Comfortable Flat Boots for Fall 2011

By Jill Gardiner , last updated February 3, 2012

There’s nothing quite like a new pair of beautiful and comfortable flat boots for fall 2011 to take the sting out of the fact that winter is on its way. The freshest fall styles in luxurious leather and suede somehow manage to take a little bit of the chill out of the crisp autumn air. Flat boots are a versatile addition to your footwear wardrobe. Wear them with a pair of skinny jeans, a structured shirt, and an oversized cardigan for a chic, casual look that’s perfect for running errands or pair them with a loose dress for a modern outfit great for a fun evening out with friends. Toss them on with a wool skirt and a cardigan to keep you warm on your way to and from work or with a pair of boot cut jeans and a chunky cable-knit sweater for a weekend in the country. It doesn’t matter how you choose to wear them, you’ll find you’re wearing them an awful lot. Here are some comfortable flat boots for fall that you need to check out.

Slouchy

Inspired by the 80s, flat slouchy boots are back with a vengeance. This kind of boot looks great with a skinny jean, skirt, or dress, so that the cool added texture of the ruching can be seen and appreciated. Many slouchy boots hit at the top of the calf, although there are a few over-the-knee and ankle options as well. Gabriella Rocha has several slouchy styles in a variety of heights, colors, and finishes. Check out the calf-high Bernadette Boot in gray, black, or brown. Not only is there lots of great slouch, there’s the additional texture of ties at the cuff and ankle, $89.00 at Zappos.com. For a slouchy ankle boot, try Gabrielle Rocha’s Gilles Boot in brown or black suede, $49.00 at Zappos.com. For sexy, over-the-knee slouch, try Not Rated’s OMG Boot in black, gray, navy, or light brown faux suede, $44.99 at Zappos.com.

Biker

Not just for rebels without a cause, a chunky biker-inspired boot is a great way to dress down a feminine outfit like a floral print skirt or a loose, flowy dress. Pair it with some cute cable knit or lace-embellished socks for an even softer look. Check out the lace-up criss-cross buckle adorned Faunus Boot by Boutique 9, $200.00 at Piperlime.com. For an ankle-high, easy slip-on version, check out Nine West’s Ethlyn Boot in black or brown, $119.00 at Zappos.com. Channel your inner road warrior but still stay chic with Naughty Monkey’s 8th Avenue Boot in brown or black. Half pirate, half Mad Max, these comfortable leather boots command attention, $139.99 at Zappos.com. Looking for a narrower, slightly more feminine version? Check out Cole Haan’s Air Alexis in black, brown, or gray, $278.00 at Zappos.com.

Equestrian

Classic and always in style, a calf-high boot inspired by equestrian riding styles make any outfit instantly elegant and rich-looking. Check out the long, lean profile of Frye’s Dorado Riding Boot in black, brown, or gray, $458.00 at Piperlime.com. While you’re there, look into Hive & Honey’s Ivan Boot in black, dark or light brown for $149.00. For a comfortable equestrian-inspired flat boot you’ll wear this fall and many more in the future, check out the Claremont by Sofft in black or brown goat leather, $189.95 at Zappos.com.

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