I Found the Best Chunky Boots in Existence (Starting at Just $40)

Chunky knee-high boots



As someone who owns at least six pairs of Dr. Martens, I guess chunky boots are kinda my thing. Every year when fall comes around, I eagerly ditch my sandals for boots, always opting for something with a clunky heel or thick, lugged sole. They’re not only flattering and practical (hello, impending winter weather), but they also go with everything from puff-sleeve empire-waist dresses to tailored fall suiting, giving any look just the right amount of attitude.

Luckily for me, the chunky-boot trend of 2020 is still riding strong for fall 2021. Whether platform ankle boots are your thing or you prefer knee-high and over-the-knee silhouettes, trust that there’s a style for you. Not to mention this season’s pickings come in a variety of colorways, including classic neutrals and plenty of pastels and brights.

Ahead, I rounded up 26 of the best chunky boots of the season, starting at just $40. Keep scrolling to check them out, and snag a pair or two for yourself while you’re at it.

This sleek over-the-knee style looks killer paired with minidresses and skirts.

Everyone needs a good pair of white boots, in my opinion.

Yep, I've already bought these for myself.

This block heel is a great height for everyday wear.

Lug-sole boots



Can't go wrong with a pair of classic Docs.

Of course, I can’t fail to mention my dream New Bottega boots.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about these boots at least five times a day.

Leave it to Ganni to put out the perfect slime-green boots.

White chunky boots



Can’t decide between sneakers or boots? Try this sneaker-boot hybrid.

Chunky ankle boots



These chunky, flat boots are an instant classic.

I never thought I needed boots with multicolored soles—until now.

Snakeskin-print boots are always a good choice.

I love the brown sole–black upper combination on this pair.

Chunky heeled boots



Nodaleto has perfected the chunky angled heel, and these platform lace-up boots are one of my favorite styles.

These would look great with a pair of skinny jeans, just saying.

Into combat boots? Try this sky-high pair.

The cherry-red sole on these is too good.

And finally, a sleek everyday option with just the right amount of height.