When the clock strikes October, there’s just one thing on my mind for the next 31 days: witches. Yes, that’s right, I am deeply devoted to pop culture’s season of the witch and all things magically macabre. Not only is it a great excuse to finally wear head-to-toe black again, but the autumnal equinox also singles that it’s time to fully embrace fall fashion with coats, capes, and caps. Since I’m not actually a witch (and if we’re being honest, one can only own so many capes), I tend to channel my spooky seasonal style below the knees by conjuring up several new pairs of on-trend boots to go with my everyday uniform of jeans and leather jackets.
Below, you’ll find 15 witches from our favorite spooky movies and TV shows that have magically guided me to this season’s best boots. Whether you’re square-toed, flat-footed, wide-calved, or need a sleek shoe for sashaying around graveyards and gripping broomsticks, these first-class witches have a knack for fulfilling the desires of fall fashion–loving mortals everywhere. Accio shoe polish!
WHO: The White Witch
WHAT: The Chronicles of Narnia
WEAR: Luxurious knee-high boots that keep out the cold
Mango Leather Boots With Tall Leg ($250)
Did you know Mango makes some remarkable boots? The light leather and sculptural heel make this pair White Witch–approved.
Sam Edelman Daruby Bootie ($84)
A little on-trend snakeskin is basically camouflage in wilds of Narnia, right?
WHO: Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson
WHAT: Hocus Pocus
WEAR: Boots they can wear for eternity
Ugg Noe Moto Boot ($160)
These cozy two-buckle ankle boots are a must-have for mischievous Mary.
Marc Fisher Ulani Pointy Toe Bootie ($189)
Classic witch boots but in an iridescent purple shade just scream Sarah (Jessica Parker) Sanderson.
Manu Atelier Lace Up Duck Boots ($550)
Did you light the black flame candle? Then Winnie has been wearing these leather lace-ups since before you were born.
WHO: Sabrina Spellman
WHAT: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
WEAR: Boots appropriate for both high school classes and magical hijinks
Topshop Halo Blue Leather Platform Boots ($153)
We have a feeling Sabrina would be happy stomping down the halls of her high school in these beguiling blue boots.
Steve Madden Nifty Pointed Toe Over the Knee Boot ($130)
The perfect boots for practicing spells with your wacky aunts while side-stepping a fast-talking cat named Salem.
WHO: Sabrina Spellman
WHAT: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
WEAR:Boots that suit her half-mortal, half-witch makeup
Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane Rain Booties ($65)
Just because you have magical powers doesn't mean you can control the weather… yet.
Jeffrey Campbell Siren Pointed Toe Bootie ($125)
These aptly named booties are a little bit witchy and a little bit Archie Comics all in one.
WHO: Hermione Granger
WHAT: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
WEAR: Basic boots that go with her Hogwarts robes
Sam Edelman Hilary Booties ($150)
All aboard the Hogwarts Express in these smart side-zip boots.
Allsaints Lira Hiker Boot ($348)
These boots are for when Hermione grows up and starts kicking some serious Death Eater ass.
WHO: Bellatrix Lestrange
WHAT: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
WEAR: Boots that catch the eye of the Dark Lord while also crushing anything in her path
Schutz Tennie Pointed Toe Lace-Up Boot ($188)
She may be a seriously deranged Death Eater, but you have to admit, Bellatrix Lestrange does have a particular POV when it comes to fashion.
Topshop Hungary Black Crocodile Leather Western Boots ($170)
Bellatrix would totally go for these croc-embossed buckle boots—just don't tell her they're faux.
WHO: The Wicked Witch of the West
WHAT: The Wizard of Oz
WEAR: Preferably something waterproof
Topshop Mellie Black Leather Toe Cap Boots ($170)
A Western boot seems like a smart choice here—she is the Wicked Witch of the West, after all.
Sol Sana Bruno Booties ($63)
These everyday black boots harken back to a simpler time… like the first 10 minutes of the movie.
WHO: Glinda the Good Witch of the North
WHAT: The Wizard of Oz
WEAR: Boots made of precious material that also have transporting capabilities
Nicholas Kirkwood 30mm Casati Ankle Boots ($995)
Hey, Dorothy isn't the only one who gets to wear cool shoes! These shiny silver booties are perfect for the most beloved witch in Oz.
WHO: The Grand High Witch
WHAT: The Witches
WEAR: Strictly square-toed styles
Topshop Harbour Leather Black Chelsea Boots ($125)
Did you forget that witches don't have toes? They just have feet with square ends. Re-watch this 1990 adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel, and you'll have a totally new take on the square toe trend.
Miista Marcelle Boots ($435)
These chic square-toe croc-embossed boots say, "Witch, please."
WHO: Bonnie Bennett
WHAT: The Vampire Diaries
WEAR: Bold boots that showcase the power of her dark magic
Schutz Taliani Lace-Up Boot ($158)
Perfect for walking the halls of Mystic Falls High by day and communing with the other side by night.
Dr. Martens Combs Boot ($90)
The practical choice for running around and picking up after Elena, Stefan, and Damon.
WHO: Fiona Goode
WHAT: American Horror Story: Coven
WEAR: Boots that are high-end and on-trend
Paris Texas Moc Croco Seamed Ankle Boots ($595)
These Paris Texas beauties are almost too goode to be true.
Marc Fisher Ulani Pointy Toe Bootie ($190)
Marc Fisher booties are supremely on point this season.
WHAT: Game of Thrones
WEAR: Red, just red
Louise Et Cie Lenci Bootie ($90)
Have you heard? Winter is coming, and honestly, these red boots can be worn until spring.
Mango Elastic Heeled Ankle Boot ($80)
The night is dark and full of terrors, so why not ride away in these blood red stunners?
WHO: Sarah, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Nancy
WHAT: The Craft
WEAR:Boots that can be worn with school uniforms and to secret ritual gatherings
Bp. Taylor Block Heel Combat Boot ($64.9)
These cool combat boots say, "Don't mess with me," and isn't that the point, really?
Topshop Hadria Leather Black Western Boots ($180)
These kick-ass kicks pack a serious punch.
Dr. Martens Sinclair Croc Embossed Platform Combat Boot ($180)
These boots were made for stomping all over the patriarchy—that's right, The Craft is low-key a feminist film.
Topshop Bronte Black Chelsea Unit Boots ($68)
Advice for baby witches: Buy these '90s-inspired platform booties.
WHO: Phoebe and Piper Halliwell, and Paige Matthews
WEAR: Stylish and sharable among sisters
Franco Sarto Katherine Knee High Boot ($139)
These knee-high boots are timeless, just like Phoebe's ability to see both the future and the past.
Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Emma Stretch Knee High Boot ($100)
Practical and purposeful, just like Piper.
Jeffrey Campbell 'Legion' High Heel Boot ($180)
Paige is half-witch, half-whitelighter, and a whole lot to unpack, making these leather lace-up heeled booties pretty much perfect for her.
WHO: Sally and Gillian Owens
WHAT: Practical Magic
WEAR: Boots for breaking the law and fending off family curses
Toga Pulla Western Booties ($495)
Take a walk on the wild side like Gillian with these Western-adjacent embellished booties.
Vagabond Shoemakers Dioon Platform Chelsea Bootie ($159.95)
Just because Sally enjoys small-town life doesn't mean she dislikes kicking ass and taking names in sturdy-yet-stylish boots.
Hold on to your (witches) hat—there are plenty more fall boots to behold:
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