When you think of posh, runway-ready shoes, the first thing that will comes to mind is typically stilettos. While skinny, thin heels are enticing, they can be burdensome to deal with. Not only are they a challenge to walk in, but they’re also the demise to every girl over a size 6. But, gone are the days of aching feet and broken heels, because staying on top of the high fashion game doesn’t have to come at the painful price of thin, tall heels anymore. You can easily elevate your style with the low-maintenance alternative: the chunky block ankle boot.
These wide-block heels are no stranger to the fashion scene. A practical shoe, chunky-heeled ankle boots have been on the horizon, and have been a popular choice by women since the beginning of fashion itself. Some of the earliest 16th century heeled shoes were styled as ankle boots, and it has seamlessly evolved through every era since.
One of the most prominent of the block-heeled ankle boots’ reining eras was undoubtedly the 1960s. The Go-Go boot had just hit the scene and rapidly reached heights of popularity by Nancy Sinatra when she wore them for the video of her hit single, “These Boots Were Made For Walkin.‘” While the Go-Go boots Sinatra wore were almost knee-high, this chunky-heeled trend has since shrunken to an ankle boot length. These little white ankle boots were adored by every fashion icon of that generation, and later made a surprising revival during the 1990s grunge scene.
Now, the retro style still has a heavy influence on the chunky heeled ankle boots of today. From yesteryear’s vintage looks to more modern styles, these shoes are a necessity for women around the globe. Not only are they extremely polished, but Nancy Sinatra was right—chunky-heeled boots really were made for walking. The thick heel and strong demeanor can withstand almost any weather. They’re a fitting break from the average stiletto heel, yet have just a little more life in them than your average flat or skinny kitten heel. This style is a striking fusion between couture and comfort, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Sandals and flip flops might be made for the summer, but you can show your sartorial versatility and fearless side by rocking a pair of ankle boots in the warm-weather months.
While the mini white Go-Go boot is a classic, the chunky heeled ankle boot has been refreshed into all different kinds of captivating looks. This season, we’re switching things up with some decked-out block-heeled ankle boots. These boots weren’t made for walking, they were made for slaying.
Heat up your summer with these intriguing plays on chunky block ankle boots.
This season, we’re all about keeping our aesthetics on point with these suede ankle boots from Gucci. These suede boots are all you need for a seasonal refresh on your style for their simplicity and minimalism. The ruffled details on the front of these boots are fittingly complimented by the gold Gucci logo embellishment, and the black block heel will allow you to walk around in style and comfort all season long. We all love matching our brands, so pairing these shoes with your favorite Gucci top and Gucci belt will transform your day look into the ultimate aesthetically pleasing style.
Nowadays, everyone can’t seem to stray from aesthetics. But, we know there are quite a few of you fashion rule-benders out there. So, want a pair of ankle boots that stay far from the ordinary? Then try on these quirky shoes from Ellery. The obvious star of these shoes are the transparent heel, which feature vibrant marbles scattered within them. They’re completely contrasted by the tan leather of the shoe, which have a pointed toe for a sharp and cunning appearance. The crisp tailoring and avant-garde air of these shoes have completely flipped the idea of “aesthetics” upside down, pairing the unthinkable together to create a fabulous and fierce ankle boot.
Fierce In Fendi
Just about everyone lusts over Fendi’s signature logo: the tan base embroidered with the eye-catching F’s is an iconic look that’s been thriving for decades. And now that Fendi has crafted a slim-fitting ankle boot with the logo, you can easily tie the legendary fashion label into any of your top outfits this season. The sock-like fit gives these shoes a modern spin on a timeless pattern, making them a shoe that will last you through the ages. These boots pair perfectly with your favorite flared jeans for a subtle yet noticeable nod to the brand’s most sought-after style.
The boho aesthetic is getting a modern makeover in these Chloé ankle boots. The subtle sand hue of these suede boots makes its outlined dark brown details gives this shoe a striking appearance that can’t be ignored. And how could we forget the star of the show: the zipper. Such a small detail makes this shoe pop out from the rest, adding visual intrigue while making it simple to slip on and off. The panelled curves only accentuate the unique air of this chunky ankle boot. Pair these shoes with your favorite raw-hemmed jeans for a dash of captivating style.
These ankle boots from Vetements are a true modern classic. Seen in the glossiest of editorials, these black platform ankle boots are not-so-modestly embellished with the brand’s signature logo, and will literally raise you up. This chunky-heeled ankle boot features a 5-inch heel and a 2-inch platform, making even the shortest of girls feel like a Amazonian rock star. These shoes were crafted with pristine leather, and are sturdy enough to hold you through the roughest of late-night partying. Wear them with your favorite graphic tees for a full-on grunge effect, or give some of your most angelic skirts and blouses a rebellious kick with these standout shoes.
Put some pedal to the metal in these metal-heeled ankle boots from Marco De Vincenzo. These vertical striped boots have a laid-back attitude that can tie together with any of your favorite summertime outfit staples. The bold stripes contrast on a burgundy-red base, with a black leather toe to take this block-heeled ankle boot up a notch. The fabric material of this shoe makes it all the more breathable, which is why we’re helming it as the boot to have this summer season. Pair these boots with basic-toned pieces, or go bold with contrasting patterns for a more dramatic affect.
While the heel is short and sweet, these ankle boots from Chloé really pack a punch. The maple pink hue of these shoes make it perfect for the summer season. The gold buckles and studs on these block-heeled booties give the femme pink some refreshing attitude, mixing sweet and edgy together in perfect harmony. The elongated toe gives these boots a modern take on Western stylings, and the black heel only makes the metallic details on these shoes pop out more. Pair these shoes with your favorite skirts and dresses for a fun and flirty edge.
Vetements is coming in hot with the platform ankle boots this summer season (literally). These black block-heeled ankle boots get a fiery kick with a flame detail that’s ready to make our summer looks hotter than the sun itself. These boots have an obvious 70’s influence that we’re adoring, but still stand up to the times with it’s cut-out fire design. The soft leather of these shoes will give you the best of both worlds: flamin’ hot style, with cool comfort. Make these shoes the star of your looks by pairing them with white jeans and a tee, or let your flames meet their match with a signature Thrasher flame-logo hoodie.
Paint It Black
This summer, The Row wants you to go for the black-on-black look. These low-key ankle boots have a black suede silhouette that’s complemented by its simply short block heel. We guarantee this shoe will become your next essential for it’s simple design that can match any of your outfits for the whole year. If you want a quick day look, wear these ankle boots with your favorite pair of shorts and a blouse. Or, heat things up in a summertime version of the all-black outfit by wearing these small boots with some of your favorite black essentials.
Keep It On Point
These sleek and contemporary ankle boots from Dorateymur are far from the ordinary. First off, the angled heel gives this shoe an inventive spin on the classic block style. It’s beige-pink tone gets plated up by the silver barbell on its side, creating a cut-throat style that’s hard to beat. This shoe finds a way to keep things femme while having just a touch of testosterone, making it the perfect addition to your shoe closet. Wear these shoes with your dainty white blouses to give them a fiercer approach.