These 2019 Boot Trends Will Make You Want To Ditch Your Sneakers For Good

You probably just bought a new pair of boots for this winter, which makes the fact that I'm already covering 2019 boot trends probably feel a bit nuts. But as they say, preparation is key, so why not get a head start on next year's wardrobe and become your most stylish version of yourself ever? Luckily, many of the boot trends that are currently defining peak footwear cool are set to carry over into spring and summer style, so you might already own a few on the list. If not, there's no better excuse to treat yourself to a little shopping spree. 'Tis the season to be generous to those you love, and you should be your own number one. (Was that convincing?)

From cowboy and hiking-inspired styles to those boasting a vintage flair, the boots that will ground 2019 style truly run the gamut. Check them out below and shop a few styles for each.

Way Out West

Cowboy boots were huge in 2018 and they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. While traditional styles like those you might see at your State Fair will certainly do (they look great with flowy maxi dresses), more stylized iterations might fit with your aesthetic a bit more seamlessly.

Leather cowboy ankle boots

$170

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Mango

Ruched for Time Western Boot

$45

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Nasty Gal

Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots

$179

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HOWDIE High Heel Ankle Boots

$170

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Topshop

Add These to the Mix Snake Boot

$32

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Nasty Gal

The Great Outdoors

Hiking boots, of all things, were hugely inspirational to designers this year, who sent their take on the chunky and durable style down countless runways. As someone who lives in Dr. Martens boots during the winter, this is a trend I can get with. I love the giant treads and cool edge it's defined by, and how it's perfect for snowy winter days.

Lace-up leather boots

$130

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Mango

Check Lace-Up Boot

$168

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Free People

LEATHER track sole ankle boots

$76

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Bershka

Dr. Martens Leona Temperley Boot

$160

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Urban Outfitters

That's Rich

Luxurious fabrics like satin, suede, and velvet will continue to take shape in boot form. This trend is definitely one that's perfect for the holidays, but that's not to say it can't be properly styled for ward weather looks either.

Kendall + Kylie Hailey Textile Booties

$70

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Saks

Stay in Touch Velvet Boot

$28

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Nasty Gal

Dr. Martens 1460 Pascal Velvet 8 Eye Boots

$125

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Shopbop

Sam Edelman Olette 2

$73

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6 PM

Tall Order

Over-the-knee boots will never not be cool. They look incredible with every mini skirt on earth and also pair well with skinny jeans and maxi dresses, specifically those with high slits. (Did you see Michelle Obama's thigh-high gold Balenciaga boots?!) Whether flat or heeled, they're the ultimate bold boot.

THIN HEEL OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS

$70

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ZARA

Rossa Over the Knee Boot MARC FISHER LTD

$161

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Nordstrom

Steve Madden Rational Over-The-Knee Boots

$129

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Macy's

Contrasting flat boots

$60

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Bershka

Animal Instinct

Yes, animal print will continue to dominate fashion into 2019, including within the footwear category. From snakeskin to leopard, tiger to zebra, wild patterns aren't going anywhere. Printed boots are an awesome way to make an otherwise bland outfit pop, so buy yourself a pair you love and rock them whenever you're feeling in need of some sartorial inspiration.

Snake-effect ankle boots

$80

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Mango

HEELED SNAKESKIN PRINT BOOTS

$100

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ZARA

Leopard print stiletto heels

$46

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Bershka

HURRICANE High Ankle Boots

$170

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Topshop

Way Back When

Seeing as patchwork dresses and crochet items are on the rise, it makes sense that vintage prairie style shoes would be, too. The lace-up, pointy toed styles boast some old school charm but have gotten upgrades like patent or velvet finishes to render them thoroughly modern.

Lace-up leather boots

$130

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Mango

Charles David Loretta Velvet Lace-Up Stiletto Booties

$150

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Neiman Marcus Last Call

Another String to Your Bow Faux Leather Boot

$28

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Nasty Gal

Calvin Klein Esma Patent Leather Lace Up Bootie

$100

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Nordstrom Rack

Which style is your weakness?