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To wax poetic about boots is to know the true value (and versatility!) of this iconic footwear staple. Appropriate all year round—but particularly instrumental during the colder months—the best boots for women tick off each and every box when it comes to an investment-worthy piece.
Of course, just as no winter coat is exactly alike, boots silhouettes continue to unfold into various categories. But the common thread found throughout all boots is that they communicate a certain sort of confidence. To march around in a pair of boots is a choice, certainly not an afterthought.
Naturally, which pair of boots you choose this season will be based on a series of considerations such as climate, aesthetic, and personal style. But regardless of where your preferences land, the season’s collections are chock-full of options worth adding to your wardrobe. Ahead, Vogue curates over 50 to shop right now.
The Best Boots for Women, According to Vogue
- The Shearling Boot: Ugg Classic Mini II suede boots, $167
- The Chelsea Boot: The Row Ranger leather Chelsea boots, $1,590
- The Lug Sole Boot: Mango ankle boots, $100
- The Block Heel: Everlane City boots,
- The Kitten Heel: Khaite Arizona boots, $990
- The Knee-High Boot: Staud Cami leather knee boots, $550
- The Over-the-Knee Boot: Schutz Mikki block over the knee boots, $298
The Chelsea Boot
A forever classic, Chelsea boots are said to date back to the Victorian era. They’re distinguishable by their side elastic detailing, making it effortless to slip on (and off) with total ease. Keep it slick and streamlined with a pair from The Row, or opt for a sturdier silhouette with chunky lug soles.
lug leather Chelsea boots
flat Chelsea boots
Ranger Chelsea boots
Chelsea pull-on booties
Les Chelsea Pavane boots
Galna leather Chelsea boots
The Kitten Heel Booties
Give your arches a break and go for a pair of booties designed with low-to-the-ground heels. Kitten heels add a certain polish that flat boots might lack, but make it easy to wear them all day long without any foot fatigue.
leather ankle boots
Sofie suede ankle boots
croc-effect leather ankle boots
The Knee-High Boot
Knee-high boots are the answer to winter’s call for stylish—but practical—footwear. Wear yours tucked under a midi dress or skirt to keep your legs warm, or tuck your trousers into them for a prep-inspired look.
Cami leather knee boots
Anja croc-effect leather knee boots
Dani leather knee boots
Diane logo-embellished leather knee boots
71 leather knee boots
Isa buckled knee boots
Miller leather knee boots
The Over-the-Knee Boot
While over-the-knee boots are undoubtedly bold, they can be styled according to the individual’s wardrobe. For a more statement take, wear yours with a mini hemline. Otherwise, they pair with dresses and skirts just as you would your knee-highs.
Glove suede over-the-knee boots
Stiletto 60 suede over-the-knee boots
over the knee Hilda boots
Marfa over-the-knee boots
Allora over the knee boots
over-the-knee leather boots
Mikki block over the knee boots
Lowland Bold leather over-the-knee boots
The Shearling Boot
Dreary winter weather calls for plush textures all around. Enter: the shearling boot. Whether designed into the lining or stitched around the seams, this tactile texture helps translate your footwear to the season.
shearling-lined padded leather boots
Off-Duty faux fur-lined textured-leather boots
Classic Mini II suede boots
Arosa shearling-lined leather boots
Amenta shearling ankle boots
Fumé leather booties
Betty shearling-lined rubber boots
The Lug Sole Boot
If you’re going to schlep around in the elements you might as well have a refined boot to do it in, no? These lug-sole boots take the chunky silhouette to new heights with unmatched craftsmanship and subtle detailing.
velvet ankle boots
Biker II leather boots
Palamino leather Chelsea boots
leather Chelsea boots
Trace Alter semi mat boots
The Block Heel Boot
For those who want a bit of height without the requirement of a stiletto, block-heel boots more than fit the bill. The season’s best are designed in clean, classic shapes and in color palettes that can be mixed and matched with ease.
brushed leather camperos boots
Betty buckled knee boots
Rio leather ankle boots
Terra leather zip booties
Lee 40 leather ankle boots
Saint Honore leather ankle boots