My Ultimate Ankle Boot Buying Guide

Sadly, there is already a bit of a nip in the air. A sure sign that the summer season is drawing to a close, and that autumn is upon us. It really is time to start to think about buying your winter wardrobe, so that you are prepared for the cooler months that are to come. There is nothing worse than cold feet, so buying at least one good pair of ankle boots, before it gets too cold, is essential.

For the autumn of 2016, ankle boots are set to be the most popular option. There are plenty available, and, this year, you have a great choice of styles, but you do need to bear a few things in mind before you buy a pair. To help you I have put together this quick buying tips post so you can find the right ankle boots for you! 


When buying footwear my first consideration is comfort. I will only squeeze my feet into a tiny pair of shoes for a special occasion, like a wedding. This is because I find that most high fashion footwear cripples my feet. I know some women will sacrifice comfort to look good every time, but most people cannot do this. Therefore, making sure that your boots fit well is important. Fortunately, this year, there are plenty of wider fit versions available, which makes buying comfortable ankle boots a lot easier than it used to be.

Do they offer enough support for your foot?

Another consideration is how much support they offer your foot. This is especially important if you are likely to have to walk on icy pavements. You need to buy a pair that fit snugly around the ankle, but still have enough space to allow you to wear a thick pair of socks when you need to.

The soles

This brings us to another important consideration, which is the type of sole. In the winter months, you need boots that offer a good level of grip. The sole needs to be flexible enough to allow your feet enough freedom of movement, but thick enough to insulate your foot from the cold ground.


Given the fact that you will be wearing your boots in inclement weather the quality of the materials they are made from is especially important. This year, most manufacturers have opted to use leather, which is good news because this material stands up to wear and tear well. It does not take much to maintain a good pair of leather boots, which is another reason they are so practical.


The style is of course important. You want to buy a pair of ankle boots that suit you, and will fit in well with your wardrobe.

When possible, it makes sense to buy versatile boots that you can wear with several different outfits. That way you keep the clutter down, and can use the money you save to buy other clothes or footwear.

Given the fact that there are so many different types of ankle boots available in the shops, finding the perfect pair is sure to be easy.

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