- 1 Best Tall Boots
- 2 Best Over-The-Knee Boots
- 3 Best Steve Madden Knee High Boots
- 4 Best Waterproof Over-The-Knee Boots
- 5 Best Equestrian Tall Boots
- 6 Best Designer Tall Boots
- 7 Best Tall Boots for Wide Calves
- 8 Best Frye Tall Boots
- 9 Best Tall Combat Boots
- 10 Best Tall Platform Boots
- 11 Best Tall Boots with a Low Heel
- 12 Best Mid-Calf Tall Boots
- 13 Best Amazon Tall Boots
- 14 Best Nordstrom Tall Boots
The Best Tall Boots to Stay Warm and Look Stylish this Winter
When it comes to cold-weather investment items, a pair of tall boots ranks just below a winter coat. Considering how heavily you rely on tall boots day after day as an essential element of your outfit, they’re easily the single most important shoe accessory in your winter wardrobe. They’re also ultra-practical for staying warm, so you can brave brutal weather in style. You’ll want to start with a staple pair in a neutral color, ideally made of leather with a low wedge or stacked heel. Beyond that, go for something that makes a statement to give your look a lift when those gray-sky days get you down. Read on for our top tall boot picks—and outfit inspiration on how to rock them.
Best Tall Boots
With quality 100 percent Italian leather, a cushioned insole, and classic silhouette, these Everlane tall boots are a no-brainer. The slightly rounded pointy toe and slouchy vibe elevate the otherwise casual look and sensible two-inch heel. If you already have a staple pair of brown boots, go for the winter-worthy bone color.
Best Over-The-Knee Boots
Over-the-knee boots are as chic as they are practical (like adding a second pair of pants). Live your best life and wear them with leggings for weekend farmers market strolling, or slip them over a pair of tights to coordinate with a mini skirt. Also, they’re from Stuart Weitzman, so expect ultra supple leather and quality that’ll last years.
Best Steve Madden Knee High Boots
Fans of the Steve Madden brand report buying these tall boots season after season. They’re one of the brand’s best-sellers, and we can see why. They have a low wedge—great for getting height and trudging through snow—and a generously wide shaft to tuck in jeans or sweater leggings, and durable construction. Bonus points for being super easy to pull on and off.
Best Waterproof Over-The-Knee Boots
La Canadienne is based in Montreal, so their designers certainly know a thing or two about making boots that are waterproof and can hold up to snowy winters. What makes these next level is their style—totally polished and work appropriate. Win win!
Best Equestrian Tall Boots
FRYE Women’s Valerie Shearling Over-The-Knee Riding Boot
These tall boots are the coziest pair in our roundup, with a wide shearling cuff that can be folded up as a muffler for your knees. They’re also brilliant in the snow, thanks to a thick rubber sole with deep treads. For a sleeker look, go with the black pair; the cognac and antique dark brown are more rustic-chic.
Best Designer Tall Boots
Best Tall Boots for Wide Calves
Finding a pair of dressy, wide-calf boots that look expensive despite being made from stretchy material can be a challenge. But this chic pair from Marc Fisher hits the mark. They’re faux suede, with a partial inside zipper to keep them streamline, and a flattering deep V in back with a hidden piece of elastic. That sparkly holiday mini-dress just found its match.
Best Frye Tall Boots
Best Tall Combat Boots
Best Tall Platform Boots
These very-’70s platform boots beg to be worn on the dance floor. They’re done in a rich-looking faux snakeskin truffle brown, with a squared-off toe and a flared covered block heel. For dressing up, they’re best worn with a skirt that hits above the knee, but if you want to wear them on a blustery day, add wool socks underneath and throw on a pair of ankle-cropped wide-leg jeans with an unfinished hem. So glam.
Best Tall Boots with a Low Heel
Vagabond Shoemakers Nicole Knee-High Boot
Vagabond is a Swedish brand, known for producing well-made shoes with a fashionable ’90s grunge style. These tall boots are made of saddle leather, with a rounded square toe and 2-inch block heel. They come in butterscotch brown or black, and would look fab with a flared, wide wale corduroy midi skirt.
Best Mid-Calf Tall Boots
We swoon over Tamara Mellon’s gorgeously designed shoes (and handbags!)—and that’s exactly the case with this mid-calf boot. With to-die-for perforated suede detailing and a killer stiletto heel, it’s hard to ask for more. Now, if we could only decide between the black and cognac.
Best Amazon Tall Boots
Best Nordstrom Tall Boots
These stylish tall boots from Jeffery Campbell have an upscale look, with sleek lines, a glossy finish, and a 3-inch inverted triangle heel. They’re a great pick for anyone—the tan lizard print is just as fetching as the ivory crocodile print—but we especially like them for petite women, as the shaft is on the shorter side. They’re also lined with suede for extra warmth. Gorgeous.
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