15 tall boots to wear for spring/summer (yes, really!)

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Winter may be over, but boot season is everlasting. So if you were thinking of stowing your tall boots away until next fall… not so fast. 

Hear me out: That’s because one of the biggest trends for spring and summer is knee-high boots — or tall ones that hit just below the knee — paired with everything from sundresses and mod minis to boho maxis and cutoff denim shorts

It’s unexpected (and potentially sweaty?), sure. But trust us on this one. 

Whether you’re into the idea of everyday boots you can traipse around from work to happy hour in, or some chic statement-makers for special occasions, we’ve rounded up the best options for rocking all season long — and beyond. These boots will have you ready to ditch those boring flats and sandals. (And if you’re worried about overheating with boots on during the warmer months, keep the rest of the outfit breezy and lightweight — and don’t forget cooling socks.)

Below, find 15 tall boot styles for rocking year-round. (And now that winter’s over, so many pairs are now on sale. Shop accordingly.)

Song of Style Lou Boot, $197 (Orig. $328)

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A snake-printed boot is the statement-making accessory you didn’t know you needed — and surprisingly neutral, in that they go with far more outfits than you may initially realize. 

MANGO Leather Boots, $149.99 (Orig. $229.99)

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A nude leather boot with a stacked heel will go with just about anything. (But this pair would look especially chic with a long boho dress.)

ASOS Casey Leather Chunky Knee Boots, $120

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Not a heel person? Try a chunky sole — it still adds a bit of height, and an edge to an otherwise classic or feminine ‘fit, always. 

Schutz Maryana Tall Boots, $238

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If you’re looking for something elevated (and a little bit sassy), Schutz’s croc-embossed Maryana boots — complete with a stiletto heel — should be right up your alley. 

STAUD Wally Boots, $495

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Fun fact: These chic STAUD boots with a cool, architectural heel have a pull-on design. In other words, there’s no zipper required. Convenient! 

Zara Heeled Split Leather Knee-High Boots, $169

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Suede and slightly slouchy, these knee-high beauties by Zara are perfect for boho dresses, minis and jeans alike. 

Public Desire Peggy Flare Heel Knee Boots, $63

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When in doubt, get tall black leather boots — featuring a cool, funky block heel — that don’t break the bank. 

Free People Taysha Tall Boots, $278

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This white platform pair by Free People is giving “‘60s-inspired mod chic” in the best way possible. 

ASH Women’s Manhattan Over The Knee Boots, $186 (Orig. $310)

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If you’re feeling daring: A fitted over-the-knee boot is next-level chic when paired with an extra-short dress and a hint of thigh. 

Dolce Vita Navene Boots, $175

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It’s almost sundress season — which means there’s no time like the present to lean into the cool cowboy boot trend. (Or just rock ‘em with a graphic tee and cutoffs). 

Jeffrey Campbell Calimity KP Tall Boot, $319.95

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Inject some major excitement into your wardrobe with a colorful, patchwork-inspired Jeffrey Campbell pair (that would look incredible with a denim mini, if I do say so myself). 

ba&sh Cerra Boots, $270 (Orig. $540)

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Two-tone suede lends a chic, unique edge to an otherwise classic chestnut boot. 

Steve Madden Bronco Denim Fabric Boot, $149.95

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Bored with suede and leather options? Steve Madden made a jean-ius move — sorry, I had to — with this cool block-heel boot rendered in light-wash denim. 

H&M Chunky High-Leg Boots, $59.99

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Can’t quit your chunkiest combats? You don’t have to! These high-leg lace-up boots by H&M are an elevated update on your everyday combat boot — and will look with cutoffs or breezy sundresses, too. 

Reformation Nina Riding Boots, $398

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If you need a pair you can actually walk in, you can’t go wrong with Reformation’s pull-on knee-high riding boot that’s lauded for its comfort.

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