I’m very particular when it comes to shopping for black ankle boots. The shape; how do they make my feet and legs look? The details; I strongly dislike zippers or metal accents. The functionality; can I walk 20 city blocks in them? These things all play into my decision making.
This season I have tried on dozens of new styles but have yet to find the boots for fall 2018. The common theme is a slightly square or pointed toe and a moderately sized heel. When it comes to brands, I think The Row, Balenciaga, and now Loewe (once Celine, RIP) do footwear best, and Zara or Mango for affordable styles that are ideal for inclement weather.
See below to shop my favorite ankle boots of the season.