Truth be told, fall is the best season in New York City. It’s not too hot, so you can walk from the High Line to Hudson Yards without breaking a sweat; not too cold, so you aren’t forced to ride the subway in your parka with everyone else packed in like sardines. In fact, it’s just right for a leather jacket, broken-in pair of jeans, and your best asphalt-kicking boots. Sartorially speaking, this season can last from early September to late November, so there are almost 100 days to experiment with autumn outfits.
Below, you’ll find 12 pairs of boots that fashion girls are already wearing this season—a few of which will even carry us into winter thanks to waterproof materials and elevated treads. After all, when you’re an NYC girl, it’s essential to have several pairs of boots that were made for walking up and down Manhattan.