When it comes to autumn, there's a select number of items that everyone should have in their arsenal: a quality vintage trench coat, a gigantic blanket scarf and a solid pair of black boots. The latter is perhaps the most important of all, with the temperamental British weather demanding sturdy, waterproof footwear for even mundane tasks like popping to the shops or a dog walk around the park.
Still, just because they are necessary doesn’t mean they have to be boring. With the global pandemic leaving little space for big fashion moments, this footwear staple offers the perfect opportunity to experiment this autumn. Whether it's a chunky lug boot that catches your eye or a pair of heeled knee-highs, now's the time to try on a new style and step into autumn in a pair of head-turning boots.
If you're struggling to wade through the overwhelming number of black boots out there, you’ll be happy to know we've rounded up the best of the internet for you to browse. We've got your secondhand options covered with ASOS Marketplace or, if you're in the mood for investing in a designer buy, there's plenty to choose from at cult brands like Ganni and By Far.
What are you waiting for? Click through the slideshow ahead to check out our definitive shopping list of the best black boots on the market...
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