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Biker/lace up boots for slim ankles

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Luckyelephant1 Sat 21-Nov-20 17:22:38

Hi guys, hoping for some decent boot suggestions. I'm after a pair of lace up biker style boots with the perfect amount of 'chunkiness' that I can wear with jeans, skirts, everything basically.

I'm quite petite with long slim legs and very skinny ankles. Before lockdown I tried on a few pairs in shops but even with having the laces as tight as possible most pairs gape around my ankles. I like Doc Martens but they are way too chunky for me and don't really fit my vibe, I just don't think I pull them off. I tried a pair on and they looked like clown shoes on me even though I'm a shoe size 4 confused

So essentially I want slim black biker boots in soft supple leather that come up quite far up the ankle (I guess longish shaft if that's what it's called) but that will be tight enough to not gape at the top. I want a bit of chunk to suit the current trend because I don't want them to look mumsy or dowdy, but not super chunky either. And they need to be quite narrow around the toes as my feet are slim, lots that I've seen online seem to widen out around the front of the foot to give that clowny type of look? I don't mind a buckle here and there but not lots of fussy buckles and studs everywhere!

My budget is max £150. I'm in my early 30's and am pretty casual most of the time if that helps but I want these to look decent and good quality. Thanks in advance!

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Rollergirl11 Sat 21-Nov-20 17:42:42

Well I’ve literally just bought the Grenson Nanette’s and I absolutely love them! Out of your price range though as they are £310 (reduced to £247 if you buy from Flannels website with a promo code).

I am also petite with slim legs and size 4 feet. I haven’t worn them out yet as they were only delivered yesterday but there wasn’t any obvious gaping at the top and they seem to fulfil the rest of your criteria.

Toomanycats99 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:58:54

I have bought these. They are fairly narrow looking I think!

Littlebendytoe Sat 21-Nov-20 20:19:20

Fly boots are slim fit, Ster used to be similar to what you are describing but I don't know if they make that style anymore, or Rami I think were another? Traditionally hopeless in wet weather which is a shame as it means I won't buy another pair, but they might have addressed that now and I used to save mine for dry days.

Onedropbeat Sat 21-Nov-20 20:22:08


I have bought these. They are fairly narrow looking I think!

@Toomanycats99 do you have a link to these? They look like just what I am after

lorelgil Sat 21-Nov-20 20:24:48

Dr marten 1460's!

lorelgil Sat 21-Nov-20 20:25:17

Whoops sorry just read that you don't like them

Toomanycats99 Sat 21-Nov-20 20:32:10


They are blowfish. I usually buy through schuh - quick delivery and a 365 day return policy!

Graffitiqueen Sat 21-Nov-20 20:54:34

I have these and love them.

Graffitiqueen Sat 21-Nov-20 20:55:03

They are very narrow.

nemeton Sat 21-Nov-20 21:39:30

I like those graffitiqueen- what is the sizing like please?

Luckyelephant1 Sat 21-Nov-20 22:48:54

Ooh some really good suggestions here which I never would have found myself so thank you! I think I'm liking the ones you've linked the most so far @Toomanycats99.

I feel like it's one of those things where I'll see a pair and instantly know they're 'the one' if that makes sense? It hasn't happened yet but I'm probably over thinking this way too much!

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RuudGullitOnAShed Sat 21-Nov-20 22:53:06

I have DMs and I also have [[ these Geox Boots]]

The Geox ones are definitely slimmer and more supple (although I love them both)

Luckyelephant1 Sat 21-Nov-20 23:04:23

Ooh @RuudGullitOnAShed I like those too.

What do you guys think of these?

Not sure if there is something a bit frumpy about them or not...

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Iminaglasscaseofemotion Sat 21-Nov-20 23:30:34

Look at mustang boots. I just got a black pair of biker style ones because I'm not really into all the buckles etc. They aren't too chunky, and are quite slim fitting all round.

Iminaglasscaseofemotion Sat 21-Nov-20 23:33:29

I got these

PortusCale Sun 22-Nov-20 00:39:38

I have these - Dune Prestone boots - and they work really well on my ankles which are very slim too.

Toomanycats99 Sun 22-Nov-20 07:43:43


Well those blowfish are way under budget so I reckon you have enough to get a second pair of different ones as well and still come in on budget!

Allthebubbles Sun 22-Nov-20 08:26:55

Look at Fly London and Camper. I've had great pairs from both. Biker style but not too huge.

Coffeepot72 Sun 22-Nov-20 08:47:42

Clark’s Orinoco Spice are lovely, you can lace them as tight as you like, and they’re great on my skinny ankles.

Flowerblue Sun 22-Nov-20 09:00:45

I’ve just bought a pair of fly boots and have slim ankles - they fit fine with thick socks and are lighter to wear than doc Martins, but are laced up as much as they can be.

Coffeepot72 Sun 22-Nov-20 09:09:14

@Flowerblue which Fly boots did you buy?

Flowerblue Sun 22-Nov-20 15:16:07

I bought RAGI539 FLY ankle boots. They’re very lovely, but still need thickish socks inside. £120. They come in a rather nice range of colours too.

Graffitiqueen Sun 22-Nov-20 18:18:11

@nemeton they are a bit on the neat side.

huuuuunnnndderrricks Sun 22-Nov-20 18:32:34

I've got ugg noe.. very adjustable !

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