Fall's Best Riding Boots: 7 Must-Have Pair

Monday, September 26, 2011 • Permalink • 

Now that Fall is upon us, one of the first purchases many of us will be making is a new pair of boots. As usual, there's a huge selection of different styles to choose from in the boot department. But, if you don't already have a pair of fabulous riding boots in your wardrobe, why not make that your big Fall shoe purchase? This particular boot style is classic and will be a favorite year after year, rather than for just one season.

This Fall's best riding boots range from super simple (my personal favorite) to detailed with buckles, laces and even fabrics. If you are purchasing your first pair of riding boots, I suggest a classic design in black or medium brown. If you already have a simple pair in your closet, try out one of this Fall's two-toned pair.

To get you started on your Fall riding boot quest, I've pulled 7 of my favorite styles, which include a range of price points. Have another favorite to suggest? Let us know in the comments.

These simple black riding boots from KORS Michael Kors are my favorite find of the Fall, so far. I love the unadorned leather, pull-on construction and contrasting foam heel. Love.

KORS Michael Kors Nanette Flat Boots

→ Buy the KORS Michael Kors Nanette Flat Boots, $375.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.


These Joie boots are one of the best examples of a great back-lace riding boot I've seen this year. It's available in both black and grey, but the details really pop on the grey pair.

Joie Slow Ride Reverse Lace Up Boots

→ Buy the Joie Slow Ride Reverse Lace Up Boots, $385.00, at saks.com.


These round toe, leather lined boots from Frye are available in a huge range of colors -- 6 shades altogether. They're perfect for the woman who already has her basic black boots and is on the hunt for something just a little different.

Frye Paige Tall Riding Boot

→ Buy the Frye Paige Tall Riding Boot, $348.00, at zappos.com; shipping and returns are free.


For a look that expertly combines a sleek look with enough detail to stand out, try this pair from Rag & Bone.

Rag & Bone Abbey Knee High Riding Boots

→ Buy the Rag & Bone Abbey Knee High Riding Boots, $795.00, at saks.com.


This affordable find from Enzo Angiolini features the buckle details that are common in this Fall's selection of riding boots, plus it's available in three great neutral colors.

Enzo Angiolini Saylem Riding Boot

→ Buy the Enzo Angiolini Saylem Riding Boot, $149.95, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


Leave it to Marc Jacobs to make the most unique riding boot of the season. This crazy, yet fabulous find combines the riding boot silhouette with oxford shoe styling.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Knee High Riding Boots

→ Buy the Marc by Marc Jacobs Knee High Riding Boots, $490.00, at saks.com.


These handcrafted calf suede boots, made in Spain, are a luxe option for indulging this trend. The artful distressing makes them all the more special.

N.D.C. Made by Hand Gerda Pull On Flat Boots

→ Buy the N.D.C. Made by Hand Gerda Pull On Flat Boots, $759.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.