Support TFG by using the links in our articles to shop. We receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) so we can continue to create helpful free content. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases made on Amazon in addition to other retailers featured on the blog. Thank you, we appreciate your support!
While heels can transform you into a glamorous princess, boots will always be the best travel shoes for cities and a key essential for any woman to unlock her fashion and footwear freedom.
With a vast range of designs and styles, you won’t have to forgo comfort or style on your holiday with a good pair of leather boots. Take a look at our top picks for women’s leather boots!
Leather Boots for Women
Table Of Contents
The key factors for a wonderful travel fashion wardrobe are simple: style and comfort with an extensive range available so you can ensure you find a pair that is both practical and stylish for your travel capsule wardrobe. With this selection of women’s leather boots, you’ll get both.
Wearing leather combat boots (similar) in Madrid
Here are TFG’s top picks for the best women’s leather boots for travel:
- Blondo Villa Waterproof Leather Boots
- Kenneth Cole Reaction Salt Black Leather Boots
- Sorel Cate Block Heeled Leather Boot
- Lucky Brand Basel Tan Leather Bootie
- Propet Topaz Short Black Leather Boot with Buckle
- Teva Anaya Waterproof Leather Boot with Heel
- Steve Madden Troopa Combat Leather Boots
- Born Camryn Military-Inspired Brown Leather Lace Up Boots
- Frye Veronica Mid-Calf Brown Leather Boots with Buckles
- Taos Crave Blocked Heel Tan Lace Up Leather Boots
Ready for our list of the best leather travel boots? Here it goes!
Blondo Villa Waterproof Ankle Boot
Blondo Villa Waterproof Leather Boots
We love the Blondo Villa bootie so much we’ve written a whole shoe review on it! Made from soft suede or leather, this style features a low, stacked heel and textured rubber sole for enhanced traction. You can still feel fashionable on rainy days thanks to these waterproof ankle boots.
The black leather style has a black heel and sole for a chic and edgy look. You can literally wear these with everything, from dresses to jeans, and from casual day outing to evening occasions. Buy it here!
Read this post for more waterproof leather boots!
Kenneth Cole Reaction Salt Chelsea Ankle Boot
Kenneth Cole Reaction Salt Black Leather Boots
When it comes to a classic pair of women’s leather boots, Kenneth Cole Reaction got it right with the Salt – what a beauty!
This is a true chelsea ankle boot style that commands elegance in any part of the globe. While they’re not specifically made for walking, they’re shoes you can wear just about anything.
Bonus, they cost around $100 and are available in over ten colors plus in sizes 5-12. Buy it here!
Take a look at this round-up for even more gorgeous chelsea boots styles!
Sorel Cate Block Heeled Leather Boot
Emitting an elegant yet relaxed style, this slightly platformed leather boot from Sorel is sophisticated and chic yet functional with its waterproof features and stacked heel with rubber lug sole.
It’s available in over five colors, is ultra-comfortable, and best for narrow to medium feet. Buy it here!
Lucky Brand Basel Ankle Bootie
Lucky Brand Basel Tan Leather Bootie
Comfort and style are possible and deliverable in the Lucky Brand Basel boots. The comfortable leather, stacked, block heel, and side zipper make this an ideal choice for matching with anything. It is also available in a multitude of colors to fit your personal style.
The rubber sole and higher shaft helps you maintain traction when walking on wet streets. These would look great with jeans or leggings and a long sweater for a cute fall or winter look. Buy it here!
Tip: When it comes to shoes, it’s vital for feet to feel comfortable at all times. Readers swear by shoe inserts to help boost support for long periods of walking!
Propet Topaz Short Black Leather Boot with Buckle
You won’t be afraid of walking through rainy weather in these boots. Created by Propet, these rubber-soled women’s leather boots will keep you warm and dry during the wettest of showers and they come in wide sizes too!
The Topaz boots aren’t only practical, but stylish, too. The side buckles and timeless ankle boot style adds an edgy touch to any outfit near or far. Buy it here!
Teva Anaya Chelsea Waterproof Boot
Teva Anaya Waterproof Leather Boot with Heel
Looking for a waterproof style that’s still versatile enough to pair with any outfit? Then you’ll love the Teva Anaya boot. Crafted from a rich, waterproof leather with a just-right heel height, these boots were built to flirt with adventure.
The style is elegant enough to dress up with a skirt or dress. Best of all, you know you’re getting a comfortable and quality shoe when it’s Teva. Buy it here!
Steve Madden Troopa Combat Leather Boots
Gear up your military-inspired ensemble with this Troopa lace-up boot. The grim black tone suits any wardrobe, and the vegan leather material adds a touch of modern elegance.
There’s an inside zipper aside from the lace-up closure, and the one-inch heel offers maximum comfort to this serious pair of shoes. Pair this with a maxi dress for a Victorian-inspired look, or stick to jeans and a tee for classic style. Buy it here!
We love lace up boots. Here are our must haves for stylish and comfortable combat boots!
Born Camryn Military-Inspired Brown Leather Lace Up Boots
This sleek lace-up pair of women’s leather boots could be your perfect companion for your next trip. It’s a full-on military-inspired combat shoe that is stylishly strong but still wearable with a feminine fall dress.
We love the chestnut color, it’s the perfect neutral to mix and match with just about any color story. The Born offers a foam cushion footbed and quality construction that will last years to come!
Don’t worry about the laces, it actually has a zipped closure on the side so you can conveniently slip them on and off. Buy it here!
Frye Veronica Strappy Ankle Boot
Frye Veronica Mid-Calf Brown Leather Boots with Buckles
For a leather mid-calf boot, we love the bold style of the Frye Veronica. These boots may or may not be made for walking, but they are made to last the test of time! Frye leather only gets better with age and you can be sure these will last longer than the majority of your shoes. TFG’s editor has had her Frye boots for almost 20 years and they’re just as beautiful now as they were when she bought them.
Hit the city in style no matter what the forecast. Designed with versatility in mind, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more timeless yet edgy boots. Buy it here!
While knee high boots and ankle booties are forever classics, our readers are loving these mid-calf boots!
Taos Crave Blocked Heel Tan Lace Up Leather Boots
Stand tall on your feet, even on those dark, wintry days, with a pair of waterproof boots. These women’s leather boots from Taos star scalloped stitching with a cute buckle detail. This footwear will definitely become your best companion during that winter season of jet-setting.
The cognac color offers a refreshing tone, with the earthy brown accentuating the buckle hardware. There’s a side zip closure for maximum comfort and a low-heeled design that lets you walk on slippery ground without skidding. Buy it here!
Top | Lip Tint | Boots | Cardigan | Crossbody | Necklace | Leggings
Women’s leather boots make the best travel shoes for city travel, and are perfect for trips to Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Boots provide far more stability and support than regular shoes, giving you a much higher degree of support and protection to your ankle and foot. Many boots can be surprisingly lightweight, making them both easy to walk in and easy to transport so you don’t have to worry about the extra baggage weight when packing.
Boots are also extremely versatile. Allowing for excessive walking, light hiking, and even nightlife, they can also easily transition from a day look to a night look. This makes boots a great choice for any occasion and can compliment any outfit. Designed to withstand all elements and prevent the entry of water, snow or dirt, ensuring that your feet remain dry and warm (nothing puts a damper on your trip like wet feet).
Most travelers agree that three is the magic number when it comes to packing shoes. Learn more about how to create a capsule wardrobe with just three pairs of shoes!
Bracelet | Bag | Dress | Eyeshadow | Boots
The Benefits of Leather
Leather is a fantastic option for boots as they are soft and waterproof, while allowing for breathability and durability. Opt for black or dark brown leather as these colors are less obtrusive and easy to match with any outfit. In addition they are also forgiving with any dirt that you may encounter during your travels.
For nearly every trip in metropolitan cities, you’ll need a pair of women’s leather boots. These sturdy shoes make the best travel footwear because they’re perfect for walking and every day use. If your anticipated activities involve a lot of exercise and a lot of walking or the use public transportation, then boots are what you need!
In fact, even if you plan to travel low-key it would still be beneficial to bring boots. They are undoubtedly my top pick when it comes to stylish travel shoes as they are exceptionally comfortable and create a classic casual chic look.
When shopping for leather boots, check to see how easily they come on and off. You do not want boots that you have to battle to put on or take off on vacation.
Gel Ultrathin Insoles | Gel Heel Insoles
To Pair with Your Boots
No matter what your choice of fashionable travel shoes, Dr. Scholl’s Gel Insoles are a must for the ultimate in added comfort! They make insoles that are designed specifically for a woman’s foot so they fit your flats, sneakers, and boots just right.
Women’s leather boots are the best travel shoes for a city trip. Although they’re an investments purchase, they’ll last for years in both structure and style.
TFG Readers swear by these shoe inserts to help boost support for long periods of walking!
Best Womens Leather Boots Product Comparison Chart
Here’s a quick overview of the best women’s leather boots for travel:
|BRAND / MODEL||REVIEW||RATING / PRICE|
|Blondo Villa Waterproof Leather Boots||"Made from soft suede or leather, this style features a low, stacked heel and textured rubber sole for enhanced traction. You can still feel fashionable on rainy days thanks to these waterproof ankle boots."||
|Kenneth Cole Reaction Salt Black Leather Boots||"A true chelsea ankle boot style that commands elegance in any part of the globe. While they’re not specifically made for walking, they’re shoes you can wear just about anything."||
|Sorel Cate Block Heeled Leather Boot||"Emitting an elegant yet relaxed style, this slightly platformed leather boot from Sorel is sophisticated and chic yet functional with its waterproof features and stacked heel with rubber lug sole."||
|Lucky Brand Basel Tan Leather Bootie||"Comfort and style are possible and deliverable in the Lucky Brand Basel boots. The comfortable leather, stacked, block heel, and side zipper make this an ideal choice for matching with anything."||
|Propet Topaz Short Black Leather Boot with Buckle||"The Topaz boots aren't only practical, but stylish, too. The side buckles and timeless ankle boot style adds an edgy touch to any outfit near or far."||
|Teva Anaya Waterproof Leather Boot with Heel||"Crafted from a rich, waterproof leather with a just-right heel height, these boots were built to flirt with adventure."||
|Steve Madden Troopa Combat Leather Boots||"Gear up your military-inspired ensemble with this Troopa lace-up boot. The grim black tone suits any wardrobe, and the vegan leather material adds a touch of modern elegance."||
|Born Camryn Lace-Up Boot||"This sleek lace-up pair of women’s leather boots could be your perfect companion for your next trip. It’s a full-on military-inspired combat shoe that is stylishly strong but still wearable with a feminine fall dress."||
|Frye Veronica Mid-Calf Brown Leather Boots with Buckles||"For a leather mid-calf boot, we love the bold style of the Frye Veronica. These boots may or may not be made for walking, but they are made to last the test of time! Frye leather only gets better with age and you can be sure these will last longer than the majority of your shoes. TFG’s editor has had her Frye boots for almost 20 years and they’re just as beautiful now as they were when she bought them. "||
|Taos Crave Blocked Heel Tan Lace Up Leather Boots||"These women’s leather boots from Taos star scalloped stitching with a cute buckle detail. This footwear will definitely become your best companion during that winter season of jet-setting."||
What are your favorite women’s leather boots? Share and comment below!
Read more about shoes for travel:
- How to Choose the Best Shoes for Travel
- Womens Waterproof Leather Boots
- Chelsea Boots: Our Latest Travel Shoe Obsession
- Most Comfortable Knee High Boots for Women That Look Stylish
Read More About TFG’s Top Travel fashion Picks:
- Best Travel Shoulder Bags for Women
- Cute Summer Dresses
- Most Comfortable Travel Pants
- Leather Jackets Women Love for Travel
LIKED THIS POST? PIN THIS PIC TO SAVE IT!
Hope you liked this post on the best women’s leather boots. Please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Thank you for this list! I purchased the Kenneth Cole Salt boots and they are just as amazing as you’ve described! Comfortable right out of the box. I sized up a 1/2 size to allow for thicker socks but my regular size would’ve worked as well
My favorite shoes are my ariat cowboy boots but I have never worn them on a trip. Don’t think they fit city exploration very well. I’m tempted to wear them on my next European adventure and play up all the Texas stereotypes.
I’m currently breaking in a beautiful pair from Dorking. Any tips on stopping heel rub?
Going to the Czech Republic early May. I get cold a lot and have an ankle problem that requires comfy shoes. Do you have any recommendations so I can still look fashionable?
What type of boots are in the first picture of the brown lace up leather boots? I’ve been looking for a pair like that forever and have had no luck finding anything I like!
The first image is a stock photo, therefore I do not know the brand. Check out this article though on more leather styles http://bit.ly/28PllrB
I have read so many of your articles as I prepare for our trip to Paris and Rome next month! This one, in particular, was so helpful in helping me choose a pair of flats and some great leather ankle boots to take along. Thanks so much!!!
Thanks Jill that’s awesome! Yay!
Can I wear boots during summer in Australia? won’t it be too hot wearing a pair? how versatile is it when it comes to seasons? help…i’m just really worried I’ll look like an idiot wearing it.:) thanks TFG!
Hi Rheza, it depends! What part of Australia will you be traveling to and which months?
Hi! This is a very late question and I’m not sure if you would still reply… What about a trip to australia in late January to early February (melbourne-sydney-brisbane)? Can I wear my doc martens 1460?
Hi Mae, thank you for your question. Doc Martens are very popular amongst our female readers and should be a fantastic option to take with our to Australia, for other tips have a look at this post: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/what-to-wear-in-australia/ Just remember make sure what ever shoes you pack are comfortable for all the walking you are bound to do! Have an incredible trip!! 🙂
I have been desperately searching for cute leather boots that are semi-affordable, and this is the most helpful site I found! The only thing is that these boots are sold-out. Could you suggest any boots that are available this year?
Thanks Cara! I’ve got a new post on ankle boots coming soon 🙂
Just FYI, only ONE of these “leather” boots you listed is actually made out of leather (the last one). The durability/softness/waterproofness does not usually carry over from real leather to fake leather.
good point – i’ll make a note of this. thanks!
I have worn my Legero boots all over Europe, and they are often the only shoes I pack. I wear them with tunic dresses and tights or tucked in to skinny jeans. Love them! I don’t recommend a heel though, for excessive walking. Stick with wedges or flat rubberized soles with tread.
Hi Suzanne, Will check out these boots – Thanks for the tips!
Hi! Most of the suggested boots are sold out. Will you be posting an updated list for the fall?
What do you think about the standard riding boot? The kind that goes up to your knees for Europe during the summer?
I’m studying abroad in Prague, but I’ll be in Luxembourg for a few weeks prior. Plus, I’ll be all over the continent.
The riding boot is a great option – although not sure if it would be too warm for summer?
That’s what I’m worried about! I definitely am liking some of the boots posted on here though!
Last year i travelled to Japan mid winter and had a number of specific requirements (like, has to be easy to take off and put on easy as it’s Japan! has to be wearable in snow – i’m from Australia so didnt really know what would work as well as be fashionable!) I bought a pair of Ugg Australia’s Hazelwood boots and i cannot praise them enough. They were a little bit pricey but they feel exactly like ugg boots (sheep skin lined!) and were just PERFECT! Highly encourage!
Thanks for the tip! It’s always very helpful to know about shoes 🙂
I agree with your post about boots being the best travel shoes, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. I own a pair of the No. 5 boots and have found them the most practical and comfortable pair of footwear for all the walking we have done in the past year. They are great worn in snow and in warmer temperatures with a pair of IceBreaker socks. They can be worn out to more formal occasions with tights and a dress tunic.
Now I am trying to find shoes that will do the same in cities in Europe during the Summer. Your blog is a fantastic help ideas.
Hi Gaylene, a pair of ankle booties would work just as well for Europe in the summer – they’re in all the TFG Europe packing lists and are really popular right now 🙂
As a New Yorker, I truly love love love a good pair of leather boots since they are the sturdiest types for the concrete and cobblestone jungle. It’s the one thing I’m always willing to spend an arm and a leg for because they seriously LAST a lifetime.
100% agreed on that! good quality boots are a long lasting essential!
Boots can be even better for walking than runners. I’ve got a great pair of black, lace up boots that I can walk in all day. And they look a whole lot better than runners.
And many of them are surprisingly very comfortable too!