– By Teresa Greenfeld –
An ankle boot, worn with a gown-when everyone else is wearing strappy stilettos-adds an unexpected element to often stale black-tie attire (we have lost many to this strain of boredom, otherwise known as “seen it and done it all syndrome”). When worn with a slim pant in the winter, it can save the top of the foot from frostbite (a very serious and debilitating ailment, mostly seen in girls waiting to gain entrance into clubs). Shorts with heels, a favorite of many, is best when done with a bootie. It just may make the difference between ‘lady of style and substance’ and ‘lady of the evening’.
The ankle boot can save you embarrassment from I-couldn’t-get-in-for-a-pedicure-itis (painting only the toes visible in a peep-toe is another known cure). It is a widely used vaccination for the lump formed when wearing a knee high boot with a flared jean.
With this knowledge at hand, and in the interest of global health, I’ve provided some of the best in fashion health care, in order for you to make the most informed decision. I suggest always keeping an ample supple of booties at hand. You really can’t ever be too cautious when it comes to your health.
2. Alice + Olivia Penelope Boot
4. Christian Dior Guetre Lace-Up Leather Crocodile Print Boot
5. Giuseppe Zanotti Rust Ankle Boot
8. Burberry Suede Wedge Lace-Up Shoes
11. Jean-Michel Cazabat Parissa Boot
12. Charlotte Olympia Orient Express
14. Ash Enigma Leather Boot
18. Charlotte Olympia Poirot Boot