Choosing the right ankle boots for you

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In the colder weather boots are usually the best choice. They keep you warmer than shoes do and help you to safely navigate pavements that are wet and may be slippery.

For the autumn, when the weather is still relatively mild, ankle boots are many women’s boots of choice. They protect from the cold and damp without being heavy. But, if you want to get the most out of them, you need to choose wisely. Below, is a summary of the main things you need to consider when buying your next pair.

Colour and style

The first decision you need to make is what colour to buy. As you know, every year the colour palette changes. 

If you want, you can simply follow the trend. But it is worth thinking before you do so. Not all of the latest trends offer you the versatility you need. Sometimes it is best to stick with a more conservative and neutral colour palette. This ensures that you can wear your ankle boots with a bigger selection of your outfits.

Heel height

Heel height is a particularly important consideration. It has a big impact on comfort. If they are too high, you will not want to wear them all day. Not to mention the fact that you stand a higher chance of slipping over on wet surfaces.

It is also important to consider how the heels affect the way the boots look on you. So, it is a good idea to try a few different heights on to get a better feel for which one makes your legs look the nicest. This article explains which heel heights are likely to work the best for someone with your build. 

Sole type

You also need to think about what type of sole your ankle boots have. Ideally, you want to choose a pair that have non-slip soles. It is also important to think about how warm they will keep your feet. The thickness of the soles can play a significant role in this. If they are too thin, your feet will feel cold. In particular, if you have to stand around waiting for public transport.

Sizing considerations

Most of us know our shoe size. But when buying boots you may want to consider buying a slightly bigger pair. Half a size bigger than you normally wear is ideal. This gives you just enough extra space to be able to wear another pair of socks on those days where it is particularly wet or cold.

How easy they will be to keep clean

Regardless of what type of footwear you are buying, you will want to be able to get plenty of wear out of them. So, you need to think about how easy your boots will be to look after. Suede, fabric, and satin all look nice, but it is wise to use one of these methods to protect them from the elements. The last thing you need is for your new boots to be ruined the first time you get caught in the rain.