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Smart ankle boots, to wear with skirts

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CointreauVersial Wed 02-Oct-13 12:55:26

OK, OK, so I know it's a divisive issue, but I quite like the look, and am after some smart black ankle boots to wear for work with skirts (knee-length or above).

My knee-length ones from last year just feel frumpy now.

My trusty Top Shop Mighty ankle boots are lovely but just aren't smart enough.

I bought these (OK, they are K; don't judge me for my bunions), but they are a bit wide around the top (someone used the phrase "twig in a plant pot" which sums up the look nicely) so may be going back.

I'm after something black leather, not too high, ideally less than £80, and (I guess) reasonably close-fitting around the ankle.

I'm aware I am straying dangerously close to mum-boot territory, so please help me out!

justabigdisco Wed 02-Oct-13 20:08:16

Bumping this for the evening crowd for you, as I'm after something similar!

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 20:13:39

These are what you want! I have them in brown and they look ace with my skirts/dresses - which are tulip or pencil and to the knee or just above.

I know they look too low but there is something about hw they look on which tricks the eye into thinking they are higher. And they are so comfy. The girls in Office said they were huge sellers. Btw - if you order online, go up a size.,10/1334400078?referer=carousel

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 20:15:17,10/1334400078?referer=carousel

beepoff Wed 02-Oct-13 20:16:55

Have you looked at M&S? Saw loads in there today and they're mainly quite comfy. Eg:

beepoff Wed 02-Oct-13 20:18:10

Charitygirl your link didn't work - please can you repost? Or let us know the name of the boot? Cheers.

LostMarbles99 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:41:15

bought these last week and its like wearing slippers they are so comfy

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 02-Oct-13 20:55:58

To me, all of the above look too high up the calf for wearing with skirts, unless you're going for the saloon girl/chim chimnee look grin.
I like Ash Spirals as they're cut low in the front anddon't chop your legs short. Or shoeboots like these, which are much nicer in the brown suede version. M&S also have some kitten heeled styles which are truly ankle rather than calf height.
(I suspect there've been loads more posted by now).

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:07:57

Trying again...,10/1334400078?referer=carousel

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:08:22

Gah! Ok, google 'office uncanny black'

BetsyBidwell Wed 02-Oct-13 21:15:14

Next have some for 60 quid. Suede.

BetsyBidwell Wed 02-Oct-13 21:17:34

casacastille Wed 02-Oct-13 21:27:13

I like those Betsy, a lot. Do they feel safe to stride confidently around town in, or are they a bit tottery? They look quite high

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:36:16

I think those Next ones look a bit tarty.

justabigdisco Wed 02-Oct-13 21:43:28

I do think some of these are veering into 'mum boot' territory. I like the office ones though. Good to know that they look good with skirts.

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:53:01

Yay! They really look tres current, disco. Dare I say it, I looked coltish.

justabigdisco Wed 02-Oct-13 22:04:08


beepoff Wed 02-Oct-13 22:41:06

What do you think about these? I like those office ones but I think I need a bit of detail on the boots otherwise I look like I have hooves. Sorry for giant link...

CointreauVersial Wed 02-Oct-13 23:05:10

grin Bad form, eh? Start a thread then vanish for 10 hours......

Thank you for the suggestions. I like the Uncanny Office ones, although they look like they might be better with jeans or casual skirts; definitely contenders, though....

I also like the first M&S ones linked. And the Next ones are promising, although I have a slight aversion to buckle-y accessories.

Not sure about suede either....also not sure if higher-up-the-calf looks better than shoe-boot-y......aaargh.

Any more inspiration?

BetsyBidwell Thu 03-Oct-13 02:11:59

Lol at mum boot. I am the inventor of the term. I know a mum boot

BetsyBidwell Thu 03-Oct-13 02:13:44

Shit. Not the foot glove

BetsyBidwell Thu 03-Oct-13 02:16:32

Office ones ok but have been around for years. My topshop version us on year 3.

charitygirl Thu 03-Oct-13 05:59:43

I know - very Hudson but without all the wanky stylings. But still looking less dated than big heels, esp this winter.

beepoff Thu 03-Oct-13 08:52:32

What's wrong with wearing boots that have been out for 3 years? If we all slavishly bought new we'd look like we got dressed in c&a in 1995 at the moment... Whose idea was it to bring back the worst of 90s fashion?!

justabigdisco Thu 03-Oct-13 12:13:35

Which topshop ones, Betsy?

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