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Ankle boot styles you’ll love this season

Timeless and versatile, ankle boots remain absolute wardrobe essentials. Find out what’s new this season or shop Booty Shoes' gorgeous 2023 ankle boot styles now.


You can wear ankle boots with almost any outfit throughout the year and dress them up or down, making them a great investment in general. The best ankle boot styles to invest in are those that you truly love, those chic and sophisticated buys that make you feel instantly put together. They may make a strong statement, but are ideal for more than just one season.  Take a look at these five key ankle boot styles of 2023 and see what works for you.

#1. LUG SOLE ANKLE BOOTS

The ‘lug’ sole (chunky jagged sole) remains one of the strongest ankle boot styles in 2023. Designed by an Italian mountaineer in the 1930s to prevent slipping, these versatile boots have practicality at their heart. They’re a bold yet comfortable choice, and beautifully balance soft flowy dresses, oversized knits and wide legged pants. The easy pull-on Chelsea boot style and the lace-up combat boot are both popular lug sole ankle boots.

In 2023, softer heel silhouettes and light neutral colours feature strongly, like Lilimil’s striking nude pull-on boots and white lace-up boots. True to their utilitarian roots, lug sole ankle boots also come in waterproof and recycled materials, like the Unisa Short rain boot in hard wearing rubber with plastic bottles (PET) gussets.

Lug-sole ankle boot styles


#2. BLOCK HEEL ANKLE BOOT STYLES

Another take on the chunky-heeled ankle boot style is the platform block heel. The block heel, balanced by the thicker sole, adds a few centimetres to your height while being comfortable for daily wear. The heel makes this style appropriate for dressier occasions. Not only that, they look good with skinny and wide-legged outfits, giving you lots of styling options.

Make a statement with the Laura Bellariva black heeled boot or go for a timeless Knee-high block heel, like this one by M Jus.

Block heel ankle boot styles


#3. WEDGE HEEL ANKLE BOOT STYLES

Wedge boots may have been polarizing in the past, but in 2023, wedge ankle boot styles have made the perfect transition from clunky and clompy to stylish and sleek. Wedge ankle boots provide more stable support compared to a block or a chunky heel and their comfort is luring more women back to them. For sporty minimalist outfits, they’re hard to beat.

French brand Arche is the king of this season’s wedge ankle boots. Featuring sleek sock style uppers in beautiful soft leather, fantastic colours and streamlined rubber soles in a range of heights, wedge ankle boots have never looked better.


#4. WESTERN-INSPIRED ANKLE BOOTS

Western-inspired ankle boots - or cowboy boots - never truly go out of style whatever the year or season. If you bought a pair in past years, you'll be glad to hear they’re still trending, making your purchase a wise one. 

In 2023, western-inspired boots tend towards subtler versions like the Popa Nude Suede boot or the classic Ivy Lee Stella boot. The stacked heel plays to the western trend, yet the simple design keeps the boots modern.

Western inspired ankle boot styles

#5. SOCK ANKLE BOOT STYLES

A hybrid of socks and ankle boots, this ankle boot style is gaining traction for good reason. It gives the flattering illusion of slim ankles due to its hugging effect, and looks great when teamed with culottes or cropped pants.

Unlike the ‘90s super clingy stiletto versions of sock boots, the addition of a chunky heel (and a bit of extra room) in 2023 make these shoes walkable and comfortable, while the fitted silhouette keeps your ankles toasty warm. French brand Arche's latest ankle boots feature some gorgeous ankle-lengthening contrast zip styles, while Unisa does an amazing all-weather knee-high version.

Sock-style ankle boot styles

THE BEST 2023 ankle boot styles to invest in

At Booty we believe that you should only buy shoes which you love 100% – trending or not. We also believe that the best ankle boots to invest in tend to be simple designs, comfortable and high quality, like most of the 2023 ankle boot styles featured here. There are many great ankle boots like these to choose from in Booty right now. Shop online or come into the store and you’re sure to find a pair you will love and wear for many years to come.

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