Boot season is upon us, and with such a huge variety, ranging from cute ankle boots to OTT knee-highs, it’s nearly impossible to pick just one style. Luckily, we have the lowdown on where you can treat your feet this fall. Here, the best spots across Canada to find the perfect pair (or two!) of fall boots.
Best Fall Boots in Vancouver
Lord’s Shoes & Apparel
Find it: 2932 South Granville St., The low down: A Vancouver staple for almost 90 years, Lord’s has an impressive collection of boots from short to tall.
Brands: B Unique, Hispanitas, Mjus, Wonders
Find it: 3638 Main St., The low down: This quaint boutique is known for its quality footwear and accessories, sourced from independent and handcrafted brands.
Brands: Ann Thomas, Loq, Grenson, Coclico
Shoes on Fourth
Find it: 2090 4th Ave. West, The low down: Though its inviting décor makes for serious Insta-bait, the number one goal for this shop’s friendly staff is to ensure you’re out the door with a pair you love in tow.
Brands: Fab, Johnston & Murphy, Lemon Jelly, Miz Mooz, Palladium
Where: 334 Cordova St. West, The low down: What sets Rowan Sky apart is its knowledgeable staff, who ensure you’re well-versed in the brands and styles to get the most from your purchase.
Brands: Blundstone, Cole Haan, Free People, Ted Baker
Best Fall Boots in Calgary
Find it: 100 Anderson Rd., 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, 317 7th Ave. South West, 6455 Macleod Trail South West, 261055 Crossiron Blvd., The low down: Established 77 years ago, Browns offers designer collections and exclusive lines. It also lends a helping hand to the community, donating 10 percent of its pre-tax profits to charity.
Brands: Browns, The Wishbone Collection, Giuseppe Zanotti, Marc Jacobs
Find it: 1510 17th Ave. South West, The low down: Obsessed with unique clothing and accessories, the staff at this quaint boutique are always on the hunt for new brands.
Brands: Chinese Laundry, 27 Boutique, Dolce Vita
Find it: 2525 36 St. North East, 8228 Macleod Trail South East, 261055 Cross Iron Blvd. Unit 402, The low down: This spacious store is filled with trendy and affordable finds, and they have a rewards program.
Brands: Circus by Sam Edelman, Clarks, Nine West, Lucky Brand
Nordstrom Chinook Centre
Find it: 6455 Macleod Trail South West, The low down: The first Nordstrom store to touch down on Canadian soil in 2014, it boasts three shoe departments, with goods ranging from high-end to more affordable finds.
Brands: A huge selection of collections for every budget, including Alexander Wang, Valentino, 1.State, and Steve Madden
Best Fall Boots in Edmonton
Find it: 8746-149 St., The low down: Filled to the brim with European footwear finds, this cozy spot is dedicated to helping you find a pair you’ll live in all season long.
Brands: Wittner, Bueno, Miz Mooz, Vionic, B-Unique
Find it: 5015 111 St. North West, The low down: This made-in-Edmonton brand creates sustainable, small-batch styles that are as comfortable as they are fashion-forward.
Brands: Their namesake line, made in Mexican factories screened for fair working conditions
Find it: 837 Saddleback Rd., 10846 Jasper Ave., The low down: This full-service shop offers one-on-one fitting appointments to ensure you have the perfect pair.
Brands: Josef Seibel, Rieker, Clarks, Bulle, Ecco
Best Fall Boots in Saskatoon
Find it: 150 3020 Preston Ave., The low down: This locally owned boutique not only carries fab boots, but also specializes in handbags and accessories.
Brands: Felmini, Michael Kors, Bussola, Sam Edelman
Call It Spring
Find it: 201 1st Ave. South, 3510 8th St. East, The low down: Call It Spring covers all the bases, offering stylish, budget-friendly finds and providing impeccable service.
Brands: Its in-house brand carries a wide-range of designs, from everyday pairs to sleek options for a night on the town.
Swank Shoe Lounge
Find it: #1-157 2nd Ave. North, The low down: Since it opened in 2009, Swank has focused on bringing chic footwear to the prairies.
Brands: Kendall + Kylie, Vince Camuto, Sol Sana, Dolce Vita
Best Fall Boots in Winnipeg
Find it: 1485 Portage Ave. #241, 1120 Grant Ave.,1225 St Mary’s Rd. #37, The low down: Born and bred in Winnipeg, this privately owned chain is all about providing exceptional service.
Brands: Blundstone, Rieker, Josef Seibel
Find it: 105 Osborne St., The low down: The rustic wood and brick walls are lined with tons of chic pairs, so it might be hard to leave with just one.
Brands: Jeffery Campbell, L’Intervalle, Felmini, Frye
European Shoe Shop
Find it: 436 Academy Rd., The low down: This family-owned shop has been a Winnipeg staple for 20 years, thanks to their know-how and wide selection of footwear.
Brands: Stuart Weitzman, Amalfi by Rangoni, Eileen Fisher
Best Fall Boots in Toronto
Find it: 176 Yonge St., The low down: The 50,000 square foot space offers boots for every budget. And if high-end brands are what you seek, venture into The Room for the luxury selection.
Brands: Anne Klein, Sam Edelman, Style and Co., Nicholas Kirkwood, Christian Louboutin, Brian Atwood
Find it: 10 Dundas St. East, The low down: Open for a little over a year, this location at Yonge Dundas Square carries a large selection of affordable designer brands, and in our opinion, it’s the best Winners in the city for shoes.
Brands: With new stock every week, peruse brands ranging from Steve Madden to Givenchy.
Find it: 773 Queen St. West, 53 Gristmill Ln., The low down: The original Heel Boy is in Kingston, but its two Toronto locations each offer a different shopping experience: the Queen St. location is a vast shoe haven, while its Distillery spot is smaller, charming and homey.
Brands: Frye, Dolce Vita, Steve Madden, Sam Edelman
Shoo by Steve Madden
Find it: 220 Yonge St., The low down: This concept store carries a selection of brands under the Madden umbrella.
Brands: Steve Madden, Freebird, Betsey Johnson and Brian Atwood
Find it: 1010 Queen St. West, The low down: This independently owned spot carefully curates their collection for a unique selection of footwear.
Brands: Along with their namesake line, they also carry brands like Clarks, Red Wing, Moma, and Frye.
Best Fall Boots in Ottawa
Find it: 100 Bayshore Dr., The low down: Though best known for their assortment of Vans, Nike and Converse, Blackwell also has a great selection of casual boots.
Brands: Harlow, DLG, Steve Madden, Blundstone
Find it: 50 Rideau St. #300, The low down: Still under the radar, this indie footwear shop is a great place to find unique pieces.
Brands: Its own line, filled with quality, trend-conscious designs
Armstrong & Richardson
Find it: 4B-1050 Baxter Rd., 499 Terry Fox Dr., 1200 Saint Laurent Blvd., 2269 Riverside Dr., 2121 Carling Ave., The low down: In the family for four generations, this small local franchise is known for its selection of casual and dress options.
Brands: Amalfi, Franco Sarto, Rieker
Best Fall Boots in Montreal
Find it: 705 Rue St. Catherine, The low down: With over 100 years of shoe-making experience, the staff at Firma are experts at selecting pairs that are not only fashionable, but comfortable.
Brands: Valdini, Sabrina Martoni, Josef Seibel, Blundstone
Find it: 5 Complexe Desjardins, The low down: A branch of Bo Pied, a footwear company founded in 1975, this bright, spacious store is stocked with the latest trends.
Brands: Hispanitas, Mjus, Sam Edelman, Rieker
Find it: 55 Ave Mont Royal Est, 1500 McGill College Ave., 1127 St. Catherine O., The low down: This hip locale is all about unique style, offering a curated selection for men and women in a fresh shopping environment.
Brands: Toms, Dr. Martens, Matt & Nat, Jeffrey Campbell, Little Burgundy
Best Fall Boots in Moncton
Find it: 79 Wyse St. B4-B5, The low down: Packed wall-to-wall with chic styles, its open-sell layout makes finding your perfect pair a breeze.
Brands: Franco Sarto, Steve Madden, Cole Haan and Opening Ceremony
Find it: 78 Wyse St. Local 400, The low down: Head to Pop if you’re looking for on-trend styles, quality products and expert service.
Brands: Alberto, Duty Nine, West Way
Find it: 1435 Mountain Rd., The low down: This friendly spot is a family affair—three generations now run the shop and are eager to help you find the perfect pair.
Brands: Clarks, Blundstone, Gabor, Ecco
Best Fall Boots in Halifax
Mahone Bay Trading Co.
Find it: 201 Chain Lake Dr., 5657 Spring Garden Rd., The low down: Each location has a slightly different feel, one cozily tucked into the heart of Bayer’s Lake, the other an urban-chic spot in Halifax’s busiest shopping district.
Brands: Aquatalia, Ecco, Clarks, Frye, Rieker
Find it: 7001 Mumford Rd., The low down: This bright, minimalist spot is filled with the best selection of what Aldo has to offer.
Brands: Tons of fashion-forward styles from the brand’s collection
John David Shoes
Find it: 5657 Spring Garden Rd., The low down: A shoe haven in Halifax for nearly three decades, it carries a large assortment of footwear from casual kicks to formal options.
Brands: Sacha London, Peter Kaiser, Michael Kors, Reiker
Best Fall Boots in Charlottetown
Find it: 670 University Ave. Unit 102, The low down: This Canadian-born chain carries functional pairs you can wear over and over again.
Brands: Its in-house line that includes everything from chic ankle boots to over-the-knee styles.
Luna Eclectic Emporium
Find it: 111 Grafton St., The low down: Its newly-minted shoe boutique is filled with tons of new brands exclusively carried on PEI.
Brands: Mjus, Alberto, Avanti
Find it: 134 Kent St., The low down: This local spot carries shoes for both men and women, and even offers a “Shoe Addicts Club” that allows you to shop your way to free shoes.
Brands: Unisa, Clarks, Michael Kors, Frye
The Shoe Company
Find it: 135 Sandstone Rd. G2, The low down: The place to go for affordable boots that are more than worthy of an #OOTD.
Brands: Lucky Brand, Fergalicious, Steve Madden, Sam Edelman
Best Fall Boots in St. John’s
Find it: 351 Water St., The low down: Its bright and modern showroom is expertly organized, making it easy to find exactly what style you’re looking for.
Brands: Clarks, Michael Kors, Cole Haan, Geox
Twisted Sisters Boutik
Find it: 179 Water St., The low down: This down-to-earth boutique with a big-city feel is co-owned by two IRL sisters, looking to bring offbeat pieces to St. John’s.
Brands: Miz Mooz, Bueno, Steve Madden
Find it: 48 Kenmount Rd., The low down: With every pair available on the sales floor, trying on and swapping sizes has never been so easy.
Brands: Anne Klein, Clarks, Franco Sarto, Kenneth Cole, Stuart Weitzman