Kick up your style with tall boots for every budget
No offense to Uggs but, there’s a time and place for these warm sheepskin boots. We love them on a frigid winter day, but with so many boot options out there, there’s no need to wear the same style over and over and over again.
Plus, there’s one thing many Uggs are missing: height.
Tall boots are the solution to wearing your favorite dresses and skirts in the winter. They’re warmer than tights, you don’t have to shave (admit it, it’s a real issue) and they’re pretty much the sexiest shoe option ever invented.
Here are some of our favorite tall boots for every budget—and every style.
Colorful and classy
We love these wine-hued suede Nine West boots that land just below the knee. The round toe mutes the naughtiness of the slim heel, making them work-appropriate, as well as great for a night on the town. Pick them up for about $80 on sale.
Flat, a bit punk and super inexpensive
Regardless of your age, our favorite place to get seriously cheap boots that are also seriously trendy is Forever21.com. These flat-soled, black lace-up boots are a little bit punk and an easy way to add edge to any outfit, from a flowy skirt to leggings with an oversized sweater or T-shirt this spring.
Extreme, above-the-knee and shiny
It wouldn’t be right to talk about tall boots without mentioning above-the-knee styles. If you want to go tall and extreme, we say go for it; but keep the wildness in line by picking a solid black color. Pair them with a simple black dress and you don’t need any other accessory. At all. These boots are the outfit. The Fergie “Cove” style is a steal at $139.95 at nordstrom.com.
Above-the-knee and a little more toned down
These above-the-knee Guess boots are a little more subtle—plus, the square heel makes them endlessly more comfortable—but they are still show-stoppingly hot. They’re also made to fold down, if you want, giving them varying heights to go with different hem lengths. Bonus: They’re on sale right now: Normally $150, but for a limited time only $129.99 at macys.com.
A little Western, and wonderfully wearable
Steve Madden is the king of sole comfort, and these “Nerves” over-the-knee boots in cognac leather are high-quality, with a cute, corset-style cinch on the back. The details matter. Find them at Nordstrom for about $200.