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Let the Shoe Envy Begin: Our Top 10 Fall Boot Picks

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Step it up, wouldja?

With fall almost (officially) here, we’re excited for the ol' boot-slash-sandal swap. And there are so many new kick-ass boots to buy. As far as top trends, fringe is holding strong and the '90s continues its march with combat and moto styles (think classic Dr. Martens but updated). Of course, there's nothing like a classic tall leather boot to make any outfit look perfectly pulled together.

Whether you're on the hunt for budget finds or luxe splurges, check out our top 10 boot picks below. You're welcome.

  1. Fiorentini + Baker Chad-X Booties

    A fave of hipster girls (and guys), Italian-based Fiorentini + Baker is known for its cool factor and high-quality leather. We love the simplicity of this bootie. And the color? To die...


  2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Shaw Tall Boots

    Every gal needs a classic black tall boot, and this mid-priced version from MICHAEL Michael Kors is as versatile as they come.


  3. Zara High Heel Leather Ankle Boots with Fringes

    This on-trend leather boot with chunky heel and eye-catching hardware is a showstopper. And, naturally, fringe benefits to all the skirts,  jeans and dresses you wear them with.


  4. Splendid Murietta Booties

    Howz about some blue suede shoes? These flattering navy booties are a great alternative to black—and still neutral.


  5. Rebecca Minkoff Billie Boots

    Rebecca Minkoff always gets that rocker-chic vibe right. Exhibit A right here. You'll be too cool for school sporting this moto-inspired pair.


  6. Freda Salvador Comet Ankle Boots

    This It Boot comes dressed up with an embellished and removable bracelet. (Olivia Palermo wore a similar flatter version last week.) Clearly, SF-based Freda is continuing on its path to world domination.


  7. Rag & Bone Moto Rainboots

    When the rains come (fingers crossed), these all-weather moto boots will keep you dry and stylish. They're also where wear the rubber hits the road.


  8. Anyi Lu Amber Riding Boots

    The perfect shade of espresso does wonders for local designer Anyi Lu's classic riding boots in buttery calf leather. Extra comfy and no horse required.


  9. Coach Moto Boots

    For those extra cold and windy days, slip into these. You'll look tough and sexy, and your toes will be totally toasty, thanks to the shearling lining.


  10. Stuart Weitzman Alllegs Over the Knee High Heel Boots

    Legs for days come included with these splurge-worthy over-the-knee stunners. Made for times when you want all eyes on you—or, at least, your gams.