It’s time to put away the sandals and start thinking about boots! Even though I lived in California for the past 12+ years, I still managed to develop quite a boot collection. So in today’s post I’m sharing where to get the best fall boots!
*Updated for 2022.
Where to Get the Best Fall Boots
I’ll preface this by saying that I do like to spend a little more on my footwear to get genuine leather boots because they just hold up so much better. So if a quality pair of leather boots lasts years, I’m ok with spending a little more. Leather is also more comfortable, in my opinion, because it ends up molding to your foot and softening up over time.
Freda Salvador* is my #1 favorite place for shoes. I have 6 pairs of Freda shoes and they have all been fantastic. Not only are Freda shoes ethically made, the quality and fit are like no other brand I’ve tried. Every single pair that I’ve gotten has been comfortable right out of the box and I’m consistently a size 8.5 in every shoe I’ve tried. That’s never happened to me before! Usually, my size fluctuates between an 8.5 or 9 depending on the style.
Anyway, I have the ANDY boot from last season and the BROOKE boot from this season and I love them both.
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*I’m currently a Freda Salvador Ambassador
Nisolo is also an ethical shoe brand that I’ve worked with in the past. I originally bought their AMALIA boots and I love them so much that I reached out for a partnership.
The AMALIA boots are still a favorite of mine and I literally wear them almost everyday in the winter. They are All-Weather boots which means you can wear them in the rain and snow. I definitely want to pick up a pair in another color!
Nisolo offers other boots styles so definitely check them out if you are looking for ethically made, high quality boots!
I have quite a few pairs of boots from Everlane*. I think Everlane offers quality footwear at a decent price. I wear their sandals and flats everyday/all day and they’ve held up great. I recently moved to the East Coast so now my Everlane booties will get more of a work out.
I have the Rain Boots, the Day Glove Boots (see on the right), and Western Boots. I got all of these boots several years ago and since then they’ve come out with some really chic styles – like the Chelsea Boot and City Boot.
*I work with Everlane on a gifting basis.
If you are looking for a wide range of boot/bootie options at all price ranges then I suggest Nordstrom. Nordstrom also has a lot of great sales AND they will price match their competitors. Plus, you can earn points and shopping credits when you sign up for the Nordstrom Card. If you plan on making big purchases from Nordstrom (aka a pair of $100 boots) I definitely recommend signing up for the card. I have it and Nordstrom sends me $20 shopping credits every now and then (even though I don’t even use my card that often).
My favorite brand of bootie to buy from Nordstrom are Marc Fisher LTD boots. I love the pointed toe, the metal detail at the tip and the heel heights. This pair reminds me of a more affordable version of the Acne boot. I have this pair in patent leather and a suede.
When I’m looking for a pair of designer boots I always check out Shopbop. I love that they have a curated collection of designers at all price ranges. It makes it easier to find the best styles without having to check out each designer individually. It also helps me to discover new designers that I’d never heard of before!
For example, I discovered the brand An Hour and A Shower through Shopbop and picked up this ice skating inspired pair of boots! They ended up being one of my favorite pair of boots. Some of my other favorite designers you can find on Shopbop include BY FAR (see the snakeskin pair to the right), Loeffler Randall, MANU Atelier.
French Boot Brands
You know I have an obsession with French Fashion so of course I have to include two French brands with gorgeous boot options: Sézane* and Bobbies. Both of these brands have similar styles although Bobbies is specifically a shoes and leather goods brand. Bobbies was kind enough to gift me the croc embossed booties you see to the right and I love them!
Both Sézane and Bobbies are committed to ethical manufacturing and sustainability so you can also feel good about your purchase!
*I work with Sézane on a gifting basis
I also want to give a shoutout to Rouje – another French fashion brand that I love. They have a larger collection of boot options this year and I’m loving the styles!
If you are someone who has the HARDEST TIME finding boots that fit your calf then you should check out Duo Boots. They offer boots in a wide variety of calf sizes. I have narrow, scrawny calves (around a 13″ circumference) and tall boots never fit my calves properly. So I’ve kind of given up on tall boots and just stick with ankle booties. However, I’d really love to try out Duo Boots. And they don’t just offer narrow calf sizes – they also offer wide calf sizes!
I’ve been a fan of Madewell’s shoes for awhile – although I’ve never tried their boots. I have a lot of their flats and sandals though and I really like them. But their boots styles are right up my alley. Madewell does run sales pretty often so you might be able to get a discount. You can also find Madewell shoes at Shopbop and Nordstrom.
Fall Essentials Guide 2022
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