If They’re Not High, I Don’t Want Them: 29 Heeled Boots I’m Buying Immediately

We’re currently in the era of the comfort shoe, and it shows: Uggs sell out just as quickly as any It sneaker of the moment, and Birkenstocks are the flavor of the month for hypebeasts everywhere. But I, as well as any other fashion editor, know the most enjoyable wardrobe pieces are not always the most practical. Sure, it’s easier to navigate in a pair of flat boots with cushy soles, but the fashion person in me would rather teeter around in a pair of high-heeled boots. Frankly, if the boot doesn’t have a heel, I really don’t want it.  A heeled boot is not only sleek and assertive, but it can also be a powerful and seductive accessory that speaks before you even enter a room. The number of times I’ve had others compliment my boots before even saying hello is immeasurable, and I can basically count on them as a conversation starter. But other than getting lots of attention, they also instantly uplift every piece they’re paired with, whether it’s casual blue jeans or tailored wool trousers. As a perpetual fan of high-heeled boots, I always keep a running tally of my favorites (which happens to be quite a lot right now). Keep scrolling to join the club.

If you’re looking for versatile everyday boots, here’s a solid option that also happens to be on sale.

As someone with wider feet, I have ASOS on speed dial. Its selection of wide-fit shoes is unrivaled.

When I’m in the mood for shoes that feel experimental, I always head to Charles & Keith.

Who said heeled boots were hard to walk in?

I would never guess that these were less than $150.

Saint Laurent started the crystal mesh boot trend, but Mango is shaking things up.

Recently, I’ve warmed up to sky-high platform boots, and they’re great for styling with wide-leg jeans.

I’ll take these in every color.

I gasped when I first saw these. 

Reviewers adore these boots—so much so they’re a top-rated item on J.Crew’s website.

You’d be surprised by how many staples look great against red boots.

Definitely a first entry in the boot-person starter pack.

The square toe sets things off a bit here.

I’d argue most people will think these are designer.

As an owner of these boots, I can confirm they are wildly comfortable.

For your winter-white outfits.

These are sold out in my size, but kudos to anyone else who can snatch these up before they sell out.

It’s you. You’re the drama.

If the bulk of your wardrobe includes neutrals, a pair of vibrant boots can help break up the monotony and add some excitement.

Slouchy boots forever.

My editor friends can’t stop talking about Reformation’s boots.

Patent leather is not a trend in the spotlight just yet, but when it inevitably cycles back around, you’ll be ready.

These are everything.

The piping is subtle, but it separates these from being just another boring pair of booties.

The time has come to bring out the Timbs.

Parisian chic. 

Although these are pricey, I’m convinced I’d wear them every day, which makes it sort of a smart investment, right?

Jimmy Choo never misses.

The denim-boot trend is definitely divisive, but consider me a fan.

Next up: I’m Into Edgy Trends—30 Ultra-Cool Pieces I’m Eyeing From Shopbop