Combat Boots Are Officially Back (Yes, Really!): 23 Pairs to Shop for Spring

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 23 must-buy options you can rock this spring.

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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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Marc Fisher LTD Izzie 2 Combat Boot

Snakeskin-embossed lace-up 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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AGL Studded Combat Boots

Take your everyday look to a new level with these luxe studded combat boots. The brand’s been handcrafting their shoes in Montegranaro, Italy, for three generations.

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Camper Brutus Red Boots

Try on a pop of color this spring with these gorgeous crimson-colored lace-ups from Camper.

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Moda Chics Leather Ankle Combat Boot

These comfortable ankle booties have 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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Jessica Simpson Clear Combat Boot

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 this transparent rubber pair from Jessica Simpson.

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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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Rag & Bone Shiloh Boots

Rag & Bone adds a furry twist to the average combat boot to help you fight those one-off spring snow days this season.

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R13 Combat Stack Boots

These sky-high combat boots are the rebellious flare your wardrobe needs.

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Born Gosford Bootie

A bold look with a sassy heel requires a fashionista who feels totally confident in her style—these cuties are for that person.

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CreatureCool Vegan Leather Combat Boots

Go green (in more than one way!) with this handcrafted vegan leather pair on Etsy.

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Vince Cabria Lace-Up Boot

Show off your unique style with a pair of pure white lace-ups.

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UGG® Kesey Waterproof Boot

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

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Loeffler Randall Brady Stretch Knit Combat Boots

Giving a modern edge to a classic lace-up design, these tiger-striped, double knit booties are everything for the transition into spring.

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Gucci Trip Lug Sole Combat Boot

This smooth, chunky-soled pair takes street-chic to a whole new level.

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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 1460 W 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 Lace Up Hiker Boots

White canvas covers the exterior of this cool pair of combats 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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