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.