Boot Shopping Guide: For Walkin’, Hikin’, Moshin’, Sh*T-Kickin’

Boot Shopping Guide: For Walkin’, Hikin’, Moshin’, Sh*T-Kickin’

They are absolutely not just for winter. And considering we hardly have a winter, boots can make it into the SoCal wardrobe all year ‘round. There are so many options for finding the perfect pair of boots on Melrose Avenue for men and women, and no matter your personal sense of style. So here’s the ultimate guide to boot shopping on Melrose.

2nd STREET

Nothing like a nice, comfy, worn-in boot. Especially if it’s a leather showstopper like the Jimmy Choo black fringe and bead knee-length stiletto pair. For both women and men, 2nd Street has rehabbed designer boots – both practical and splurgey – in all the sizes.

2nd STREET
7560 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
424.433.5997
2ndstreetusa.com

AMERICAN REBEL

American Rebel, hands down, has the best vintage Americana wear on the block. If you’re looking for boots with a story, this is the place to go. You won’t spend a fortune, and you’ll find a pair you can wear any time, any place.

AMERICAN REBEL
74474 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.944.0195

ANTHEM

If this pair of Sutro boots speaks to you, there will be many voices in your head when you get to Anthem. Their well-curated selection includes classic styles with sweet modern touches, constructed to last.

ANTHEM
7660 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.556.7694
anthemstores.com

BAIT

Fashion forward, trendy, brandy, Fenty: this Puma collab with Rihanna is not just over the knee, it’s over the top. There’s no way you’ll walk out of Bait with these and not be noticed in the good way. And there’s more where these came from.

BAIT
7708 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7272
baitme.com

CROSSROADS TRADING COMPANY

Mint condition Chanel? Yes please! These don’t come around every day, and like all the other boots at Crossroads, you’ve got to get ‘em ASAP. Or be surprised by whatever excellent find has taken its place.

CROSSROADS TRADING COMPANY
7409 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.782.8152
crossroadstrading.com

EDEN SKY

Take the classic combat boot to the next awesome level by finding a patent, boldly colored, satin laced pair at Eden Sky. Like most of the shop’s offerings, these can be worn casually and dressed up, so you’ll love them for years.

EDEN SKY
7564 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.782.1244
edensky.com

ONE WAY FASHION

Designer boots all day long (well, like 5 hours a day actually). The prices will make you as happy as the selection, which offers plenty of colors, sizes, and styles. Find something to go with your wardrobe, or check the racks for a smashing new outfit.

ONE WAY FASHION
7172 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.525.0837 

POSERS 

Sure, Posers has a massive selection of Fred Perry (including Amy Winehouse collabs), George Cox, Underground (Euro fab), and Ben Sherman. But it is also carries the largest stock of Dr. Martens in the world. THE. WORLD. Your search ends here.

POSERS
7417 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.653.4393
weareposers.com

ROCK ETIQUETTE

Every good rock chick needs to shop Rock Etiquette. They’ll cover your bod (a little or a lot) in ever-fresh festival styles, and your feet in cuties like this black vegan suede bootie with the requisite rocker metal.

ROCK ETIQUETTE
7550 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.655.1991
rocketiquette.com

SHOE PALACE 

This year’s NBA All Star Game is was here in L.A., and in celebration, New Era and Timberland collaborated on this Shoe Palace exclusive men’s boot. To get it, and many many other great boots just as stylish, check out the store’s massive stock.

SHOE PALACE
7725 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.556.3310
shoepalace.com

SORELLA

High-heeled ankle boots are flexible and fierce, in general. In white, all eyes go down your legs to your feet. Screw the rules, white works all year. Check these out at Sorella, where you’ll find super sexy knee and thigh highs as well.

SORELLA
7811 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 900446
323.397.9202
sosorella.com

SPORTIE LA

Men, these Sebago Lighthouse boots are dope! Cool and casual with clever design, these look like good choice. Other good choices? Seriously stylish Vlado Atlas 2 boots for kids, UGGs that are not ug, and so much more.

SPORTIE LA
7753 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.951.1553
sportiela.com

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.