The Bootie: Your Must-Have Closet Staple for Fall



This Georgia Ankle Boot by Vionic  is elegant with its simple shape divided by a trim of tiny gold studs. It is also awfully easy to slip on and take off. The 2 1/2 inch heel is no worry, thanks to the orthotic insert and enhanced footbed. A rubber trim around the boot helps protect the beautiful suede against the elements. I especially love the beige one and find it perfect with pastel tops, a loose coat or a soft cashmere  sweater. More information about Vionic and their super comfort technology is available at

Inspired by motorcycle boots, these sleek Sienna booties by Cobb Hill  have a flattering strap embellished with an antique buckle and an adjustable band around the ankle for a perfect fit. These will go great with jeans or leggings, short trendy jackets or long coats finishing off your look with a visual punch. Very comfortable in light smooth leather, the insides are covered with soft, breathable fabric and the removable sole supports your arch. The heel has an elegant inner curve.  Available at


Suitable for all occasions from dinner uptown to antiquing upstate, these Ravel European booties by Spring Step are effortlessly chic. The luxurious leather is extremely smooth, velvety and pliable adapting to your foot’s shape. The fur insoles and lining are sumptuously cozy, so you can wear them without socks. Perfect for the cold, they have a side zip and rubber outsoles with a 2 “ heel wedge to protect you from cold fall and winter days and help trap in the heat. Spring Step is a fast growing company, rooted in Europe that specializes in fashion-forward but super-comfortable footwear. Available in black and dark brown at


For intriguing evenings of play and romance or just days that need a little color, these red Corie suede booties by Hush Puppies have the alluring pull that conquers all. The slightly tapered shape and the dark red color evoke the vintage sensuality of the Glam Rock era. Wear it to dinner in the Meatpacking District or your first date with a handsome stranger, or just walking around town looking swell. Very comfortable thanks to a cushioning technology and a molded outsole that provides traction and durability, the boot is light and has a manageable 2-½ block heel. Available at www.


The Megs tough booties are a throwback to the early days of Punk with their plaid surface and heavy-duty construction. Fresh and spunky, they are a statement in themselves. Comfortable and durable, they will do well in the first mist of the season, and you might find yourself unwilling to take them off. Cat Footwear is the offspring of the favorited Cat Work Shoe Company. It offers well-crafted shoes and boots in the latest street inspired fashion.


Some days, I just want to wear cowboy boots, don’t ask me why. I find these Saddleback Brown Waterproof booties by Tony Lama extremely fresh and cute to sport with jeans or leggings any day in the city. With comfortable orthopedic insoles, rounded toes, waterproofed leather and a rubber outsole, they are solid and rugged–fit for all terrains. Explore the full collection at

The essential footwear piece this fall, the ankle boot can help you vary on a favorite look. Substitute the booties and the look is reborn. Fun and spirited these booties will give more energy to your style.



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