You’re Going to Need a Big Boot This Fall — 14 Bold Women’s Styles

It’s still summer, but for retailers, the start of August usually kicks off new-season deliveries in preparation for fall. And while boots are always on offer, this year they’re back in a big, bold way.

The ankle boot has ruled both the runways and retail for the past decade, but during fall 2019’s fashion month in February and March, the footwear took a decidedly bold turn toward knee-high styles. The knee boot, absent just a few seasons ago, is undoubtedly the new silhouette of fall, meant to be worn with the midi dresses and skirts that are still dominating ready-to-wear. There are plenty of them in the season’s proliferation of animal prints, which include a little of everything, from abstract giraffe and zebra prints to the quintessential leopard. It’s a sure bet, though, that the boot of the season will be the snake-print knee-high boot, including those from “It” brand Paris Texas.

Kick-start your fall with a look at 14 of the biggest, boldest boots to come.

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From left: Area multicolored snakeskin knee-high boot with stiletto heel. Jimmy Choo Brelan knee boot in napa leather with gold eyelet hardware.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott
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Christian Louboutin Bolcheva suede over-the-knee boot with lamé fringe.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott
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Dries Van Noten satin floral-print boots.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott
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From left: Giuseppe Zanotti giraffe-print, calf-hair knee boots. Alexandre Birman Rachel platform boots.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott
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Unravel Project by Ben Taverniti nylon, double-layer, elephant boots with drawstrings.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott
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Versace knee-high Western boot and baroque printed trouser.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott
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From left: Casadei pink lace-up, stretch-suede Lena over-the-knee boot with macro-crystal eyelet detail. The Attico mid-calf suede boot with multicolored stripes and a cone heel.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott
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Fendi FFrame shiny scuba neoprene knee-high boot with wood stiletto heel.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott
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