Published on October 5th, 2021 | by Kirsten Borrink4
Five Barking Dog-Approved Ankle Boots for Fall 2021
Just because our feet are difficult here at the Barking Dog, doesn’t mean we can’t wear the current trends and still be comfortable. And even though it’s currently 85 degrees out, Target’s aisle of pumpkin spice made its debut last weekend, so guess what? It’s officially ankle boot season.
Cooler weather can be your friend after a summer of strappy sandals and flip-flops. Weak ankles will welcome the extra support of the boots featured below. Find the ankle boot that fits your foot issue whether it be arch support, wide toe box, orthotic-friendly, multiple width or extended size.
Toms Reese bootie: We love the low profile of the Toms Reese ankle bootie. Cushioned with an Ortholite footbed and featuring a modest one-inch heel, the Reese will carry you through the day in comfort. Available in sizes 5-12 for $99-109 from Toms.com and Nordstrom.
No laces? No zipper? No problem! The menswear-inspired SoftWalk Indiana features dual elastic straps for easy on and off along, a steel shank for stability and a lightweight EVA sole for shock-absorption. Find the SoftWalk Indiana in sizes 6-10.5, medium and wide widths for $129.95 from Zappos and Walking Co.
Sorel makes drop dead gorgeous boots, but are they comfortable? If you have narrow feet, we think you’ll absolutely love the Sorel Cate Lace and its snug fit. The leather (or suede) uppers are waterproof–perfect for commutes from work to happy hour. Find the Sorel Cate Lace in sizes 5-12 (most reviews suggest ordering up a half size) for $190 from Sorel.com, and Zappos.
Bogs have come a long way from their pull-on galoshes! Aren’t these cute? The Bogs Vista Wedge Open bootie is made from water-resistant nubuck leather with a soft, stretchy neoprene collar for easy on and off. A odor and sweat-resistant footbed keeps keeps feet fresh and a recycled rubber outsole absorbs shock. Find in sizes 6-12 for $120 from BogsFootwear.com, and Zappos.
Waterproof, supportive, roomy forefoot, lightweight AND cute; the Bionica Oana has it all, even a removable Ortholite® footbed if you need to add your own orthotic. Find the Bionica Oana in sizes 6-10 for $135.95 from Walking Co., and Nordstrom.
Need more options? See 6 more comfortable ankle boots for various foot issues.