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Ankle boots for wedding days (…or not)

By on Oct. 18th

once upon a time bootHere's a secret: I've actually been out of the country for the past two weeks, first taking a holiday with my son in Positano (my husband was there leading a yoga retreat) and then working from "home" in Rome — with home being an airbnb flat in the Travestere neighborhood. As you might imagine, the people-watching has been GUHMAZING and of course half the time I'm looking down at all the Italians' shoes. And what am I seeing non-stop? Ankle boots. The Italians are really REALLY into ankle boots.

Now, I'm not sure how many of you would ever wear ankle boots on your wedding days, but I'm inspired to collect a few of my favorites here for you. Blame the Italians for this perhaps only slightly-wedding-related shoe post, although I suppose given that it's been steampunk week, this is somewhat on-theme. (Oh, and lovers of flats, rejoice: lots of options for you in here.)


Alexander McQueen - Low Double Skull Buckle (Nubuck) (Light Petrol) - Footwear

Steve Madden - Troopa (Purple Leather) - Footwear
Steve Madden - Troopa (Natural Leather) - Footwear
Giuseppe Zanotti - I37072 (Stagn Nero) - Footwear
SKECHERS - Mad Dash (Tan) - Footwear
Elizabeth and James - Cosmo (Silver Metal) - Footwear
Seychelles - Scoundrel (Tan) - Footwear
L.A.M.B. - Nanetta (Wine) - Footwear
Rocket Dog - Thunder (Brown Aviator Canvas) - Footwear
Clarks - Ideo Feast (Grey Leather) - Footwear
Frye - Harness 6 (Burnt Red Old Town) - Footwear
Jambu - Seattle Wedge (Charcoal) - Footwear

Random bonus shoe

SB Altar - Silver