Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
Whether you've just packed away your delicately strapped sandals or, frankly, were never really a fan of those dainty styles, right now is the time to switch up your footgear for something a bit more hearty. Thicker soles, sturdier structures, and lace-up straps make for the ultimate pair of autumn steppers. They're comfortable, versatile, and tough enough to stomp through a few fallen leaves — the crunchy ones, preferably.
But, just because you're in the market for some tougher footwear that doesn't mean you're left with styles that are all brawn and no brilliance. Ahead, we've laid out 20 pairs that cover all your bases. Ready boots? Start stompin'.
Market Research by Marissa Rosenblum