Remember when ankle boots were just plain old things you’d throw on at the last minute? They were probably black, definitely basic and, as a result, relatively unexciting to buy or wear. They used to be a reliable old pal but not quite the crazy-fun new BFF you’re just itching to have a wild night out with. Well, times have changed, and now ankle boots have joined the big leagues—becoming just as desirable, varied, and outfit-transforming as their other shoe siblings.
Designers are now toeing the line for practical ankle boots that also pack a fashion punch, and as such, there are so many more trends popping up than before when bikers were the zenith of creativity in this footwear department. The past few years have seen sock boots rise to the fore, cutout boots become the norm, and kitten heels make a comeback, but there’s so much more in store for 2019.