And Now, the Fall 2020 Boot Trend We've All Been Waiting For

Lauren Eggertsen
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Now that we've made it through about half of the year in a socially distant, mask-wearing state, our perspectives have drastically shifted. We've begun to really contemplate what it is that makes us feel full as humans, what brings us joy, and how we can add value to our lives in a substantial way. Sartorially speaking, trends don't really seem to fit that bill. If you're an avid fashion person, sure, trends might bring you happiness and that is very valid, but from a practical standpoint, I think it's safe to assume any fashion journalist is wondering the same thing I am: Is the trend cycle even relevant anymore?

Personally, I love a good trend and identify with that fashion person above who seeks these new waves of innovation to feel excited by their closet, but this year, the world is different and so is my wardrobe. A big part of this movement toward basics and practicality and away from the frivolous trend cycle includes a decline in the height of heels. This includes heeled boots as well. Luckily for us, the flattest boots possible graced the F/W 20 runways, proving that if one thing is going right sartorially this year, it's our fall footwear game.

That's right, folks. The most practical and versatile boot trend just surfaced as one of the most popular styles on the runways. These low-to-the-ground soles will give you the excitement of a new trend while also providing a practical new addition to not only your seasonal wardrobe but also your assortment of timeless basics. From equestrian to Victorian-inspired styles, ahead, get ready to see some of the best flat fall boots on the runway, and shop an assortment of the best versions on the market thus far.

Pictured: Salvatore Ferragamo

ASOS Wide Fit Charisma Leather Smart Riding Boot ($47)

The chicest affordable pair I could find (if I'm being honest).

Vagabond Shoemakers Alison ($325)

These are incredibly chic.

By Far Edie Snakeskin Print Boots ($624)

You can get these in snake, black, and white.

Dior Empreinte Boot ($1690)

If Dior does it, you know it's good.

Pictured: Tory Burch

Dorateymur Dans La Maison Boots ($255)

From the toe to the shaft, these boots are perfection.

Bottega Veneta Leather Over-The-Knee Boots ($1790)

These combine two of the biggest boot trends in one: over-the-knee and completely flat.

Legres 08 Leather Ankle Boots ($735)

If you're into more of a Victorian vibe, try out a pair like this.

Gucci Rosie Logo-Embellished Leather Knee Boots ($1450)

The equestrian aesthetic is trending hard this season, which means these Gucci boots are shaping up to be quite the investment.

Pictured: Louis Vuitton

Neous Zaniah Platform Leather Ankle Boots ($615)

If the completely flat-to-the-ground look freaks you out a bit, this semi-platform sole should do just the trick.

Zara Zippered Low Heeled Ankle Boots TRF ($60)

The zipper makes this particular pair perfect for the snow.

Steve Madden Konnery Black Suede ($190)

Affordable, simple, and black. What more do you need?

The Row Gaia Platform Chelsea Boot ($1350)

Two words for you: The Row.

Pictured: Lanvin

Isabel Marant Calf-High Boots ($865)

A forward-feeling take on classic flat boots.

Vagabond Shoemakers Amina Bootie ($175)

Pair these with a flowy white dress, and you'll be completely on-trend this season.

Marni Flat Ankle Boots ($654)

Your straight-leg black denim will thank you for these. Trust me.

Paul Warmer Knee Length Low-Heel Boots ($452)

Worth the investment? I'd say yes.

Pictured: Brock Collection

Christian Louboutin Theophila Over-the-Knee Leather Boots ($1775)

Everything about these boots just feels right. Right?

Pantanetti Flat Ankle Boots ($404)

Toughen up your go-to suit with these timeless flat fall boots.

& Other Stories Chelsea Leather Boots ($129)

Because what's one more pair of black boots in your closet?

Fendi Patent Knee-High Boots ($1390)

And I will leave you with these stunners for good measure.

Next up, shop the five classic shoe trends you won't regret 10 years from now.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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