6 Fall Shoes to Wear That Aren’t Boots

Ah, boots — we know them, we love them, we get excited for fall so that we can wear them. But — *big shocker* — boots are not the only fall shoe at our disposal! There’s an array of chic, stylish, and comfortable shoes that deserve a spot in our closet. So next time you want to reach for that trusty old pair of boots, reach for these stylish alternatives instead:


1. Loafers

The classic loafer is the ultimate fall flat shoe. It’s comfortable, but immediately dresses up any outfit. Pair it with your favorite skinny jeans and a cozy sweater for the easiest outfit ever, or consider it your go-to work shoe for fall.


Kendra Pointy Toe Loafer

4 colors available


The Modern Loafer

4 colors available


2. Heeled Mules

Heeled mules are the best replacement for your favorite heeled booties. They have enough material to be considered weather appropriate, but the open heel gives the look an unexpected edge. Wear it with any outfit you would wear with heeled booties, and get ready for the compliments — you’re going to be getting a lot.

Chinese Laundry

Pollie Mule

3 colors available

Steve Madden

Ditty Mule

3 colors available


Block Heel Mule

4 colors available


3. Slingback Flats

As the ladylike shoe of the fall wardrobe, slingback flats or low heels are more delicate and pretty than your typical boots. Not to mention they’re insanely on-trend and comfortable — what’s not to love? Wear them to a fancy event or with a more casual outfit to dress it up.

Vince Camuto

Jasenia Flat

3 colors available

Sarto by Franco Sarto

Graydon Pointy Toe Slingback Flat

7 colors available


The Editor Slingback

4 colors available


4. Mary Jane Pumps

Feeling like wearing a heel? Instead of your typical pumps, stilettos, or heeled boots, try out a Mary Jane pump. The style is associated with fall because it’s the grown-up version of your school girl uniform — automatic back-to-school vibes, but in a classy and adult way.

Jeffrey Campbell

Bergerac Mary Janes

Bella Vita

Dawson Pointed Toe Pump

4 colors available


5. White Sneakers

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Do you absolutely believe that no white after labor day is the golden rule? Think again — your favorite summer sneakers work perfectly for fall. They make the outfit crisp, new, and extra stylish.


6. Mule Flats

Gucci made the furry mule flats famous, and now everyone’s rocking this footwear trend. They’re easy to slip on, look extra cool with all of your favorite fall outfits, and are totally safe for work.

BC Footwear

Vegan Austin Flat

7 colors available


The Gemma Mule

3 colors available

Which shoes are your favorites for fall?