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


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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.


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