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10 Best Women’s Knee-High Boots

When the temperatures start to fall, you might not want to give up wearing your favorite dresses and skirts — and that’s why it’s important to stock up on the best women’s knee-high boots. Since these boots have tall shafts, they offer ample leg coverage and extra warmth. You’re not limited to dresses, of course; knee-high boots also look great layered over leggings or skinny jeans. Plus, with so many different designs and heel types, it’s easy to find one that matches your personal style. The trick? Choosing a pair that fits your calf size and gives you the perfect balance of comfort and height.

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1. Sam Edelman Women’s Penny Equestrian Boot


Sam Edelman Women's Penny Riding Boot, Whiskey Leather, 8.5 Wide US best women's knee high boots


These Penny boots from Sam Edelman are some of the best real leather boots for women, and you’ll see why as soon as you slip them on. The leather uppers feels soft and supple, so they’re comfortable to wear all day long. The synthetic sole supports your feet, and the low block heel adds just a hint of extra height. We love the angled shaft profile; it’s higher on the outside of your leg for a fun, flattering look that doesn’t restrict your movements. The back zippers make it easy to get into these boots, and the adorable strap accent conceals the zipper pull.


2. CLARKS Women’s Emslie March Boot


CLARKS Women's Emslie March Fashion Boot, Black Leather, 080 M US best women's knee-high boots


Make your legs look longer and leaner with these Emslie March boots from CLARKS. Designed with a 2-inch block heel, these boots help you stand tall; since the thick heel distributes your weight over a large area, it can help reduce foot soreness. The tall shafts are slightly shorter in the back to enable easy leg bending, and the rounded toe prevents pinching. We love the stretchy back, which adjusts to fit your calves and hugs your leg for a perfect fit.


3. RALPH LAUREN Women’s Maryann Riding Boot


RALPH LAUREN Women's Maryann, Dark Brown, 8.5 B US best women's knee-high boots


Embrace classic style with these women’s Maryann boots from Ralph Lauren. They feature a traditional riding boot shape, complete with a low heel and tall shaft. The wide cuff adds dimension, and the adorable strap and buckle accents at the ankle bring a luxurious twist. Made from 100 percent leather, these boots are built to last. The 1.5-inch heel looks great with jeans or skirts, and the synthetic soles keep your feet comfortable when you walk.


4. ARIAT Women’s Country Western Boot


Ariat Women's Sutton H2O Western Boot, Chocolate, 8 B US best women's knee high boots


Smooth and streamlined, these ARIAT boots exude casual style. These boots are modeled after classic country-western style — the leather uppers are simple and unadorned, and the rugged soles add a distinctly relaxed touch. Pair these boots with jeans and a sweater for an upscale-casual look, or use them to tone down a dress for everyday wear. With their waterproof uppers, these boots keep you warm and dry in any fall or spring weather.


5. DREAM PAIRS Women’s Chunky Heel Boots


DREAM PAIRS Women's MIDLACE Black PU Over The Knee High Boots Size 5 B(M) US best women's knee-high boots


Show off your sassy side in these boots from DREAM PAIRS. With their lace-up backs, these boots look gorgeous both coming and going. The chunky heels flatter your legs and add height, all while supporting your feet for comfortable walking. At 2.5 inches tall, the heels give you a noticeable boost in height. Inside, you’ll find a faux fur lining that keeps your legs and feet warm even in cold weather. Choose from a wide range of color options to suit your style preferences.

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6. Nine West Women’s Owenford


Nine West Women's OWENFORD Leather Knee High Boot, Black, 6 M US best women's knee high boots


Is your style focused on simple, timeless pieces? If so, the Nine West Owenford boots will fit right in. These affordable boots feature an ultra-sleek shape that’s free of buckles and embellishments, making them a beautiful choice for work or the weekend. The pointed toes look contemporary, and the leather and textile uppers exude classic luxury. The back panel is made from a rich material in the same color for a subtle blend of texture.


7. Dr. Scholl’s Women’s Brilliance Wide Calf Riding Boot


Dr. Scholl's Shoes Women's Brilliance Wide Calf Riding Boot, Whiskey, 9 M US best women's knee-high boots


If you have muscular legs, you know how hard it can be to find boots that fit comfortably. That’s why we love these Brilliance boots from Dr. Scholl’s — they’re the best women’s wide calf boots you can buy. The top opening is 18 inches around, giving you plenty of room to work with. The synthetic uppers are durable and comfortable, and the 2-inch heel makes your legs look longer. Inside, a memory foam insole conforms to the shape of your feet for targeted cushioning and support.


8. Allonsi Garnet Women’s Riding Boots


Allonsi Garnet Women's Genuine Leather Block Heel Knee High Riding Boots with Mid-Heel, TPR Sole and Zip Closure (Brown, 9M US) best women's knee-high boots


With their traditional riding-boot styling, these Allonsi Garnet boots go with everything from jeans to dresses. In fact, they’re some of the best genuine leather women’s boots on the market. The contoured shaft seams add just the right touch of subtle visual embellishment; as a result, these boots look beautiful but low-key. The leather uppers are strong yet flexible, so they mold to the shape of your calves over time for a custom fit. Use the zipper closure for easy wear, and rely on the cushioned sole for comfort.


9. Nine Seven Stiletto Knee High Boot


Nine Seven Genuine Leather Women's Pointed Toe Stiletto Heel Buckle Zip Knee High Handmade Boot (9.5, red) best women's knee-high boots


There’s no need to give up your stilettos when the weather cools — just replace them with these Nine Seven boots. They’re designed with slim, 3.74-inch heels that make your legs look long and lean. The rubber soles provide traction, and the leather uppers add a luxe look. With these boots, it’s all about simple design; the smooth shaping and pointed toe maintain an elegant look and keep the focus on the heels.


10. Women’s Western Boots


Women's Western Genuine Leather Knee High Riding Boot Wide Calf Cognac US Size 10 best women's knee-high boots


Indulge your love of all things country using these western boots from Lara’s. From the curving shaft tops to the contoured ankles, these boots bring a bit of cowboy-chic style to any outfit. Top loops sit on either side of the shaft, giving you leverage to pull on the boots; the rivets that fasten the loops add extra shine. Rely on the low heel for comfortable walking. We love that these boots have an extended-calf design, so they fit beautifully on larger or muscular legs.

A gorgeous pair of tall boots are the perfect finishing touch for a fall or winter outfit. Whether you’re wearing a skirt or rocking a pair of jeans, these boots flatter your legs and keep you warm. By choosing from the best women’s knee-high boots, you can find a pair that’s comfortable, cute, and made to last.

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By BCR Staff

November 2019