Boot Upgrade! 57 Pairs We Want This Minute
New season? New boots! Make the most of fall with a pair that will kick some pep in your step. You have 57 to choose from, with a sundry of styles that literally run the gamut: Show off a hint of skin with a perforated pair, or bring the pant-cuffing trend into fall with ankle-strap booties. Turn toward menswear for inspiration with lace-ups and muted tones, or add the perfect dose of edge with all-over zippers. Retire last year's pairs and give your shoe closet a makeover with these new (and improved) styles. Click through to shop them all.
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Trend: Peekaboo Pretty
From perforated suede to geometric cut-outs, stomp around in booties that show glimpses of skin without giving too much away. Leather, Ann Taylor, $148; anntaylor.com.
Suede and napa, $149; at Nordstrom.
Suede, $995; at Jimmy Choo.
Patent leather and mesh, $995; shopbop.com.
Nubuck, $240; at Shu, 704-372-6223.
Suede, $920; at Bergdorf Goodman.
Suede, $109; calvinklein.com.
Fabric, $89; ninewest.com.
Pour la Victoire
Suede with studs, $370; neimanmarcus.com.
Trend: Ankle Strap
No longer exclusive to summer sandals, the ankle-cuffing trend has made its way into fall. Treat the gap between the strap and the boot like a cut-out, and have fun with designs, colors and details. Watersnake and leather, Burak Uyan, $1,050; forwardbyelysewalker.com.
Leather and suede, $209; piperlime.com.
Suede and leather, $1,100; johngalliano.com.
Calfskin, $595; net-a-porter.com.
Polyester and faux leather, $100; topshop.com.
Leather, $325; amazon.com.
Suede and patent leather, $650; alexandrebirman.com
Leather and man-made materials, $150; heels.com.
Suede and synthetic, $130; nordstrom.com.
Who knew zippers were so (fun)ctional? This season, zip into too-cool shoes that are lined all over with strips of interlocking metal. Leather, Joe's, $219; joesjeans.com.
Carlos by Carlos Santana
Leather, $110; macys.com.
Sheepskin, $623; shopbop.com.
Leather, $275; nordstrom.com.
Giuseppe Zanotti Design
Leather, $1,195; giuseppezanottidesign.com.
Simply Vera Vera Wang
Faux leather, $90; kohls.com.
Suede, $895; at Proenza Schouler, 212-584-3200.
Leather and suede, $225; shopbop.com.
Leather, $610; lagarconne.com.
Faux leather, $40; forever21.com.
Sole plastic, $80; riverisland.com.
Gender divide is a thing of the past. Rock a pair of menswear-inspired oxfords or lace-ups with a flirty frock or a full-on suit. Calfskin, Bally, $895; at Bally, 212-751-9082.
Leather, $395; candelanyc.com.
Leather, $925; barneys.com.
Leather, $70; theshoeheaven.com.
Kenneth Cole New York
Suede and canvas, $175; kennethcole.com.
Suede, $1,475; at Roger Vivier, 212-861-5371.
Leather, $80; theshoeheaven.com
Goatskin leather, $295; shopbop.com.
Call It Spring
Synthetic, $70; jcpenney.com.
Polyurethane and leather, $100; zara.com.
Trend: Stacked Heel
Skip the skinny stilettos and look for heels with some weight behind them, because boots were made for walkin' after all. Leather, APC, $515; at APC, 212-755-2523.
Leather, $355; joie.com.
Leather, $550; allimarie.com.
Astrakhan fur and calfskin, $2,000; at Dior.
Leather and lizard, $1,195; at Barneys New York.
Rag & Bone
Suede, $495; rag-bone.com.
Leather, $350; at select Michael Kors Lifestyle stores.
Man-made materials, $80; heels.com.
Leather and synthetic lining, $99; betseyjohnson.com.
Leather, $229; needsupply.com.
Trend: Split Front
Give your booties some allure with a sexy split. Stick with basic black or be bold and experiment with lace-ups, textures and colors. Calfskin, BCBG Max Azria, $325; bcbg.com.
Kidskin, $99; ninewest.com.
Suede, $250; vincecamuto.com.
Salmon skin and napa, $1,195; at Barneys New York.
Leather, $995; at select Gucci stores.
Suede, $98; express.com
Pour la Victoire
Leather, $295; neimanmarcus.com.
Leather, $679; farfetch.com.