We don’t know who needs to hear this, but you don’t need to be an equestrian in order to appreciate a good pair of riding boots. These tall, knee-high boots—which are often made with leather—are famous for their sophisticated style, which means they pair perfectly with nearly any fall outfit.
Fortunately, the best riding boots are available across a range of budgets, sizes, colors, designs, and price points. Although most are made with durable leather, a handful of them feature alternate materials like vegan leather or faux suede. Some have a pull-on-style design, while others are meant to be zippered, laced, or both. Meanwhile, those looking for an extra lift can choose from heels as high as 3.5 inches and up; alternatively, opt for a lower block heel for a more casual (and comfortable!) look. Lastly, for a fun, more modern twist, you can even opt for embellishments like pearls, buckles, or silver-tone accents.
With all this in mind, you can rest assured that there’s a riding boot out there to suit every budget and style—including a handful of wide-calf-approved picks, too! Read on for our favorite riding boots for fall 2022.
Available in both black and brown hues, these preppy Vince Camuto Alfella Knee High Riding Boots feature a durable leather construction and fabric lining. The 1.4-inch-tall heel adds an oh-so-subtle lift, too.
These western-inspired Sam Edelman Penny2 Wide Calf Leather Riding Boots are just as functional as they are fashionable thanks to their pull-on tab and back zipper closure.
Giddy up: These Vince Carleigh Riding Boots offer a convenient pull-on-style design and a minimalist-inspired silhouette.
For a fun take on the trend, opt for these Stuart Weitzman Pearl Moto Boots. The signature pearl embellishments add a feminine-inspired flair.
This classic riding boot from Jimmy Choo is constructed with super-soft Italian leather, making them well worth the splurge. The slightly high heel (2.7 inches) is ideal for a fun night out on the town, while the rubber soles offer excellent grip for everyday wear.
These sleek black leather boots from Loeffler Randall add a sophisticated touch to any look—be it a blazer and jeans or a chunky sweater dress.
For a versatile pair of boots that’ll last all season long, look no further than these Franco Sarto ones, which have a zippered back, pull-on tab, and leather construction. Choose from four colors: Black, dark brown, Bordeaux, and light brown.
These riding boots will have you looking—and feeling—polished and put together in almost no time. Choose from a classic black or cognac.
One of JJ Gray's signature riding boots, the Luther is inspired by field boots worn by Polo riders and features leather laces, a back zipper, and snap closure. The boot's cowhide leather will continue to age beautifully with each wear.
These pull-on riding boots have a smooth leather construction and asymmetrical hem at the top. While they're certainly an investment, they are one that you'll be reaching for season after season.
For a riding boot that’s just as comfortable as it is stylish, this pair from Looks Like Summer— which has a lug sole heel and side zipper—delivers.
This wallet-friendly find features faux leather, a striking belted detail at the ankle, and a rubber outsole for to keep you steady.
Perhaps these boots’ best feature—besides their budget-friendly price—is its statement-making buckle embellishment. We’d also be remiss not to mention the two-tone black and brown color blocking.
The Golden Goose Charlie Leather Riding Boots are a worthwhile splurge for their smooth calfskin construction, pull-on design, and leather lining. The silver-tone hardware on the heel adds edginess, too.
These sleek Aquatalia boots are constructed with Italian leather. Even better? They come complete with a protective waterproof finish to ensure durability— even through rain and snow. Oh, and did we mention they’re on major sale?