The Hottest Boot Trend This Fall 2012 Is Last Year’s Leather Boots with Printed Fabric-Paneled Shafts

November 16, 2012 • By Erika

Trends usually come and go very fast, but the printed fabric + leather boot trend is one that took some time to build up. It was already a thing in the fall/winter of last year. Jessica Alba was spotted in a pair, and Steve Madden quickly came out with a copy, so naturally we thought the trend would just blow up!

However, it turns out to be one of those trends that needed time to steep. Now that it has, it’s transformed into this rich and flavorful design that has permeated all styles of boots from ankle highs and mid-calves to over-the-knees and thigh highs.

The prints on the fabrics themselves have changed as well. What used to be strictly tribal-inspired now includes stripes, color-blocks, and even sparkly and glittery finishes.

The printed fabric-paneled leather boots we’ve gathered below are proof of just how varied this look has become. In addition to the ones we’ve featured before, here are 16 more leather boots with printed fabric shafts at five different price points to fit every boot lover’s budget!

$500 and above:

From L to R: Cobra Society “Zeus” Over-the-Knee Boots, $1,195.00; Cobra Society “Canon” Booties, $845.00; Cobra Society “Zeus” Over-the-Knee Boots, $1,095.00

$401 to $499:

From L to R: Freebird by Steven “Roadies” Tall Boots, $495.00; Freebird by Steven ”Caballero” Over-the-Knee Boots, $495.00; Freebird by Steven “Quixote” Blanket Boots, $435.00

$301 to $400:

From L to R: Twenty One Tonnes “Moroccan Kilim” Boots, $368.00; Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent West Ikat Engineer Booties, $345.00; Freebird by Steven “Caballero” Ankle Boots, $328.00

$101 to $300:

From L to R: Seychelles “Give Your Heart Away” Boots, $112.99 (before: $140.00); BC Footwear “Quiet as a Mouse” Tall Boots, 140.00; Free People “Bradley” Boots, $178.00

$100 and under:

From L to R: MIA “Explorer” Boots, $65.99 (before: $89.95); Sbicca “El Dorado” Boots, $84.99 to $98.95; Call It Spring “Clarcia” Boots, $80.00; Lucky Brand “Boxer” Boots, $99.99 (before: $159.00)