Shopping for Black Ankle Boots

Hello, everyone!

I’ve been browsing for black ankle boots (sorry, I just can’t call them booties) for the past few weeks and found so many pairs that I like. I ended up ordering these from Nordstrom, but they didn’t quite fit, which meant that I had to head to the mall over the weekend to return them. What a bummer! :) I ended up trying on several other pairs while I was at Nordstrom. Which ones do you like best? Check out my Instagram page to see which pair I picked.

Please do forgive the weird jean folds in these pics. I wanted to make sure I got pictures of the full shoe.

Vince Camuto “Kasi” Pointy Toe Bootie

I tried these on in brown instead of black because the store didn’t have a black pair in my size. They were quite comfortable, and I like the snake-embossed accent on the heel. I usually wear a 6 1/2 in shoes, but the size 7s fit better. These also come in dark garnet, which is kind of a cranberry-burgundy-ish shade.

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Vince Camuto “Caden” Snake Embossed Leather Bootie 

I like the snake embossed texture of these, but they were a bit difficult to put on. They don’t have any sort of zipper or stretch to them, so you just have to slip them on (i.e., make funny faces as you try to squeeze them onto your feet). Once I had them on, they felt good and fit well, but I prefer to not have to fight with my shoes to get them on. I thought about trying a size 7 to see if they were easier to slip on, but I think a 7 would have been a bit loose on my foot. These also come in a dark garnet suede.

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Halogen “Claudia” Zipper Trim Leather Bootie 

The sales associate couldn’t find both shoes in my size, so I wasn’t able to try on the pair. I like the zipper detail on the sides and the quilted panel on the back of the ankle, but the leather was a bit stiff. Also, the shoe was loose across the top of my foot. It looks like these come in black only.

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Halogen “Riley” Open Toe Bootie

I tried these on in a 6 1/2, but they were too tight, so I sized up to a 7. The leather is soft and not stiff at all, and the shoe is actually very comfortable (well, as comfortable as shoe can be when it has a 4-inch heel). I also like the asymmetrical shape on the top. These also come in burgundy and chocolate.

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Louise et Cie “Sarmienta” Pump

So I suppose these technically aren’t an ankle boot but are instead really a pump with cutouts, but for me, they would serve largely the same purpose as an ankle boot. I love the cutouts, and the leather was really soft. It was easy to move my foot and walk in these even with the straps around my ankle. These also come in a color called Mediterranean, which is a fabulous blue.

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