wool-lined sole are warm enough to rock through the deep freeze of winter. A tall black boot never goes out of style and is often the sexy staple in fall boot advice from trend-watchers like Fashionista.

Plus, the reviews are in, and these boots get a 4.7-star rating and regular shoutouts on quality and comfort. One reviewer raved, "Growing up in the Great Pacific Northwest ... boots are essential. These come right up to the task! Excellent fit right on size, super warm and comfortable immediately!"

Expert Tip: Knowing that we love a little fall fluff in our knits and outerwear, we asked shoe expert Daniela Uribe what she sees trending for fall boots. "Shoes will have their own fuzzy trend too ... with some shearling statements [and] maybe some [imitation] fur."

Price: The Major Shearling-Lined Waterproof Suede Boots are available on Overland for $319.

Social Media Highlight: The sheepskin and leather experts at Overland often share Instagram highlights from Glamour, Conde Nast Traveller, and The Zoe Report. Plus, the 31,900 followers are treated to frame after frame of earthy-toned images that capture the brand's rugged elegance.

We're lookin' at you, PSL puddle splashers!

Long live the Hunter rain boot! Its simplicity, durability, and timeless style have earned it a life-long spot on our shoe shelf, and nearly 5,000 Amazon customers agree! Not only does this boot come in 10 colors, but the reviews confirm that the boot understands the PSL-puddle season assignment. "Finally bought a pair and very happy in rainy Massachusetts," shared one customer, while another said simply, "Worth every penny."

Expert Tip: Here's something we love about Mike Lopriore, the CEO of Michele Lopriore. He understands the balance of empowered femininity. For example, he said boots designed for rain or snow just have a way of "toughening up any outfit to perfection." Yaaasss!

Price: The HUNTER Original Tall Boot is available on Amazon, starting at $98.95.

Social Media Highlight: Hunter keeps the ol' Twitter feed plenty spicy with regular collaboration drops, much to the delight of its 82,500 followers. But don't worry; there's still plenty of edgy style inspiration for the brand's 534,000 Instagram fans.