Beatle Boots Are Back, Baby—Shop My Favorite Pairs for Fall

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During the Beatles' heyday in the 1960s, fans obsessed over not just their music but every element of the boys' lives: their friendships, their girlfriends, their hair, and yes, their shoes. Dubbed "Beatle boots," their signature shoes were sleek, low-heeled, black ankle boots.

Now, you might be tempted to say that this style never actually went away, but in recent years the pendulum has swung heavily toward chunky boots, often with lug soles, platforms, and other less-than-subtle traits. Think Olivia Rodrigo's Dr. Martens. Beatle boots, in contrast, are a study in minimalism. Thankfully for fans of simple dressing, brands have been churning out plenty of Beatle-worthy boots lately. Scroll down to revisit the iconic shoe style and shop modern-day versions for yourself. 

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Shop Modern-Day Beatle Boots

Fashion editors are obsessed with ACNE Studios. 

Don't sleep on Zara's sister brand, Massimo Dutti. 

These look way more expensive than they really are. 

I'd wear these with all-black pieces for a monochrome look. 

Khaite certainly knows how to make a mean accessory. 

In case you're ready to splurge on a designer pair, these Gianvito Rossi shoes are perfect. 

J.Crew is also getting in on the action. 

Toteme has a cult following in the fashion industry. 

How can I possibly choose my favorite pair? 

Proenza Schouler is one of my favorite brands. 

This $120 price tag is calling my name. 

These will last you a lifetime.