Witches Everywhere Agree: These Are the 33 Essential Boots for the Season

When the clock strikes October, there’s just one thing on my mind for the next 31 days: witches. Yes, that’s right, I am deeply devoted to pop culture’s season of the witch and all things magically macabre. Not only is it a great excuse to finally wear head-to-toe black again, but the autumnal equinox also singles that it’s time to fully embrace fall fashion with coats, capes, and caps. Since I’m not actually a witch (and if we’re being honest, one can only own so many capes), I tend to channel my spooky seasonal style below the knees by conjuring up several new pairs of on-trend boots to go with my everyday uniform of jeans and leather jackets.

Below, you’ll find 15 witches from our favorite spooky movies and TV shows that have magically guided me to this season’s best boots. Whether you’re square-toed, flat-footed, wide-calved, or need a sleek shoe for sashaying around graveyards and gripping broomsticks, these first-class witches have a knack for fulfilling the desires of fall fashion–loving mortals everywhere. Accio shoe polish!

WHO: The White Witch. WHAT: The Chronicles of Narnia. WEAR: Luxurious knee-high boots that keep out the cold

Did you know Mango makes some remarkable boots? The light leather and sculptural heel make this pair White Witch–approved.

A little on-trend snakeskin is basically camouflage in wilds of Narnia, right? 

WHO: Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson. WHAT: Hocus Pocus. WEAR: Boots they can wear for eternity  

These cozy two-buckle ankle boots are a must-have for mischievous Mary. 

Classic witch boots but in an iridescent purple shade just scream Sarah (Jessica Parker) Sanderson.

Did you light the black flame candle? Then Winnie has been wearing these leather lace-ups since before you were born. 

WHO: Sabrina Spellman. WHAT: Sabrina the Teenage Witch. WEAR: Boots appropriate for both high school classes and magical hijinks 

We have a feeling Sabrina would be happy stomping down the halls of her high school in these beguiling blue boots. 

The perfect boots for practicing spells with your wacky aunts while side-stepping a fast-talking cat named Salem.

WHO: Sabrina Spellman. WHAT: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. WEAR:Boots that suit her half-mortal, half-witch makeup

Just because you have magical powers doesn’t mean you can control the weather… yet.

These aptly named booties are a little bit witchy and a little bit Archie Comics all in one. 

WHO: Hermione Granger. WHAT: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. WEAR: Basic boots that go with her Hogwarts robes

All aboard the Hogwarts Express in these smart side-zip boots. 

These boots are for when Hermione grows up and starts kicking some serious Death Eater ass. 

WHO: Bellatrix Lestrange. WHAT: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. WEAR: Boots that catch the eye of the Dark Lord while also crushing anything in her path

She may be a seriously deranged Death Eater, but you have to admit, Bellatrix Lestrange does have a particular POV when it comes to fashion.

Bellatrix would totally go for these croc-embossed buckle boots—just don’t tell her they’re faux. 

WHO: The Wicked Witch of the West. WHAT: The Wizard of Oz. WEAR: Preferably something waterproof

A Western boot seems like a smart choice here—she is the Wicked Witch of the West, after all.

These everyday black boots harken back to a simpler time… like the first 10 minutes of the movie. 

WHO: Glinda the Good Witch of the North

WHATThe Wizard of Oz

WEAR: Boots made of precious material that also have transporting capabilities

Hey, Dorothy isn’t the only one who gets to wear cool shoes! These shiny silver booties are perfect for the most beloved witch in Oz.

WHO: The Grand High Witch. WHAT: The Witches. WEAR: Strictly square-toed styles

Did you forget that witches don’t have toes? They just have feet with square ends. Re-watch this 1990 adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel, and you’ll have a totally new take on the square toe trend. 

These chic square-toe croc-embossed boots say, “Witch, please.”

WHO: Bonnie Bennett. WHAT: The Vampire Diaries. WEAR: Bold boots that showcase the power of her dark magic 

Perfect for walking the halls of Mystic Falls High by day and communing with the other side by night.

The practical choice for running around and picking up after Elena, Stefan, and Damon.

WHO: Fiona Goode. WHAT: American Horror Story: Coven. WEAR: Boots that are high-end and on-trend

These Paris Texas beauties are almost too goode to be true. 

Marc Fisher booties are supremely on point this season. 

WHO: Melisandre. WHAT: Game of Thrones. WEAR: Red, just red

Have you heard? Winter is coming, and honestly, these red boots can be worn until spring. 

The night is dark and full of terrors, so why not ride away in these blood red stunners? 

WHO: Sarah, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Nancy. WHAT: The Craft. WEAR:Boots that can be worn with school uniforms and to secret ritual gatherings  

These cool combat boots say, “Don’t mess with me,” and isn’t that the point, really?

These kick-ass kicks pack a serious punch. 

These boots were made for stomping all over the patriarchy—that’s right, The Craft is low-key a feminist film.

Advice for baby witches: Buy these ’90s-inspired platform booties. 

WHO: Phoebe and Piper Halliwell, and Paige Matthews. WHAT: Charmed. WEAR: Stylish and sharable among sisters

These knee-high boots are timeless, just like Phoebe’s ability to see both the future and the past. 

Practical and purposeful, just like Piper. 

Paige is half-witch, half-whitelighter, and a whole lot to unpack, making these leather lace-up heeled booties pretty much perfect for her. 

WHO: Sally and Gillian Owens. WHAT: Practical Magic. WEAR: Boots for breaking the law and fending off family curses

Take a walk on the wild side like Gillian with these Western-adjacent embellished booties.

Just because Sally enjoys small-town life doesn’t mean she dislikes kicking ass and taking names in sturdy-yet-stylish boots. 

Hold on to your (witches) hat—there are plenty more fall boots to behold: 

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