One thing about fashion editors that you could likely guess for yourself is that we own a lot of shoes. The walls of my apartment are currently lined with them. Winter-boot season is particularly difficult on my New York–sized closets. Despite the impressive quantity I have in the boot department, I always find myself gravitating toward a few comfortable pairs that I know can never fail me.
My co-workers have told me they’re the exact same way. Once you’ve broken in a good pair that you can walk in for miles, you never want to take them off. I prefer heeled boots because they’re so much more comfortable than stilettos. If you’re in the market for a new pair, anything fashion editor tested and approved will never disappoint. Shop our editors’ favorite pairs below.