Fall in the South only really means a few things: football season, trips to the pumpkin patch, and long strolls around the neighborhood with an apple cider in hand (and did we mention football season?). Essentially, Southerners know that there are very few excuses to stay inside during the fall (with the exception of your annual Halloween movie marathon) because all of us know that the stunning fall colors of the outdoors just never seem to get old year after year. Whether we’re tailgating and walking miles to the stadium or hauling pumpkins and gourds around to complete our front porch masterpiece, we know that boots that don’t live up to our expectations of comfort are as good as gone.
Comfort is key when it comes to dressing in the South in any season. We rely on breezy dresses to get us through sweltering summer days and wouldn’t be caught dead without our rain jackets within arm’s reach during the spring. And you know those fall days that tease us with a cool breeze in the morning but unleash the wrath of the heat of July come 2:00? We’re ready for those too. And let’s be honest, y’all—the last thing any of us wants to be worried about is our sore feet getting in the way of celebrating an Iron Bowl victory.
We’ve hunted down the most comfortable boots on the block that are fully ready to take on whatever your fall adventures bring. Each one of these boots has a little something for every style and occasion, and we think they’re well worth the investment. Short booties are perfect to pair with a sundress on gameday, and we can already picture some of these tall boots with skinny jeans and your favorite cozy fall sweater. And don’t think we forgot to consider the rainy days of fall, too! If you thought wearing comfortable boots meant sacrificing style, you’ve got another think comin’.