Looking to upgrade your kicks for the season? GQ's Best Stuff has you covered with the best boots for men to wear this fall. For more budget-friendly options, be sure to check out our picks for the best fall boots under $200.
It’s officially colder out, fellas. The time to really start dressin’ is here and now. And that means building from the ground up with a strong foundation. Sure, we might be fans of an autumnal Birkenstock around these parts, but when you’re attempting to assemble a truly big fall fit—one that goes heavy on the cords and the knits and all manner of jackets—you’re gonna need something a little more substantial, a little sturdier, that makes its presence felt. In other words: you’re gonna need some boots.
The fun thing about fall boots is that, unlike a lot of their winter counterparts, you’ll actually look forward to wearing them. They’re your last bastion of real style before you’re stuck trudging through slurries and slush in clunky, double-lined behemoths for months. A bunch of our picks here are practical and weatherproof, yes, but that practicality is kind of besides the point—the main thing, really, is that they look fine as hell and all fulfill a different purpose. Some are polished and office-ready, some are rugged and indestructible, some are high-concept fashion bangers. This is your final opportunity to have variety like that until probably April. Make the most of it.
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