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There’s a real push and pull underway when it comes to enjoying summer and looking ahead to fall. We are still fully entrenched in all things beach, sun and fun, but know full well that cooler temperatures are around the corner. Before you get too distraught, it helps to remember that fall is one of the most beautiful times in New England and a sneak peek at fall footwear is definitely something that helps ease the pain of the transition if you are an all things warm weather person like me.

Booties have been in, and they’re not going anywhere. While you’ll find no shortage of this style online, there’s no need to be walking around in the same booties that are on everyone else’s feet. At SoleAmour, owner Stephanie Sipley is serious about her mission of offering footwear that is stylish, quality made, and comfortable and if you’ll excuse the pun, unique to boot! With two shop locations in Andover and Winchester, there’s little excuse not to check out SoleAmour’s fall selection.

Shipley favors shoes that are on trend but also make sense for New England and its often-unpredictable weather. Some of the brands she carries use water treated leather and reinforced zippers to help keep the elements at bay if caught in an unexpected rainstorm. Heel heights vary, and this is by design because Shipley likes to have options for customers, whether they are seeking a low profile or an open toe high heeled bootie.

Made in Spain, these perforated leather ankle booties, shown here in Nekal Green, are a standout pair from Howsty. With no laces or zippers to contend with, this is a pair you’ll slip on all season long.


Howsty Nekal Green Ankle Booties; Photo Courtesy of SoleAmour


Also by Howsty is this versatile black pair, with rug detailing that ensures no two pairs are exactly alike.

These pointed Kinsey booties by Sam Edelman make a statement, and that statement may be that you want to wear them every day. Easily dressed up or down, these shoes will take you from day to night.


Sam Edelman Pointed Kinsey Booties; Photo Courtesy of SoleAmour


If you’re seeking a higher heel height, consider this fun black and white patterned pair by Rickie Steel.


Rickie Steel Booties; Photo Courtesy of SoleAmour


The open back slide is still popular, and is a practical pair of transition footwear as summer days turn to cool fall afternoons. This black leather pair by Kellum features both leather and patent leather detail work, while the Quartz style is a lighter color option for those who own more pairs of black shoes than you can shake a stick at (guilty as charged).


Kellum Black Leather Open Slides; Photo Courtesy of SoleAmour


New inventory is always arriving, so expect these options and more styles for fall in store and online. Did someone say Pumpkin Spice Latte? The season will be here before we know it.