Found: The Perfect Riding Boots

By Laura Braden

Like our resident fashionista Devon, I too heart fall fashion: trenches, wrap sweaters, corduroys, jewel tones, scarves, plaid…and don’t forget jeggings. 🙂

And while there are tons of fall fashion trends worth drooling over, I’m particularly obsessed with flat riding boots. They’re comfortable and look great with everything. And MAYBE…just maybe, if we keep talking about fall, the weather will cooperate!

Below are my choices for Fall 2010 – all our excellent for biking around town, stomping around the vineyards and Apple Hill or exploring beautiful Big Sur. And none of them cost as much as your mortgage/rent (I’m looking at you Balenciaga and Gucci!). To buy, or for more info, simply click on the picture.

Frye Paige Tall Riding - $348 (simple and classic, Frye boots are a solid purchase that will hold up/last for years!)
Rocket Dog Showtime ($79) - These hit just below the knee. I love the stitching and bow - these also come in black.
Poleyn Graeve Riding Boots - $508 (I'm not a huge fan of over-the-knee boots, but these are so scrumptious. But I can't spend $500 on boots...can I??)
Got You Covered - $74.99 (the only heeled boot on the list. A modern twist on boots fit for Annie Oakley)
Tory Burch's Rowan - $495 (Not a huge fan of labels plastered all over my clothing, but I make an exception for these - the quilting/color is so cute and unique!)
Jeffrey Campbell Ridem - $246 (Laces are a newer trend - and one that can look silly - but I think this pair gets it just right.)
Marc Fisher, Artful Boots ($169) - Also come in black.
Steve Madden Olster - $169
Steven Intyce - $128 (a little pop of color - but still work appropriate)
Lands End's Women's Canvas Riding Boot - $244.99 (Welcome back Lands End, welcome back.)
Ecote Tall Suede Boot - $88 (my favorite suede option - love the detail around the ankle!)
Nine West's Tobeornot ($169)
Sam Edelman's Pierce ($276) - these also come in black!

On a budget? Be sure to hit up Sacramento’s amazing vintage, consignment and thrift shops for a one-of-a-kind pair that won’t make you eat Ramen for a month. Happy shopping!

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  1. Krystin says

    Love love love riding boots! And for those of us who have wider calves due to lovely genetics or years of team sports, or both, check our Russo’s Shoe Repair (L Street next to the See’s candy store) who will widen any boot as much as you need.

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