Some people like expensive things more than expensive experiences, and I fall into the latter camp. I’d rather spend $1,250 on an international trip than on boots, shoes, or accessories. Of course, no one can tell you what to do with your money—but, if you’re like me, you might not shell out a ton of money on what you wear. Does that mean we’re not stylish? Absolutely not. But it might mean that we’re always searching for a good deal, which is why I even researched Bottega dupes for boots in the first place.
I recently stumbled upon the fan-favorite, almost always sold out Bottega boots—a sleek pair of flat Chelsea combat boots that go with just about any outfit in the universe—and found myself drooling. But the price tag? ($1,200!) No, thank you, nope. There had to be similar pairs of boots that cost far, far less. And I was right. There are (keep scrolling for those recs).
I’m serious about not spending too much on clothing and accessories. Last month, I rounded up Birkenstock dupes (all under $50) because I needed new sandals and am on a tight, twenty-something budget. While it would be great to have name-brand items in my wardrobe, that’s just not something that I enjoy spending my money on—especially when there are more affordable options.
Part of financial wellness is deciding how you want to spend your hard-earned money, and no one choice is more valid than another. If you want to shop Bottega Veneta originals, do you (and congrats for getting to a place where you can be comfortable with that!). If you want to shop Bottega dupes, welcome! And good on you for not purchasing something outside of your budget.
Regardless of which choice you make, these boots are perfect for year-round activities. They complement a warmer look and make a good statement piece if you wear them with something for cooler weather (think: pairing UGGs with jean shorts in the 2010s, but more chic).
We’re here to help—which is why we rounded up Bottega dupes for boots. Read on to learn what the 15 items are, and why they made the list.
Bottega Veneta dupes for boots
Truffle Collection Chunky Chelsea Boots — $51.00
These matte boots are made of faux leather, which means they’re easy to clean because you can wipe them down with a damp cloth. Additionally, their lining is made up of textile as well as elastic, so they’ll be comfy for a range of leg shapes. Still not convinced? Take a buyer’s review from two days ago: “The photos don’t do these boots justice, they are super cute and look like the Bottega boots if you want high fashion on a budget. Definitely recommend!”
Nasty Gal Swirl Chunky Sole Chelsea Boots — $43.00
Made of flexible faux leather and featuring a high-ankle silhouette, these two-toned Bottega boot dupes have a 3.5-inch heel, so if you know that you’re looking for a comfy pair, you might continue scrolling. If these boots are calling to you, here’s some more good news, per a publicity rep at the retailer: “Nasty Gal will be having [US] promotions on-site until the third week of March, and the 50% offer will stay on for those three weeks.” These shoes retail for $85, but because of their sale, they’re currently $42.50. (Run, don’t walk!)
Mango Contrast-Sole Ankle Boots — $80.00
The elastic side panels on this Bottega boot dupe helps give it a snug fit, but in a good way. And the insoles are made out of a flexible foam called polyurethane, which is used in home furnishings (which is how you know they’ll be comfortable). Lastly, the sole is made of 100 percent thermoplastic rubber, so you can feel good about sustainability efforts.
Sam Edelman Daelyn Waterproof Boot — $108.00
Because this boot is waterproof, you can make it double as a rain boot. They’re also “perfect to dress up or down and very comfortable,” says one Zappos reviewer—and they’re not wrong. Because these boots are light (at one pound, seven ounces) and only have a two-inch heel, they’ll be your go-to for any outing you have on your social calendar.
Ego Steele Chunky Sole Ankle Biker Book — $53.00
Is it wrong to have favorites? Because this is my top choice for a Bottega boot dupe. Not only are these boots amazingly chic, they’re also made of synthetic leather, which makes them easy to wipe off when they get dirty. The elastic side bands help with comfort and the loop on the back of the boot helps you put them on with ease.
Nasty Gal Faux Leather Lace Up Chunky Cleated Sole Boots — $43.00
Since Nasty Gal is offering 50 percent off store-wide until the end of the month, it made sense to put an extra pair of their boots on this roundup. Unlike most options on this list, which feature elastic sides, this faux leather pair has laces (and textile insoles and a 2.5-inch heel). If you dread lacing up shoes, fret not—the laces are mostly decorative, since the boots also have a side zipper.
Missguided Black Contrast Chunky Blue Sole Ankle Boots — $58.00
If you’re looking for a two-toned Bottega boot dupe, this is a pretty solid option, in my humble opinion, especially since they’re usually $84. Because this pair is also made of faux leather, you don’t have to worry about getting them too dirty—you can wipe them off with a bit of water. What sets this boot apart from others is that it has two tabs, one in the front and one in the back, so that they’re easier to put on.
Topshop Ace Leather Chunky Chelsea Boot — $124.00
Normally $178, these crocodile-skin-inspired boots are currently 30 percent off. Yes, these Topshop boots are gorgeous, but even better is that you don’t get too tired from fashionably strutting around—because they feature a low-block heel. All that said, multiple reviewers have mentioned that they’re not exactly the easiest to get into because of the internal material.
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