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You can ease off those pedicures now—the toe cleavage forecast for these next weeks is limited to cute ballet flats. As far as we're concerned, it's fall boot season, so reassign that nail salon money to building up your shoe closet. Do your part in banishing the Boston stereotype of sweatpant-clad college kids in Uggs and replace disintegrating soles with a new pair from every and any boot variety: stiletto, ankle, knee-high, and hey, even thigh-high! Here we've mapped 15 of the best destinations for full-footed footwear at any budget.


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1. Sudo Shoes

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1771 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-1771
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Sudo has vegan footwear for days, catering to locals who have a hard time finding cruelty-free goods. Scope out boot styles from Madden Girl and Blowfish that don't sacrifice style for value-oriented shopping.

2. Concepts

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37 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-2001
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If standing out in a crowd is your mission, Concepts will satisfy a need for distinctive boots from sneaker-inspired Vans styles to high fashion Saint Laurent and Lanvin, as well as weather-proof Sorel limited edition pairs.

3. Berk's

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50 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-9511
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This Harvard Square landmark sells shoes for every occasion, with a solid rainboot selection from Chooka and Native, as well as toasty styles from The North Face and yes, Ugg (including non-sheepskin men's boots).

4. Moxie

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51 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 557-9991
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This girly Charles Street boutique (and Racked 38 member) is known for a top-notch selection of footwear and accessories. Explore trendy updates on classic fall boots from Cole Haan, Tory Burch, and Splendid.

5. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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385 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 556-0052
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The Downtown Crossing location of this national-chain is gigantic, with multiple levels and a clearance department the size of most other shoe boutiques. You're almost guaranteed to snag boots here—and at a majorly steep discount.

6. AllSaints

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122 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 517-0894
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AllSaints makes some well-loved boots, mostly based on a combat silhouette, with additional styles featuring all sorts of zippers, mixed leathers, and buckles to edge up any outfit.

7. Ball and Buck

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144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-1776
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Whether you find inspiration in American made goods or simply love the notion of an outdoorsman, Ball and Buck will supply the Wolverine, Danner, and Red Wing boots to set the foundation.

8. Steven Alan

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172 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02216
(617) 398-2640
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Steven Alan's New York sensibility translates well to Boston's streets: you want a stylish, durable shoe to carry you through the seasons. The boutique carries men's and women's boots from Rachel Comey, A.P.C., Acne, and Steven Alan collaborations.

9. Dr. Martens

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201 Newbury street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 585-1460
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Dr. Martens is a British cousin of fellow rock-embraced brands like our regional Converse, and with Boston's punk rock history, it's only right that the signature Airwair boots have a home on Newbury Street. Catch dozens of styles on display in the store.

10. The Tannery

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711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-5500
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Running the gamut from affordable to seriously not, The Tannery has a boot for every style. Scoop some rag & bone or Margiela upstairs in the "Curated" department, New England's own Alden boots in the men's section, or staples like Hunter and Minnetonka on the main floor.

11. The Frye Company

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284 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 247-3793
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Practically speaking, New Englanders are living in boots half of the year. Frye has delivered that necessity since 1863, when John A. Frye first launched the original shop in Marlboro, MA. This newish historic store harbors hundreds of your favorite boot variations, meant to last a lifetime.

12. Rick Walker's Vintage Boots

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306 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 482-7426
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Boston definitely has a country subculture, as evidenced by huge Kenny Chesney shows at Gillette and smaller stars cropping up at music venues. Find the perfect pair of cowboy boots at this Western shop full of vintage gems.

13. Madewell

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329 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 424-0904
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Madewell is definitely making a push toward denim and leather as its focus, keeping its signature boots under $300 and offering biker, Chelsea, and riding detailed options in versatile black and brown hues for everyday wear.

14. Thom Brown

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331 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-8722
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This Newbury mainstay is all about footwear, with well-rounded styles from Jeffrey Campbell, Swedish Hasbeens, and Chinese Laundry allowing you to keep up on trends without shelling out a small fortune. On the men's side there's Palladium, Sebago, and Timberland.

15. Bodega

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6 Clearway Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 421-1550
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When thinking of Bodega, the notion of a sneaker mecca comes to mind—but the legendary disguised shop also stocks rugged streetwear-friendly boots from Generic Surplus, Vans Vault, and Converse First String.

1. Sudo Shoes

1771 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
Sudo has vegan footwear for days, catering to locals who have a hard time finding cruelty-free goods. Scope out boot styles from Madden Girl and Blowfish that don't sacrifice style for value-oriented shopping.
1771 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

2. Concepts

37 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center, Cambridge, MA 02138
If standing out in a crowd is your mission, Concepts will satisfy a need for distinctive boots from sneaker-inspired Vans styles to high fashion Saint Laurent and Lanvin, as well as weather-proof Sorel limited edition pairs.
37 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Berk's

50 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
This Harvard Square landmark sells shoes for every occasion, with a solid rainboot selection from Chooka and Native, as well as toasty styles from The North Face and yes, Ugg (including non-sheepskin men's boots).
50 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Moxie

51 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
This girly Charles Street boutique (and Racked 38 member) is known for a top-notch selection of footwear and accessories. Explore trendy updates on classic fall boots from Cole Haan, Tory Burch, and Splendid.
51 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

5. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

385 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
The Downtown Crossing location of this national-chain is gigantic, with multiple levels and a clearance department the size of most other shoe boutiques. You're almost guaranteed to snag boots here—and at a majorly steep discount.
385 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

6. AllSaints

122 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
AllSaints makes some well-loved boots, mostly based on a combat silhouette, with additional styles featuring all sorts of zippers, mixed leathers, and buckles to edge up any outfit.
122 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. Ball and Buck

144 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Whether you find inspiration in American made goods or simply love the notion of an outdoorsman, Ball and Buck will supply the Wolverine, Danner, and Red Wing boots to set the foundation.
144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

8. Steven Alan

172 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02216
Steven Alan's New York sensibility translates well to Boston's streets: you want a stylish, durable shoe to carry you through the seasons. The boutique carries men's and women's boots from Rachel Comey, A.P.C., Acne, and Steven Alan collaborations.
172 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02216

9. Dr. Martens

201 Newbury street, Boston, MA 02116
Dr. Martens is a British cousin of fellow rock-embraced brands like our regional Converse, and with Boston's punk rock history, it's only right that the signature Airwair boots have a home on Newbury Street. Catch dozens of styles on display in the store.
201 Newbury street
Boston, MA 02116

10. The Tannery

711 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Running the gamut from affordable to seriously not, The Tannery has a boot for every style. Scoop some rag & bone or Margiela upstairs in the "Curated" department, New England's own Alden boots in the men's section, or staples like Hunter and Minnetonka on the main floor.
711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

11. The Frye Company

284 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
Practically speaking, New Englanders are living in boots half of the year. Frye has delivered that necessity since 1863, when John A. Frye first launched the original shop in Marlboro, MA. This newish historic store harbors hundreds of your favorite boot variations, meant to last a lifetime.
284 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

12. Rick Walker's Vintage Boots

306 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
Boston definitely has a country subculture, as evidenced by huge Kenny Chesney shows at Gillette and smaller stars cropping up at music venues. Find the perfect pair of cowboy boots at this Western shop full of vintage gems.
306 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

13. Madewell

329 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
Madewell is definitely making a push toward denim and leather as its focus, keeping its signature boots under $300 and offering biker, Chelsea, and riding detailed options in versatile black and brown hues for everyday wear.
329 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

14. Thom Brown

331 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
This Newbury mainstay is all about footwear, with well-rounded styles from Jeffrey Campbell, Swedish Hasbeens, and Chinese Laundry allowing you to keep up on trends without shelling out a small fortune. On the men's side there's Palladium, Sebago, and Timberland.
331 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

15. Bodega

6 Clearway Street, Boston, MA 02115
When thinking of Bodega, the notion of a sneaker mecca comes to mind—but the legendary disguised shop also stocks rugged streetwear-friendly boots from Generic Surplus, Vans Vault, and Converse First String.
6 Clearway Street
Boston, MA 02115