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We’ve pinpointed some of the hottest trends and boots that are worth the investment.

My ankles are already crying over the pain they’re about to endure in a new pair of fall boots. They (my ankles) will have to get some Band-Aids and get over it. Since it’s unfair to try to break in more than one pair of boots a season, but lots of worthy options on the market, we’ve pinpointed some of the hottest trends and boots that are worth the investment.

Buckles Galore

These boots, chalked in hardwear, are the perfect way to add any edgy vibe to a simple look. Don’t be afraid to pair them with a feminine floral fall dress to give contrast.

Splurge

Miu Miu Buckled Leather Boots, $2,450 (Moda Operandi)

Mid-Range

We The Free Dusty Buckle Boots $428 (Free People)

Budget Friendly

GEOX Catrina Double Buckel Boot, $200 (Nordstrom)

Ways of the West

If you want a true pair of cowboy boots, this is a great opportunity to shop vintage or thrift - they shouldn’t look fresh out of the box. Or opt for a sleeker boot with Western inspiration like these Khaite boots.

Splurge

Isabel Marant Denvee Boots, $990 (Shopbop)

KHAITE Dallas Ankle Boot, $990

Gia Borghini X RHW for FWRD Denim Boot, $695 (FWRD)

Mid-Range

STAUD Wally Boot, $495

Budget Friendly

Free People Vegan Cavalier Boot, $90

Modern Riding

Oh, how I wish I had held onto my ninth grade riding boots that I convinced my mother would never come back in style. Riding boots are, in fact, back. Equestrian-inspired kicks are the perfect finishing touch to elevate an outfit.

Splurge

KHAITE The Admiral Knee-High Boot, $1800

Mid-Range

HISPANITAS Alpes Riding Boot, $399.95 (Nordstrom)

Budget Friendly

Emanuele Castro Knee High Riding Boots, $149.99 (Marshalls)

Metallic Moments

This September the New York Fashion Week runways were shimmering. From drastic silver sequin dresses to silver hardware details, metallic the trend is surely a go-to this fall.

Splurge

Alexandre Vuthier Metallic Boot, $1,250 (FWRD)

PARIS TEXAS Holly Crystal-Embellished Suede Knee Boot, $1,795 (Net-A-Porter)

Mid-Range

Agnes Metallic Boot, $441 (Revolve)

Budget Friendly

Jeffrey Campbell Jerema Boot, $174.95 (Nordstrom)

Retro Rewind

As New York City mourns the end of Harry Styles’s Madison Square Garden stint, his retro Gucci-esque moments have made their lasting impact. Try one of these vintage-inspired boots that hint to the ’60s and ’70s without feeling too costumey.

Splurge

Brother Vellies Lauryn Boot, $795

Cult Gaia Analeise Boot, $528

Mid-Range

Free People Jasper Tall Boot, $298

Alohas Blair Leather Boots, $234

Budget Friendly

Steve Madden Ambrose Plaid Boot, 169.95

Steve Madden Fantasia Patchwork Platform Boot, $169 (Urban Outfitters)