We've Found the Best Boots Around, and They're All Under £250

Boots, glorious boots. The one thing that makes the oncoming grey days and dark nights bearable. Nothing beats that fresh-out-of-the-box, new-season-new-boot feeling (apart from perhaps the elation when you find a pair that doesn’t give you blisters on the first wear). As a staple of our winter wardrobes, boots of all kinds really do deserve a medal for how many footwear dilemmas they see us through and especially for how versatile they make our wardrobes. 

The perfect Western pair will tone down a dressy dress and make those summery styles autumn-appropriate. Fancy ankle boots will glow up jeans and a knit. Anything with a heel suddenly makes wide-leg trousers actually wearable. And a chunky Chelsea or hiking style will ensure you’re still looking on point for those cosy winter walks (and the inevitable ’gram). 

Showgoers wear white and black ankle boots with skirts and a tan bag.


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The beauty is that fashion trends come and go, but buy a classic colour (tan, black, cream) or animal-print pair, and they will last you for seasons. I promise I’m not just saying that—the black ankle boots I currently have on from Office (similar to these) are into their third year and still going strong despite the fact that I wear them constantly. This in itself proves you don’t have to spend thousands to ensure they last. Just make friends with your local shoe-repair shop and pop in for a re-sole every once in a while. 

Here at Who What Wear UK, we have daily discussions about our favourite pairs (stay tuned next week when all will be revealed) and are constantly sending links to each other for approval on which new ones to invest in. If you’re anything like me and struggle to make a decision on which sandwich to buy at lunch, you might be slightly overwhelmed by the number of options out there. To help, I’ve scrolled through all our favourite brands have to offer and picked out the best styles under £250. Happy shopping!


The clean lines on these boots look so premium. 

White boots will look great against more muted clothing. 

These were made to be worn with vintage-wash denim. 

We can’t stop looking at this sculptural heel. 

Perfect for tucking your skinny jeans into. 

Khaki green makes for a cool change from black and tan. 

Wooden soles are a detail we always look for. 

These look so much more expensive than they actually are. 

This season’s cult boots for under £250? Sign us up. 

Shearling is a big boot trend this season—invest early. 

Combat boots are the ideal accompaniment to oversized dresses. 

COS has just launched its best-selling boots in this on-trend lilac colourway. 

These boots come in seven different calf sizes. 

Sheepskin-lined boots are the toastiest (and comfiest) of them all. 

Honestly, even we would mistake these for designer. 

This shade of brown is hard to come by. 

The addition of a strap and a buckle really elevates this simple riding boot shape. 

Pep up your winter ensembles with pastel boots. 

The addition of neoprene guarantees a comfortable fit. 

Another pair of Zara boots that have made their way onto our wish list. 

Sleek boots for this price? Miracles do happen. 

Between the square toe and the standout hue, these boots tick off so many autumn trends. 

Zip-front boots make for easy pulling on, which is always welcome in our book. 

No one will guess these came from the high street. Oh, and did we mention they also come in black? 

Next Up: The 3 Boot Trends That Have Taken Over 2021

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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