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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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Sudo Shoes

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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.

Concepts

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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.
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).
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.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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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.

AllSaints

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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.

Ball and Buck

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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.

Steven Alan

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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.

Dr. Martens

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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.

The Tannery

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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.

The Frye Company

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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.

Rick Walker's Vintage Boots

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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.

Madewell

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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.

Thom Brown

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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.
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.

Sudo Shoes

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.

Concepts

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.

Berk's

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).

Moxie

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.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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.

AllSaints

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.

Ball and Buck

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.

Steven Alan

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.

Dr. Martens

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.

The Tannery

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.

The Frye Company

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.

Rick Walker's Vintage Boots

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.

Madewell

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.

Thom Brown

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.

Bodega

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.