Whether you’re jumping for joy at fall’s official passing or grasping onto these last few days of warm sun for dear life, there's just no denying that the autumn season is on its way out. But, like fall, winter is equally full of lovable clichés: chilly weather, the yearly swap from iced-to-hot coffee, and exchanging those colorful (and sometimes open-toe) shoes for some chunky, often black, boots. While there's no sin in holding onto pastels and neon hues throughout autumn and winter, lime green and soft yellow aren't quite as good at transitioning when it comes to winter footwear.
This year, we're predicting a return to comfort — Chelsea boots, sporty hiker boots, lace-up boots, and, of course, the holy grail of autumn: the chunky heeled boot. Sure, a few outliers will always make an appearance each year (a fanciful croc-effect or an actual Croc), but for the most part, these traditional favorites are the name of the game. So start dreaming about a cool, crisp breeze because these 19 new winter boot options are already hitting the digital shelves of some of our favorites retailers. Now, all we need is for these heatwaves to take a hint...and a hike.
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