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20 Best Boots for Women

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Unfortunately we can’t wear our house slippers outside, but if we could, we would. But your winter boots can be just as cozy and comfy once it gets cold. And this year, we have some very wearable trends like ankle boots with interesting details, practical hiking boots, and, as always, more combat boots. So whether you’re stepping out for a short walk around the block or meeting friends for a dining experience, here are our top picks.

Ankle Boots

Yes, you probably have more than a few pairs of ankle boots in your closet. But because you probably wear them daily, it’s worth picking up another pair. Consider something with a cool chunky chain detail or try a trendy square-toe block heel.

Practical Boots

Practicality is key when it comes to boots. From combat boots and hiking boots to rain boots and Uggs (yes, Uggs), these are mainstays no matter the trends. Whether you’re trekking through the city, the suburbs, or actual hiking routes, wear the below with thick, cozy socks and sweatpants or to offset a flowy dress.

Knee-High (and Up) Boots

One of the top trends that emerged last fall was a high boot worn with a midi skirt both on the runway and in real life. For when you’re sick of sweatpants and looking to dress up, this combo is equally as easy and comfortable.

Statement Boots

For the maximalist who loves the spotlight (and being really tall), this year’s biggest boot trend is for you. Statement boots can pop up in all of the after-mentioned. Whether it’s a platform boot, an animal print knee-high boot or a trendy cowboy boot, the below are fashion forward while also being comfortable.

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