Whether you like them tall or short, buckled or zipped, basic black or ruby red, these glorious shoes will have you stepping out in high style.
Step lively in this season's gorgeous boots! We've rounded up the latest and greatest, including runway-inspired ankle stilettos, classic knee-high styles, edgy wedges, and yes, shbooties—along with tips on how to wear them all with flair.
A graphic black-and-white paddock boot gets even more playful when paired with socks. (If this look feels too young for you, opt for opaque black tights instead.) A patchwork play on menswear prints can also add zing to solid black outfits.
Left: Boots, Roger Vivier, $2,395; 212-861-5371. Coat, Diane
von Furstenberg, $598; ShopBop.com. Dress, Black Fleece by Brooks
Brothers, $975; BrooksBrothers.com. Bag, Kooba, $248; Kooba.com. Tights,
Bootights by Shelby Mason, $32; Zappos.com.