This calf-skin motorcycle ankle boot by Marc Jacobs is a classic style for good reason. It's timeless and pairs perfectly with everything from skinnies to skirts. Not just a looker, the rubber soles will keep your feet happy as you rush through your day.
From the Parisian label famous for its ballet slippers (for dancers) and later for introducing ballet shoes to the rest of the world (for non-dancers), the Mambo Tang continues the evolution of combining artistic virtuosity with high street functionality. To the knowing eye, you can see an homage to the point shoe. For the rest of us, it's simply a beautiful boot.
This lace-up bootie channels elements of the classic Oxford, giving it a preppy, schoolboy vibe. Combined with the sturdy, stacked heel, this bootie was designed to flatter while keeping you on the move.
You can often spot Fluevogs a block away – they radiate with distinct, Fluevogian style that's coveted around the world. The Shena features oversized straps that make them about as formal as Fluevogs can be – all without sacrificing cool factor and comfort.
If you love Rachel Comey's near-iconic Mars bootie but thought the heel was a smidge too chunky, then the Dazzle is for you. Everything you love about this style of bootie remains the same: smooth leather, stacked wooden heel, leather sole and contemporary contours. Heaven.
Need your booties to work overtime, keeping you warm and dry and stylish? These pull-ons from Cougar, with a hidden wedge, will do just the trick – they're comfy as slippers but far more durable and completely waterproof (guaranteed!).
From the venerable French house, Aigle (the first and final authority on riding boots), this bootie is the short version of the brand's massively popular Miss Juliette tall boots. Hand-made (bien sur) in France from high-quality natural rubber with insulated insoles – like all Aigle boots – this shortie was designed to withstand the muckiest of conditions while beaming with style.
This statement-making bootie has become a fan-favourite at J.Crew, achieving the near-impossible: high heels that are comfortable (thanks to a hidden platform). These leopard print beauties are made in Italy and will have you feel like you`re strolling a palazzo... even if you're just power walking to work.
Like all Chie Mihara shoes, this bootie has great curves, is perfectly balanced and has a bit of a vintage vibe while remaining entirely modern. And – thanks to Mihara's time spent apprenticing at an orthopedic shoe company early on in her career – her shoes are blessedly comfy to wear.
The mid-heel, suede bootie (thank you, Isabel Marant) is quickly earning status as cult classic. But if you're looking for a version that's all yours, this taupe bootie by Chelsea Crew features a buckle and angled heel that'll keep you a step ahead of the crowd.
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