Witches Everywhere Agree: These Are the 33 Essential Boots for the Season

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When the clock strikes October, there’s just one thing on my mind for the next 31 days: witches. Yes, that’s right, I am deeply devoted to pop culture’s season of the witch and all things magically macabre. Not only is it a great excuse to finally wear head-to-toe black again, but the autumnal equinox also singles that it’s time to fully embrace fall fashion with coats, capes, and caps. Since I’m not actually a witch (and if we’re being honest, one can only own so many capes), I tend to channel my spooky seasonal style below the knees by conjuring up several new pairs of on-trend boots to go with my everyday uniform of jeans and leather jackets.

Below, you’ll find 15 witches from our favorite spooky movies and TV shows that have magically guided me to this season’s best boots. Whether you’re square-toed, flat-footed, wide-calved, or need a sleek shoe for sashaying around graveyards and gripping broomsticks, these first-class witches have a knack for fulfilling the desires of fall fashion–loving mortals everywhere. Accio shoe polish!

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WHO: The White Witch

WHATThe Chronicles of Narnia

WEAR: Luxurious knee-high boots that keep out the cold

Did you know Mango makes some remarkable boots? The light leather and sculptural heel make this pair White Witch–approved.

A little on-trend snakeskin is basically camouflage in wilds of Narnia, right? 

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WHO: Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson

WHATHocus Pocus

WEAR: Boots they can wear for eternity  

These cone-heeled three-buckle ankle boots are a must-have for mischevious Mary. 

Classic witch boots but in a pleasantly purple-ish shade just scream Sarah (Jessica Parker) Sanderson.

Did you light the black flame candle? Then Winnie has been wearing these patent leather lace-ups since before you were born. 

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WHO: Sabrina Spellman

WHAT: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

WEAR: Boots appropriate for both high school classes and magical hijinks 

We have a feeling Sabrina wouldn't mind blaming a few odd occurrences on astrology. Is that a full moon in Scorpio we spy?

The perfect boots for practicing spells with your wacky aunts while side-stepping a fast-talking cat named Salem.

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WHO: Sabrina Spellman

WHAT: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

WEAR: Boots that suit her half-mortal, half-witch makeup

Just because you have magical powers doesn't mean you can control the weather… yet.

These aptly named booties are a little bit witchy and a little bit Archie Comics all in one. 

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WHO: Hermione Granger

WHAT: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

WEAR: Basic boots that go with her Hogwarts robes

All aboard the Hogwarts Express in these smart slip-on ankle boots. 

These boots are for when Hermione grows up and starts kicking some serious Death Eater ass. 

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WHO: Bellatrix Lestrange

WHATHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

WEAR: Boots that catch the eye of the Dark Lord while also crushing anything in her path

She may be a seriously deranged Death Eater, but you have to admit, Bellatrix Lestrange does have an ornate POV when it comes to fashion.

Bellatrix would totally go for these croc-embossed buckle boots—just don't tell her they're faux. 

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WHO: The Wicked Witch of the West

WHATThe Wizard of Oz

WEAR: Preferably something waterproof

A Western boot seems like a smart choice here—she is the Wicked Witch of the West, after all.

These double-strapped boots with white accent laces harken back to a simpler time… like the first 10 minutes of the movie. 

WHO: Glinda the Good Witch of the North

WHATThe Wizard of Oz

WEAR: Boots made of precious material that also have transporting capabilities

Hey, Dorothy isn't the only one who gets to wear cool shoes! These shiny silver booties are perfect for the most beloved witch in Oz.

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WHO: The Grand High Witch

WHATThe Witches

WEAR: Strictly square-toed styles

Did you forget that witches don't have toes? They just have feet with square ends. Re-watch this 1990 adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel, and you'll have a totally new take on the square toe trend. 

These chic square-toe croc-embossed boots say, "Witch, please."

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WHO: Bonnie Bennett

WHATThe Vampire Diaries

WEAR: Bold boots that showcase the power of her dark magic 

Perfect for walking the halls of Mystic Falls High by day and communing with the other side by night.

The practical choice for running around and picking up after Elena, Stefan, and Damon.

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WHO: Fiona Goode

WHAT: American Horror Story: Coven

WEAR: Boots that are high-end and on-trend

These 3.1 Philip Lim beauties are almost too goode to be true. 

Marc Fisher booties are supremely on point this season. 

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WHO: Melisandre

WHAT: Game of Thrones

WEAR: Red, just red

Have you heard? Winter is coming, and honestly, these red boots can be worn until spring. 

The night is dark and full of terrors, so why not ride away in these blood red stunners? 

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WHO: Sarah, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Nancy

WHAT: The Craft

WEAR: Boots that can be worn with school uniforms and to secret ritual gatherings  

These ultra-cool combat boots say, "Don't mess with me," and isn't that the point, really?

A slightly more feminine interpretation of kick-ass kicks, these boots still pack a serious punch. 

These boots were made for stomping all over the patriarchy—that's right, The Craft is low-key a feminist film.

Advice for baby witches: Buy these '90s-inspired platform booties. 

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WHO: Phoebe and Piper Halliwell, and Paige Matthews

WHATCharmed

WEAR: Stylish and sharable among sisters 

These knee-high boots are timeless, just like Phoebe's ability to see both the future and the past. 

Paige is half-witch, half-whitelighter, and a whole lot to unpack, making these patent leather lace-up heeled booties pretty much perfect for her. 

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WHO: Sally and Gillian Owens

WHATPractical Magic

WEAR: Boots for breaking the law and fending off family curses

Take a walk on the wild side like Gillian with these Western-adjacent buckle boots.

Just because Sally enjoys small-town life doesn't mean she dislikes kicking ass and taking names in these chic stunt boots.