For me, boots are the almost ideal footwear. Boots can be dressed up or down and you can wear them with pants, skirts or dresses. They come in different styles and shaft heights. They protect you from water on rainy days and the cold on freezy or breezy days.
Here are some coveted ones on my wish list:
This one is from the Valverde Boot company in Spain.
The only problem with Spanish boots is that they are made for Spanish women who have no calf to speak of. So quite often, the tall boots are not wide enough in the calf.
I'm also a Dr Martens fan and have several pairs of shoes and boots. This one is the Sanrio boot, it's super-cute.
The last pair which is my favourite are by Chie Mihara:
They look sort of Victorian, but modern. I envision wearing them with a longish flippy-hemmed skirt and fitted jacket.