At this point, we’re nearing the end of the fall, so it feels as though I’ve seen every last pair of boots in existence. That may be an exaggeration, but I have looked at a lot of fall outfits over the last few months while doing research for my Who What Wear stories, so believe me when I say I now have the intel to show for it. Seeing as we’ve been discussing boots and boot trends for a while now, you’re probably well aware that styles like lug-sole boots, rubber wellies, and sleek knee-high boots are what’s trending the most this season. (In case you need a refresher, take a look at our handy trend guide.)
Today, I’m here to talk about boot brands—specifically, the popular boot brands that are behind some of the trendy stompers we’ve been looking at and discussing all season long. Those knee-high lug-sole boots you’ve seen repeatedly on your Instagram feed? Yep, they’re from Gia Borghini. The affordable label editors race to at Nordstrom? Sam Edelman, of course. Continue on to discover the top 10 boot brands that are defining cool style right now and to, of course, shop my favorites from each.