6 Fall Boot Trends That Are Already Selling Like Crazy

The official first day of fall is quickly approaching, which means it's time to start all of your seasonal shoe shopping. Naturally, first on the list is boots. Since boot weather isn't quite in full swing, it can be hard to gauge which trends are actually going to be everywhere this season, but thanks to the experts ahead, we've got the inside scoop. I reached out to buyers, fashion directors, and editors of major retailers to find out which boot trends have already been selling like crazy this early on in the game. 

Thanks to Libby Paige, senior fashion market editor at Net-a-Porter, Caroline Maguire, fashion director at Shopbop, and Alison Stiefel, general manager at ShopStyle, you've got an insider's look at the fall boot trends all the savviest shoppers will be wearing once the temperatures allow. From rubber wellies to classic over-the-knee styles, the data-fueled list ahead is the place to start your fall boot shopping.


"Practicality is the buzzword of the season when it comes to boots. Chunky Chelsea boots, combat boots, and even rubber wellington styles have dominated the Net-a-Porter buy. This fusion of fashion meets comfort has really resonated with our customers. Our hero buys include The Row's zip bootie and Bottega Veneta's rubber sole style."—Libby Paige, senior fashion market editor, Net-a-Porter 

Chunky Chelsea Boots


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Combat Boots


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Rubber Wellington Styles


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"Fall weather is upon us, and I am obsessing over easy pull-on boots with chunky platform soles for the season. I love the ease of laceless slug boots. They're a timeless style and the pull-on design makes them both versatile and chic."—Caroline Maguire, fashion director, Shopbop 

Platform Pull-Ons


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"This season, ShopStyle is seeing consumers branch out from athleisure wear—which dominated in the spring and summer months—and shop for traditional fall products like boots. Specifically, shoppers are searching for over-the-knee boots (+55% YoY), snakeskin boots (+51% YoY), combat boots (+49% YoY), and ankle boots (+37% YoY). The top searched brands for boots over the past two months include Stuart Weitzman (+78% YoY), Fendi (+75% YoY), Isabel Marant (+69% YoY) and Sam Edelman (+65% YoY).”—Alison Stiefel, general manager, ShopStyle

Over-the-Knee Boots


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Snakeskin Boots


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"The Western-inspired classic has a new look, reinterpreted by the likes of Bottega Veneta, Sunflower x Buttero and Acne Studios. Semi-gloss leather, new toe shapes (square is key), and non-traditional heels."—Celenie Laura Fleur Seidel, senior womenswear fashion editor, Farfetch

The Refined Cowboy


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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.