The Boot Trend Everyone Is Wearing Happens to Be Under $200

Let me start off by saying that the elusive reference to “everyone” in the title of this story actually includes me (aka @trustmebuythis), so prepare to hear some of my personal bias regarding the excellence of these boots. I actually never owned a pair of Dr. Martens before recently acquiring my own velvet Jadons (a platform style), and they have quickly skyrocketed to a top spot on my list of favorite ankle boots—and I have many.

First, they’re cool to look at, and I won’t lie: I enjoy the many compliments I get any time I wear them. Beyond that, they’re extremely comfortable and durable and even give you some extra height thanks to the platform lug soles, which I think are actually the key to why they’re so attractive. Next, despite looking like a lot to deal with, they’re actually super easy to take off and put on, because they have a low-key zipper on the inner ankle. And last, as I actually learned while researching this story—and as you’re about to see—thanks to the aforementioned zipper, they also happen to make the perfect boots for traveling, hence the luggage featured in a quarter of the photos below.

If this all isn’t enough to get you to go out and buy a pair, let me just remind you that these It boots of the season also just happen to come in under $200, with a range of colors and materials. Oh, and check out all the inspiration below.