3 Combat Boot Finds for Different Budgets

I briefly showed these boots in a recent post, but they definitely deserve a little more love! I’m here for a trend that is practical as well as stylish, and even better if it’s a cyclical one that’s already been around for decades. After being enticed by chic combat boot outfits around town, I tried on quite a few options before coming across winners. Some were so heavy or clunky, they didn’t do a petite frame any favors!

These Sam Edelman boots however were just what I was looking for – the shape and platform soles are very elongating (esp. paired with dark jeans or leggings), and the entire boot is much lighter weight than I expected. They’re comfortable to walk in with no breaking in needed, and I love that there’s a side zipper so you don’t have to untie and retie the boots each time. Size wise, I’m between a size 5 and 5.5 in most brands, and a 5 here fit me best with enough room for my winter socks. These can also be found at Zappos or Sam Edelman’s site but I’m a little shocked at how quickly this style has been disappearing even with no sales … smaller sizes are already gone at all other retailers!

Combat boots under $100: If you like a less rugged look, I’ve also tried on and would recommend these Saks brand boots (starts in size 5) that are a little more sleek with no platform sole. Those run a little narrower and I definitely needed a 5.5, possibly even 6. I’ll show a photo of these soon!

Combat boots under $75:

DSW winter boots – More hiker than combat, but these dupes for the popular Marc Fisher Izzie have great reviews!

Report combat boot at Nordstrom Rack for under $50, starting in size 5. See a huge selection of affordable boots there and filter by your size!

Target combat boots with good reviews for under $25, size 6 and up.

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10 Comments

  1. Merika wrote:

    Hi Jean! Love this Sam Edelman recommendation!! Did you have to spray them with any waterproofing agents before wearing them in the snow? If so, which one do you recommend using? Thanks!

    Posted 8.24.21 Reply
  2. Ali wrote:

    Do you have fit comments on the A&F jacket? I’ve been coveting the tan vegan leather, but the neck looks really high. Also curious about quality. Thanks!

    Posted 12.15.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Nice quality and surprisingly warm puffer jacket that has a petite friendly cropped torso length, but note the sleeves are a little long on me if you are petite with shorter arms. The neck is not too high IMO and helps block the wind chill!

      Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  3. Kathryn wrote:

    Got the combat boots in today and already love them 🙂 Hope you do more outfit posts with them!! =)

    Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  4. Sheryl wrote:

    I ended up ordering the Caslon boots thanks to this post 🙂 They’re so cute and $60 seemed like a good deal!

    Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  5. Jenny P. wrote:

    Beautiful boots! Jean, which ones do you recommend for wearing with dresses? The Saks brand or the Sam Edelmans?

    Posted 12.9.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jenny – both would definitely work, it totally depends on what look you’re going for! I would do either with black tights, the Saks for someone with a more feminine style and the SE if you don’t mind a little more ruggedness in the look.

      Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  6. I was a Dr. Martens fan back in the day! I had a pair with 8 holes, two with 10 holes in 2 different colors, and a black Mary Jane pair that I wore to school. Your boots look so comfy… too bad they don’t come in a size 4.

    Len

    Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  7. June wrote:

    Thanks! Been looking for a pair! Would love to see combat boots pairing with dresses or skirts as well!

    Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  8. Mary wrote:

    Thank you for this recommendation. I’ve been eyeing combat boots for years and I LOVE these! I was able to snag the last pair in my size at my local Nordstrom 🙂

    Posted 12.9.20 Reply

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