After a long summer, we're welcoming boot season with open arms. Summertime and, by default, summer-friendly sandals, gave our toes ample time to enjoy some vitamin D. But their exposed status has also meant three-to-four months of dirty feet and frequent and expensive pedicures. They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and our depleted nail salon funds have us anxiously awaiting a season where we can cover everything up.
Of course, we aren't planning on completely giving up our open-toe shoes until the deep, cold temperatures of winter pry them from our frosty feet. But we are willing to let ourselves readopt the full-coverage shoe trend. To make the idea more bearable, we've rounded up 26 must-have boots all under $200. Tell your toes that it's not them, it's you, and prepare to bundle them up in any one of the picks ahead.
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