The 14 Shoes That Will Complete Your Fall Footwear Collection
It's never too early to start stocking up on fall shoes. You know, like right now. It's time! You probably have all you need for the summer already, so start looking ahead to the season to come. And thank the fashion gods for the switch-up. High-top sneakers and every flavor of boot are a welcome change from the sneakers and sandals we're accustomed to seeing all summer.
Shoes make up an essential part of that transitional weather wardrobe, and there's a good chance you can start wearing some of these guys right now. You want a range of shoes that mirrors the range in weather you're likely to experience. We're talking how-is-it-not-still-summer heat, pouring rain, and the imminent chill of winter. Here are the top 14 shoes that'll round out what you need for the season ahead.
The Classic Sneaker
Converse Chuck Taylor High-Top Sneaker
There is probably no better shoe for kicking back on a Sunday with your friends and watching football.
The Technical Sneaker
Adidas P.O.D. S3.1 Sneaker
With so many styles and colors of technical sneakers to choose from, it'd be crazy not to get a pair in a neutral shade. This way, they won't clash with your fall clothes.
The Desert Boot
Clarks Desert Chukka Boot
Not as laid-back as your typical desert boot but every bit as durable and functional, this shoe could easily pair with a navy suit for a day in the office. Or a weekend in the woods. Your call.
The Combat Boot
Dr. Martens 1460
Dr. Martens 1460s are a fall classic. They're the shoe you'll reach for time and time again, so if you haven't yet invested, use this fall as your excuse to. You can beat them up, wear them in the rain, and mold them to fit your foot perfectly. They're $140 and worth every last cent.
The All-White Sneaker
Veja V-10 Rubber-Trimmed Leather Sneakers
Really, every season is all-white sneaker season. These simple Vejas are great for the days when it's not quite time for a high-top or boot but you still want to wear something cool. Plus, you can certainly start wearing these in the summer.
The Foul-Weather Boot
Hunter Moc Toe Waterproof Chelsea Boot
While fall won't throw the awful weather at you that winter does, things can still get pretty inclement. Stay prepared with one of the best waterproof shoes on the market. Especially since it'll probably be sold out by the time winter hits.
An Outdoorsy Boot
Blundstone Classic Boot
Blundstones are the Swiss army knives of shoes. They're grippy enough for hiking, tough enough for hard-wearing, and comfy enough for long walking. They're the kind of shoes you get and then wonder what you ever did without.
The Chelsea Boot
AllSaints Reiner Boot
Over the last couple of years, Chelsea boots have become the shoe to own. AllSaints, as expected, always does up classic boots in a rugged, more urban styling. These dark gray suede ones are a prime example of that.
The Rugged Boot
Red Wing Shoes 875 Moc Leather Boots
In the fall, everyone needs a boot that looks like a fall boot. These Red Wings are a versatile brown leather moc boot, which makes them look exactly the part. Wear them with jeans and sweaters all fall long.
The High-End Sneaker
Koio Primo Onyx
The high-end sneaker trend doesn't look to be going anywhere anytime soon—which is good news, considering these Koio black leather high-tops will look amazing with just about anything. Go for a street-style vibe by wearing them with loose, high-hemmed trousers, or try out the rocker look with a black pair of skinny jeans.
The Cap-Toe Oxford
Cole Haan American Classics Kneeland Cap Toe Oxford
With fall begins a new season of events, ranging from post-work parties to black-tie affairs. You may as well invest in a pair of shoes that'll look great in every dressed-up setting.
The Plain-Toe Derby
Mr P. Jacques Leather Derby Shoes
If you're going for a simple leather shoe, don't forget the simple part. This leather derby from Mr P. has just the right amount of modern edge, so it doesn't feel stuffy. We love these as much with a suit as we do with denim.
The (Dressed Up) Combat Boot
Common Projects Leather Boot
One great thing about fall is that it lets you punk up your look a bit with a stylish pair of black combat boots. And these hits that sweet spot right between badass and won't-get-sent-home-from-work.
The Wingtip Brogue
Tod's Suede Wingtip Brogues
No shoe captures the cool, crisp aesthetic of fall better than a good wingtip brogue. These are especially good for fall weddings that don't require a tux.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.