Updating your fall boot selection is hard work. After all, these (often leather) numbers usually require a serious monetary commitment. And when we shell out the big bucks, we expect style, comfort and durability in return. In a perfect world, all boots would be as timeless as that moment when we glance at their price tag.
Of course, we can’t ask fashion’s fickle palate to stop evolving — nor would we want it to. And most boots, unfortunately, don’t come heeled with warranties. When it comes to comfort, however, there is an easy way of weeding out the less-than-cozy contenders: Skip the heels.
Even without literally upping your flat boots’ sex appeal, you’ve still got a ton of shapes, styles and fabrics to choose from — all of which look pretty damn good regardless of height. Take the first step (if you will) toward a chic yet cozy seasonal shoe closet. Below are this season’s most comfortable and stylish flat boots.
Think of these black leather boots as a blank canvas. You can use them to cap off a red hot long-sleeve dress or a corduroy suit and even Fair Isle knits. The ring pulls in the back keep things interesting.
Lace-Up Chocolate velvet boots that have cozy and chic all wrapped up. These are our new kick-ass boots to flaunt with everything from jumpsuits to jeans to embroidered jean jackets.
It’s the classic Chelsea boot redefined. Four different materials overlap to produce an eye-catching geometric pattern.
These Zipped Leather Ankle Boots not only will the seafoam green coloring make these stand out, the textured marbled effect and exposed zippers give these ankle boots the upper hand.
Zipped booties are a fall must, especially when there’s bright orange trim involved.
Leather and Suede Ankle Boot are normally pretty blah, but that was before Chloe got its hands on them. Complete with colorful contrasting panels plus pinkish beige, red and black laces, they’re perfect for trekking through the mountains or an urban jungle.
Because you can’t go wrong with (green) combat boots this season. These flat babies are the original boot by the legendary brand, meaning you can be both trendy and old school at the same time.
Desert boots are showing some real staying power, but we like ours with a kick. The natural vegetable tanned nubuck boots are guaranteed to pep up anything from cuffed jeans to maxi skirts.
These stretchy slip-ons are amped up with colorful floral embroidery. And they’re about as flat as you can get.
Rust is a prime shade for fall since it coordinates well with all things pumpkin spice. And suede is the fabric of the season.
No boot roundup would be complete without some shine. These metallic booties are begging to be teamed with a checked coat. Cordelia Tai