I'm Convinced This Is the Perfect Boot Trend for 2022

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My personal belief when it comes to boots is that one can never have too many. Needless to say, as soon I get wind of a new style suddenly showing up everywhere, I want to be the first to know everything about it. This conveniently leads into the trend we're discussing today: slouchy boots. 

Admittedly, slouchy boots already had a bit of a shining moment a few years ago thanks in part to Anthony Vaccarello's Parisian-sleek A/W 17 Saint Laurent collection. Featuring hyperbolically slouchy patent-leather boots styled with flashy minidresses, that runway show alone was likely responsible for 90% of slouchy-boot sales in 2018. Since then, the silhouette has quietly faded into the background, with others rising in its place—cue the Bottega Veneta Puddle boots and extreme platforms. But my editor intuition is telling me the trend is due for another comeback this year. 

Now that slouchy boots are gaining some momentum, it's only natural to look for the best pairs out there. Whether you're new to the slouchy-boot wave or just need an excuse to add more boots to your collection (FYI, I'm not judging), I perused every corner of the internet to bring you the ones worth buying now. Go ahead and take your pick.

Under $100

These are deeply discounted, and that really is all that needs to be said.

It's rare to find boots that retail for less than $100, so consider this a miracle.

Wear them just below the knee, or let them slouch for a relaxed vibe.

Experienced city people know that a block heel is how you make it through the day without resorting to sneakers.

Where else can you find purple boots? I'll wait…

Probably the least expensive, expensive-looking boots I've ever encountered.

Under $200

If your wardrobe is mainly comprised of basics, adding a pair of statement boots wouldn't be a bad thing.

Under $300

It's like all of 2022's coolest trends rolled into one.

I think it's impossible not to feel stylish while walking in these.

Under $500

White boots are underrated, but they can easily work with so many outfits.

A pair you'll have season after season.

Over $500

Few brands come close to the quality of Manolo Blahnik.

I'm very much into the Parisian-chic edge.

Now, I know exactly what to do with 2190 of my dollars (and I'm sure you do too).

Style them with light-wash denim and a simple white T-shirt.

Commuters will love this foot-friendly pair.

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