20 best women’s summer boots of 2021
While winter boots are designed to keep you warm when walking in the snow, summer boots are all about fashion and style. You can pair these leather, suede, and fabric styles with flowy dresses, cropped shorts, and twist skirts for an added edge.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab is made up of footwear experts who put all types of footwear to the test, including walking sneakers, hiking boots, and rain boots. Our pros have used their shoe expertise to find the cutest and most comfortable styles of boots for summer. To avoid overheating, our experts recommend opting for summer boots without additional linings or pairs with cutouts and perforations for increased air circulation.
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Best value summer boots for women
Women’s Distressed Western Cowboy Boot
These best-selling boots on Amazon have over 6,000 reviews to be a perfect summer boot. Made with synthetic fabrics, these boots are available in 11 colors, including neutrals as well as bold pinks and blues. Plus, they’re just $ 35 – grab one in each shade!
Best hybrid summer shoes for women
PUMA x Fenty Chelsea Boots
Can’t decide if you want to wear sneakers or boots? Try these sneakers from PUMA x Fenty. They have one short platform, sturdy outsolee, and high stem. With over 1,000 positive reviews, one review says these are her “new favorite boots of the season”.
Best strappy summer boots for women
Cutout Side Sling Ankle Boots for Women
Adjustable ankle straps are both trendy and functional – allowing you to adjust their fit. Somewhere in between a sandal and a boot, these shoes can easily be paired with a ton of different outfits. Hundreds of reviewers are in awe of the luxury of ankle boots for under $ 30.
Best lace-up summer boots
Sky Bay lace-up ankle boot
While most Timberland boots are heavy and warm, these ankle boots are breathable and lightweight enough to wear all summer. At $ 50, these ankle boots are great value for their versatility – they can easily be worn as boots or high top sneakers!
Best kitten heel summer boots for women
Low heel chic ankle boots for women
Bright colors are great for summer fun and these kitten heels are available in a wide range of sizes from 4 to 15 with an option for everyone. With 34 color and pattern options, reviewers love the bold look and get tons of compliments when wearing them!
Best versatile summer boots for women
The ReKnit glove boot
Everlane’s best-seller, these ankle boots are renowned for their versatility: easy to style for work or in the city. Opt for the recycled polyester material ideal for summer clothing (wool is better suited to colder temperatures). The two-inch heel is “comfortable for everyday wear,” says one reviewer.
Best professional summer boots for women
Upright Madeline Boots for Women
Those Vionic’s incredibly comfortable heeled ankle boots switch easily from season to season. With the brand’s supportive EVA sockliner, hundreds of reviewers have been impressed with the comfort of the heeled boots.
Best low cut summer ankle boots for women
Towne Boots for Women
Low ankle boots are ideal for summer because they will not cause overheating or show your legs. Made from 100% leather, these ankle boots feature a low heel for a little extra height while still being comfortable when standing. Reviewers love the seven neutral shade options, with one even saying “they look more expensive than they used to be.”
The best wedge summer booties for women
Harlow Boots for Women
Although Dr. Scholl’s is not known for its high fashion designs, these wedge ankle boots are completely on trend. the perforated details on the back add a feminine element. There are over 3.00 reviewers who find these ankle boots comfortable, comfortable and trendy.
Best cowboy boots for women
Trudy Western Cowboy Boots
Cowboy boots, bohemian and chic, are the ideal ankle boots to pair with skirts and dresses. Popular for outdoor concerts, reviewers love these boots for being surprisingly comfortable when they’re on their feet all day. They are made of leather, but have a cotton lining for added comfort. The brand recommends going down half a size for a perfect fit.
Best Cut Out Summer Boots for Women
Free People Wilder Pointed Toe Ankle Boots
Cut-out boots are a lightweight option that also allows for excellent air circulation. Free People is known for its high bohemian designs. These boots are made with supple leather for a super soft feel. Note that these boots are available in full sizes only.
Best summer rain boots for women
High original waterproof rain boots
When it comes to rain boots, Hunter is a household name for a reason. Made from rubber, these tall boots are fully waterproof. The brand offers additional linings, so you can also wear them in winter.
Best Chelsea Summer Boots for Women
Flat suede chelsea boots with side zipper
Chelsea boots are a popular choice for the summer because they are easy to put on and take off, pair it with a variety of outfits and have a supportive footbed when you’re on your feet all day. These Lands’ End boots are available in medium and large sizes with half sizes also available.
Best summer combat boots for women
1460 Combat Boot – Women
While combat boots aren’t as breathable as other choices, the light pink color makes these Dr. Martens boots ideal for summer. Reviewers say these boots take some wear and tear to sink in, but then they “mold perfectly to your feet.”
Best motorcycle summer boots for women
Sunbelt Santa Fe Motorcycle Boots
These neutral, motorcycle-inspired leather boots from Free People will go from summer to fall with ease. With trendy ankle straps, there is a back zipper for easy on / off. Reviewers said they were comfortable to wear all day thanks to the short heel and round toe.
The most comfortable summer boots
Women’s Perforated Block Heel Ankle Boots
the triangular side cutouts help you stay cool in the summer heat. With over 3,500 rave reviews from Amazon, these ankle boots are so popular for their extreme comfort.
Best summer hiking boots for women
Newton Ridge Plus Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots
$ 104.75 (13% off)
When out on the trails this summer, avoid a crooked ankle with hiking boots. These Columbia hiking boots impressed our textile pros for stay in great shape even in terrible conditions. These popular boots feature a high traction outsole and come in a ton of stylish shades.
Best leather summer boots for women
Women’s Melissa Button 2 Riding Boot
Riding boots are a wardrobe staple as they can be styled top to bottom for every season. The Frye leather boots are a safe investment of last through heavy wear. Available in 13 different leather options, these boots also have over 1,000 reviews on Amazon.
Best printed summer boots for women
Arendara ankle boot
These snakeskin ankle boots got a summer makeover with the block heel and wooden platform. Versatile yet daring, reviewers love that these ankle boots complement their wardrobe with a review saying they are “comfortable right out of the box and the heel isn’t too high but not too low either.” If between sizes, the brand recommends going up half a size for a better fit.
Best sustainable summer boots for women
Women BL585 Rustic Brown
While this is an initial investment, Blundstone boots are built to last every season. The exterior leather is available in 15 different shades. Reviewers say these are great work or travel boots, especially liking the pull tabs for easy on / off. Note that the size chart is a bit confusing as it includes sizes for men and women, so please be careful when ordering to make sure you get your correct size!
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