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I can do knee boots and shoe boots. Can't do ankle boots.... Help!

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sweetmelody Tue 27-Sep-11 19:22:37

Having bought knee length boots most of my life (because they're more 'versatile' hmm), and having invested in a couple of pairs of shoe boots earlier this year, I want to take the plunge with ankle boots to wear with skinnies, dresses, leggings etc.

But I'm struggling. None of them look right to me! I dont want flat, I dont want high, so I think I want a Cuban-ish heel (need to lengthen the leg, but be comfortable to stand in all day). I definitely want a shade of brown - preferably tan.

I tried on these earlier today and I quite liked them. But I'm not feeling the 'weathered' suede. To me they just look knackered?? And its always in my head that I will ruin suede too quickly...

So would anyone be kind enough (Tether? wink) to point me in the direction of some tan/brown, low-heeled-but-not-flat, expensive-looking fab ankle boots?

The Clarks ones would do, but I really need to love them!

MrsVoltar Tue 27-Sep-11 19:36:46

I like those, I linked to these recently because I saw them in the shop & looked good.

Trying not to buy any more boots blush

cyb Tue 27-Sep-11 19:46:06

Ok I am looking for nearly the same. But beware, its a fine line between 'cuban heeled rock chick' and 'frumsy mumsy wears a kagoule, rucksack and toggled ankle flappers'

Can I offer these 2?

I ahve seen thses in the flesh and they are def more of a dark, distressed brown than black They also seem to ahve narrow ankle opening so avoidong welly bootage

these arent quite so nice, not sure about the tan colour tbh

cyb Tue 27-Sep-11 19:48:43

mint velvet

ApuskiDusky Tue 27-Sep-11 20:37:00

I'm also looking for something along those lines - I did spot these which look a pretty similar to the Ash Jalouse and Nina boots.

cyb Tue 27-Sep-11 20:43:29

LOVE those ASH ones. thast exactly what I'm looking for. Dont like the sawn off cowboy boot look

potteringaround Tue 27-Sep-11 20:51:31

Ladies - thanks for your suggestions. Very helpful.

Cyb - fine line, you are not wrong! I want rock chick, me.

I'm looking at the Aldo ones and they are nice enough, but nothing spesh? Maybe even borderline mumsy - eek! Love the narrow ankle - I am a size 7, and have slim to skinny ankles, so very conscious of welly bootage (hence lifelong preference for knee length boots?!).

Not keen on the Dune ones

The zoom is not working properly on the Mint Velvet ones so cant really see them that clearly. will look again in a bit.

Seeing the black and the tan boots together makes me think I need both?! Black, more elegant ones to go with black opaque tights. Brown, more rock-chicky ones to go with denim, bare legs etc.

Or am I getting this all wrong??

sweetmelody Tue 27-Sep-11 20:54:15

Oops! Name changed for another thread and forgot to change back....

sweetmelody Tue 27-Sep-11 20:59:11

Apuski - the Ash ones are so nice. HAve to concede that that style seems to look better in suede than in leather (like the H&M version)

sweetmelody Tue 27-Sep-11 21:02:43

these are pretty perfect. From the colour description, they'll sort out my black/brown dilemma...

Not cheap, though...

ApuskiDusky Tue 27-Sep-11 21:16:13

Oh yes, the new version of the Jalouse boots! The Jalouse sizing was a bit generous and I'd assume those were the same so if you're borderline it's worth sizing down.

Of the stockists asos are probably the most likely to do a code at some point.

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