Boot Upgrade! 57 Pairs We Want This Minute

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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

Ann Taylor booties
Greg Marino

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;

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Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein boots
Greg Marino

Suede and napa, $149; at Nordstrom.

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Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo booties
Greg Marino

Suede, $995; at Jimmy Choo.

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Edmundo Castillo

Edmundo Castillo booties
Greg Marino

Patent leather and mesh, $995;

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Schutz booties
Greg Marino

Nubuck, $240; at Shu, 704-372-6223.

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Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi booties
Greg Marino

Suede, $920; at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein booties
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Suede, $109;

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Nine West

Nine West booties
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Fabric, $89;

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Pour la Victoire

Pour la Victoire booties
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Suede with studs, $370;

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Trend: Ankle Strap

Burak Uyan booties
Greg Marino

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;

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Matt Bernson

Matt Bernson booties
Greg Marino

Leather and suede, $209;

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John Galliano

John Galliano booties
Greg Marino

Suede and leather, $1,100;

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Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster booties
Greg Marino

Calfskin, $595;

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Topshop booties
Greg Marino

Polyester and faux leather, $100;

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Charles Jourdan

Charles Jourdan
Greg Marino

Leather, $325;

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Alexandre Birman

Alexandre Birman booties
Greg Marino

Suede and patent leather, $650;

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Steve Madden

Steve Madden booties
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Leather and man-made materials, $150;

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Enzo Angiolini

Enzo Angiolini booties
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Suede and synthetic, $130;

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Trend: Zippers

Joe's Jeans booties
Greg Marino

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;

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Carlos by Carlos Santana

Carlos by Carlos Santana booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $110;

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LD Tuttle

LD Tuttle booties
Greg Marino

Sheepskin, $623;

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Via Spiga

Via Spiga booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $275;

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Giuseppe Zanotti Design

Giuseppe Zanotti Design booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $1,195;

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Simply Vera Vera Wang

Simply Vera Vera Wang booties
Greg Marino

Faux leather, $90;

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Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler booties
Greg Marino

Suede, $895; at Proenza Schouler, 212-584-3200.

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Sam Edelman

Sam Edelman booties
Greg Marino

Leather and suede, $225;

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Acne Studios

Acne booties
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Leather, $610;

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Forever 21

Forever 21 booties
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Faux leather, $40;

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River Island

River Island booties
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Sole plastic, $80;

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Trend: Menswear

Bally booties
Greg Marino

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.

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Candela booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $395;

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Rupert Sanderson

Rupert Sanderson booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $925;

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Gomax booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $70;

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Kenneth Cole New York

Kenneth Cole booties
Greg Marino

Suede and canvas, $175;

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Roger Vivier

Roger Vivier booties
Greg Marino

Suede, $1,475; at Roger Vivier, 212-861-5371.

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NVY booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $80;

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Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff booties
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Goatskin leather, $295;

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Call It Spring

Call It Spring booties
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Synthetic, $70;

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Zara booties
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Polyurethane and leather, $100;

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Trend: Stacked Heel

APC booties
Greg Marino

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.

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Joie booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $355;

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Alli Marie

Alli Marie boots
Greg Marino

Leather, $550;

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Dior boots
Greg Marino

Astrakhan fur and calfskin, $2,000; at Dior.

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Chloe booties
Greg Marino

Leather and lizard, $1,195; at Barneys New York.

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Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone booties
Greg Marino

Suede, $495;

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Michael Kors

Michael Kors boots
Greg Marino

Leather, $350; at select Michael Kors Lifestyle stores.

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Michael Antonio

Michael Antonio booties
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Man-made materials, $80;

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Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson booties
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Leather and synthetic lining, $99;

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Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita booties
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Leather, $229;

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Trend: Split Front

BCBG Max Azria booties
Greg Marino

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;

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Nine West

Nine West booties
Greg Marino

Kidskin, $99;

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VC Signature

Vince Camuto booties
Greg Marino

Suede, $250;

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Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez booties
Greg Marino

Salmon skin and napa, $1,195; at Barneys New York.

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Gucci booties
Greg Marino

Leather, $995; at select Gucci stores.

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Express booties
Greg Marino

Suede, $98;

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Pour la Victoire

Pour la Victoire booties
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Leather, $295;

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Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi booties
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Leather, $679;

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