Updated: June 5, 2015

Womens Ankle Boot Reviews:

Over the last few years ankle boots and booties have become more popular. It seems like all these style changes for women start with the Kardashians or Paris Hilton or Jessica Simpson. Obviously womens magazines like InStyle, Lucky, and Vogue are always advertising shoes to women as well. What's a women to do? Do you go with the latest shoe styles and spend $300 on a great new pair of ankle boots or wait it out and hope your older shoes come back into play again. Ankle boots aren't for everyone. Shoes are supposed to be an accessory item to an outfit - this means that you need to be wearing the right skirt or jeans to really make them 'pop'. The good news is that there are lots of styles out there - some have heels, others have a wedge, or perhaps a stiletto or platform design. If you are so inclined to put out $200 or more for a quality pair of ankle boots, keep in mind that style wise they can be worn to work or for a night out on the town. Sara Miller wrote a great article for Lucky Magazine that talked about her obsession with wanting to buy the right pair of ankle boots (see it HERE). I think her dilemma is one that all of us have felt at one point in our quest for the perfect shoe.
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Choosing an Ankle Boot - First you need to determine which style you prefer. Is it the platform ankle boot or the chic bootie that you want? Black is always a safe color as it pretty much goes with anything, but consider the Sam Edelman Women's Kit Ankle Boot or the Kenneth Cole REACTION Women's Pace First Bootie as a few other options that aren't so 'safe'. Italian made shoes are notorious for quality and fashion sense, so start with those. If prices are too high ($300+ for a pair of shoes is hard to justify), go with Sam Edelman, Clarks, Cole Haan, Rockport or Kenneth Cole. We found lots of great styles for around $100 to $150. Leather and waterproof suede are two of the popular material choices and sizes range from 4 to a 13 on Amazon. You can search by heel height, shoe width, size, color, boot opening, or boot height. Pricing doesn't seem to be so enticing online, not that shopping in a real shoe store is any better, but at least shopping online you can quickly compare prices across dozens of brands and read reviews as posted by actual customers. Whenever possible I always like to hear what other women are saying about shoes. Do they fit right? Are they comfortable for going out? Do they hold up over time? All the basics - especially when you are spending a weeks salary on them. There is an excellent online buying guide listed at Ebay (see HERE). Great article on finding the right boot for your leg and body type. Ankle Boot Reviews - We found that HSN.com and Amazon.com listed the most complete selection of owner reviews. Amazon literally has the largest inventory (now that they bought Zappos.com) and there are several reviews for most styles of ankle boots. The return policy with Amazon is one of the main reasons why I shop online and trust them. I get to buy 3 or 4 pairs and return the ones that I don't like. Almost like having a shoe party right at your house without having to actually purchase them. View the top selling womens ankle boots and booties online here.

Best Ankle Boot:

RECOMMENDED - The Sam Edelman Women's Maddox Ankle Boot is one of the most popular shoes online or in stores. Prices range from $90 to $140 and the color selection goes from black leather to British burgundy to saddle. Sizing was a bit limited at the time of this article, but you can always check back to find your size or choose a similar style. "Chic comfort" is how these shoes are described by the manufacturer and we couldn't agree more. The fine styling and youthful look is what sets these shoes apart in our minds. Great for work or out on the town - features an adjustable ankle buckle and a side zip closure. Women's comments include "comfort and style" and "the perfect ankle bootie". We did read some feedback which noted these boots are better for those with narrow feet. The rest of the Sam Edelman line of ankle boots and booties are just as popular and worth a look. Consider the Sam Edelman Women's Salina Bootie - features a leopard print suede upper.


Ankle Boot with Heels:

RECOMMENDED - Ok, sometimes a boot needs a heel and the Sam Edelman Women's Kit Ankle Boot is the just the pick. Comes in Whisky, nude leopard, or black colors. Sizing from 6 to 10 is extensive. The heel measures a bit over 4 inches. Features include a leather upper with zipper closure, smooth manmade sole, and a curved heel. These are the type of shoes that go with anything in your wardrobe - jeans are the best. Nordstroms offers similar boots for more $$, so shop wisely. For a slightly smaller heel, the Aquatalia by Marvin K. Women's Regal Bootie is more expensive but does give you a 3 1/4" heel to work with. The boots are made in Italy and range from $250 to $300. You get fashion, comfort, and elegance.