The footwear statement for fall 2009 is the boot. From sexy and thigh-grazing to just-ankle-high, boots are the perfect accent to this season’s streamlined silhouettes. We’ve scoured Denver for the best options available this month: Over-The-Knee Boot: The urban-warrior look found its match in the over-the-knee boot, but the tan, suede Tucson (right) by Corso Como leaves its basic-black cousins in the dust. With a wearable heel and gel inserts in the footbeds, this boot is made for walking, while sleek styling shows off its fashion-forward appeal. Wear it high with tights and a miniskirt or a dress, or fold the top over and pair with skinny jeans for a casually cool look. Tucson by Corso Como, $270, Two Sole Sisters, 1703 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-0404, twosolesisters.com. Calf-High Boot: Although boots that hit at the calf can be a tricky length, this versatile style works equally well with fall’s narrow pants—like skinny jeans or leggings tucked inside—or with skirts, dresses, and coats that hit just above the knee. Show off a great set of gams even though summer has passed in a pair of calf-high boots by celeb favorite Fiorentini + Baker. The simple lines keep it chic, but a double-buckle detail and a thick, stacked heel provide just enough biker edge. Fiorentini + Baker “Andie” double-buckle boot, $485, A.Line Boutique, Village Shops at the Landmark, 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200, aline-online.com.
The Shootie: This shoe/bootie combination is the newest boot silhouette for fall. Intrigued fashionistas should check out a striking dove-gray version by Loeffler Randall, accented with ruffles and cutout sides. This feminine and sexy shootie adds a polished finish to a pair of leggings or a racy vibe to fall’s ladylike pencil skirts and sheath dresses. “Lola” by Loeffler Randall, $610, Samantha Castilla Shoe Boutique, 226 Steele St., 303-333-3206, samanthacastilla.com.