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The Best Tall Boots of the Season

Whether you prefer them right at the knee or thigh-high.

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A woman from the waist down in a cream lace skirt and tall blue leather boots.
Dear Frances Elle Knee Boot, $725
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After cozy sweaters and the seasonal Starbucks lineup, few things feel as quintessentially fall as a pair of tall boots.

If your philosophy is “the taller, the better,” you’re in luck — tall styles happen to be extra popular this season. You can thank designers like Balenciaga and Saint Laurent for inching boot heights higher and higher on the runway, meaning the selection just about everywhere else has followed suit.

If you’d typically go for an ankle boot instead of something thigh-high, you can easily tone down the sex appeal with styling: Just pair them with a midi skirt, or wear them over jeans.

Whether you’re into pairs that hit right at the knee or go thigh-high, classic and solid-colored or trendy and bold, we guarantee there’s something out there for you. Here, we’ve rounded up a handful of our favorite styles out right now in every budget — and height preference — to get you suited up for the season.

Cole Haan Elnora Over-The-Knee Boot, $400
Cole Haan Elnora Over-The-Knee Boot, $400
M.Gemi Verona Boot, $598
M.Gemi Verona Boot, $598
Chinese Laundry Jerry Over-The-Knee Boot, $126
Chinese Laundry Jerry Over-The-Knee Boot, $126
Violeta Over-The-Knee Heel Boot, $130
Violeta Over-The-Knee Heel Boot, $130
Topshop Boxer Thigh-High Boot, $190
Topshop Boxer Thigh-High Boot, $190
Nine West Jatoba Boot, $200
Nine West Jatoba Boot, $200
Botkier Adelle Patent Boots, $248
Botkier Adelle Patent Boots, $248
Aldo Elinna Boot, $110
Aldo Elinna Boot, $110
Vionic Tahlia Boot, $250
Vionic Tahlia Boot, $250