Top 20 Boots for Fall 2012

Boot season is approaching, so we're taking inventory of our busted, beat-up soles and checking out the coolest kicks to add to our collection.

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Net-a-Porter/La Garconne
Boot season is fast approaching, which means we're taking inventory of our busted, beat-up soles and checking out the coolest new kicks to add to our collection. First up: Acne's perfectly clunky Pistol boots, which feature a thick rubber sole (excellent for traversing uneven streets) and a smart tassel zip. $570 at Acne.
ASOS' colorful suede Atlas boots combine sporty style and high fashion in a single, super-comfy shoe. $64 at ASOS.
La Garconne
Leave it to Alexander Wang to take a simple boot and, with a single design flourish, transform it into something edgy and cool. These Chelsea boots seem plain enough, but the triangular heel cut out adds a touch of the unexpected. $525 at LaGarconne.
Creatures of Comfort
Rachel Comey's new Bout boots are as comfy as they are cool with a slightly sculpted shape, narrowed toe and contrasting brown sole. $449 at Rachel Comey.
Barneys New York
A peep-toe on a fall boot may seem like a contradiction, but Chloe's sleek black calf boots with contrasting brown leather accents are anything but awkward. $995 at Barneys New York.
A cool dove grey hue and low, scooped opening give Dieppa Retrepo's aptly named Lady boots a flirty, feminine feel. $324 at Totokaelo.
Barneys New Yrok
Rainy days are no excuse for uninspiring style. Amp up your crummy-weather wardrobe with Loeffer Randall's smart lace-up rubber booties. $165 at Barneys New York.
Urban Outfitters
Add a pop of color to your fall wardrobe with Dolce Vita's low-heeled Juju boots in a warm shade of burnt sienna. $119 at Urban Outfitters.
La Garconne
Martin Margiela's futuristic-looking Layer wedges look like something that came out of "Tron," with contrasting beige cut outs right at the top of the ankle opening. $625 at LaGarconne.
La Garconne
Pointy-toed kicks are a budding trend for fall, and Phillip Lim's zippered Monk heels in shiny patent leather are an easy way to get in on the look (without looking like you stole shoes off an elf). $650 at LaGarconne.
Dieppa Restrepo's high-fashion take on a simple desert boot is executed in butter-soft brown leather with bright white laces. $300 at Totokaelo.
With an impossibly comfy heel and supple suede leather, Isabel Marant's Dicker boots have quickly become a must-have for city-bound fashionistas. $656 at Net-a-Porter.
La Garconne
No.6's fluffy, shearling-lined biker boots will keep your piggies toasty warm on chilly fall nights and through the harsh winter weather. $370 at LaGarconne.
YSL's elegant below-the-knee boots feature shiny gold cap toes that seem to say "outta the way—chic lady coming through." $1,695 at Net-a-Porter.
Urban Outfitters
If you're looking to make a statement with your new fall stompers, might we suggest hot pink patent leather? These sassy lace-ups from Deena & Ozzy are pure girl power. $49 at Urban Outfitters.
A little glitz never hurt anyone, and Topshop's rhinestone-studded suede booties are exactly right for injecting a little high glamour into your everyday gear. $140 at Topshop.
J.Crew's knee-high Booker boots are exactly right for stomping from the office to dressy after-work affairs, executed in soft pebbled leather with a delicate silver buckle at the ankle. $350 at J.Crew.
With a tough, "rude girl" appeal, Tickers Jodphur boots feature contrasting white elastic and bright orange pull tabs. $579 at ASOS.
Urban Outfitters
Do you hear the call of the wild? These funky leopard booties by Sam Edelman will make a bold statement come fall paired with cropped skinny jeans and a smart blazer. $190 at Urban Outfitters.
For a more high-fashion feel, try Topshop's edgy suede Curve booties, which seem to defy gravity with their angular, U-shaped heels. $120 at Topshop.
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