This is weird, but my mom swears that when I was born, the first thought she had about me was that I had fat feet. That is not an exaggeration, and she now feels guilty that her first thought didn't drift to the gift of life that was my birth. To this day, my wide feet have remained a curse that has kept me from wearing strappy sandals and thin wedges—both of which can't contain my bricks (my mother's word, not mine).
Consequently, ankle boots have become my best friend. I'm just as likely to wear them in winter with boyfriend jeans as I am in summer with a flirty summer dress. That said, there are ankle boots better suited to my *unique* feet (my word, not my mother's). Boots with a pointed toe are likely to cut off my circulation, while combat boots are a wide foot's dream. Suffer from a similar struggle? I've rounded up the best ankle boots for wide feet below.
LD Tuttle The Battle Booties ($675)
I love a chunky black boot that make all feet look evenly wide.
Chloé C Logo-Embellished Boots ($1070)
These booties have a rounded toe, which is perfect for wide feet.
Tony Bianco Sabana Boot ($249)
These shoes point late in the game, leaving enough space for your toes to wiggle freely no matter their width.
Rag & Bone Ellis Mid Boot ($575)
A square toe is a wide foot's best friend.
Rachel Comey Orland Boots ($525)
A little Western splash never hurts.
Reike Nen Western Shootie Boots ($322)
Low-cut Western boots are surprisingly flattering and make a wide foot look narrower.
Nicholas Kirkwood Casati Embellished Leather Ankle Boots ($1195)
Ditto about square toes.
H&M Ankle Boots with Studs ($40)
The cutouts in this boot allow plenty of width wiggle room.
Rebecca Minkoff Sallest Block Heel Mules ($178)
I love boots that show off my ankle like I'm a mid-1600s woman trying to flirt.
Ganni Bruna 35 Hiking Boots ($205)
Hiking boots are a great alternative to a sneaker boot.
Mango Snake-Effect Ankle Boots ($80)
I'll take anything in snake, thank you.
Frye Ray Harness Back Zip Booties ($298)
These also come in black, if you're interested.
By Far Sofia Nude Leather ($506)
These boots are very slimming for your feet, and every girl needs a nude boot.
Gucci Leather Ankle Boot With Belt ($795)
Gucci knows how to add a little bling to a typical combat boot.
Zara Sock Style Heeled Ankle Boots ($50)
A sock-styled boot will fit for any shape and size.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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