The Best Fall Boot Brands, According to Me


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I won't even tell you how many pairs of boots I actually own for fear of embarrassing myself as well as actually counting them, but let's just say it's a lot. So many, in fact, that at any given moment, I have boots occupying four different closets across America, with the majority in my own and a sprinkling in my loving parents' and in-laws'. Am I proud? No. But would I have it any other way? Probably not. After all, I love boots! Whether they are knee-length, over-the-knee, mid-calf, or my favorite, ankle boots, I’ve been obsessed with the fall-ready footwear for as long as I can remember, and since moving to New York a few years ago, my appreciation and collection have both grown.

So, given my "passion” as well as our proximity to the coming season, I thought I’d share with you the 11 brands I think are the best for buying boots right now. Of course, these aren’t the only pairs I’m endorsing for fall, but if you’re looking for a label with options aplenty, these are the ones to check out. From Proenza Schouler to Topshop and everything in between, just keep scrolling to get started.

Paris Texas

Looking to invest in one jaw-dropping pair of statement boots for the season ahead? I suggest choosing from Paris Texas’s standout selection.


Of course, Zara is in here! Whether you’re looking for a trendy pair or something basic, Zara has you covered. Plus, when winter rolls around, it always has the best selection of affordable, waterproof boots.


I love Tibi’s shoe offering because you always know you’re buying something cool but that you won’t get sick of after one season. It’s a skill few brands have mastered better.

Saint Laurent

I’ve never regretted a Saint Laurent shoe purchase. In fact, I have pairs from five, six, and seven years ago that I still wear because they still feel relevant (and have held up). It doesn’t get better than that.

Tamara Mellon

Tamara Mellon’s high-quality shoes are built to last and impress. One of my most-used pairs of boots last season was her Rodeo, which is still available to buy and will definitely be back in my rotation come this fall.

By Far

Basically, any item from By Far is a recipe for outfit success, so you really can’t go wrong no matter what you choose. Pair any of the below with jeans and a sweater, and you’re gold for the rest of the year.

Proenza Schouler

I know. This is kind of a no-brainer, but just when I think Proenza Schouler shoes can’t get any better, they do! Right now, I love its selection of chunky, rubber-soled ankle boots.


Ganni is already a fashion-girl favorite, but I think it’s only a matter of time until the Scandinavian brand monopolizes the entire boot market with its Western-inspired pairs.

The Row

The Row’s shoes may look simple, but the quality and attention to detail are unparalleled. Buy a pair, and you’ll wear it more than any other pair you own, making the brand truly worth the investment.


I’ve been buying Topshop boots since high school, and I love them as much today as I did then. They always look expensive, no matter how much they actually cost, and there’s always a range of trends to choose from.

Jimmy Choo

I’ve always loved Jimmy Choo’s shoes but have come to appreciate them even more in recent years. They’re the perfect combination of classic and current.

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Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.