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.
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.
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.