Every year, we embark on a quest to find the unicorn of fall boots. It has to be comfortable, regardless of heel height. It has to go with everything in our wardrobe — we mean everything, from office clothes to going-out garb. It has to be interesting enough so that we won't get bored wearing it every other day for the remainder of the year. (A little black bootie is fun and all, but it needs a little something extra to keep us interested.) In nurturing our obsession, we've developed and fine-tuned this checklist to make sure our seasonal investments are worth it. And it hasn't let us down yet.
So no matter how much you're looking to spend this season, we found the best boots for every budget, from the super-savers to the big spenders.