The Affordable Boots I Swear By for Running Around NYC From 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.

Transitioning from living in Los Angeles where getting from point A to point B typically involved getting in my car to New York City where any sort of commute means a lot of walking was interesting, you might say. At first, I was fatigued at the end of every day because I simply hadn't built up the pedestrian stamina, but slowly over time my body and mind adjusted to this new way of life and now I'm pleasantly grateful that I get more steps in than West Coast times past (12 thousand on a good day!).

That all said, I didn't reach this point without a blister or aching foot. Nay, I learned my lesson the hard way; the lesson being that you must wear comfortable shoes because you will be in them all day and potentially all night. A practical, sensible approach to footwear, in other words.

As such, I've built of a collection of boots that not only keep my feet supported but also stylish. Below I've highlighted my top picks and included a handful of outfit ideas to help you build out your boots looks for the months ahead.

I got these for Christmas last year and have never looked back. The silhouette is sleek and versatile, the leather is beautifully crafted, and the low heel makes wearing them all day a no-brainer. 

I'm a sucker for a pop of animal print, and these are subtle enough to work from day to night seamlessly.

Though they ring in a bit higher on the price spectrum, Dear Frances is worth it. These handcrafted hiker boots are not only ideal for the colder months, they also happen to be on-trend for the season. What luck!

A saturated oxblood hue is a nice break from all-black boots but still feels wearable with the majority of your wardrobe. Side note: The tab in the back makes getting in and out delightfully effortless.

Everything from the rear zipper entry to the ultra-low heel equates to a boot that I can wear all of the time. Plus, who doesn't love a pop of white?

This new direct-to-consumer brand is the brainchild of Rag & Bone's former design director (aka she knows everything about what goes into making a perfect pair of boots). This snakeskin pair is on my feet at least once a week.

A little black boot will never let me (or you) down.

The heel on these velvet boots is just tall enough to translate to a holiday party but still short enough to wear for nine hours.

Rust colors make me feel '70s inspired, hence why I'll be wearing these suede boots from now through springtime. 

Now That You Have Your Boots, Here's Some Outfit Ideas From NYC Girls