Classic black ankle booties will always hold a special place in our fall wardrobes. Still, the state of political discourse in America being what it is, it’s nice to liven up your day-to-day by any means possible. We — and a host of designers — recommend starting from the ground up. To wit: the snakeskin thigh-highs, glistening cowboy boots, cherry-red ankle-grazers and daunting-yet-functional heels that walked the Fall 2017 runways were enough to convince anyone to give their boring ol’ Chelseas, well, the boot.
Click through the slideshow above to see what we mean and shop six of Fall 2017’s coolest, flashiest boot trends. For each category, we’ve rounded up six pairs of the best fall boots — some incredibly affordable, some for when you’re having a treat yo’self moment, all equally covetable.