After a long summer and with winter in full swing, we're welcoming the black boot season with open arms. Easy summer outfits and, by default, summer-friendly shoes gave our toes ample time to enjoy some vitamin D. But their exposed status has also meant three to four months of dirty feet and frequent at-home pedicures. They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and our depleted nail salon funds have us anxiously awaiting a season where we can cover everything up.
Of course, we aren't planning on completely giving up our open-toe sandals until the deep, cold temperatures of winter pry them from our frosty feet. But we are willing to let ourselves re-adopt walkable ankle boots. To make the idea more bearable, we have rounded up 39 must-have fall boots, all under $200. Tell your toes that it's not them, it's you, and prepare to bundle them up in any one of the picks ahead.
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