For those of us who love fall fashion trends (raises hand), we dream of cozy cashmere, cool blazers, and chic boots to pull everything together. The best knee-high boots are a particular favorite for transitioning between the fickle seasons: They instantly bring your summer maxi into fall during the early days, provide warmth for the crisp ones, and pair effortlessly with sweater dresses and tights (or fleece-lined leggings!) come winter. Plus, tall leather boots reigned supreme on the designer runways, anchoring endless looks and proving to be a top fall trend worthy of being an autumnal wardrobe essential. And while over-the-knee styles will always have a place in our closets, knee-high silhouettes are slightly friendlier for everyday wear—especially if you’re looking for a versatile but elevated fall and winter boot.
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Knee-high boots come in a ton of iterations with various heel heights, but what’s most in style right now includes Western and cowboy influence, lug soles, chunky utilitarian, minimalist leather, and sculptural heels. Colors aren’t just limited to black and brown either; opt for a rich jewel tone or textured finishes like embossed croc if you want to venture deeper into the look. As you can see, there’s basically something to suit every personal taste (and budget).
Because we can’t get through the season in pretty ballet flats, structured loafers, and white sneakers alone, we rounded up the best knee-high boots that you’ll want to add to your shoe collection, stat. From comfortable styles for walking around to wearable boots with heels and understated classics like the modern riding boot, these are our favorite standouts to shop now.
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