Over-the-knee boots used to be intimidatingly expensive. It takes a lot of fabric to make a pair of shoes that covers most of the leg, and good materials don’t come cheap. But recently, it’s gotten easier and easier to find nice pairs that don’t require a significant investment.
Once in a while, a trend appears on the runway, trickles down to your local mall, and then lodges itself firmly inside your brain. Now Trending is our weekly roundup of where to buy that look that’s been haunting you.
To pull off the look, and make sure you get the most wear out of your purchase, consider what’s in your wardrobe before you start shopping. Are you more prone to wearing skirts? You’ll want a leg-hugging style. Wear skinny jeans every day? Look for something a bit slouchier.
Next, think about what fabric you’ll want. Suede is warm but gets damp in wet weather, while stretch and latex are very trendy but can look cheap. Leather, of course, is the most classic, but also the most expensive — though we were able to find one good all-leather pair for under $250. Scroll ahead to see our top picks.
The Best Budget Pair
The Best Wide-Fit Pair
Like Balenciaga But Affordable
The Ones in the “It” Color
Red is hot right now, and these suede boots are an easy way to add color to the rotation of black dresses and skirts you’re already wearing.
The Ones With the Best Reviews
These have been reviewed by over 300 people on Amazon and still have 4.5 stars. One commenter called them the “affordable version of Stuart Weitzman’s Lowland boots that retail for $785.”
A Good Neutral Pair
Shiny, But Not Too Shiny
The Ones That Are Made for Fall
The Unusual Blue Ones
The Best Faux Leather Pair
The All-Around-Best Black Pair
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