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Filiboom Thu 25-Aug-16 13:17:02

I'm on a mission at the moment (which largely consists of buying then returning) to find some low-heeled flat ankle boots that don't give me short stumpy legs.

I've had before the Jigsaw Cara boots (http://www.jigsaw-online.com/product/cara-ankle-boot/J25124_BL010), but after various foot and ankle injuries, I can't really wear them any more. I love them as the "v" at the front and (obviously) the heel makes my legs look longer and slimmer.

I've looked everywhere for lower heeled equivalents, but can't find any. The latest to go back are some suede Boden ones, which looked promising online, but do nothing for me.

I'm a size 10, 5ft4 and don't have slim legs - my calves are fairly muscly (with a by of flab) and my ankles are relatively narrow. In the right shoes (heels!), I like my legs. Unfortunately, I can't wear those any more.

Does anyone have any recommendations for flat ankle boots that won't make my legs worse than they actually are?

There's a lot of biker style ones around, but I'd like something a bit more elegant to wear with skirts and dresses (and to a smartish office).

Thanks very much!

keeponkeepinon Thu 25-Aug-16 15:40:39

Sam edelman petty?
I got something very similar but cheaper made by cara. Can't just remember the name of the actual shoe.

Filiboom Thu 25-Aug-16 18:54:28

Thank you for replying. I've looked at those, but they're straight across the ankle, which really makes my calves look enormous. I think it must be the v-shape in the Caras that makes a difference. I actually emailed Jigsaw to ask if they would bring out a low heeled version (I may be getting obsessed...), but sadly not (although I think they should!).

Will keep looking....

WeeM Thu 25-Aug-16 18:55:58

What size feet do you have? Have you considered kids ones as they will def be flat? Boden, next and verbaudet have all had shoes/boots I've eyed up for myself!

WeeM Thu 25-Aug-16 18:57:50

Or something more like Chelsea boot that is tighter to your ankle so more streamlined? I know what you mean about the shape chopping your leg off, I'm similar in the calf dept!

Nearlyadoctor Thu 25-Aug-16 19:22:44

I've got these and think they're quite flattering, actually less clumpy than the pics. Although Oos online lots of stock instore but only any good if you live near HOF or could try Dune direct.

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dune+Parnell+punch+hole+detail+chelsea+boots/228768357,default,pd.html

Filiboom Thu 25-Aug-16 19:55:08

Thank you all.

I should maybe try a tighter fitting boot in case it makes a difference. The Dune boots are lovely but I've tried on ones with a similar cut before and they do the calf chopping thing.

I can manage a couple inches heel, but maybe I should try Verbaudet (already looked at Boden shoes!).

I think I need to go into boot design....

Dreya Thu 25-Aug-16 21:48:10

I have lived in the same pair of uggs for 3 autumn/winters now. I really wanted something a little more stylish, bit of a heel, with as much comfort. I have ordered and sent back 4 pairs of ankle boots these last couple of weeks Fili. These arrived today www.superdry.com/womens/boots/details/60969/dallas-ankle-boots-black
and I have only worn them indoors but considering I haven't worn any type of heel for a long time they seem so comfortable, flattering (they have that V that I was looking for too) I absolutely love them and promptly ordered them in taupe too. (Very reasonably priced I feel) I'm now considering the navy pair! Love them.

Snazarooney Thu 25-Aug-16 21:51:29

Is Dune worth a try?

Dreya Thu 25-Aug-16 22:01:06

Oh, I totally missed the fact that you wanted a flat boot, sorry. I have been so fixated on a comfortable mid heel ankle boot that I got over excited! Hope you find your perfect pair of boots too.

Unhappyhousehunting Thu 25-Aug-16 22:50:14

I've got these, love them and have had loads of comments
airandgracelondon.com/products/coachella-tan-leather-ankle-boot

IsItMeOr Thu 25-Aug-16 22:59:19

Have you looked at Think? I have these boots and they are a very sleek style. www.think-shoes-online.co.uk/products/Women/Think-ankle-boot-FOI.html?cat=165422&&XTCsid=d7f40b66e6bf26124b8fc99834c02038

RickOShay Thu 25-Aug-16 23:09:07

Love those super dry boots. How high is the heel?

ClosedAuraOpenMind Thu 25-Aug-16 23:14:07

I have these http://www.schuh.co.uk/womens/red-or-dead-mountain-black-boots/1473487020/

they've got a wee heel but they're pretty comfy

Filiboom Thu 25-Aug-16 23:27:53

Thank you all! I've seen (and liked) the air and grace ones before (tempted by the super-comfy selling point - are they?!). Straight across at the ankle though.

The superdry ones are fab - very like the Jigsaw ones, but cheaper! The heel sadly is too high though. I miss heels.

The red or dead could well be worth a look though. I wanted somethin a bit less chunky for work, but they'd do for weekends.

For those who have the same stumpy leg issue, do you think it's better if you move away from black boots?

I clearly have a lot of places still too look, which is good to know!

confuseddotcom82 Thu 25-Aug-16 23:32:15

I am following this as an desperately looking for boots with the v too! Ash jalouse are a comfy height and have the v, have you seen them? I want a pair in camel/tan but can't find any!!

www.ashfootwear.co.uk/womens-c1/boots-c3/heeled-boots-c52/ash-jalouse-boots-woodash-suede-p486

Filiboom Thu 25-Aug-16 23:34:15

Inspired to start digging again, I remembered Ash (never had them but have seen them about). These look like they could be right www.ashfootwear.co.uk/womens-c1/ash-hurrican-boots-black-suede-p1768

A bit more than I intended to spend so would have to wait a month or so, but if they are right and they last, I'd think about it.

Are Ash boots meant to be good for walking in (will they last!)?

Thanks again

Filiboom Fri 26-Aug-16 00:07:43

Confused - I cross posted with you!

I've actually just bought the last pair of (half price!) 39 Hurrican boots in black in their sale. They seem to be the same as jalouse but a bit lower (obviously I prefer the jalouse...). Very much hoping they are the ones - panic bought a bit as look like what I'm looking for, and last pair at half price!

I hope you find the ones in the colour you're after. They're lovely boots.

WeeM Fri 26-Aug-16 07:59:20

Ive tried these and really like them as they are tight to my leg and so I feel they don't chop me off if wearing with leggings/jeggings
www.clarks.co.uk/p/26102047

WeeM Fri 26-Aug-16 08:06:15

www.clarks.co.uk/p/26117651
Or these ones maybe? Sorry now I'm just shopping for me too!

user1471428075 Fri 26-Aug-16 18:28:20

Office loyal? m.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,10/2562900078

Peppardew Sat 27-Aug-16 22:54:34

Are these similar at all? www.jigsaw-online.com/product/selby-western-boots/J28021_BR003

keeponkeepinon Tue 30-Aug-16 16:46:15

These were the ones I got
cara

They cover the foot like a boot but not as high up the front as petty I think.

nooddsocksforme Tue 30-Aug-16 20:13:40

what about these www.mintvelvet.co.uk/granite-claire-suede-boot/boots/mint-v/fcp-product/7294

LapinR0se Tue 30-Aug-16 20:19:26

You can wear black ankle boots with black jeans, black leggings or black opaques and they won't make you look stumpy.
For blue jeans step away from ankle boots just don't do it unless you're Claudia Schiffer

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