Before you plan on blowing your rent on a new pair of boots, we urge you to proceed with caution. Why? Because we’ve curated a hefty helping of fall’s best knee-high options that—wait for it—cost less than $300. Not only will your bank account thank you, so will your wardrobe (imagine all of the other trendy pieces you can invest in with what you’ve saved). We hope you’re sitting down, because you’ll shocked once you see how affordable (and gorgeous) our picks are. Click through for a selection of boots that were made for wearin’.