Combat Boots Are Officially Back (Yes, Really!): 15 Pairs to Shop for Fall

Thought combat boots hit their style peak in the early '90s? Guess again—the combat’s comeback is here and better than ever. Popularized ages ago as the most badass boot on the market, the style’s recently been spotted on the streets of Paris Fashion Week and on celebs like Bella Hadid. Whether you’re new to the trend or helped set it back in your glory days, here are 15 must-buy options you can rock until the spring.


Frye Veronica Combat Boot

A timeless whiskey brown boot is a staple for any outfit this season. Whether you pair yours with a knit sweater and trousers for the office or leggings and your college crewneck for a morning Starbucks stroll, you’ll never have to sacrifice style with these ones.

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Dr. Martens ‘Pascal’ Boot

Re-envision your cringe-y grunge days with classic all-black Doc Martens. Years later, these babies are still fashionable.

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Giuseppe Zanotti Combat 25 Boots

Snakeskin-embossed leather boots? These are Vogue Italia material.

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Dear Frances Park Boot

Add a smidge of green khaki to your shoe wardrobe with the sleekest 100% leather booties on the market.

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Moda Chics Leather Ankle Combat Boot

These comfortable ankle booties have winter lakeside getaway written all over them. We can already imagine sipping hot cocoa by the fire...

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AllSaints Lira Boot

A polished black design featuring wrap-around laces has the founding fathers of the combat boot movement quivering with jealousy.

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See by Chloe SB33150A Combat Boots

You don’t have to wear new boots every day to change up your look—maybe just switch your socks. The possibilities are endless with these transparent rubber boots from See by Chloe.

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Sam Edelman Jennifer Combat Boot

Flaunt your edgy side with this studded option—the compliments will pour in.

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Steve Madden Cole Combat Boot

With a boss pair of leopard-print boots, show everyone who’s the real king of the jungle.

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Loeffler Randall Brady Stretch Knit Combat Boot

They don’t always have to be Balenciagas in order to look like socks. Modern, lightweight, and breathable, Loeffler Randall's take on the trend is sure to please.

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Miista E8 by Miista Emmat Ankle Boots

Merging the elegant and the unusual into one heeled combat boot takes a confident fashionista who feels at home in her style—these cuties are for that person.

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Frye Sabrina Combat Heeled Boot

They say a chunky heel is all you need to conquer the world, right? (Or at least your work week.)

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Free People Eberly Lace-Up Boot

These pointed-toe lace-ups give us some serious boho-cowboy vibes, if that's a thing. Maybe we're just saying the styling options are limitless.

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Dr. Martens Multicolor 1460 Wild Botanics Pascal Boot

Channel your inner Violet from American Horror Story: Murder House with the floral Doc Martens you’ve always wanted.

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Proenza Schouler Canvas Combat Boots

Canvas hiking boots meet creepers in this unique pair from Proenza Schouler.

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Schutz Makayla Boot

Needless to say, these probably aren't your everyday shoes. But if there’s a will, there’s a way.

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What to Wear with Combat Boots

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