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Strap Up At The Best Boot Shops In San Francisco

When living in or even visiting San Francisco, the kind of shoes you wear can impact how you experience the city. Comfortable shoes are a must, however one quick look at footwear on San Francisco residents' feet and you will see that style is also of utmost importance. The must-have style of the moment is boots, and from heeled to flats, there are some fabulous options available.

Women's Fashion Boots
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San Francisco has some of the best boot shops in the country, and with the weather getting colder, you'll need to be able to navigate the city in order to snag the best pairs of boots San Francisco has to offer.

Hours: Mon – Fri 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Ecco boots are fantastic for long-lasting quality, all weather durability and fabulous design. Find a wide selection of styles from short booties to long boots within affordable price points. This season colors include forest green, versatile black and neutral brown.

Boots to check out this season:

  • Lulea Boot in grape leaf green comes in a wedge style with a zip fastening, $255
  • Hobart Boot in espresso comes with buckle detailing and a stacked low heel, $220
  • Rise GTX Boot in black is stylish and fabulous for the cold season, it comes with a removable insole and warm lining making it waterproof, $210
  • Junction Ankle Boots in melon yellow gives a punch of subtle color while being extremely comfortable with a flexible sole, $170

Hours: Mon - Sat: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Visit the newest of the Gimme Shoes stores for the widest selection of fall and winter boots. Buyers source footwear from all over the world to bring customers unique designs and the best quality possible. Designers and brands currently in stock include Dries Van Noten, Cynthia Vincent, Jeffrey Campbell, Loeffier Randall and Vivienne Westwood.

Boots to check out this season:

  • Elisa Nero booties in cream, $535
  • Fiorentini + Baker Egon pull up boots in black, $490
  • Ilse Jacobsen lace up rain boots in black, $205

Hours: Mon - Sat 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

In addition to being able to customize their boots at Timberland by adding personal choices of hardware, fabric and stitching, customers can also find winter boots in durable materials and neutral colors.

Boots to check out this season:

  • Find color with the Crystal Mountain Waterproof Tall Lace Boots, $195
  • Get comfort with the Earthkeepers® Avebury Ankle Boots in sand, $135
  • Hit the city pavements in the Earthkeepers® Bethel Buckle Tall Zip Boots in five earth toned shades, $195

Hours: Mon - Sat 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Short Women's Boots
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Brands at Urban Outfitters include some of the most unique styles and individual designs at affordable price points. Names currently in stock include Cheap Monday, Deena & Ozzy, Mel by Melissa Shoes, Urban Renewal and We Who See.

Boots to check out this season:

  • Deena & Ozzy Glitter Wedge Boots in gold sparkle, these are perfect for the holiday season and add a talking point to any outfit, $69
  • Kimchi Blue Sleek Suede Ankle Boots in bold red, get festive with color and add warmth with black leg warmers or tights, $89
  • Mel by Melissa Shoes Side Bow Rain Boots in purple wine, cute and stylish these glossy short rain boots will become favorites whenever the skies get gloomy, $55
  • Dolce Vita Tall Heeled Riding Boots in light brown, have a buckle detail and a short stacked heel making them comfortable and trendy, $298
  • BDG Tall Leather Colorblock Boots in black and chestnut, come in an easy pull on style with a low heel giving women comfort with style all day, $129

Related: Check out the best hipster boutiques in San Francisco.

Parmeeta Ghoman, a freelance writer specializes in style and lives in California. Find some of her work on

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