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Ankle boots may very well be the modern girl’s best friend. Comfortable, chic, and almost universally flattering, this footwear staple is available in more colors, prints, and textures than one can count. Reports are mixed as to who first popularized the ankle boot as a fashion must-have. American designer Beth Levine is widely credited for introducing the boot as a fashion rather than utilitarian item with her collection of white, calf-length boots in 1953. In 1965, André Courrèges released his iconic white leather boots and the trend exploded from there, with boots of different lengths gaining and losing popularity over the years.
Today, ankle, calf, knee, and thigh length boots are all popular with each length created in multiple variations. The ankle boot, however, has been the most steadfast, remaining unwaveringly popular among discerning fashionistas. We love these Acne and Rachel Comey boots that can go the distance and look great doing it.
What are your favorite length boots?