16 amazing pairs of fall shoes (that shockingly, aren’t boots!)

A month ago, we were giddy at the approaching “boot weather.” We couldn’t wait to lace, zip, buckle, and strap our feet into our favorite pairs that hadn’t seen the light of day in months.But as November (already?) approaches, we have to admit, the change in weather does kind of leave us with limited options when it comes to footwear: boots, boots, booties, and more boots. 

To ensure we avoid “boot burnout” this season, we’ve scoured high and low for our favorite non-boot alternatives: loafers, brogues, pointed flats, and tennies unite. Time to give your boots a break; there are some amazing choices out there to get excited about! Click below to shop them all.

Shop these favorites: Borrowed from the Boys: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4, Getting Sneaky: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 , Loafing Around: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4, Pointed Toes: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 



A sleeker alternative to boots, yet just as durable, opt for something menswear inspired this season. They look particularly stunning simply worn with cuffed jeans or with socks when things get extra chilly. 


A big difference between looking like you just rolled out of bed and “yeah, I rolled out of bed like this”? Your tennis shoes. Go for a remixed pair of slip ons (think textured, or metallic) or fun, printed tennies and retire that old pair from festival season. 


A casual wardrobe staple that was practically made for cozy fall weather. Loafers come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for something ultra durable, opt for a classic leather pair. But something extra comfy? Smoking slippers make us want to pull on our coziest sweater and sit by the fire. (Even if we are, well…at work?) 


I don’t know about you, but when the weather plummets, so does my tolerance for heels. To avoid a frump slump that would be commonly associated with the standard ballet flat, look for a pair of flats with a pointed toe. (Extra points if they’re strappy!) They look so chic, you won’t even notice they don’t have a heel! 


What are your favorite boot alternatives this season? Tell us below!