The unfortunate end of the summer season means the highly anticipated rise of fall fashion is finally upon us.
Any true shoe-woman knows that boots are the most crucial fashion apparel for fall and winter – sexy, comfortable, warm and weather proof. Although we San Diegans don’t need to worry about devastating autumn weather – in fact, sometimes fall proves to be even more warm than summer! – that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the oh-so-stylish perks of fetching fall fashion.
Dare to cause drama in a striking thigh-high boot this fall, or hop on trend with an edgy pair of ankle-high booties that are back and bigger than ever this season. Whether you opt for posh stiletto heels or more practical wedges in midnight black or buttery caramel, your statement making boots will make you feel on top of the world as you strut through San Diego and kiss the flip-flop days of summer goodbye.
Some of our favorite 2010 fall boots are the stunning designs of Vera Wang, Christian Louboutin, BCBG, Aldo, Nine West, Miz Mooz, Steve Madden, Surface to Air and more. Ranging in style, color and price, this delicious display of must-have fall boots offers just the right pair for every fashion-conscious San Diego woman.
A-Jenay Boot by Steve Madden
Steve Madden has done it once again … make us ladies fall head over heels in love with a pair of super sultry black leather boots. The A-Jenay style is all at once a stiletto and a boot – it’s a smokin’ hot dynamic duo that will make you the envy of every other woman while you rock your Maddens at the club this fall. This sky-high boot has a 5” heel, 1” platform, leather top and synthetic sole – $149.95. Shop for this style at San Diego Steve Madden stores or online at stevemadden.com. (pictured left)
Haga “Shootie” by Aldo
This of-the-moment bootie or “shootie” as coined by Aldo is fashionably fierce and perfect for a hot fall night out on the town! Team it with all your favorite dress looks for the absolute style statement. The Haga design features integrated platform design, cuffed profile with dramatic zip detail, and a high stiletto heel. You’re sure to make heads turn this fall season when you rock Aldo’s signature Haga style – $120. Shop for this bootie at San Diego Aldo stores or online at aldo.com. (pictured below)
Meyer Bootie by Nine West
As usual, Nine West is a go-to source for flirty, fun and affordable boots and booties this fall season. Our favorite style pick is the Meyer bootie in a light brown leather shade that is comfortable with a pull on design, featuring an exaggerated cuff accent with platform heels and a luxe leather sole – $229. Shop for this bootie at San Diego Nine West stores or online at ninewest.com. (pictured below)
Mastic Suede Buckle Ankle Boot by Surface to Air
For a day of shopping or a night at the clubs, Surface to Air’s simple and seductive Mastic Suede Buckle Ankle Boots are to-die-for this fall season. In our preferred gray hue, enjoy this boot’s suede and leather materials and 4” wedge heel –$400. Shop for this Surface to Air style online at surfacetoair.com. (pictured below)
Meneboot Flat Studded Suede Boots by Christian Louboutin
The perfect mixture of everyday comfort and flamboyant extravagance, Christian Louboutin’s high-fashion Meneboot Flat Studded Suede Boots are sure to make you stand out in a crowd this fall in San Diego. You’ll love the cozy tan suede material and edgy gold studs paired with the practical flat heel – $1,725. Shop for this style at San Diego Christian Louboutin stores or online at christianlouboutin.com.
Solis Boot by Miz Mooz
In this unique Miz Mooz boot design, decorative laces cascade down the center of a beautiful pieced-leather boot with an elasticized panel at the top for a flexible and comfortable fit. You’ll love the slide zip closure, 3” heel height with a rubber sole and cozy polyester faux-fur lining – $219. Or for an ultra-edgy spin, check out the Solane see-through bootie in various colors that will make your feet pop throughout the fall season (pictured main). Shop for these Miz Mooz boot at various San Diego Nordstrom department stores or online at miz-mooz.com. (pictured left)
Verdi Bootie by Vera Wang Lavender
Edge meets elegance this fall season in the form of Vera Wang Lavender’s incredibly chic Verdi Bootie. Ornate cutouts create a sophisticated lace-like effect on a lofty platform bootie styled with a functional zip above the open back. The wrapped heel and platform is paired with leather lining and sole for optimal comfort and a long lasting guarantee. Fall fashion perfection – $495. Shop for this Vera Wang Lavender style at San Diego Nordstrom department stores or online at verawang.com. (pictured below)
Open-Toe Cutout Bootie by BCBG
Add an innovative edge to any fall look with this dynamic cutout bootie from BCBG. Undeniably sexy and ready for anything, this boot boasts an open toe, multiple straps from cutouts at vamp, covered sides and a zipper closure behind the 4” heel. This BCBG bootie is the ultimate must-have design for fall party style this season in San Diego – $250. Shop for this style at San Diego BCBG stores or online at bcbg.com. (pictured below)
Let’s go shopping in San Diego at some of our favorite footwear boutiques!
Cedros Soles – Solana Beach
This trusted upscale footwear boutique is located in the elegant Cedros Design District in Solana Beach. Cedors Soles sells shoe designs for all occasions, ranging from BCBG to Donald J. Pliner, Matisse, Sam Elderman, and Ugg. Shoe styles fill the majority of this seaside boutique, but shoppers will also find the latest in-style clothing, fashion accessories, handbags, and jewelry in the back. The current featured brands at Cedros Soles include: Anyi Lu, Born, Cordani, Sofft, and Shoes for Lovely People, among many. For the latest details and directions, please visit Cedros Soles.
Forward Footwear – Pacific Beach
Featuring hot brands like Chinese Laundry, Jessica Simpson, Michael Antonio and Steve Madden, Forward Footwear veers away from PB’s major trends of cheap cutesy wedges, but stands firm on keeping the selection affordable for shoppers. This Pacific Beach boutique provides clientele with a fresh mix of footwear. You can expect to find such styles as heels painted with arty prints, the inexpensive version of Dior’s extreme kicks from “Sex and The City,” and everything in between from such brands as Restricted, Nina Dolls, Dollhouse, Capelli, Wanted, Mic, Enya, Two Lips, and Jeffrey Campbell. For the latest details and directions, please visit Forward Footwear.
Shoe Line – Carmel Valley
One of San Diego’s hidden secrets is Shoe Line in the Piazza Carmel shopping center of Carmel Valley. Don’t be fooled by this shop’s suburban location, Shoe Line is a huge footwear boutique filled with a wide range of styles and designs for every passion and price range. Shoe Line also carries accessories and a small section of female fashions. For the latest details and directions, please visit Shoe Line.
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