Shoe issue: Stay basic or go west? In collaboration with Spartoo.nl

In fall you need ankle boots. We all know that right? I bought my dream pair of ankle boots in a sale two years ago, but after the snowy winters of ’11 and ’12 they are completely ruined. This year, I should remember to clean up my shoes after walking the salt-covered streets. Actually, most of my shoes are in a bad shape and that’s why I’ve teamed up with Spartoo this winter. Spartoo is an online shoe retailer offering lots of different brands on just one website and was so gentle to offer their help in my personal color challenge. I originally challenged myself to wear more color, but since my black boots are is such awful condition, I decided it would be best to get my basic shoes ready before I start with something more daring for me. While going through all the black ankle boots, I noticed I was mostly draw to either western-inspired booties like the Refresh boots and the Clarks’ above. I do feel like they have a quite defined style though, and knowing myself well it’s probably better if I go with a more basic pair like the ones from Pare Gabia or Jonak. I already have a pair of Jonak ankle booties and love their quality and fit. So now I’m really torn between these four options. Should I stick with a basic model, or should I go west? 

ONE Shiny leather Khan ankle boots by Pare Gabia €158.40 • TWO western-inspired Lugo ankle boots by Refresh €49.95 • THREE Melanie ankle boots by Clarks €109.95 • FOUR Doddy ankle boots with silver tip by Jonak €99.00  

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35 Comments

  1. 29 August 2013 / 07:58

    2 and 4 are my favourites, but you can't go wrong with any of your choices! A black ankle boot is definitely a staple in cooler weather 🙂

    Away From Blue

  2. 29 August 2013 / 07:59

    I think #4 would look lovely on you!

  3. 29 August 2013 / 09:14

    Dat tweede laarsje ziet er mooi uit!

  4. 29 August 2013 / 11:01

    I prefer my ankle boots to be a bit higher, so that they just cover the ankle. I don't know if that still makes them ankle boots or not though 🙂

  5. 29 August 2013 / 11:02

    Personally i like #2 the best. But i tend to lean tward the statement pieces.

  6. 29 August 2013 / 13:01

    I'm a big fan of #1 and #4!

    Nicole

  7. 29 August 2013 / 14:36

    Ik vind die eerste het mooist 🙂

  8. 29 August 2013 / 17:11

    Nummer twee echt love them!! En aan de prijs te zien nog het meest budget-vriendelijkste haha 🙂
    Ik moet ook nieuwe zwarte botten hebben voor de winter! Sneeuw is echt het ergste 🙁

  9. 29 August 2013 / 20:57

    I have no clue how any of these are Western inspired, but I like 2 the best. four has that fun detail of the silver tipped (which to me looks more Western than anything else).

  10. 29 August 2013 / 23:35

    oh Nikki, i'm absolutely mad about the bootie style and so happy it's happening again this season! you've cornered all the winners here, no.1 is my personal fave but they're all super wearable + stylish! ♥

  11. 30 August 2013 / 16:36

    Number 1! Have you looked into water proofing your leather? Whenever I get a good pair of leather shoes, I spray them to protect them from the elements. Your local shoe repair shop should have something.

  12. 31 August 2013 / 04:55

    I'm in love with the first pair, but I have much more classic style so I'm a bit biased! They are all beautiful booties. Definitely going to check out this site!!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

  13. 31 August 2013 / 10:30

    Pfff… I always like the most expensive! The first one is gorgeous!

  14. 1 September 2013 / 18:56

    My favourite are definitely the fourth pair – they're understated but very chic. The silver detailing on the front of the boot is something I've noticed on a few pairs of shoes coming into stores ready for Autumn, and I absolutely love it! xx

  15. 1 September 2013 / 20:13

    Nummer 1 en 2 zijn mijn favorieten maar vooral nummer 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kheb ook nieuwe korte laarsjes gekocht, bruintjes met een sleehak 🙂

    x Audrey
    fashonhightea.blogspot.com

  16. 1 September 2013 / 21:52

    Nummer 1 is sowieso mijn favoriet en zou jou (denk ik) het beste staan! 🙂

  17. 2 September 2013 / 12:51

    Nummertje VIER, sowieso! 😀

  18. 2 September 2013 / 15:20

    My black boots are also ruined from last year's winter! I definitely need to remember to clean them this year…I am in love with option one here 🙂

  19. 12 September 2013 / 03:32

    #2 is definitely my favorite but that's because I'm drawn to suede booties. I just bought my first pair in taupe and LOVE them. Black is next on my list.

    I bought a pair similar to #1 but had to return them because they scraped against my ankle bone and hurt so much. Just be careful with boots that low!

    Lauren
    Exploring My Style

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