Shop 8 knee-high boots to start the new season in style
Fashionable footwear to keep you chic on cold days.
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Is it time to give last season's fall footwear the boot? Put your best foot forward with a new pair of knee-high boots. A chic knee-high (or higher) boot is a classic, and for good reason. After all, as long as you keep them protected from rain and snow, the high-coverage—and high fashion—shoes make a great addition to any seasonal capsule wardrobe.
If knee-high boots are high on your shopping list, step into colder weather in style with these eight trendy designs.
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For a classic leather riding boot
Add a preppy touch to your fall and winter wardrobe with equestrian-style boots. Inspired by traditional riding boots, there are few pairs more classic prep than J.Crew's bestelling Knee-High Stacked-Heel Boots, which come in brown leather in women's shoe sizes 5 to 12. Pair the boots with a dress and delicate jewelry for an instantly polished ensemble.
$378 at J.Crew
For a disco style throwback
Loving throwback fashion? Go-go boots could be your new go-to style. Steve Madden's Phoenix boots bring a modern touch and some edge to the retro look. With a chunky 4-inch heel and platform, the Phoenix boot is equal parts go-go and rocker. One reviewer raves over their "perfect" fit, adding that they "have a good amount of stretch in the fabric so the widest part of my foot was able to slide in." Shop them in black in women's shoe sizes 5 to 11.
For a luxe, lug sole style
Still looking for your footwear solemate, so to speak? Try a lug sole knee-high boot. The design, which is defined by its chunky, utilitarian rubber sole, has been trending for both loafers and boots. Shop styles such as the Aldo Gworelle boot, which features a heavy sole that means business. It comes in white and black in women's shoe sizes 5 to 11.
For a pair of high fashion thigh-highs
If you're looking for a trendy going out shoe, it might be high time to try thigh-high boots. In addition to making a bold style statement, the high fashion style is a great way to keep your legs warm (or at least warmer) if you want to opt for a mini-dress or skirt during colder seasons. Try the Kelly and Katie Jali Over the Knee Boots for a classic design with a chunky heel. Shop them in women's shoe sizes 5 to 12.
$70 at DSW
For something on the edgy side
Knee-high boots don't have to be all prep and polish. With the 1B60 Virginia Leather Knee High Boots, Dr. Martens famed combat boot reaches stylish new heights. Our tester found the classic 1460 Virginia boot comfortable, and reviewers are equally impressed with the taller version. "The boots are great, I was worried about the break in period that docs normally have to go through but these boots didn't have one," one reviewer writes. "A pleasant surprise!"
$230 at Dr. Martens
For something snakeskin
Add some shine with a snakeskin pair of shoes. Dolce Vita's Maryana Block Pointed Toe Knee High Boot is available in brown, white, black, and snake print in women's whole and half shoe sizes 5 to 12. "They are very comfortable and I can walk around in them for more than 4 hours without getting tired," one reviewer raves. "They have a nice solid feel to them too...they look and feel like they're luxury shoes."
For a pull-on pair of boots
While Timberland is known for its durable work boots, the brand also offers fashion-forward shoes that work with a variety of outfits. For a boot that's easy on and off, consider the company's Cortina Valley Tall Boots. The 14.5-inch tall leather boots feature a rubber outsole and stretchy gore paneling. Shop them in brown and black in women's shoe sizes 5.5 to 11.
$220 at Timberland
For rainy days
Stay prepared—and stylish—even when the weather is less than ideal. A classic for stormy days, the Hunter Original Back Adjustable boots is available in women's sizes 5 to 11 and can be adjusted to better fit the calf. "Wore them in Boston during early March with wool socks and my feet stayed warm," writes one reviewer. "I'm now using them in humid Mississippi. Love the versatility!"
$180 at Zappos
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.