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It doesn’t matter if you are jumping for joy at the arrival of fall or holding on to these last days warm sunshine for dear life; there is no doubt that autumn is coming. Fall is full of the same cliches that spring and summer have: crisp weather, switching from iced to hot coffee every year, and swapping out your colorful, sometimes open-toed shoes for chunky, often dark, boots. Although it’s okay to keep wearing pastels and neon colors throughout the winter, lime green or soft yellow don’t do as well with transitioning to winter footwear.

We predict a return to comfort this year – Western-inspired boots and sporty hiking boots, lace up boots, and the holy grail for autumn: the chunky, high-heeled boots. There will be some exceptions, but these are the norm. These 21 new fall boot options have already hit the digital shelves at some of our favorite retailers. All we need now is for the heatwaves to take notice…and to go on a hike.


These boots are made to be worn for walking. Hop on the western-trend train.

Nordstrom Rack: Mia Barby Block-Heel Bootie, $79.99, now – $49.97

Combat Boots

It is the perfect combination of fashion and functionality. A pair of lace up combat boots can make a spring or summer dress more stylish. They also easily transition to fall denim or knit-forward looks.

Sam Edelman Garret Bootie, $179.95, available at Nordstrom.

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Rain boots

A pair of rainboots is a stylish way to get through winter and fall without soggy socks if you love to prancing in the puddles.

Everlane The Rain Boot, 75.00 USD, available at Everlane

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Boots for hiking

Sporty hiking boots are durable and can be worn to the top of a mountain or down the street for a cup of coffee.

Anthropolgie offers Ugg Classic Hiker Boots for $210.00

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Chelsea Boots

The Chelsea is a classic and reliable style of fall boot. These boots will get you through long walks and short jaunts in any weather condition.

Urban Outfitters: UO Taylor Ultra-Short Chelsea Boot $89.00

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